Suns out = Check
Bikini on = Check
Sun cream on = Check
Eyeliner down your cheeks and sweaty streaky foundation = erm….check
If you are anything like me, then this probably happens to you, along with sexy red patches where I didn’t rub the sun cream in. There is nothing more annoying than getting yourself beach ready, lounging around with a cocktail or two, taking some photos and realising that you’ve been sitting for the entire time with runny mascara and gloopy foundation (thanks best friend for not letting me know this is happening!)
Luckily, I have compiled a list of my favourite waterproof essential make-up items to stop this from happening. You’re welcome.
Makeup Forever Aqua Smoky Lash is the best waterproof mascara that I have found. It absolutely won’t budge under the summer sun, in fact, it’s quite hard to remove with make-up remover! Their entire ‘Aqua’ range is full of waterproof items to keep your make-up exactly where it should be all through the summer.
Benefit They’re Real! Push Up Liner will be perfect for any make-up bag. A little liner on the top lashes can add thickness and definition. Gel can be a little tricky to use to start with, but practice makes perfect. Ones you’ve mastered it, those eye liner flicks are going nowhere!
Mac Pro LongWear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. I am a little bit in love with all things MAC and this foundation is no different. It has a heavier coverage than your average foundation and takes a little bit of practice to get to grips with blending (sponges are best), but seriously, this is a non-mover. If you are planning on crying, sweating or dancing in the rain, do it wearing this!
Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer . This beautiful concealer claims to have staying power of up to 12 hours. 12 HOURS!! It is lightweight so wont gather in to fine lines either.
Makeup Forever Aqua Cream Eyeshadow. Did you know that this little pot is a favourite among the Olympic swim team? If that isn’t enough proof that this eye shadow is waterproof, then I simply don’t know what is.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour. There is nothing worse than perfecting your eyebrows and having them sweat down your face on to your chin. This beautiful pen keep your brows in place all day. The ultra-fine tip is great for applying in small strokes to create the perfect look.
Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick. All hail the goddess that is Kat Von D! This may look like a lip gloss, but I assure you, it is anything but. I promise, cocktail after cocktail, this lipstick will stay in place. It is ultra drying so the only thing to look out for is even coverage throughout the day.
Smashbox It’s A Wrap Waterproof Makeup Remover. I’m sure all of you take your make-up off every single night right? This lovely make-up remover is oil based so will shift even the toughest mascara.
Now that your make-up is practically bullet proof, surely the only thing left to do is find the cute guy or girl to buy you a drink and test out how smudgeproof the lipstick is right?!