Most foundations weren’t made to withstand constant contact with a mask, however, some foundations were created to withstand water and sweat and to be transfer-proof. So, which ones actually stand up to their claims?
#1 Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (Shop here)
This foundation has an insane amount of coverage. It blends into the skin like a dream. It comes in 50 shades and is said to last 24 hours. The finish is natural so it won’t look dry and cakey, even after a long day.
We wouldn’t recommend this for those with oily skin as it does have a softer and smoother finish which suits those with normal to dry skin the best. This foundation will rarely leave traces of makeup behind on your mask and won’t leave you feeling uncomfortable. Give it a try!
#2 Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation (Shop here)
With 24 shades available, this foundation is a great drugstore option for those that want to wear makeup under their mask. This is a foundation that is ideal for those with oily skin. Although it is lightweight, it won’t clog pores, and it covers blemishes so well, you may not even need concealer.
This foundation glides onto the skin gorgeously with a brush or sponge, and with a dab of powder in the T-zone, it really will last through your whole day.
#3 Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup (Shop here)
This is the classic long-wearing foundation that has withstood the test of time. It even lasts in the heat of summer. And of course, it still holds up to mask-wearing, even N-95s.
With over 55 shades, this foundation works for everyone. And although it is full coverage, it can be sheered out with a sponge; even with less product, it will still last all day. And unless you have oily skin, it won’t need to be set with powder.
#4 COVERGIRL TruBlend Matte Made Foundation (Shop here)
This is a wonderful cruelty-free and affordable option for transfer-proof makeup. In fact, when this foundation’s launch campaign was all about its ability to beat the t-shirt test. If this foundation can avoid rubbing off on a white t-shirt of someone you’re hugging, it can likely stand up to your humid mask. This foundation is under $15, and feels shockingly comfortable on the skin all day.
#5 Bare Minerals BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation (Shop here)
This foundation has over 30 shades to choose from and contains SPF 20. While balancing oils and blurring pores, this foundation will work hard to improve your skin’s appearance over time.
This foundation is oil-free, non-comedogenic, and self-sets. That means you don’t need powder or setting spray with this one. And the claims about the ingredients being so good that you could sleep in this makeup? It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?