Meet the beauty heroes you *need* for your next night out
One of the biggest beauty dilemmas when you’re heading out to a big party or night out is: How on earth can I make my make-up last the night? While your make-up may be on point when you leave the house, the ‘after’ results at the end of the night can be not so hot.
We’ve put the below beauty products to the test to find out just how good their staying power really is. Rest assured that, with these all night beauty heroes, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your make-up will look as good when you get home as it did when you went out. You can thank us later.
When it comes to big, fat lashes, you need a mascara that isn’t going to flake off all over your face (the worst). For a mascara that really lasts, give Yves Saint Laurent’s Waterproof Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara, £25, fabled.com, a whirl. It promises volume from every angle, and boy does it deliver. Plus it’s waterproof, meaning it’s sweat and smudge-proof, too. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.
A good base starts with your primer, so it’s important that you pick a good one. Cover FX’s Mattifying Primer, £29, fabled.com, is a great start as it reduces any shininess and minimises the appearance of your pores. A foundation that stands the test of time can be really hard to find, and that’s why we’re loving Urban Decay’s All Nighter Liquid Makeup, £27, fabled.com. Not only is it waterproof, it’s oil and paraben free too. The coverage is amazing: One layer is more than enough to keep you going for the whole night.
For a long-lasting and velvety finish, try Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Matte Lipstick, £25.50, fabled.com. If you want your lipstick to have extra protection, definitely invest in some of Lipcote’s Original Lipstick Sealer, £3.69, Boots. This will ensure that your lipstick is waterproof and transfer resistant – You won’t even need to top it up throughout the night.
The secret to a staying eye make-up look starts with a good eyeshadow primer. Blend bareMinerals’ Prime Time Eyelid Primer, £16.50, fabled.com, over your eyelids before applying any make-up to ensure your eyeshadow has maximum staying power. Once dry, we recommend Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Sticks, £21, fabled.com. There’s a huge range of shades, whether you prefer nude or smokey eyes, so we’re sure you’ll find one you like. At the moment, we’re loving Sunlight Gold, a light and shimmery shade that washes over your eyelids really well.
When you’re off on a big night out, you need a kohl pencil that won’t sweat off or smudge all over your under-eye area (unless of course, that’s the look you’re going for). If you’re looking for a good one, you just have to try NARS’ Larger Than life Long-Wear Eyeliner, £19, fabled.com. It literally will not come off until faced with make-up remover and is available in 12 different shades, so you’re spoilt for choice.
The setting spray
Last but not least, you should finish your look with several spritzes of setting spray to make sure everything stays in place. We can’t stop talking about Maybellline’s Make-up Setting Spray, £6.99, fabled.com. Not only does this bargain setting spray promise to keep your make-up looking like it was just applied, it prevents it from caking and creasing too. We love it.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to Fabled by Marie Claire now to shop your new make-up heroes.