Don’t let people tell you your 30s will be the best time of your life in a tone that suggests your looks will fade so you better find inner peace. Vicki’s Pick is a weekly beauty column that features Vicki’s all-time favourite beauty products and latest discoveries for women in their 30s who plan on staying pretty on the outside for a long, long time. Inner peace is optional.
It’s officially pool season, which means it’s time to start upstaging those who don’t know any better with your waterproof beauty skills. Sure, you’ll get the odd skunk eye cast your way when you prance onto the deck in mascara, eyeliner and bold lipstick… but are you sure it’s really skunk eye and not the raccoon effect from non-waterproof mascara? Either way, let the haters eat their critical gaze when you dive into the deep-end and resurface with a perfect face of makeup. Clearly, the onlookers thought you had “shallow end” written all over your pretty face. Life is full of surprises… like my new favourite lipliner, Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in Red 8C – True Red.
If you think waterproof makeup is only meant to resist water damage from a little sweat or an impromptu downpour, you’ve yet to be introduced to Make Up For Ever’s top-notch waterproof products. The Make Up For Ever Aqua Collection of lip and eye colours was actually created specifically for the Parisian Aquatic Ballet, so it’s designed with the intention of looking gorgeous and photo opp-ready under water. In fact, the brand tested the products to make sure they held up under water for five hours, so now’s the time to pick up amateur synchro if you fancy yourself a performer.
Instead of wearing lipstick to the pool, I actually just apply Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil all over my lips. It’s creamy enough, thanks to ingredients like vitamin E and jojoba wax, that it glides on all over. I just top it off with a basic lip balm containing SPF to keep myself safe from the sun – because rocking red lips at the pool is only glamourous when it’s intentional.
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