Benefit BAD Gal Bang 24-Hour Eye Pencil


Of course you're not going to go to bed with your eye make-up on. Are you...? We haven't given it a full overnight test, then, but if its daytime staying power is anything to go by, this budge-proof innovation from Benefit will ensure you're smouldering not smudge-y, if you do break all the beauty commandments and flop into bed with your eyeliner on. 

There are four shades. Black's a classic, but we also recommend that anyone with blue eyes checks out the aubergine-y shade – yes, really. It's a tip we once learned from make-up guru Terry de Gunzburg that deep purples and aubergines really make blue eyes 'pop'.

Brilliant for the beach – it's surviving Jo's daily sea-swims very nicely, thanks – this 'sister' to BAD Gal Bang Mascara (absolutely one of our faves) can be used for eyelining, or (you've got to be quick about it) smudged with the built-in smudger sponge for a great smokey eye look. Gliding on creamily, once it's locked in place – and we really mean that – it's waterproof, matte and completely transfer-resistant, till you get out the eye make-up remover.

 And if that's after your morning cappuccino? We won't breathe a word...

 £18.50 – buy here