When is longevity important to you?

It depends on what I’m doing. If I’ve selected certain products because they’re longer-wearing, then it’s because I really need the extra longevity and that would make it very important across all those areas. More generally, I want products that last a solid eight hours before starting wear down/away but in a natural way – like it doesn’t just look like a hot mess at eight hours but gradually wears down or gets shinier over time. For lip products, three to four hours is ideal but should be easy to reapply if that’s the case.

— Christine
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Longevity isn’t really important to me. I’m not someone that goes to events or is in the public eye at all, so I’m quite alright with my makeup wearing off throughout the day.

Almost anytime I wear makeup. The only beauty product I don’t mind touching up is my lipstick. I expect everything else to stay put until I’m ready to take it off. And I’ve done a very good job of finding products that do just that!

It’s always important. I want whatever I slap on my face at 6 am to last through my work day (when I used to have “work days”) and on into the evening without looking dreadful. I don’t mind a bit of fading but if things start to break down and go all “clotted” looking (especially foundation and highlighter), that’s bad.

I want my makeup to last from the minute I put it on until I take it off. I know I will have to touch up my lips but everything else needs to stay in place. I prep and set it to last not to slip/slide off.

I want longevity in my base products but am fine with everything else doing whatever it does. Sometimes I think my point makeup looks better at the end of the day than at the beginning lol. It looks more…lived in? Cozy? I might be imagining it.

I know you mean. I’m the opposite, though – I want my face make up to wear away. I kind of like that lived in, cozy, natural glow look at the end of the day. I remember Victoria Beckham used “sweaty” in her ad copy for Modern Mercury a few years back and I was repulsed. I kind of get it now – still no sweaty but a strategic glisten or glimmer works (for me).

I know what you mean! I have a cursed oily t-zone so I can’t let the glow get out of control, but I do enjoy a healthy sheen. At the end of the day the makeup just appears nicely settled, almost like it belongs there rather than like it’s been applied.

Just for eye looks. My foundation can fade as well as my cheek products and I won’t reapply. My lip products can fade and I can reapply throughout the day but I need my eye look locked down for about 12 hours each day.

As much as I like the smooth finish after I apply my base products and setting and finishing powders, I’ve come to realize that I actually want it to wear away during the day. The stay-all-day type of products don’t work so well for me and my skin because it ends up collecting or pooling here and there after a while. I’ll blot during the day but I’m OK with the natural fade.

Mostly, if I know that I will be out and about for an extended period of time or if I’m attending a special event like a concert or convention, then I need my base products, eye makeup and cheek products to hold up very well because I probably won’t be able to touch up. Lip products are not as difficult to touch up, though. But even then, I do want to get at least 3½ to 4 hours minimum out of my lipstick and/or gloss. The biggest test, though, has to be running out to do errands via public transportation during our brutally hot AZ summers. If anything can pass that test, I view it as HG!

Longevity is a must for me, even if I don’t end up wearing makeup for 8-12 hours. I have a streamlined collection, so I only make room for long wearing products, I won’t buy multiple just to have a less long wearing option.
Longevity for me means the makeup lasting through a regular work day, commuting, office hours, maybe some errands after work. The base has to be on without need to retouch, eyeshadow shouldn’t fade or crease, mascara shouldn’t flake, blush should still be somewhat noticeable. Lipstick should stand up to regular water and coffee sipping, maybe a snack, but otherwise fade nicely.

Foundation and eye shadow need to last all day. Eye shadow is easy enough with a primer. Wish I could find a setting powder that I don’t need to touch up my oily face during the day though. Lip products I don’t care as much, reapplying is no big deal.

I don’t usually have a problem with makeup lasting – and haven’t needed it to last more than 8ish hours. My face makeup stays put, eyes are good unless the mascara smears, which I consider the fault of the formula, lips fade very fast – my fault. Blush fades slowly which I’m generally fine with. I might use a bit of lipstick to brighten cheeks if I I’m going out after a work day. (in the olden days) I don’t use products labelled as long-wear. I also prefer how I look when makeup melds over time into an enhanced face, instead of a face full of makeup.

Longevity is always something I consider when deciding whether to purchase a product or which products to use when I’m applying makeup. And it really depends on what I plan on doing. I find the long wearing products to be uncomfortable to wear and remove on my sensitive skin. However, long-wear makeup tends to not move around so much on my face so if I’m going to be out and need to make an impression on people for more than four hours, then I’ll definitely go for the longer-wear products. I want to feel confident that my eyeliner didn’t smudge anywhere, my lipstick did not fade patchily, or that my foundation-skin still looks great. If I’m going to be at home all day or on a casual outing with close friends or family where I don’t need to make an impression, then longevity is much less of a concern.

Longevity is quite important to me when I wear beauty products: I want my foundation, blush and eyeshadows to last all day long for me. The only product that I don’t mind touching up (and expect to do so) is my lipstick.

It’s important unless I’ll be mostly at home during the day. I expect my products to last at least 8 hours. I have oily skin, and I do not want to go back to the days of constantly blotting and touching up makeup so I don’t look like a hot mess. The exception is lip products. I don’t usually care about touching those once in a while. It’s easy enough. For the really rare occasions it’s not, a liquid lipstick does the trick.

For me, longevity is important because I have such oily skin and oily eyelids. If the product doesn’t last a reasonable amount of time and it starts to fade, run, smear then I’d rather not have put on any makeup to be honest.

Honestly not often.
I work from home and if I’m out it’s generally just for a few hours. When I travel for work I need it to last 12 hours. Mostly I need my base to last, and blush would be good, but that’s usually the first to go.

I would love longevity, however, there is usually a price to pay for it. It’s drying, or greasy, or just doesn’t look that good even though it’s still there after so many hours. So I guess I’d rather reapply something I love than compromise the quality.

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