How Does Waterproof Mascara Work?

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Waterproof mascara typically works in a very specific way if applied effectively and properly. Find out about how waterproof mascara really works with help from a professional makeup artist in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Erin Hendley, professional makeup artist, and today I'm here to answer your question, how does waterproof mascara work? Most of the time we have mascaras that we put on and you know, they can come off when we sweat or when water comes about. So chemists have invented mascara and it's been around a while and the key ingredient as to why it is waterproof is dimethicone. It's silica based so it's going to adhere and be water resistant and it's going to create a long wear effect and that's because it has a lot of emolliency in it, unlike regular mascaras. And so we're just going to put a little bit on. Water proof mascara is great because if you're going to be sweaty then it won't come off if you're going to be swimming it won't come off unless you're rubbing. It's water resistant and sweat resistant so it's great for a bride or if you're just dealing with really harsh conditions in terms of humidity. It is harder to get off and you do need a certain type of eye makeup remover to take it off, it doesn't come off with just plain water, so you do need to take that into consideration. So it, it does help in the long run, but it also takes more work to remove it. I'm Erin Hendley, and I just told you how waterproof mascara works.


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