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7 Foundations That Won’t Rub Off Your Skin, According to Makeup Artists

Perfect for humid weather!
7 Foundations That Won’t Rub Off Your Skin, According to Makeup Artists
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Perfect for humid weather!

We all need to have one foundation that adheres so well to our skin that it might as well be part of it. And by that, we don't mean your average longwearing foundation. We're talking transfer-proof ones that really stay put and won’t stain everything your face touches. So yes, if you're someone who wears a lot of white or kisses all your acquaintances on the cheek, here are pro-approved foundations for your budge-proof makeup needs:

1. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

"It dries to a matte finish, but you can [change] the coverage and finish with the moisturizer and primer that you use under it. It’s my preferred foundation for brides." - Jigs Mayuga

"This is a very full coverage foundation but it doesn't look cakey. It stays on forever. I use it for both beauty and whole-day shoots!" - Rick Calderon

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ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, P2400, SM Aura

2. NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation

"This is super tried-and-tested with my brides that I barely do a foundation retouch on their second look, I swear. My client even used it for hiking when we had a destination prenup shoot this week!" - Memay Francisco


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NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, P2950, Rustan's

3. MAC Pro Longwear Foundation

"My favorite is the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation. It's perfect for summer days or if you have an outdoor shoot. You can use it alone or just set with the Pro Longwear Pressed Powder for a more mattifying effect." - Don de Jesus


MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, price unavailable, SM Makati

4. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

"Super good for normal to dry skin. It has medium to full coverage but still looks like skin. I swear by it. You can also sheer it out by using face oils like Laura Mercier's Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil (P3050, Rustan's) but it will not affect its staying power." - Rick Calderon


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LAURA MERCIER Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation, P2350, Glorietta 3

5. La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation

"It's super natural and it hydrates the skin, making it look super healthy." - Gela Laurel


LA MER The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, P6650, Rustan's

6. MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

"This is great 'cause it has great coverage but doesn't look cakey. It doesn't transfer either, and of course it's waterproof and lasts the whole day without touch-ups." - Gela Laurel



MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, price unavailable, SM Aura

7. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid Foundation

"The Ultra HD Foundation is easily absorbed by the skin, so it will give you a flawless finish. It won't leave any foundation marks. To make it transfer-resistant, you have to set it with Make Up For Ever's Micro Finish Loose Powder (P1350, SM Megamall) and lock it in with a [setting spray]. I mix five drops of Aqua Seal (1600) into a bottle of Mist and Fix (P1650)." - Patrick Alcober

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Liquid Foundation, P2700, SM Megamall