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Water Babies

April 11th, 2019

April 11th, 2019

Hard working makeup artists need hard working products to do their stuff in challenging conditions.  And there’s no bigger ask than of a waterproof foundation.  Warpaint checks out the contenders.


MAC Pro Longwear

M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation £28

Neither rain, sweat nor tears will budge M.A.C’s clever kit staple that actually repels moisture from the surface of the face.  Its tenacious waterproof formula can be used as a foundation or concealer and blends seamlessly on the skin with medium to full weightless coverage and a natural satin finish.  Available in 21 shades.


Urban Decay All Nighter

Urban Decay All Nighter £29.50

For a flawless-looking complexion, Urban Decay’s All Nighter Liquid Foundation provides full coverage with a completely matte finish and yet is oil free.   There’s no need to build coverage or apply multiple layers, this waterproof, paraben-free formula diffuses light to blur flaws for beautifully perfected skin as it mattifies and absorbs oil to reduce the appearance of shine.  Available in 24 shades in an airless pump so it’s easy to get out every last bit of product.


Dior Backstage

Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation £29.50

The Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is designed to create an instantly flawless complexion with ultra-buildable coverage, from a natural nude glow to high-coverage perfection.  With its fluid texture and second skin finish, the formula of this ultra-buildable product is enriched with beauty-enhancing pigments that gives a perfect, natural complexion in reality and through the camera’s lens.  The waterproof formula resists extreme conditions: sweat, water, extreme temperatures and humid environments, as well as the bright lights of both stage and catwalk.  Available in 40 shades, including 16 intensities and 6 undertones.



Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation £32

Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation is an advanced water gel formula containing 80% provitamin B5 enriched water content to hydrate the complexion and provide an incredibly comfortable base.  Lightweight and comfortable gel texture blends seamlessly for waterproof and transfer resistant finish.  For use on face and body, the product can even be airbrushed to give a fresh, natural look with a medium coverage.  Available in 20 shades.



Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Fluid £18.90

This cosmetic camouflage covers all, from skin anomalies to tattoos.  Waterproof and recommended by dermatologists, Dermacolor Camouflage Fluid is primarily designed as an outstanding all-weather foundation, and for concealing somewhat larger areas of skin.  No need for powdering and totally waterproof, it’s packed with vitamin E to ensure a comfortable feeling on the.  Available in 14 shades.


Revolution PRO

Revolution PRO Full Cover Camouflage Foundation £7

Highly pigmented and creamy, Revolution PRO Full Cover Camouflage Foundation creates maximum coverage with an even, natural-looking finish.  Waterproof, non-transferable and long-wearing, it covers blemishes, scars, birthmarks, veins and temporarily disguises tattoos.  Set with powder for an even longer-lasting finish.  Available in 18 shades.


Revlon ColorStay

Revlon ColorStay Makeup – £12.99

Not technically waterproof – though water-resistant – Revlon ColorStay Makeup offers 24-hour staying power, is easy on the pocket and great for combo/oily skins with uneven tone.  Available in an insane 43 shades – you could pick up the whole selection.


IT Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Matte CC+ Cream SPF 50 £31

Don’t let the label CC Cream fool you.  IT Cosmetics’ Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50 is an all-in-one SPF, moisturiser and serum with coverage so full, it’s basically a foundation.  This anti-ageing, colour correcting cream delivers seven benefits in one.  Infused with hydrolysed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins, it reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  Available in 12 shades.




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By Emma Rutherford

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