Well my books finally came in! And today I leave for vacation. I can’t wait. Work has been crazy the last few weeks and the weekends have been so busy. I just need a break.
Which brings me to today’s topic, part 2 of the waterproof makeup series. Last time I talked about the best foundation I have ever used. Today’s highlights are eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara.
First up, this great eyeshadow by Make Up For Ever. The color is so intense without being overwhelming. And even though it looks difficult to apply, the formula is so easy to work with. Takes about 2.5 seconds and blends super well. I think it’s the quickest my eyes have ever been done.
Next there’s an eyeliner, also by Make Up For Ever. In case you can’t tell, I was at the Make Up For Ever station at Sephora and they had a pretty decent selection of waterproof styles so I just stocked up. This guy is much creamier than any waterproof liner I have used before. This might be a good every day liner for even after the waterpark.
For mascara I went the obvious route: Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof. I already love Better Than Sex so I figured the waterproof version would suit my needs.
Now this setting spray. Holy cow this setting spray. I’ve read multiple great things on the internet and I have to say that they’re all true. This shit lasts all day. You definitely want to close your eyes when spraying though, as it smells and feels a bit chemical-ish. But since it also supplies SPF 50 while setting your makeup, I’ll deal. I’ve used Kate Somerville before so I’m not worried about it doing horrible things to my skin.
So those are the products I put to the splash test. For this I did my makeup, wore it for a couple hours, splashed my face with water a few times till it was good and wet, then rubbed at my face and eyes the way I expect I would after getting out of a pool. While my face was not as fresh as newly applied makeup anymore, it still held up pretty well. There was some fading around my nose and cheeks, but just the color faded a little; it was not streaky or bad looking. This is something I can easily deal with and just keep an eye on if I feel like it. My eyes were the worst of it, and all there was some slight smudging along my lower lash line. This is definitely something I will need to watch throughout the weekend, but I don’t think it’ll run the second I hit the pool.
So here’s hoping the makeup lasts as long as it tests. I’ll be sure to post before and after pictures of my pool day.