Waterproof lipsticks can be quite drying, flakey, and all-around bold. But for some of us, however, we enjoy the intense colour payoff as well as the durability of these lipsticks. Their incredible staying power leaves us not needing to touch-up much throughout the day.
How to remove waterproof lipstick?
Because of its very strong formula to stick to the skin, waterproof can be daunting to remove. Especially with lipsticks, we can’t be too rough with our lips as they’re actually fragile just like the skin around our eyes. In order to safely remove waterproof lipstick, you should use an oil-based makeup remover.
Alternatively, cleansing balms or oils are perfect in removing stubborn makeup as they require little to no effort of removing via rubbing, pulling or tugging the skin and lips. This reduces the risks of more wrinkle formation. An aftercare tip from us is to follow up with a regular cleanser for double cleansing after waterproof makeup wear. This ensures complete removal of any dirt or makeup leftovers.
Now you know how to safely remove waterproof lipstick, let us introduce to you the best waterproof lipsticks.
The ultra-slim Fenty’s Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick provides a long-wearing and rose petal-soft matte finish. A huge reason why it's well-loved is thanks to its mega-rich colour payoff that is not only lightweight but it also glides on like butter. It even has good staying power underwater with no bleeding or feathering right after application.
Another thing to note is that this lipstick is available in many unique shades for anyone to pull off. The slim and chic casing is thoughtfully designed by artist Rihanna for ultimate control during application.
Like most Make Up For Ever products, the Artist Rouge Mat Lipstick is designed to be so vivid, that you can see it on the stage. That means you'll get a high-pigment formula which glides on beautifully over the lips in just a single stroke. All that's left are lips with a luscious matte-velvet finish.
Although it has an intense colour pay-off, rest assure that the formula will stay comfortable and moisturising on your lips. More importantly, it can last over 10 hours as well as stay put underwater.
Raved for its universally flattering colour ‘Ruby Woo’, the MAC Cosmetics red lipstick spots a blue undertone and belongs to the Retro Matte line. FYI, this series is designed to be long-wearing while offering an intense colour payoff.
Despite all of that, the lipstick will sit comfortably on your lips without any signs of cracked skin. It also gives a nice matte finish that’s made to be waterproof. A fun fact; MAC’s Retro Matte Lipsticks are what made the brand well-known among beauty lovers.
An incredibly long-wearing lipstick, Dior’s Rouge Ultra Rouge Lipstick line manages to deliver a luminous, semi-matte finish that also offers intense hydration. Amusingly, the brand had challenged its research department to combine bright colours along with lasting comfort into a lipstick, and this is lipstick line is the result.
Interestingly, the line is the first lipstick that composes of a polymer with plant-based oil. Those ingredients deliver absolute hydration as well as comfort with over 12-hours of wear. It'll last even when in contact with water.
The last thing you'd want is smudged, black lipstick. That's a scary sight.
Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick in the colour ‘Slayer’ is the one you should pick up. First released in 2014, the formula has been re-formulated in 2018 with an updated look and an improved formula.
Carefully formulated with smooth spherical pigments and nourishing Macadamia Oil, the lipstick applies onto the lips with an intense, vivid colour payoff all the while maintaining soft and virtually weightless on the lips. Like most Kat Von D’s products, the lipstick also has a long staying power that can withstand water.
This pretty unique pencil by Nudestix acts as both a lip and cheek Pencil to deliver a soft, creamy, and non-drying colour application. It applies on with a matte finish and can be used as a lipstick, lip liner as well as a cheek blush. Its formula is long-wearing formula which is waterproof, kiss-proof, and non-weathering for up to 6 hours. Your lips will be fully-coated in just one swipe thanks to its intense colour payoff.
Many beauty lovers have declared that Jeffree Star Cosmetics produces some of the best liquid lipsticks in the world. A cult-favourite in the beauty realm, Jeffree Star's Velour Liquid Lipstick delivers that very acclaim, with a formula that gives full-coverage application and dries down to a beautiful, comfortable matte finish.
Designed with Jeffree’s signature long-wear formula, this waterproof and transfer-proof lipstick applies on without overly drying the lips. If you'd like, the liquid lipstick is also safe to use on the eyes! As a brownie point, the lipstick is cruelty-free too!
Korean makeup may not be as intense as their western counterparts, but BBIA begs to differ. Their Last Lipstick Series 3 delivers richly pigmented lipsticks with a creamy finish. Specially made with optical diffusers, the lipstick makes it possible to easily blur out any crevices on your lips for a youthful pouty look.
Additionally, the formula contains a blend of polymers to provide better adherence of colour onto your lips. This shade range is perfect for MLBB lovers.
Top brand Maybelline's Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks has been raved about from beauty influencers everywhere. That's because these lipsticks have ridiculously long staying power! But since liquid lipsticks require more control and precision to use, Maybelline then decided to drop the former and released it in crayon formula which is more beginner-friendly.
Similar to its predecessor, the Superstay Ink Crayon Matte Lipstick comes in a range of 12 vibrant matte shades that'll last up to 8 hours of wear. Application is smooth as it glides on the lips effortlessly. Moreover, there's a built-in sharpener to help upkeep the lipstick's tip pointy for more precision.
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