As daytime celebrations begin to fill our summer calendars, the beauty rules we learned during spring racing season should apply. As we know, balancing a glass of prosecco while placing a bet and touching up your lippie is an art form—and much like picking the winning trifecta, it's not an exact science. No matter how many times you play, the odds are likely to swing against you, resulting in a bubbly-drenched bag and a smudged lip. Instead, we suggest tightening your game and placing a safer bet: long-wear lipstick (and stain-free YSL).
As any seasoned racegoer can attest, your face needs to withstand sunshine, possible wind, most definitely a stint on the dance floor—and probably two rounds of hot chips. Rather than opting for an additional layer of makeup, choose products formulated to stay in place and only use a little—this will reduce the chance of any slippage throughout the day. Whether your look centers around a perfectly-executed feline flick or a deep ruby pout, you'll want to add these long-lasting Sephora picks to cart.
The balmy-textured primer fills lines and pores, leaving you with even, matte skin ready for your liquid foundation. Keep the mini version in your handbag for on-the-go touch-ups—it can be dabbed over makeup to combat shine.
Matte lips have a reputation for looking sleek for all of ten minutes before dryness and cracks often settle in. All-day sipping adds to the pressure, making this a tricky race day look—unless you're prepared. This little gem consistently ranks as one of Sephora's top sellers, and we can see why. The tinted matte crayon delivers the pigment of a lipstick, with the hydration of a balm, meaning no flaky color in sight. Winner.
Spritzing this fine mist over your finished face is the easiest way to secure a full day of #flawless. As one Sephora customer proclaims, it will even stand up to working an eight-hour shift at McDonald's.
Brows are a "set and forget" process—once they're done, you don't want to worry about them moving down your face. This triangular-tipped pencil allows ultimate control, whether you're going for high-definition or soft and natural.
When it comes to dual-performance makeup, blush is often overlooked—but if you're about to spend eight hours in the elements, it shouldn't be. This blush from Tarte is both long-wearing and good for you, making it an ideal pick for race day.
Vitamins A, E, and C protect from and fight free radical damage, while Amazonian clay delivers a pigment-packed punch of color, inhibiting shine while keeping skin hydrated and flake-free. Available in 15 shades and suitable for all skin types, we dare you not to fall in love.
Blendable, waterproof, and crease-proof, this soft matte pencil is an all-in-one liner, shadow, and highlighter.
If you're after a full-coverage foundation, Kat Von D's Lock-It is for you. Start with a hydrating primer, then apply using a Beautyblender for a smooth, even canvas. The product's texture is quite thick, which means it's great for covering imperfections, but you will need to use a light hand.
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