Waterproof cosmetics – What are they and how to use them?

Waterproof make-up is a brilliant solution for summer season. Why? Because make-up stays in one place even under influence of heat or after swimming in the sea. Meet all waterproof cosmetics and check how to use them correctly.

Composition of waterproof cosmetics differs significantly from the ingredients of classical products. Basic cosmetics are produced with water base. Waterproof cosmetics consist of other substances, which are responsible for their durability. Those are usually vegetable waxes, silicones, mineral oils, paraffin, natural polymers. Substances like those, protect make-up against water, high temperatures, sweat and tears. They also guarantee easy application. What is more those ingredients are providing nourishing properties.

For properties of waterproof cosmetics are responsible volatile substances. After application of make-up they evaporate leaving pure pigment. That is why products resistant to water maintain durability only for few months. Remember to close packaging after each use to prevent air and impurities from getting into the cosmetic and to minimise risk of drying.

In shops, you’ll find cosmetics with “waterproof” or “water resistant” writing on them. First writing relates to products, which are resistant to water, and the other one to products resistant to sweat, tears and humidity. Some manufacturers place “long lasting” label on their cosmetics. Products with this writing are not resistant to water or high temperatures. Popular waterproof cosmetics are among many: mascara, eyeliner, eye shadows, lipsticks, lip glosses, foundations and powders.

Waterproof make-up should be removed with dedicated for it make-up removers. Those products usually have thick consistency and are made with oil base. During make-up removal remember not to rub too harshly skin of face or eyelids to avoid irritations. Waterproof cosmetics shouldn’t be used by people with sensitive or prone to allergies skin.

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