Beauty Fact: the first waterproof cosmetic to make its debut on the market was waterproof mascara. In 1938, your standard tube of waterproof contained a blend of 50-percent turpentine (yikes!). Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since the days of harsh chemical formulas. And today waterproof mascara is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to splash-proof cosmetics. Whether you’re battling April showers or jetting off for an island getaway, with these waterproof products you can sing in the rain or splash in the sea, worry-free.
Sometimes you need a concealer that covers even in the face of the elements. Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer offers natural coverage with a soft, matte finish. A touch of this waterproof wonder will keep dark undereye circles at bay, rain or shine.
Achieve poolside glamour without the gloss, in the warmer months ahead. We always love a matte lip, no matter the season or the setting. And we certainly won’t let little bit of moisture get in the way of that! Becca Ultimate Matte Lip Colour has the staying power to withstand whatever aquatic activities you find in your future. You can also boost the water resistance of any lip color by lining lips with Lancôme Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick before lipstick application.
We’ll never turn down an eyeliner with a little extra staying power. Yves Saint Laurent Waterproof Eye Pencil is one product that won’t budge for hours on end, even when water is part of the equation. Or if you prefer the look of liquid liner, Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner and Kat Von D Tattoo Liner are two options that you’ll never find running down your face.
Waterproof mascara used to mean serious scrubbing when it came time to remove. Luckily those days are long gone, and today’s waterproof selections can be as conditioning as their less resistant counterparts. Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara glides on smoothly without clumping, for thick lashes and not a smudge in sight. The legendary Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara is another never-fail option.
And when you do want to take it all off, L’Oréal Clean Artiste Waterproof & Long Wearing Eye Makeup Remover will wipe the slate clean without leaving an oily residue, and sans the need for scrubbing and tugging.
When looking for a waterproof product that lasts, take a look at the ingredients list. Don’t be alarmed if water makes the cut of top five ingredients, but you will want to find a few water-repelling waxes, fats and oils up there with it.
What’s one waterproof product you use year-round? Let us know below!
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