Winning the best actress award at the Golden Globes 2009
or the coveted Oscars 2009, Kate Winslet's waterproof makeup helped to rein in
her emotions. Well, waterproof make up is not just for celebrities. It's for
all those who desire great makeup staying power. You can hit the waves; have
fun at a pool party, workout at the gym confidently with waterproof makeup. For it guarantees fresh, clean and good looks always.
Read ahead and check why waterproof makeup is a must-have
beauty item. Here is information on where waterproof make up can be used, how
to remove waterproof makeup.
Makeup provides a face-lift. Makeup application imparts a
glow and smoothness to the skin. This is due to Dimethicone, which is a silicone
derivative. It adds luster and sheen. Dimethicone is present in a special form
in waterproof make-up. It is in the form of dimethicone copolyol, a waterproof
version of silicon-based oil Which explains why waterproof makeup doesn't
come off, run or smear when exposed to wetness. Yes, it is unaffected by water
and is resistant to moisture.
Weddings, anniversaries, prom night, parties, there are
many occasions women prefer to use waterproof makeup as it endorses a fresh,
clean appearance through the event. However, one can choose to juggle between
conventional makeup cosmetics and the waterproof makeup. Reserve waterproof
makeup for specific situations.The deciding factors shall be:
The weather: When the temperature soars high and
the weather is highly humid, perspiration is unavoidable. In contrast in
wintertime with rain, wind and snow a sudden downpour can catch you unawares.
Both times, waterproof makeup will not meltdown, smudge or runaway but will
keep intact and last the whole day.
The activities: There will be occasions with a high
possibility of being near water or in water; waterproof makeup will not come
off even when it comes in contact with water.
Here are typical instances when waterproof makeup is used.
- Sports persons involved in water-based sports,
for example swimmers and swimming coaches or other sports players who wish to
carry on a fresh, clean look use waterproof makeup. As waterproof makeup is
water resistant and sweat proof, playing water-based sports minus the worry of
great looks boosts confidence level. Even athletes, tennis, golf players etc
needn't worry about even a small amount of
perspiration minimize fresh looks.
- Waterproof makeup is most suitable for
individuals who perspire excessively. Even those living in humid weather trust
waterproof makeup. Traditional makeup will smudge and simply run-off. Whereas,
waterproof makeup being water resistant will not come
off with perspiration.
- Theatre, stage artists and cine artists use
waterproof makeup when the situation demands shedding tears for dramatic
scenes. Waterproof makeup endorses a realistic look in tune with changing
- Professionals like travel guides, sales and
marketing personnel or individuals whose work inevitably exposes skin to harsh
sunlight benefit using waterproof makeup.
- Lastly, waterproof makeup is for anyone who has
no spare time for makeup touch-up. Once applied, it lasts through giving a just
Kinds of waterproof makeup
There are many kinds of waterproof makeup. Shopping for
make up items in a hurry can be disastrous. Remember, it is all related to the
skin. For best results, take some time off and shop leisurely.
Waterproof foundation: The work of makeup
foundation is to cover blemishes, even out skin tones, help skin appear
healthier, prepare the face for makeup and provide an even base. Waterproof
foundation does all this and ensures it really lasts longer compared to
traditional makeup foundation. You can choose between thick creams, mousse or
whipped foundation, cream-to-powder foundation, liquid foundation or
light-as-air-tinted moisturizer cum foundation.
Waterproof sun block: Nourishment as well as
protection of the skin - this sums up the work of waterproof sun block.
Sunbathing at the beach, playing water sports or lawn tennis or on a mountain
hike, both UVA and UVB rays are blocked from reaching the skin. The ingredients
of waterproof sun block work as a curtain from the harsh effects of solar
radiation. Cream and lotion forms are available.
Waterproof blush: The apple of your cheeks will
continue to glow exactly the way you want, no matter the type of activity you
indulge in. Waterproof blush keeps your cheeks fresh and beautiful, adding
charm and beauty. Waterproof blush in powder form is most popular.
Waterproof makeup for lips
Waterproof lipstick: Spend few minutes to apply
waterproof lipstick and you will not need to worry about maintaining it. An
important lunch meeting, tea breaks or even dinnertime, it will not come off on
cups, glasses, skin, napkin or teeth. You can choose between waterproof
lipstick, crayons or lip paints.
Waterproof lip balm: With waterproof lipstick that
lasts whole day, your smooth lips can get a bit drying. Provide due care,
quench lips, use waterproof lip balm with SPF.
Waterproof lip liner: Enhance waterproof lipstick with
a pointed waterproof lip liner. It defines shape of lips perfectly. Sans fear
of smudging or swabbing, enjoy all that you relish doing with your mouth.
Choose between a waterproof lip liner pencil or color stick.
Waterproof makeup for the eyes
Waterproof mascara: Just like the conventional
mascara, waterproof mascara too can make eyelashes appear longer and thicker.
Additionally, you can confidently cope with emotions sans the fear of
waterproof mascara flaking or smudging. Rub the built-in band to your eyelashes
and feel at ease. Waterproof mascara has an added polymer, which makes it stick
to the eyelashes. It can withstand humidity, tears and moisture.
Waterproof eye shadow: Just glide waterproof eye
shadow over your eyes in the morning and feel rest assured that it would stay
on all day! It is absolutely supportive in creating the look you want - smoky
eyes or the shimmery glow. Waterproof eye shadows in different colors are
available in powder form, stick, cream and powder form as well as in tubes.
Waterproof makeup removal
Waterproof cosmetics are designed to stay on, not to run off, smear or smudge. Washing with water will
not help. Hence, a special makeup remover is required, in the form of special
solvents. You need to select a remover specifically designed to remove
waterproof makeup, a remover for waterproof eye makeup and one specifically
designed to remove makeup from the skin. The remover should be capable of
removing all traces of waterproof foundation, blush, mascara, eye shadow and
the lip color. It should be skin-friendly and in no way cause irritation to
your face or eyes.
A makeup remover with right proportion of oil
and water that leaves no smudges, tears or oily residue is recommended. Special
solvents that make the cleaning process skin-friendly and ushers in elasticity
to the skin are preferable. You can also put few drops of baby oil on a cotton
pad and gently wipe off the water makeup. Post removal, it is best to use a
toner or moisturizer, that which suits your skin type. Ensure your face is
totally clean and is devoid of anything that can cause clogged pores or acne