Jun 9, 2014
10 waterproof eye makeup products and removers for summer
Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic in I-22, I-90 and I-30Source: Sephora Credits: Canadian Living
If you want your eye makeup to last through the sticky days (and stickier nights) of summer, we have a little secret: waterproof makeup ain’t just for synchronized swimmers. But they are the experts, so we consulted Jacquie Jeffery, one of Make Up For Ever Canada’s lead artists and a major player behind the makeup looks for the Canadian National Synchro Team, to learn how to weather-proof our eye makeup as the thermostat rises. “Too often we think of waterproof products as makeup strictly for extreme situations, like underwater, but waterproof should also be considered ‘long lasting,’” explains Jeffery. “Every woman needs an element of long lasting makeup somewhere in her daily routine, and our Aqua Matic Eye Shadow Pencils are like having primer, pigment and shimmer, all in one.” Watch out: while bold and beautiful, these shadow sticks set quickly, so be sure to buff them out with a blending brush (or your fingertips) soon after application. $25 each, sephora.ca.
L’Oreal Paris La Couleur Infallible Eye ShadowSource: L'Oréal Paris Credits: Canadian Living
This shadow is the ultimate no-fuss-for-summer product. Thanks to its uniquely spongy texture, your fingertips and thirty seconds are all you need for a perfect application—no brushes required. For a night out, you can amp up the colour in your crease or outer-v, but “always remember to apply waterproof products in thin, sheer layers and build to desired intensity,” Jeffery explains, because clumpy eye shadow is far from flattering. $11 each, lorealparis.ca. Learn how to get the perfect smokey eye.
Mark No Place To Run Waterproof Eye LinerSource: Avon Credits: Canadian Living
Buying a waterproof liner is easy, but it’s next to impossible to find a waterproof liner that lives up to our very high expectations. This liner from Mark, cleverly called “No Place To Run,” delivers on each of its promises, like a long-wearing formula and bold, of-the-season colours. Each shade in the line, from the rich “navy seal” to the multidimensional “vintage khaki” (our favourite green liner to date!), glides on the lash line with ease and stays put for a full day’s wear... seriously. $10, avon.ca.