Keep cool this summer by packing some of these waterproof buys in your make-up bag. We trust that they won’t streak, smudge or melt away.
For Wow Brows
Benefit Ka-Brow! Cream-Gel Colour, R375, means business. Build up patchy brows as much as you like with the cream and cute built-in brush. Once it sets to a powder, it won’t move a millimetre.
Get Lashes That Last All Day
Waterproof mascara is everyone’s desert-island beauty buy. Try Rimmel 100% Waterproof Mascara, R99,95, a fantastic bargain; or MAC Haute & Naughty Waterproof Lash, R340, a two-in-one mascara that allows you to customise your lashes with either a natural look or full-on volume.
For Everlasting Lips
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, R350, is our go-to indestructible colour. It survives everything, from eating ice-cream, to complete underwater submergence in the basin. Lovely for summertime is Fiore, a flattering dusty pink shade.
To Hold Down Your Signature Shade
Urban Decay Primer Potion, R355 for 10ml, transforms any ordinary eyeshadow into something superpowered. We tested it on a humid day, and not a single crease.
Get Pretty Definition
Black’s a bit much for the beach. Instead, try Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Bold Defining 24HR Liquid Eyeliner in Gilded Brown, R290. It glides on and stays put come sun, sweat or water.
For Alluring Eyes
You could wear Chanel stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner, R450, in a triathlon without worrying – that’s how indelible this smooth-line or smoke-em-out pencil is.
For Splash-Proof Highlights
Lightweight and silky, Revlon Colorstay Creme Eyeshadow in Crem Brulee, R105, is a little pot of shimmery, stay-put cream shadow that can be buffed onto the lids, lash lines and cheekbones.
By Beauty Editor Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.