I usually don’t wear waterproof mascara, but I had to make a HUGE exception last week. Our central air conditioning unit was broken, and due to the recent SoCal heatwave—it took a week to have a new one installed. We were melting, it was just ridic! What better time to put the new Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara to the test, right? It was all BB creams and Cannonball to the rescue!
Cannonball is currently available only in black and features a gel-like, paraben-free formula. There are some pretty amazing fibers in this one to offer fab length, taking your lashes where most lengthening mascaras can’t. If I were judging Cannonball solely on that, it wins! But, this is a waterproof mascara—and what good is it if it isn’t waterproof? I definitely spent days testing it to the max, and beyond.
Besides sweating like a hobo in my own house, I ran errands in Cannonball, took mid-afternoon showers to cool myself down with Cannonball on…and pretty much the only thing I didn’t do was cannonball into the pool with it on. What I found was that it didn’t budge!
Now while I realize photo #3 after the shower doesn’t look all that great—it illustrates that even after WASHING MY FACE, the mascara is still there, without any running. One of the amazing things I discovered was that if I left my wet lashes undisturbed without any rubbing—they “fluffed” themselves back up after they dried, and that resulted in a fluttery, doe-eyed look. This mascara doesn’t leave the lashes feeling heavy or gunked up like some waterproof formulas.
You’re going to need an oil-based eye makeup remover for this, or something equally as awesome as Cannonball, like the Meltdown Makeup Remover.
Meltdown Makeup Remover has a creamy texture to break down the tough stuff, and leaves my skin feeling soft when it’s all said and done. They make a great pair!
Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara:
Meltdown Makeup Remover:
Prices & Availability: Cannonball Mascara is $20 and can be found on UrbanDecay.com and sephora.com.
Meltdown Makeup Remover is $24 and can be found on UrbanDecay.com, sephora.com, beauty.com, at ULTA, and select Macy’s locations.