4 Celebrity Makeup Artists Reveal the Waterproof Eye Makeup They Swear By
Whether you're hitting the gym, watching a sappy romantic flick, going through a breakup, or even doing something as simple as accepting an award at a swanky soiree, eye makeup always seems to be at risk of streaming down your face.
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While there are a slew of waterproof products on the market, not all have the lasting power to stay put for any sudden occasion.
So, in the spirit of crying — happy tears or otherwise — we asked four celebrity makeup artists to share the waterproof eye makeup picks they swear by, whether you’re compromised by sweat, heat or … rain. Because, remember, you’re not crying — it’s just raining on your face.
Clients include Mariah Carey, Anne Hathaway and Liv Tyler
"Votre Vu Le Joli Crayon ($23) really stays put and lasts all night. It’s smudgeable, but you have to work fast — once it’s set, you’re good to go. I also like to use a loose setting powder, like MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($26). You can use the powder to set any cream products as well as prep the eye for other powders. The dry texture helps shadows and liners last longer against the heats and oils of the body. They’re also great for blending." — Quinn Murphy
Clients include Jaime King and Olivia Culpo
"I opt for the waterproof Serge Lutens Beauté Mascara ($65) and apply it on both top and bottom lashes. Using a formula that won’t move around is key — my beauty insurance is Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($29). They go on smoothly, so you can blend it to create a diffused look, and once it’s set, the product doesn’t budge." — Kira Nasrat
Clients include Anna Kendrick, Helen Mirren and Christina Ricci
"A few of my favorites: Eyeko Me and My Shadow ($20) glides on effortlessly, remains crease-free, and stays put for hours. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eyeliner ($22) gives you intense color and lasting coverage, plus it has a built-in smudger. Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara ($24) defines, volumizes and curls, and it’s seriously budge-proof." — Vanessa Scali
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Clients include Amber Heard, Victoria Beckham and Kerry Washington
"I use Giorgio Armani Eye Tint ($39) as a final step over eyeshadow. I sweep it over shadow using a blending brush — it helps to intensify the tone and set the color. They’re amazing — waterproof, creaseproof, tear-proof … fake or otherwise." — Tim Quinn