deep down in the water
Whether at the Spanish shore, on the islands of Thailand, or in a pool in Berlin: one item has become indispensable for me since I use brush and concealer: water-proof mascara.
Nothing spoils a great summer mood quite as quickly than realizing that jumping into refreshing water left you with smeared make-up. Well, apart maybe from an unexpected rain-shower, that is. At any rate, there is a solution, in fact there has been one around for quite some time – after all, brands have been advertising waterproof make-up since seemingly forever.
But how water-proof are these products really?
You see the answer on my face. I took a dive into the pool wearing water-proof mascara and eyeliner by Yves Saint Laurent. I didn’t even have to fly to the Maldives, my destination was Haubentaucher in Berlin. When the weather’s nice thats a perfect bathing spot, complete with club beats by hip and happening DJs. So, early in the morning, well, early by Berlin standards, I went for a little swim in full make-up. And lo and behold, I came out of the water looking exactly like before!
I must say I was actually quite surprised. Usually when I come out of the water after a swim with Mascara I look like I just lived through the saddest day of my life – not this time. The YSL waterproof luxury mascara is advertised as creating an artificial lash effect that does not wear off even in water, but quite frankly I was more than skeptical. Well, I’m happy to report that in this case the product actually lives up to the hype: great volume that lasts all day, even come rain come sunshine.
YSL – Volume Effet Faux Cils (waterproof)
YSL – Dessin du Regard 1 & 5 (waterproof)
YSL – Vernis á Lèvres 204
YSL – Full Metal Shadow 4
What’s more, the eyeliners also delivered on the water-proof promise. I tested various colors by YSL, a bit more gold on the eyes, then a shade of green, and lastly the black cat eye option. All the colors remained in place, my make-up was in perfect shape at the end of the day. If I needed another reason to go swimming more often this summer, now I have it!
In Kooperation mit Yves Saint Laurent