Getting makeup to last through the workday is one thing, but getting it to last through after-work drinks, dinner, and beyond is a whole other story. At this point, most of us are used to touching up our makeup in the office bathroom or in the car so we can look like our best selves again before heading out to meet up with friends. It's a bit annoying, and it's certainly not ideal, but we never knew there was another way to go… until now. After experimenting with some of our favorite Yves Saint Laurent products, we've realized that if we're strategic about the way we layer our makeup, all of that fuss can be a thing of the past.
And we're sharing our wisdom with you: Our secret lies in a three-product formula that'll ensure that your makeup stays put and looks flawless long after you clock out of work and check into happy hour.
After cleansing, set the stage for makeup with a long-wearing, matte-finish primer. Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Primer ($58) smooths the skin's surface and blurs pores as it absorbs oil and sweat, so your makeup stays put without caking or creasing for up to 24 hours. (We'll drink to that!)
Next, apply your base makeup to cover imperfections and lock in your flawless face. Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation ($65) offers full coverage with a soft-focus matte finish, and the waterproof, oil-free formula (which comes in 16 shades) keeps shine away for hours on end—even through a night of dancing with your girls.
Lastly, perfect and correct your complexion with a long-wearing concealer that's hydrating yet matte. Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Concealer ($42) imperceptibly cancels out dark circles, redness and blemishes without looking cakey. The result: an even, sleek beauty look that stays put for up to 16 hours, even in sauna-like conditions.
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