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 centres around a perfectly-executed feline flick or a deep ruby pout, you'll want to add these long-lasting Sephora picks to cart.
Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint ($32)
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 colour in sight. Winner.
Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Setting Spray ($41)
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.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($38)
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 colour, 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.
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation ($49)
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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