Summer Essentials: Waterproof Eyes

If you have oily eyelids then hot weather is your worst enemy! I propose going for Waterproof eyes, making use of long lasting waterproof items, that look great and perform for hours. Here are a few items that I have found last really well and look great.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
To make sure your eye shadow lasts you have to make sure to lay a good primer base underneath any other make up. I love the infamous Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It is kind of a loose formula and I find it best to shake it well before every use.

Squeeze out a tiny amount and apply a thin layer on each eye lid. Next apply your favorite eye shadow or cream and it is guaranteed to last longer. However, as with all products, do not over apply as this will result in the opposite effect.

I got mine from Ebay.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner and Stick
I have both the kohl liners and the chubby stick like product from Rimmel and I love both types. They are very long lasting and have amazing color payoff.

Use the nude colored one on the water line to brighten eyes and make them look bigger and less tired. Use the taupe one both on water line and all over the lid. Apply thinly on eye lid and blend quickly. Reapply for more intense color. Do not build up too much product or it might crease a little, but I find they usually last all day and look amazing with my dark brown eyes.

Lastly the bronze shade looks amazing on slightly tanned skin, all over the eyelid. Use alone or top up with a powder shadow if you prefer. Either way it lasts all day.

I got mine from

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Tattle Tale
This shade looks great if you are feeling tired. It makes the eyes and your whole complexion look brighter, cheating everyone into thinking that you are well rested.

Tattle Tale is only slightly shimmery and can be used on its own or topped with a powder shadow. The Benefit Cream Shadows apply really nice and creamy and set into a sleek and dewy finish.

For a more in depth look at more Cream Eye shadows click Here.

You can get them on, they have re-packaged their products or look out for them on Ebay.

Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara
To complete any look, go for a waterproof mascara that gives you lots of volume. Maybelline The Falsies has been so far my favorite mascara. This mascara has a bristly curved wand that allows you to get all the lashes from the root. Use the curved on the inside side first to lift your lashes then use the other side to finish off the look.

Apply about three coats, depending on how much volume you want. The waterproof version does not budge all day. Remove with some kind of oil based eye make up remover.

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