"I love it when my makeup smears and gets on my collar," said no one ever.
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.
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.
Now one for drier skin. "Absorbs quickly," "amazing coverage," and "Holy Grail"—all descriptors reviewers use.
Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation, $55, shuuemura.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A classic that holds up even in tropical climates.
MAC Pro Longwear, $33, macys.com.
Julia Stegner = you.