Generally, we wouldn’t recommend applying your full face of makeup on holiday, and especially if you’re heading in the water. But certain skin conditions can leave us feeling less than confident to go bare to the beach; let’s face it, we’ve all had that unwelcome zit. While we want you to embrace your natural beauty, we know that sometimes waterproof makeup is a necessity, which is why we have selected the best formulas that don’t clog your pores and won’t leave you with panda eyes.
Waterproof makeup for the eyes
This isn’t strictly related to your holiday; let’s face it, we all need waterproof mascara in the summer months when the temperature heats up and makeup starts to melt. Here are our favourite water-resistant formulas.
- Best for sensitive eyes: If you suffer from an allergic reaction when makeup goes near your eyes, you will love the Eyeko Yoga Waterproof Mascara. Made with botanical extracts like matcha, strawberry, blueberry and blackberry, the gentle formula adds length and definition without irritation.
- Best for serious swimmers: Urban Decay’s Cannonball Mascara was rigorously tested in the ocean and in gym conditions before being brought to market. It’s long-wearing formula delivers maximum impact with minimum fallout or smudging.
- Best for the beach club: If you absolutely don’t want to compromise on the look of your lashes for that beach club party, you will love the NYX Professional Makeup Doll Eye Mascara. Like its name suggests, it gives a bright-eyed look with doll-like length lashes.