6 Foundations That’ll Still Be There For The Post-Party Food Run


Zinhlezonke Zikalala |

By Zinhlezonke Zikalala; photograph by James Garaghty

Because your foundation is one thing you shouldn’t worry about when turning up…

You know the vibe: you pop off to the loo mid-party to check if your make-up is still playing ball. And… it’s not. Literally – melted off your face. Cue silent scream.

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Now what if we told you that you could put a stop to the mirror horror with a handful of carefully-selected night-time foundations that actually do the job they’re supposed to do. Guess what? We found six! So all you have to do is take care of the partying…

1. Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation SPF 10 (R525)

This oil-free, hydrating liquid foundation gives you flawless skin for 15 long hours. Yes, you heard right. It’s also tested to ensure that you look good in day and night light. Plus, this baby is party sweat- and humidity-resistant. Nice. Available at 

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2. Clarins Everlasting Foundation + SPF 15 (R445)

This ultra-light foundation gives you 18 hours of flawless and fresh-looking skin. Impeccable coverage morning to night comes with zero caking, thanks to a new-generation formula. And get this: it corrects spots and imperfections too. Available at

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3. Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hour Foundation (R190)

With the ability to move flexibly with your skin, this oil- and fragrance-free formulation is suitable for all skin types and will also stay on for the whole day – yes, all of the 24 hours. This powerhouse can also withstand heat, sweat and humidity, so you can rock it at the gym too. Available at

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4. Max Factor Ageless Elixir Miracle Foundation (R250)

This 2-in-1 formula transforms tired-looking skin by protecting against the visible signs of ageing. We’re talking full coverage foundation  a serum with SPF 15. Great for all ages, it covers without settling into your laugh lines. Available at

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5. Revlon Youth Fix Foundation (R280)

This lightweight, non-irritating formula works to fill in and blur lines and wrinkles with micro-fillers and optical diffusers. As lines are smoothed, so this high-coverage foundation erases the look of uneven skin tone, age spots and hyper-pigmentation. Available at

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6. Clarins Fix’ Make-Up Long-Lasting Make-Up Hold (R355)

Use this light and refreshing mist to set your make-up and give you a longer-lasting hold. Its invigorating grapefruit extract and organic rose water scent don’t hurt either. A useful little number, we say… Available at

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Now go on and paint the town red…

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