Dream eye colour that stays
“The modern way to wear summer metallics is to dab a tiny amount of cream shadow over the lid and blend out up to the socket only,” says Val Garland, artistic director for YSL.
Alternatively, eyeshadow primers truly keep your usual eye make-up in place, prevent it from getting stuck in the creases and make it virtually smudge-proof. Try MAC Prep + Prime Eye , R200.
Liquid eyeliner has four times the staying power of pencil liners, but it can look quite harsh in daylight, while pencils can smudge too quickly. For a good all-rounder, try using gel eyeliner if you haven’t already. Thanks to volatile silicones that help the colour glide on smoothly, gel eyeliner stays soft on the skin long enough to blend, and then dries fast – but it can be a devil to remove. They’re perfect for warmer summer days too – try Clinique Eye Defining Liquid Liner, R245.
Make mascara waterproof. Whether you’re anticipating tears of joy or simply watery eyes and hay fever, you’ll want your lashes to stay looking defined and last through any eventuality. Beauty aficionados will love Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Mascara, R345. It stays in place and makes every lash look defined.