Beauty Bite: 12 Waterproof Eyeliners & Mascaras

Cover all the bases with these long-wearing eye makeup formulas—perfect for a walk in the rain, a couple moonlit laps round the pool or a tearjerker movie at the drive-in

Versace Spring 2013; Photo by Anthea Simms
Versace Spring 2013; Photo by Anthea Simms

Ready to throw on your barely-covers-anything cover-up and feel the sand between your toes or the pool water lapping at your heels? There may be one thing you’re missing: waterproof eye makeup. Sure, you can go bare-faced, but if you like to keep it glam even at the beach (or live in a rainy or humid climate), these new formulas are the cream: easy to apply, non-clumpy or runny and completely water resistant. Stick with basics like black or brown, move a little out of your comfort zone with navy, or steal the show with the colours of the season: turquoise and zesty yellow.

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From left: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Matte Brown 25L, $23, Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in French Navy, $23, Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Blue Oasis, $30, Avon Extra Lasting Eye Liner in Black, $8, Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Turquoise, $26, at Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale. Yves Saint Laurent Long-Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in Violet Massa, $30,


From left: Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara in Black, $19, Clarins Mascara Wonder Waterproof, $27, Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Zest, $36, at Chanel Beauty counters. Givenchy Noir Couture 4 in 1 Waterproof Mascara in Black Velvet, $35, Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara in Extreme Black, $29, Revlon Lash Potion by Grow Luscious Volume + Length Mascara, Waterproof in Blackest Black and Blackened Brown, $10, at mass market retailers.

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