10 Foundations That Pass the White Turtleneck Test

"I love it when my makeup smears and gets on my collar," said no one ever.

"I love it when my makeup smears and gets on my collar," said no one ever.

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Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

This is *precisely* Zendaya's beauty aesthetic, which is to say withstand-a-hurricane bulletproof. (Not a bad thing if you're a courteous shopper who's got some heavy-duty making out to do after.) Twenty-four-hour wear is a lot to promise, but the paraben-free formula keeps everything matte and velvety.

Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation, $34, sephora.com.

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NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation

Good for: oily/combination skins that still want a silky sheen. Bad for: People who find joy in ruining others' potential purchases with foundation stains.

NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation, $48, nordstrom.com.

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Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation

Now one for drier skin. "Absorbs quickly," "amazing coverage," and "Holy Grail"—all descriptors reviewers use.

Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation, $55, shuuemura.com.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15

So magical—it kind of suspends over the surface of the skin—you can apply moisturizer first without things getting too slippery. Dries down to a satiny finish.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15, $50, nordstrom.com.

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

It's been called the best foundation there is, *plus* the brand is a favorite at Marie Claire HQ, so you know it's quality. This one's also got that special micro-fill technology that smoothes any crevices and stretches over your face like those webby graphics they always use in commercials.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $66, sephora.com.

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Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Some relevant backstory: This super professional, high-tech blend is what the makeup artist who helped me try to make the world a better place one untarnished Zara top at a time recommends.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $50, sephora.com.

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Diorskin Nude Natural Glowing Makeup SPF 10

Does. Not. Smudge. Ever. This is the kind of foundation you try once and keep repurchasing for the next 30 years.

Diorskin Nude Natural Glowing Makeup SPF 10, $50, nordstrom.com.

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Laneige BB Cushion

Full "investigative" report here, but the bottom line: The foundation itself is kind of watery for easy dispensing, but I swear all the patting you have to do with the included sponge evens and helps the formula absorb.

Laneige BB Cushion, $34, target.com.

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MAC Pro Longwear

A classic that holds up even in tropical climates.

MAC Pro Longwear, $33, macys.com.

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Estée Lauder Double Wear

It's all in the application to get the most out of its weightless, full-coverage reputation. Moisturize, then buff, buff, buff with a kabuki brush.

Estée Lauder Double Wear, $38, macys.com.

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