Mother and Baby

Long-lasting foundations that will last until your child's storytime

Section: Skin & Hair

We don't need to tell you that being a mum is hard. In fact, research says that being a mum is the equivalent of working 2.5 full-time jobs! 

With that in mind, we want our beauty regime to be a once-a-day, streamlined event and we definitely don't have the time to dab our nose with a beauty blender every few hours because of patches/creases/general base breakdown.

Introducing the best long-lasting foundations which promise not to budge all day. We've tried lots of different products and these were the ones which came out trumps. They will even last until it's time to read The Gruffalo to a stroppy two-year-old...

Best long-lasting foundations

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FauxFilter Foundation, £32, Huda Beauty

They say: ​ The long-lasting matte finish formula is packed with perfecting, blemish-blurring pigments to keep your face looking faultless.

We say: If you are a fan of a full coverage, this foundation is for you. It blurs all of your imperfections (it really is like a filter for your face) without feeling really heavy on your skin. We love. 

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Double wear foundation, £33.50, Estee Lauder

They say: This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity and nonstop activity. 

We say: It's a cult-favourite for a reason. It won't budge all day and it's matte-finish means it's perfect for those with oily and combination skin. We just wish the bottle had a pump... 
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Perfecting skin tint, £20, Glossier 

They say: Evens out discoloration and leaves your face looking toned, smooth, and dewy. The breathable, ultra thin formula auto-fits to skin, making application as simple as throwing on moisturizer. 

We say: This is ideal for mums who don't want to slather on lots of makeup and prefer looking fresh-faced. It's really light-weight, sheer and definitely won't cover your gorgeous freckles! 
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Luminous Silk Foundation, £42, Giogio Armarni 

They say: This award-winning lightweight foundation was designed to help correct and unify the complexion for instantly glowing skin.

We say: No wonder this is Kim Kardashian's go-to base. It really sinks into the skin and conceals any blemishes and dark circles expertly. The foundation feels surprisingly light on your skin, despite it being full coverage. Win win! If you're worried about going full-thwack glamour for the nursery run, mix a few drops with your favourite moisteriser. 
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Miracle Finish Foundation, £15, Autograph

They say: Lasting complexion perfection full coverage. Featuring long wear, smoothing sphere technology reduces the appearance of fine lines soft-focus, full coverage with vitamin E hypoallergenic.

We say: It leaves skin with a nice dewy finish and will last until afternoon snack time at least. The rigid bottle makes it really difficult to squeeze out product.
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Pro Filt’r Foundation, £26, Fenty Beauty

They say: A soft matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium to full coverage.

We say: Yep, it's definitely full coverage and ideal for anyone wanting to achieve the 'filter' effect. Unlike a lot of heavy foundations this won't doesn't leave your skin looking cakey and looks surprisingly natural. It's also available in a mighty 40 shades, which has made Rihanna's beauty collection a favourite within the industry. 
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Healthy Mix Foundation, £9.99, Bourjois 

They say: Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation contains vitamins C, E and B5 that give skin an instant anit-fatigue effect. The hydrating formula keeps your complexion radiant and even for up to 16 hours.

We say: We are impressed with the staying-power and the dewy-finish from this foundation and at a tenner, it's a bargain! The formula smells like apricots and blended very easily into the skin. 

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  • Author: Aimee Jakes Aimee Jakes
  • Job Title: Shopping and Community Editor

Aimee is the Shopping and Community Editor at Bauer Media where she works on fitness, fashion and beauty content across a number of titles such as heat, Closer and Grazia.

Her hobbies include truffle mac and cheese, Class Pass and relentlessly checking (and scolding!) the weather app.

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