BEST FOR EYES – Benefit Stay Don’t Stray, £19.50

The claim: Dual-action power primer that works to make concealers and eyeshadows stay put.

In practice: The neutral cream formula comes in an easy-to-use pump-action bottle, has a medium to light texture and is easy to blend in. We found it felt as light as air and stopped concealerand eyeshadow from ‘caking’ on delicate under-eye skin. Used alone, it colour-corrects eyelids for a natural, even look, making them appear instantly brighter.

The result: Visibly impressive results that don’t crease or fade. A winner.

BEST FOR LIPS – M.A.C Prep + Prime Lip, £11

The claim: A colour-free base to wear under lipstick that improves the appearance of applied

lip products.

In practice: This looks like a lipstick and is applied like one too. Very moisturising but not greasy, testers found it helped smooth lips, creating a good base for lipsticks and glosses as colour goes on

evenly. It may be more beneficial for those with dry lips and for use under regular lipsticks and lipglosses rather than under long-wear lip colours.

The result: Lips feel softened and smoothed and lip colour has a vibrant, even finish.


The claim: Lightweight formula that creates an even complexion and silky soft finish that lasts all day

In practice: Proving you don’t need to spend a fortune on cosmetics, this clear gel glides on easily to give a matte finish that all foundations adore – keeping make-up in place all day.

The result: Achieves everything you want from a primer at a fraction of the cost of more expensive brands. We think every make-up bag should have a tube.


If you’ve been impressed by the latest lash growth-enhancing products, you’ll be thrilled to know that RapidLash have just launched RapidBrow, £37. A serum that has been proven to give 108 per cent improvement to brow growth in just 60 days – perfect for correcting over-plucking, sparse brows or if you’ve gone through chemotherapy.

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