Eek Or Chic? The Russian Sychronized Swimmers Sport Some Seriously Wacky Makeup! Here's Our Pick Of The Top Waterproof Products

08 August 2012 by

GALLERY >> The Best Waterproof Products

We have to admit that we've been glued to the Olympics ever since it started - from celeb-spotting to a few teary moments at Jess Ennis to jaw-dropping at the pole vaulting (it's was insane wasn't it?!), we just can't get enough of it. But something a little different caught our eye yesterday over at the aquatic centre, something beauty-related and a little, well, wacky to say the least! Yep, it was only the Russian sychronized swimmers that drew a LOT of attention to themselves, not only for winning a gold medal but also for their strange eye makeup. As you can see, they looked almost clown-like with a full face of dramatic makeup - large red lips, thick mascara and hugely decorative eyeshadow. Wow is all we can say, what a look! And it's got us thinking... if they were swimming around all day in all that maquillage, it must have been mega strong and totally waterproof, right?!

Now we're no strangers to a bit of waterproof makeup - you can often find us applying a touch of YSL's Waterproof False Effect Mascara on holiday or Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay In Place Eye Pencil, but we're not sure we'd go as far as actually painting full-on eyelashes over our eyelids. Although who are we to comment, they did win gold after all! Maybe the judges just couldn't resist their utterly gorgeous faces?

The panel is open to lot now, tell us what you really think - eek or chic? And in tribute to Svetlana and Natalia's awesome win, we've picked out a few of our favourite waterproof beauty products too...

Your waterproof face


Illamasqua Skin Base foundation is rain, sweat and water resistant.  

Lips and cheeks

Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable lipstain in 010 Darling Cherie is bright, moisturising and longlasting. Favourite of the Pixiwoo girls, Becca Beach Tint is great for lips and cheeks.


Urban Decay's 24/7 waterproof liquid eyeliner comes in loads of bright colours as does Bobbi Brown Long Wear eyeliner.  Swap shadow for Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoos (this one's in 20 - Turquoise Forever. Then add YSL Waterproof Volume Effect Mascara.

Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer

Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer, £30 - this clever compact is one you'll want to keep firmly in your beach bag. It's oil-free formula stays on the skin come rain or shine and truly doesn't budge.

YSL Waterproof False Effect Mascara

YSL Waterproof False Effect Mascara, £23 - you can always trust these guys to come up trumps on the mascara front and this beauty is a god-send for swimmers and beach babies thanks to it's unbelievable staying power.

By Terry Aqualip Jelly Tint

By Terry Aqualip Jelly Tint, £22 - this bad boy uses colour-vector technology and highly intense pigments to colour the lips and not even water washes the colour away.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Eye Pencil

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Eye Pencil, £16 - these clever eye pencils and brilliant for swimmers because once they are set, they don't bleed or move at all. Genius!


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