6 Great Long-Lasting Makeup Products
Lasts: More than 14 hours
8:00 A.M. Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes.
2:30 P.M. After six hours of surfing, still plenty of color on my lashes. (I've used a lot of waterproof mascaras in 30 years of competitive swimming, but this one is quickly becoming my favorite.)
4:00 P.M. Hang out on the beach. It's hot, but the mascara doesn't budge.
5:30 P.M. Reapply before dinner. No clumping or flaking.
10:00 P.M. Use makeup remover to wipe off the mascara—water and soap don't do it.
—Susan Casey, editor-in-chief
Lasts: 12 hours
8:00 A.M. The gel glides on easily and the line looks smooth.
12:30 P.M. Run on the treadmill for 40 minutes. Quick shower, then head back to work. The line has smudged a bit; color has faded into a pretty, dark gray.
8:00 P.M. Two face washings required to get all the liner off.
—Jessica Silvester, assistant editor
Lasts: Almost 12 hours
9:45 A.M. Following the instructions on the back of the palette, I brush light pink eyeshadow on the top of my lids, and dark purple on lashline.
11:30 A.M. Even though I have a cold and can't stop rubbing my eyes, the colors stay on.
5:10 P.M. A full day of work, and the shadow hasn't creased like others I've tried.
9:00 P.M. Daily cleanser takes the shadow off; no need for makeup remover.
—Sally Abbey, former managing editor
Lasts: More than 12 hours
8:30 A.M. The powder, applied with a sponge, stays exactly where you put it, so blending is a little difficult.
12:00 P.M. My skin has the same smooth look it did when I left my apartment in the morning.
3:00 P.M. Skin feels oily, so I use blotting papers, but the foundation doesn't move.
9:00 P.M. Use makeup-removing towelettes, then wash my face with a mild cleanser. Rub a cotton pad with toner on my face and still see traces of color, so I wash my face again to remove any residue.
—Alessandra Foresto, contributing assistant beauty editor
Lasts: More than 8 hours
10:30 A.M. Brush a very small amount of the blush on my cheeks. The color looks natural, so I add a little more.
2:30 P.M. Grocery shopping and some vigorous housework. I have very oily skin and thought the blush would slide off, but it's still going strong.
5:00 P.M. Wake from an afternoon nap: pillowcase blush-free; cheeks still rosy.
7:00 P.M. Blush still there, as subtle as ever, looking practically the same as it did at 10:30 this morning.
—Katie Arnold-Ratliff, assistant editor
Lasts: 11 hours
9:00 A.M. Apply one coat of Infinite Berry after breakfast.
10:00 A.M Face-melting temperatures in the subway? Ha! Arrive at work, gloss intact.
12:10 P.M. Turkey sandwich with hummus, four apricots, one glass of water. Lipcolor fades to a nice rosy pink; lips starting to feel dry.
4:00 P.M. Apply lip balm. The color fades a little more, but still noticeable.
8:00 P.M. The pink shade is almost gone. Regular facial soap washes off the last trace.
—Jody Churchfield, deputy art director