Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Budget Waterproof Makeup Review

Hi Everyone!
I'm currently sat by the pool side drafting this out in my notebook, but it'll probably be next week by the time I get the chance to post this online.

I just wanted to share a review of some budget waterproof make up I've tried out on my stay. As I mentioned, I wanted to keep the budget low for this, since I'm only away for two days, and I don't go swimming enough to justify spending a lot.

The first thing I tried was the Makeup Revolution waterproof liquid eyeliner. I'm not usually a fan of this type of eyeliner as I find the thin brush really difficult to get on with, I don't have a steady enough hand! This particular one was quite easy to apply but I found the brush quite sharp on my eyelids. The overall finish was quite good,  although it looked quite shiny on my eyelids which is not the look I usually go for.

 The second thing I tried was the MUA waterproof mascara which was £2 from Superdrug. I was originally planning to spend a little more money than this on a waterproof mascara, but I found that a lot of the more expensive brands had huge brushes which I find really difficult to use. The MUA mascara has quite a nice brush, it isn't too big and I didn't find it all gloopy over the brush, which is what I've found with a lot of waterproof mascaras.
I found this mascara really hard to put on. For the first four or five strokes I really didn't feel that anything happened. My eyelashes didn't look any different until I really went mad with it! Once I got it to work then my eyelashes did look a little bit better, but not much. I don't know if this is just in comparrison to my everyday mascara, which really shapes them and makes them look long and thick. My recomendation would be to only get this MUA mascara if you just want the colour factor. I naturally have quite light eyelashes and this mascara did help with that! Just don't expect it to do wonders for length or thickness.

Now for the fun bit! (I know you can't see my makeup that well but I'm going to include my underwater selfies anyway because they're fun!) I found that both bits of makeup did stay on well, so I really don't have any complaints there. They didn't run down my face when I came up from the water which I really thought they would, considering the price! However I don't think I'd trust them to stay on if I rubbed my eyes. I did happen to touch my eyelashes while they were still wet from the pool, and I did get some eyelash lines on my finger, but I think that's to be expected. At least under my eyes didn't go black!

My makeup before I went down to the pool.

Underwater selfie! I couldn't resist!
(please don't try this if you don't have a waterproof phone! I have the Sony Xperia Z3 compact which is waterproof!)

 My makeup didn't run when I came up from the water! Hooray!

Once I'd been out of the pool for about 20 minutes or so, my makeup didn't leave black marks under my eyes. Hooray!

Over all I would say that this makeup does do the job, and it definitely is waterproof, I just didn't find it anything to get too excited over! If you're looking for something that makes you look a bit more done up on the beach or by the pool, I would recommend maybe trying a more expensive brand, but these products worked fine for the couple of trips to the pool that I took :)

I hope you're all well and that you've enjoyed reading this review! :)