Waterproof make-up that will stay put no matter what you do
Whether you want to go for a swim or head to the gym, waterproof make-up will endure.
There’s an ideal time for waterproof make-up, usually when you really need your products to stay put—when having eyeliner or mascara that flakes or runs is definitely not going to work. We reach for waterproof products not only when we need long-lasting results but also at significant moments in our lives (like weddings or graduations, when tears are most likely inevitable). This means makeup products like a waterproof eyeliner and a mascara are the perfect choice. They will not only look good, they’ll stay put, and you’ll avoid photos with raccoon eyes or black streaks running down your cheeks.
Here are some of our picks for waterproof makeup products that will stand the test of your busy life and not let you down.
At the gym: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Waterproof Mascara
There are some products without which you would just feel kind of naked, and mascara is definitely one of them. The reasons why women wear mascara are varied: They have short or light lashes, they need extra lift and volume, they love the drama or they’re hiding the effects of a sleepless night. Mascara is a safety blanket in the best possible way, because, let’s face it, everyone looks good with a coat or two on their lashes. So, yes, now that sweat proof make-up is a thing, it’s not absurd to want to wear it to the gym. Especially now that post-workout gym selfies, Instagram-worthy group classes and fitspiration images are a natural part of the gym experience. Bottom line? Even while you’re at the gym, you want to look and feel your best—and sometimes that means wearing your favourite mascara while you get those muscles moving. If you do choose to wear make-up to the gym, you’ll want a formula that will stay put, won’t flake and won’t run. Make sure to choose long-lasting and waterproof mascara.
What you need to know about this WATERPROOF mascara
- Separates and builds eyelashes
- No clumping or smudging
- Soft-looking eyelashes
- Full and dramatic look
- Conditioning ingredients to protect and condition
- Great for sensitive eyes
- Most importantly, waterproof
At a special event: L’Oréal Paris Waterproof Telescopic Precision Liquid Eyeliner
Few things are more appropriate for a wedding, birthday party or big celebration than a great cat-eye make-up look achieved with the perfect waterproof liquid eyeliner. It’s classic, dramatic, just the right amount of dressed up, and what’s more, it works for almost every occasion and matches with any ensemble. But when those events (we’re looking at you, weddings and graduations) turn emotional, the last thing you want is for your classic look to turn into a running, smudgy mess. Let’s be honest: A cat-eye relies on precision to look good, and tears will destroy all the hard work you put in creating a precise liquid flick. This is why you should opt for the best waterproof liquid eyeliner; thanks to its formula, you won’t have to worry about stopping yourself from emoting at these special events. Whether you shed a single tear or a waterfall of them, you are free to focus on the moment and not on your eyeliner.
What you need to know about this waterproof liquid eyeliner
- Glides on smooth
- Great for sensitive eyes
- Precision tip for extra control
- Easy to build drama
- All-day wear
- Waterproof (of course)
For rainy days and beach days: L’Oréal Paris Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner
Okay, so not all of us have mastered the sleek application of liquid eyeliner—but that doesn’t mean we’re willing to forgo using the product completely. How to apply eyeliner is a skill mastered with time and practice, but if you don’t have either, go for the best eyeliner pencil. Want our advice? Keep it simple, and don’t stress. For your everyday needs, there’s nothing more satisfying and versatile than a black pencil eyeliner. Wear it in a sleek line at the office or a little softer and smudged out on your days off. The last thing you want is the weather or your weekend activities to wreak havoc on your make-up—which is why you should go with a waterproof pencil eyeliner to be on the safe side. This means that even if the air is damp or the forecast calls for rain, your waterproof make-up won’t budge, and if you spend your off hours by the pool or at the beach, you can rest assured that your look will last all day—whether you get accidentally splashed or you decide to dive in.
What you need to know about this waterproof pencil eyeliner
- Can be sharpened
- 24-hour wear
- Creamy glide-on colour
- No transfer once applied
- Intense payoff
- Locked-in waterproof hues