(Closed) Best waterproof eyeshadow and eyeliner?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Double_rainbow:  I’m a MUA, and for weddings, I often use Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Aqua Creams for eyeshadows on my brides. They are by far the most waterproof, wont budge, smudge, and are easy to apply! Just make sure to use an eyeshadow primer underneath as well for extra long, crease proof wear. I suggest Urban Decay primer potion eyeshadow base, or NARS eyeshadow base. 
   The aquacreams can also be used with an angled eyeliner brush as an eyeliner, or Urban Decay 24/7 liners are excellent and waterproof, as well as Make Up For Ever waterproof liners, and MAC Fluid Line gel liners.

     May I also make a couple of suggestion, that most DIY makeup brides forget…..

   1) I suggest investing in a good waterproof foundation (or another foundation that will have LONG staying power) Foundation will be the base of your look, and on DIY brides, is often first to move around, smudge, or “Fall” into pores. ALSO!!! Stay away from ANY foundation that has SPF in it!!! This is cause “flash back” in the camera.

   2) Do not use a “HD” setting powder (such as MUFE HD powder), the white powder creates a flawless finish when used on film, but can cause “whiteness” and flashback on camera when used in photographs. The result is not nice, and often cannot be edited out of photos.

   3) Use a makeup setting spray such as skindanevia, or model in a bottle.

   4) You do not want your face completely Matte, although this looks lovely in theory , and often in person… wedding makeup and photographs needs some “shine” to the face, otherwise you risk looking completely flat, and fake.

   5) Do several trials on yourself, and allow yourself at lease time and a half, of what it took for you to do your look for your trials. (IE: If it took you an hour to do your makeup for your trial, on your big day, I would at least give yourself an hour and a hlaf, or an hour and 45 mins to be safe. This will allow time to fix any “oopsies” and give you extra time so you are not rushed and stressed.

Hope that helps!! If you do a trial on yourself, and take pictures I would love to see what you’re planning on doing. I’ve seen many brides on here do this, and then a MUA can look at it, and tell you if anything may not work on the day of, or look different with professional lighting / pictures. Just an idea, but obviously you’re free to do whatever you wish!!

Good Luck!

Post # 4
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Ms.Meghann:  I also recommend the Urban Decay primer for eyeshadow. It works wonders!!! When I wear it under my shadow, if I don’t take off my eye makeup in the evening, my makeup still looks great the next morning. (I knowwww bad habit, but I’m just telling you that I think it will survive some tears!)

Post # 5
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love Ulta’s waterproof pencil eyeliners. They don’t smudge if you cry (unless you furiously rub your eyes or something).

Post # 7
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013


 1) It will help a bit, yes, but the colours will also look different on you when you’re wearing white (as in your wedding dress), and point and shoot cameras tend to not take the best photos, so many of the details your photographers camera will pick up, wont be picked up by a point and shoot…. But it CAN help to see if your foundation or powder causes a white flash back (most of the time).

2) Eyeshadows do look different on different skin tones, and with different coloured eyes. Eyeshadow will (likely) also look different (depending on the eyeshadow) in photos.

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