Summertime is here and with the warm days ahead, taking a quick dip in the pool or hitting the waves at the beach are the best ways to beat the heat! That is, as long as you are not wearing regular eye makeup. If you are, you might want to reconsider getting wet-unless of course, you like the way that you look with black streaks running down your cheeks! A better idea is to be prepared by opting for eye makeup that is waterproof so you don't have to worry about ruining your face with makeup that runs in the water. Here are some of our favorite waterproof eye makeup products that will stay put so that you can enjoy making a splash this summer!
If you've never used an eyeshadow primer before, this summer could be a good occasion to try it out and at $6.99, it won't break the bank but it will save your eyeshadow from smearing and melting in the water! The primer goes on as a translucent gel on your eyelid before any other eye makeup and acts as a sheer base that will hold your eye makeup in place so it won't come off in the water!
Even without the use of a primer this eyeshadow provides amazing, high pigmented color that really lives up to its name! The 24 Hour Eyeshadow Tattoo line offers a wide range of colors ranging from metallic shimmers to deep plums to bright turquoise shades. This is another great product that is available at your local drugstore and costs around $7-8.
It's no surprise that this amazing eye pencil won the 2016 Allure Best of Beauty Award for Best Waterproof Eyeliner. It has an easy to apply, creamy texture, comes in a variety of colors, including some new fun bright shades for summer, and has true staying power to keep your lids outlined with perfect precision even while in the water! The Aqua XL Eye Pencil coats $21 and is available online, at department stores, and at Sephora.
If there is one waterproof eye makeup product that you really should invest in, it would have to be Urban Decay's Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara. This fabulous mascara was created in Japan (originally designed for the late night club and party goers who wanted a mascara that would outlast their dancing feet) and it quickly became a huge hit. It has a gel-like formula that is very lightweight and the mascara wand is full with the tiniest of bristles to reach and coat even the smallest eye lashes. The price is $20 and you can find it at department stores, online and at cosmetic specialty stores as well.
So there you have it! With the right tools you will be ready to make a splash and the best part about it is that you will have the freedom to enjoy the summer and whatever kinds of water related activities that you want without the fear of an embarrassing eye makeup disaster!