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Monday Means Makeup: It’s Raining — Try Waterproof Eye Makeup



It’s been raining cats and dogs here in California.  And those poor (ahem) beautiful folks at the Golden Globe Awards must have been a nervous wreck about maintaining their gorgeous gowns and impeccable makeup. Since I happen to be having my own personal summers right about now, I’m expert in the art of waterproof makeup. I mean I can break into a sweat at any given time.  It’s pretty embarrassing, but I have learned to embrace my “dewy” look.  Hey, others pay serious bling to get that dewy look and all I have to do it let my 50+ hormones do their thing.  Sam Fine rocked Mo’Nique’s makeup, and it was just lovely.

Mo'Nique Golden Globe Awards January 2010 Getty Images

Mo'Nique Golden Globe Awards January 2010 Getty Images

Halle Berry Golden Globe Awards 2010 Getty Images

Halle Berry Golden Globe Awards 2010 Getty Images

Whether it’s a red carpet occasion, working it out at the club or rain from up above, waterproof eye makeup know-how  is a must.

So how can you have celebrity worthy waterproof eye makeup?

Here are my top 5 picks for waterproof eye makeup:

dv15030131. Waterproof Eyebrows

I am an eyebrow fanatic.  It seems to be the first no second (teeth are first) thing that I notice about a person.  Prefect eyebrows insure that you have much less to do with your eye makeup in general.  They frame the face, give lift ( if shaped correctly) and  bring eyes to life.

Try:

Make Up For Ever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector

A waterproof eyebrow defining cream in a tube. $19 Apply with a stiff angle brush.  Fills, defines, and intensifies brows with natural-looking, stay-put color.  The result remains flawless throughout the day and holds up under all conditions (water, heat, etc).

2. Waterproof  Eyeshadow

Creamy waterproof eyeshadow forumlas are wonderful.  If you have oily eyelids, or crepy eyelids or if your eyeshadow tends to fade, long-wearing waterproof formulas are for you.

Try:

Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour $22
Lush metallic color floats across the eye leaving a gorgeous, shimmering sheen. High metallic pearl. Waterproof, lightweight, and non-greasy. All of the colors are perfect for a sultry summer eye, but my favorites are Alloy and Burnished Copper.  With the easy-to-use cream formula, all you need are your fingers to create a beautiful summer eyeshadow look!

3.  Waterproof Eyeliner

Smashbox Jet Set Eyeliner

Smashbox Jet Set Eyeliner

I can’t imagine living without eyeliner, it’s a mainstay in my cosmetic wardrobe.  I am partial to changing my eyeliner colors up however.  I love black eyeliner, but I am not a fan of wearing black day-in day-out.  That’s why I LOVE Jet Set Eyeliner by Smashbox. They offer several alternatives of color, like the purple pictured here and they are sweat-proof!

Try:

Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner $22  Waterproof, smudge-proof eye liner. Line and define the eye with this gel-formula that glides over the lid without pulling or tugging. The quick-dry formula sets quickly and stays put all day.  You can even line the inner membrane with this liner.  LOVE IT!

4.  Waterproof Mascara

So everyone knows that I am a L’Oreal mascara freak, it’s cheap and it works.

For Ka-ching bling mascara, I love tarte lights, camera, splashes Waterproof Mascara $18.  A friend and fellow makeup artist turned me on to this mascara and it truly does all that it says:

This waterproof 4-in-1 formula (lengthening, curling, volumizing and conditioning) gives you the bombshell lashes you love, and is guaranteed to stay put through rain, sweat or tears.

5.  Concealer

I am also a little obsessed when it comes to under eye circles.  When I put my concealer on, I want it to stay.  That’s why I use on myself and my clients Make Up For Ever Full Coverage Concealer.   $30  If the price seems hefty, it’s not.  I tiny dot goes a very long way.  You have to try this! I even mix it with moisturizer and create my own tinted moisturizer.

An ultra long-lasting, matte finish, oil-free, waterproof, full coverage concealer.  Designed to cover major imperfections like scars, hyperpigmentation, major discoloration, burns, and tattoos. This light and creamy concealer contains a high concentration of pigments that stay put, making it perfect for use on the face, as well as the body.

There you have it, 5 steps to easy waterproof eye makeup. I’m sure if you try these tips, you too will have blinging eye makeup for sweatproof, waterproof summer beauty.

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  • I’m scared too death of joining Facebook or Twitter. (I’m sure I’ll spend hours on the computer while my daughter and husband cry out in hunger and neglect.)
    No, I stick to blogging. That’s why I try to post so much, if you’re only going to do one thing you better do it well.

  • We have the same taste! I used the same picture of Monique on my blog today! Her makeup is gorgeous.

    What’s your take on waterproof mascara? It seems to make my lashes drier, but I’ve heard all the makeup artists say they prefer waterproof mascara because it builds faster. What do you think?

    • Tracey

      Hi Katrina
      thanks for stopping by! I don’t like waterproof for everyday. Just as you said it makes lashes drier. Sam posted on facebook how he did Mo’Nique makeup. Are we FB friends?

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