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Transfer-proof foundations that won’t stain your face masks

Foundation should only stay put in one place — your face. Have you always had this fear of leaving a makeup stain on someone’s clothes when you head in for a hug? This fear is real, especially if said person is wearing white. Adding on to this fear is the new normal of wearing face masks thanks to COVID-19. These face masks are one of the many great ways to prevent yourself from contradicting the virus. However, do you know what else gets trapped onto the face mask? Yes, your foundation. As all sides of the face mask need to be directly touching your skin for you to be protected, the foundation will definitely get on it — unless it’s transfer-proof or at the very least, transfer-resistant. Here are 6 transfer-proof foundations for you to try for that stain-free face mask. Featured image: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows

This foundation from Estee Lauder has truly withstood the test of time. An oldie but a goodie — The Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup Foundation is truly an icon of the brand, that is loved by many up until now. It is made to last for 24-hours — yes you read that right. Provides medium-to-full coverage for a natural matte finish.


Tested by professional makeup artist, Ummi Nasir — this foundation from Shu Uemura is proven to be transfer-proof on her social media. Unlimited Fluid Foundation lasts up to 16 hours on the skin. Its texture is lightweight, thanks to the technology that halves the thickness of standard foundations once you applied. A stick-version of this foundation is also available.


This is a liquid foundation that will last all day and night thanks to its waterproof, transfer-resistant and oil-absorbing formula. It provides full coverage with a soft matte finish without a mask-like effect. It also contains skincare ingredients that helps blur pores and fine lines. The foundation stays fresh and comfortable all day and night long.


Not surprised to see this foundation in the list? Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation has become one of the best foundations in the market since its release. Its oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity. Once applied, it immediately gives the skin a flawless-looking finish — aka no pores, lines and shine-free.


Now available in a stick formula, Hello Happy Air Stick Foundation lasts up to 16 hours and is a waterproof and sweat-proof formula. Just one effortless glide gives you medium coverage — and by effortless we mean really, effortless. It’s made out of shea butter and a combination of soft, lightweight powders for that seamless glide and weightless application.


Another foundation that sports a 24-hour wear feature is Givenchy’s Teint Couture Everwear. This one blurs imperfections, hydrates and revives the skin’s natural glow while providing a silky, high-coverage finish. The formula is non-oily, and it’s made to resist any sort of day and/or night. Rain, shine, humid, basically anything under the sun.

Transfer-proof foundations that won’t stain your face masks

Jolin Lee


Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.

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