What to Read Next

Best waterproof makeup for long lasting wear

Natalie Baker
13 March 2012

Let's face it, spring may be around the corner but you can always count on the British weather to spoil the party with its annoying rainy days. Nothing kills your groove quite like panda eyes and patchy foundation by the time you get to the office. There may not be anything you can do about the weather, but you can make sure you're prepared with the right waterproof products in your beauty bag.


If you want a smooth, even complexion that lasts all day long the right foundation is key. Give your foundation a head start by applying a primer to your face first, such as Prep + Prime Face Protect by MAC, £21.50. Primers even out your skin tone and act as a base before foundation helping your makeup to stay put. Opt for a water-resistant foundation, like MACs Face and Body foundation, £25.50 which won't slide off your face at the first spit of rain. Want a quick fix that you can keep in your bag for emergencies? Try Clarins Fix' Make-Up, £20.00 which helps to prolong the life of your makeup. Spritz over your face when needed to set your makeup and instantly refresh your skin.


Eye makeup is often of the first things to falter at the sight of rain, tears or sweat. Kohl eyeliners are great for a smoky look but for longer-lasting results opt for a gel formula that glides on to your lids. Bobbi Brown's long-wear gel liner, £16.50 comes in a range of high-pigment colours that will suit almost any skin tone. Apply with a fine eyeliner brush for a defined, precise line. Finish off your look with waterproof mascara. Benefit's BADgal Waterproof mascara, £16.50 will also give your lashes extra length and volume. If you don't want the hassle of applying mascara, try heading to a salon for a lash tint instead.


Nothing exudes glamour and polished sophistication quite like a classic red lip. Take the hassle out of constantly reapplying your pout with a long-wear formula. Estee Lauder's Double Wear Lipstick, £18.50 boasts up to 12-hours staying power with a range of shades from subtle peach hues to bright cranberry reds. If you prefer products that work in more than just one way, try a berry stain, like Benefit's Pocket Pal, £15.50 that will work on both your lips and cheeks. Stain formulas do exactly what they say on the box; offer a delicate stain for longer lasting results.


Your regular powder blush is unlikely to cut it when you need waterproof products. Look out for a silicone based product if you need your blush to combat the rain and elements. Daniel Sandler's Watercolour Blush, £14.50 is an award-winning product that is rub-proof and waterproof. Apply lightly with your fingers for a natural and subtle finish.

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Attn Home Owners Who Never Miss a Payment.

Home Owners who have not missed a payment in 3 years or more need to read this. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home there is a solution.

Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

Buying Medicare Supplement Plan F? Read This First

Learn why Medicare Supplement Plan F might not be your best plan option.

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

The final step to starting your website.

If you already have your domain address it s time to start your website with affordable hosting from GoDaddy for $1*/mo.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Priceline Plane Tickets

Save on Plane Tickets. Flying to 1500+ Great Destinations.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Toddler tantrum email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track for advice on how to handle different situations that may arise with your little one.

Compare rates. Save big.

We compare rates with those of our competitors, so you don't have to.

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

United States drivers are surprised that they never knew this. If you drive less than 50 mi/day, you better read this...

Are You Parenting a Teenager?

Raising teenagers can be challenging. If you need help understanding why your teens do the things they do, sign up for our free teen email series.