The 5 Best Long Wearing Foundations for Your Wedding Day

Some might say that the wedding day is the most important day of your life. You want to look and feel your absolute best on your big day. There are lots of things to take care of in a wedding; the food, the decorations, the guest list, the whole ceremony, the reception, and many others. The most important things for the bride, though, is probably the dress, the hair, and the makeup.

You really want to feel and look beautiful during your wedding day. One of the essentials for that is to get a foundation that won’t melt off your face in the middle of the day and will keep you looking fresh in those pictures. Here are a few of the best foundations that’ll last you ages and keep you looking amazing on your wedding day:


Revlon 24 Hour Color Stay Foundation

You can’t really make a “long wearing foundations” list without putting this foundation in. The Revlon Color Stay Foundation is raved about all over the beauty community. It stays on for ages and has absolutely no transfer whatsoever. You can go ahead and hug your spouse (to be), family, friends, and loved ones without worrying about getting your foundation all over their clothes. You can also stay up and party all through the night without it wearing off. You can even cry (which, let’s face it, you will) and it won’t streak or melt off your face. It has SPF, but Color Stay has been proven to not have any flashbacks or white cast in photos.

The Revlon Color Stay has 2 formulations: one for dry to normal skin and one for oily skin. It has a matte finish and is quite full coverage. Its consistency is very thick and it does set quickly so be sure to blend it in fast! Once it sets, you are good to go for the whole day. It also has a wide range of colors for paler skin to dark skin.

Coverage: Medium to full coverage

Finish: Semi-matte to matte finish

Color range: 20 shades from fair to dark


Revlon Color Stay Whipped Crème Makeup

Revlon has just done amazing with their Color Stay line and they’ve done it again with the Revlon Color Stay Whipped Crème Makeup. This is basically the whipped version of the Revlon 24 Hour Color Stay Foundation. It boasts the same 24 hour lasting power, is transfer proof, and cry proof. It’s not as popular has the liquid foundation version, but it definitely is up there when it comes to staying power and wear. It also is proven to not have any white cast in photos.

This might not be as popular as the liquid foundation Color Stay because as it says in the name, it is a whipped version. However, if you’re not into liquid foundations, this could be perfect for you! Just like the original, it also has 2 formulations: one for oily skin and one for normal to dry skin, as well as the same wide range of colors for pale to dark skin.

Coverage: Medium to Full Coverage

Finish: Semi-Matte to Matte Finish

Color range: 20 shades from fair to dark


Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

The Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is an oldie but goodie. It’s been around for ages and a “long wearing foundations” list would not be complete without it. When it comes to long wearing foundations, this is pretty much the standard. Once you put it on, it will not budge at all. It’s sweat-proof, cry-proof, and transfer-proof. Despite having SPF, it won’t have any flashback in photos, so you don’t need to worry about a white sheen on your face in them.

This foundation is quite full coverage, so it won’t really work if you want to sheer it out, but if you want something that will really cover up any imperfections and give you that airbrushed effect, this is the foundation for you. This also has quite a matte finish and sets very quickly (as long wearing foundations do) so be sure to blend, blend, blend! The shade range is also quite amazing with different undertones to find the perfect match for your skin: C (cool), N (neutral), and W (warm).

Coverage: Full Coverage

Finish: Matte Finish

Color range: 30 shades from fair to dark


Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

The Ultra HD Foundation from Make Up For Ever is loved by many professional makeup artists and rightfully so. This foundation is often used for photo shoots, television shoots, and movie shoots because of its lasting power. It keeps its gorgeous finish throughout long days of shooting so it will be perfect for a long wedding and reception. It also has a great finish without casting any white or flashback and is light diffusing, so it’s perfect for pictures and videos.

This foundation is high coverage but doesn’t really look like it which is why Hollywood loves it so much. It has a matte finish with a subtle glow and it still looks like your actual skin but better! It has a whopping 40 shades in the range, which is awesome.

Coverage: Light to Medium to Full Coverage

Finish: Semi-Matte to Matte Finish

Color range: 40 shades from fair to dark

Price: High-end price range



NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

The NARS Sheer Glow is another foundation that the beauty community is absolutely obsessed with. A lot of people call this their “holy grail” foundation with good reason. Often times, having a “glow” in the description or name of the foundation means that it might not be as long lasting as, say, a matte foundation. However, the NARS Sheer Glow holds its own. You might need to set it with a translucent powder (which you should do with the other foundations anyway!), but it’s totally worth it for that gorgeous finish. It also doesn’t have a white cast in pictures!

While it does have the “glow” in its name, it’s not super dewy as to make you look shiny or greasy on your wedding day. It has a gorgeous satin finish with a natural glow that makes your skin still look like skin while getting still getting coverage. It has 20 shades in the range ranging from pale to dark. If you want a more glowy look for your wedding instead of a matte one, this is the perfect foundation for it.

Coverage: Light to Medium to Full Coverage

Finish: Satin Finish

Color range: 20 shades from fair to dark

Price: High-end price range



A Day to Remember

Your wedding day is definitely a day you want to remember forever. It’s your day, so you should feel gorgeous on the inside and out. You shouldn’t have to worry about your makeup slipping and sliding, caking, or making you look like a ghost during your special day. These foundations will make sure that you can stay fresh and beautiful on your wedding day.


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