There are a thousand and one products on the market boasting younger looking this, sexier that, contour and definition and so on and so forth, until you can’t shut your drawers for the sheer volume of sparkly packaged promises bursting out of it!
With winter well and truly here, wouldn’t it be nice to find a few reliable, weather-proof products that actually deliver what they’ve promised? It’s never nice to venture out and have your make-up transform itself on your face, only to discover later on that you look like you’ve just gone three rounds with Mike Tyson.
Read on for a list of products guaranteed to please. Oh, and they’re recommended by real women, rather than those made-up ones on flashy adverts.
Make Up For Ever Aquaproof Eyebrow Corrector
Available in seven shades, this brow defining gel gives a great natural finish with water resistant, all-day hold. Ladies rave about this product for doing exactly what it says on the tin whilst being dead easy to work with. The only real complaint seems to be that people picked up the wrong shade.
Even with oily skin, it seems that the product remains long-lasting and water resistant throughout the day and each tube lasts for ages. Perfect for striking winter brows!
Clarins Waterproof Eyeliner
Designed to provide long lasting definition and intense colour, the Clarins waterproof eyeliner pencil is fantastic for spicing up your day to day look. An alarming number of reviews claim that this is completely smudge-proof and I too have to agree that it’s pretty difficult to shift. For smooth application and zero clumps, we’ve found a winner! It’s also perfect for those with sensitive eyes, so no more black winter tears!
Laura Geller Eye Spackle Hues
Another product with a cult following; these fantastically versatile eye-shadow colours are completely waterproof and last all day without creasing. Too good to be true, you cry? Not so, this easily-applied cosmetic treasure is both primer and colour in one. It comes with its own brush applicator and click dispense function so it tidies away perfectly –very handbag friendly. The colours dry matte and won’t flake or fade.
Lancôme 'Effacernes' Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer
Some have gone so far as to claim that they appear to look ten years younger as a result of using this high-coverage yet surprisingly light-weight product. As with all luxury brands, this comes with a fair whack of a price tag but trust me, it’s worth the investment.
Women worldwide claim that Lancôme Effacernes is their number one concealer choice even after trying alternatives, and as someone who has real trouble covering inherited deep, purple under-eye circles I can completely agree. Not only is the formula waterproof, but the coverage is fantastic. No more hiding those tired winter peepers under designer eyewear, because this concealer will freshen and brighten your complexion beyond belief.
Do you have any winter-proof beauty buys that you simply can’t do without? Comment below and let us know!
Susannah Perez is a beauty blogger who loves nothing more than a good snowball fight; she’s just not so fond of the panda-eyed look that happens as a result. When she’s not trying out new kinds of false-eyelash she’s writing for Valley Optics, or tucked up in bed with a film and a hot chocolate.