Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Waterproof Makeup

Shocking I know but it's raining here in the UK today. Actually teeming down with rain! This has got us thinking about waterproof makeup.
 There has always been waterproof mascara and eyeliner knocking about but more and more recently we have seen waterproof makeup for other areas of the face.
 When on holiday we personally prefer to wear little or no makeup but not everyone feels this way. We get lots of emails form ladies and gents who are going on their holidays or who are wanting to go swimming but are conscious that they don't want their foundation or brows to come off in the water. Also if you live in a humid country these would benefit.
 Here are a few products that will see you looking your normal gorgeous self under the water...

Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water resistant blush

  These water resistant blushers come in three different shades and are presented in a metal 11g tin. The tin packaging is good to keep the water out if you are wanting to take this pool side however not so great in the sun as the metal heats up.
We tested two of the colours in Los Cabos and Ibiza. Both colours are powder texture with a fine shimmer fleck. The colour payoff is really good and can be built to be super strong. The shimmer can be quite intense once it is built up and would be very shimmery/frosted on a darker skin so take it easy with building colour.

Los Cabos is a warm coral which has a red base to it. The shimmer fleck is a rose gold. Really beautiful tone on a sun kissed skin.
Los Cabos
 Ibiza is a blue toned baby ice pink with a silver shimmer fleck running through it. The silver shimmer in this would be quite apparent on a darker skin tone but would look beautiful on a fair skin.
 These blushers are £24.00 each.

We also tested the bronzer in the range. Same great payoff as the blusher but in our opinion way to shimmery to be used all over the face as a bronzer. Pretty much a metallic bronze/gold finish. Very lightly dusted over the high points of the face it would give a pretty gold radiance and would look gorgeous as a highlighter on a darker skin. The bronzer is £24.00.

So how do they perform under water?
The pigments in these are coated with silicone to make them sweat and water resistant.
We found when held under water they didn't move. When out of the water they still looked the same. You just need to ensure you don't rub it whilst it is still wet. If you rub it before it has dried off it will move slightly.

Get these from www.cargocosmetics.com or http://www.debenhams.com/beauty/cargo-cosmetics

Diego Dalla Palma Long lasting eye stylo

If I could swear about the staying power of these on here I would....these are ******* amazing!!
Coming in two colours of soft gold (No26) and warm, bronze brown (No25).

They are twist up cream eye shadows which glide onto the skin easily with no drag. As you may expect you need to work quick with these. Apply and blend immediately. Once dry my goodness these are incredible. You could kayak over Niagara Falls in these and they wouldn't budge.
 The gold has a high reflective finish and the brown has a beautiful bronze fleck of shimmer through it.

 These have an ingredient in them called Ozokerite which is a mineral, paraffin wax. The water literally just runs off of it.
 To get these off use a really oily eye makeup remover. Hold a saturated cotton pad onto the eye and let the oil soak into the product for a few seconds before wiping the product off. Be careful not to drag your delicate eye area.
These are £15.00 each and available from www.marksandspencer.com

Diego Dalla Palma also do a semi permanent mascara. This contains a silicone resin which again coats the lashes making the colour resistant to sweat, tears and water. This mascara is designed to stay on until you remove it...and it works!

 This comes in black but we love that it comes in a dark brown. So many brides ask us for a tear proof mascara in brown for their wedding day and it's getting harder and harder to find a brand which does brown waterproof. Look no further this answers all your prayers.
We also love the brush. It's a bristly brush which is not too chunky. Take this off with an oil based remover.
The mascara is £17.00 and available from http://www.marksandspencer.com

The common ingredient with waterproof products is silicone. Not every product containing this will be waterproof but it will certainly help to make the product water resistant. When choosing your foundation and lipstick with swimming and holidays in mind check for the silicone ingredient being high up on the ingredients listing.

Let us know if you have had any amazing products which have lasted in humidity and water.



  1. this sounds amazing! Good to see it's not too expensive

  2. These products look great!


  3. I love Cargo blushes! They are so pigmented and so long wearing! Its such a shame they are not raved about more! I am really loving Los Cabos!

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  4. Wow some seriously intense colours - great that they are so long wearing!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  5. Justamente ayer se me rompió un blush de Cargo, y al intentar arreglarlo con alcohol me di cuenta de que era waterproof y tuve que tirarlo :(

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  6. These colours are so gorgeous!!


  7. I need something like this for my holiday! Looking for some fab water resistant products.

    Jess // Coffee and Cosmetics xo

  8. I want to recommend this waterproof liquid to powder foundation, it's buildable to fullcover and nurtures your skin at the same time. It's fantastic!
    (I wanna give this little family owned uk company a push here when i have been using these products for years and LOVE them) all mineral products are great! They also have Argan and Tamanu oil - 100% real and organic and other amazing products as well, all natural!
    - i don't get anything from this, i honestly just want to recommend this company, always given me great service and fast shipping.
    (I live in Sweden)

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  9. I really love your blog, it is so creative :) my blog is Beautiiboots.blogspot.com I would love for you to check it out

  10. I love cargo cosmetics.



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