Summer beauty buffs, say goodbye to smeared eyeliner and running mascara. Here are the products you need to use to smudge-proof your eyes. That’s right, these tried and tested products by yours truly can outstand the oiliest of Asian lids in the hottest of temperatures. Beach-proof, water-proof and melt-proof.
Eye Primer - If you have oily lids, a few hours in the heat will cause your eye shadow to crease. To avoid this eye-shadow faux-pas, an eye primer is your best bet. For ultimate staying power (and I mean your shadow will stay on for 12 plus hours) try “Shadow Insurance” by Too Faced.
Eyeliner - While I’m still a fan of Mac Cosmetics Liquid Last Liner, I’ve found another strong contender in the water-proof eyeliner category. Just like the Mac Liquid Last, the Geisha Ink Liquid Eyeliner is a 24-hour smudge-proof formula that is paraben-free. Both liners are extremely long lasting, to the point that you could go swimming with it on and it still won’t budge.
Mascara - There was a ton of buzz around Kiss Me’s tube mascara. However, while it did extend my lashes, I felt that the tube mascara made my lashes look stringy and sparse. My new favourite is the Geisha Ink Ultra Volume Mascara. The texture is similar to the Kiss Me mascara but the results are a lot more natural and volumizing. It’s has a water-proof and smudge-free formula which increases lashes up to 3x its original volume.
Amy Chan is a lifestyle and beauty blogger.