Panda eyes, be gone. Keep lashes long and lus­cious – and smudge-proof – on the big day with a trusty wa­ter­proof mas­cara.

New Zealand Weddings - - CONTENTS - Writ­ten and styled by PAMELA MCINTOSH

Panda eyes, be gone

Nat­u­rally, you’ll likely shed a tear (or five) on W- day, not to men­tion be joy­fully snug­gling up close to your near­est and dear­est for all of those ‘con­grat­u­la­tions’ hugs post- cer­e­mony. Keep­ing this in mind, eye makeup that’ll stay put well into the evening should be high on the pri­or­ity list.

Mas­caras and eye prod­ucts la­belled wa­ter­proof or wa­ter resistant vary in for­mu­las and prom­ises, but gen­er­ally, a wa­ter resistant prod­uct means that it will not smudge as eas­ily as non-wa­ter resistant for­mu­la­tions. How­ever, a wa­ter­proof prod­uct should do a good job at keep­ing colour where it should be.

Re­mem­ber that every­one is dif­fer­ent – some peo­ple have eyes that con­sis­tently ‘wa­ter’. So as with any beauty prod­uct, it pays to do your re­search to dis­cover what works for you. Bridal makeup artist Simone An­der­son (@si­mone_ an­der­son) says that even if you’re not prone to weep­ing, it’s bet­ter to be safe than sorry and to don wa­ter­proof mas­cara.

“I al­ways have false lashes on hand for my brides for the big day, but al­ways ad­vise that if they are wor­ried about lots of happy tears, then lash ex­ten­sions are a won­der­ful al­ter­na­tive as they won’t come off with wa­tery eyes.”

If you know you’re go­ing to bawl, it’s worth check­ing out other tricks such as Re­vi­taLash Eye­lash Growth Serum. Us­ing this for three months will make your lashes ap­pear longer and fuller. Cou­ple this with an eye­lash lift/perm (see cir­cle) and a lash tint, and you won’t even need to worry about your eye makeup head­ing south­ward. Wed­ding worthy (prod­ucts from top) Glam by Man­i­cure in Hazel Mink Ef­fect Lashes, $16; Re­vi­taLash Ad­vanced Eye­lash Con­di­tioner, $75; Lancôme Khôl Hyp­nôse Wa­ter­proof Long Last­ing Eye Pen­cil, $56; Mel­low Liq­uid Pre­ci­sion Pen Eye­liner, $20; Revlon Vol­ume & Length Mag­ni­fied Mas­cara, $26; Jane Iredale PureLash Length­en­ing Mas­cara, $40; Yves Saint Lau­rent The Shock Wa­ter­proof Mas­cara, $68; Clin­iqueFIT Work­out 24-Hour Mas­cara, $46; Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mas­cara, $62; The Balm Scuba Steve Wa­ter­proof Mas­cara, $35; Ben­e­fit They’re Real Length­en­ing Mas­cara, $44.

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