Keep your 'Face' on with 13 Rain-Proof Products

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Rain-proof products

Autumn has well and truly arrived, the cold chill is settling in and the skies are full of clouds. The heavens are opening their floodgates and letting rain pour down, drenching us all from head to toe. You’ve stopped wearing eye makeup at all on the way to work because you can’t find the right waterproof makeup anywhere. Are we right?

From hay-fever season to wedding season, and right through to autumn and winter, the perfect waterproof makeup that’s also rainproof, sweat-proof and cry-proof, is nowhere to be found.


We’ve scoured the web and found 13 tried and tested waterproof makeup products that are un-budge-able, no matter the weather.

Lancôme Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara is the only mascara that not only stays put in the rain, when swimming or bawling your eyes out at Marley and Me, but it also doesn’t smudge when you rub your eyes. Teaming this with Stila Stay-all-day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner will give you smouldering eyes, come rain or shine. This steadfastness does come at a price however - it’s rather difficult to remove. No simple makeup wipe will stand up to the job. Using a strong oil based makeup remover such as Gatineau Floracil Intense Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is key to wiping this waterproof makeup away in one sweep.

Smeared eyeshadow isn’t pretty. If you want to keep that smokey eye in place, prime your eyelids with Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eyelid Primer and get your hands on some Nudestix Magnetic Eye Colour for long-wearing, durable waterproof eyeshadow.

Need those perfect brows all day long? Use Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil to fill in and define your brows and use Browcote Waterproof Brow Sealer to keep them in place all day.

Waterproof foundation is a little harder to find, but we’ve managed to find the perfect one - with a good primer such as NYX First Base Makeup Primer Spray and a Lancôme Effacernes Long-Lasting Concealer, your Hourglass Immaculate Powder Foundation will keep you looking fresh faced and flawless in the rain.

Contour and define those cheekbones with Rimmel Natural Bronzer which promises a 10 hour wear, and finish off with Collection Primed and Ready Invisible Setting Powder to seal your makeup.

Still don’t believe us that they’ll stay put? Grab Nioxin Strong Hold Hairspray and spray across your face. This creates a waterproof barrier for your makeup, giving you the benefit of waterproof makeup, without the hefty price tag of buying all new dedicated products.

Want to look like the stunning Emma Watson walking in the rain? These 10 waterproof makeup products will get you looking as glamorous as ever, while everyone else walks around looking like pandas!

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