Thursday, 19 July 2012

Waterproof eye makeup - friend or foe?

Evening everyone! Next week I'm heading off for a lifeguarding course which runs 8-5 Monday- Saturday and I'll be in the pool about 4 hours a day - it's making me tired just thinking about it! Anyway, I'll be meeting a whole load of new people there, which is already making me pretty nervous - but what makes me even more nervous is the thought that I might not be able to wear make up at all - if it's going to dribble down my face as soon as I touch water, then there's just no point.

So I went on the hunt for some waterproof eye makeup - now that my skin's clearing up, I don't mind so much about leaving off foundation, and it seems to stay in place better than eye makeup anyway! I bought the Maybelline 'Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof mascara' for £7.19 and my friend lent me the BADgal waterproof eyeliner from Benefit - which I have to admit, I was so excited to try out!

Anyway, I wanted to test them out a bit before I went off to the pool, in case they majorly let me down! So I devised a little test which consisted of basically splashing a load of water onto my eyes, then dunking my face in water, and then moving my head around in a sink of water to see if it would budge. I did one eye in my usual makeup (Rimmel Scandalous mascara and L'Oreal carbon gloss super liner) and one eye in waterproof to see the difference. I did both eyes identically, with mascara and eye liner on the top (I don't use any products on my bottom lashes or waterline)


This is the waterproof makeup eye, and I have to admit, I'm very impressed! The mascara has stayed completely on, though my lashes have clumped - though I guess that's to expect with water! The eyeliner I put on my upper lid has also stayed completely put, with not even any speckles of liner moving from my eye.






In comparison, this is the eye with my usual makeup on - you can see that the eyeliner on top has almost completely disintegrated, and one of the two products has moved to below my eyes, causing shadows of back. My mascara has come off a lot more than the waterproof mascara, and it has again clumped quite badly. There is also speckles of products all around the inside corner of my eye and under it.





In my opinion, the waterproof make up did far better, so I think I'll feel a lot more confident about wearing it to the pool next week!

Liv xo

16 comments:

  1. What a good experiment!! I've also found that L'Oreal Beauty Tubes mascara holds up pretty well (it's removed with warm water so maybe if the pool is warm it could be a problem). I hope you enjoy the course!

    -Alice
    shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. oh okay, that's one to try then, thank you!

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  2. Good idea, I am going to try out that Natural Collection mascara as you requested, and will do a full review in a few days :) http://ellie-rosee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thank you! really want to know if it's any good haha :)

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  3. I love wearing waterproof mascara, my lashes are straight like a board so it holds the curl better.
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I love waterproof mascara but it's such a pain to get off! Great post!
    xx
    beautybyt2.blogspot.ca

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    1. I know, I think I'll only use it when necessary! thanks :)

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  5. AH! Your eyelashes are gorgeous!! Love your blog, I've just started too!! Followed you :)
    http://pariswhenitspink.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. haha thank you! i'll make sure to check out your blog :)

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  6. I love Waterproof mascara! Even though it's such a pain for me to take off, I think it's much nicer :) I just found your blog on Sprinkle Of Glitter and I've clicked follow! Xoxo

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    1. i'm coming round to it after this week actually!
      thank you, love a fellow louise fan :)

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  7. This is great! I love the comparison and it's so informative! waterproof FTW! haha

    <3
    http://nicolealexandrasbloggity.blogspot.com/

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    1. hehe thanks, i'm starting to think that myself!
      liv x

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  8. helloooo!
    how did the course go?
    i really fancy doing one but i'm worried i'll look really feeble.
    i'm not super into exercise but i am a strong swimmer so i don't know..
    also, how pricey was it?
    laura x
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It went really well thank you! I wouldn't worry about it, I hardly swam at all (like every couple of months I'd go) until 6 weeks before my course, when I went once or twice a week to build up my strength - even so, I was pretty unfit and still managed it all! There's lots about theory and only part is water work, so I'm sure you'd be fine :)
      Mine was £250 for 6 days, which included the exam fee, which sounds a lot but I only started my job last week and all the shadow shifts have already earnt me at least £150, so it's more of a loan which you'll earn back pretty quickly!
      If you have any other questions feel free to email me at oliviawakeman@hotmail.com :)

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