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Welcome to practicallyperfectmeg.com. My name is Megan. I am obsessed with Disneyland. I visit weekly. I am also the proud mama of a cast member.

Welcome to practicallyperfectmeg.com. My name is Megan. 

I am obsessed with Disneyland and visit weekly. I am also the proud mama of a cast member.

I know the best Disneyland Tips and reviews.  Since I practically live there. 

I run and have completed five marathons and thirty-half marathons.

I’m a Potterhead. I love zombies. I love Doctor Who. Horror is my favorite movie genre.

 I am a bibliophile. Reading is everything.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

I am a neat freak with a messy house. I am also totally obsessed with makeup.

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Eye Makeup That Can Last In The Summer Heat

Eye Makeup That Can Last In The Summer Heat

Originally posted to my Instagram these were the mascaras that could go the distance. 

Originally posted to my Instagram these were the mascaras that could go the distance. 

I have spent the last couple of years testing makeup that I can exercise while wearing. To be sure it won’t run or cause pimples. For those of you who do not run there are plenty of female runners that use cosmetics some of them wear a full face to races. They run fast and look flawless. 

I have spent the past couple of years trying to find mascaras and concealers that won’t smudge or run. When I started testing it while running and at Disneyland in the heat,  I discovered not all makeup will stay put. Even waterproof. 

If advertised as waterproof, I always doubt it is sweat proof. Waterproof cosmetics can clog your pores and would not recommend using it daily. If you have a good skin care routine, you should not have to worry. If you use pore filling primer that helps in my opinion, however, I am no expert.

I've lost count of how many mascaras and eye primers I have tried. The sad part is many products that work well are expensive it's ridiculous because if it sucks you're stuck with it.

These eye products stand up in the heat. If you can run or workout with it on I will notate that as well. 

So expensive I know but so worth it and the Velvet Noir pops up as an insider perk at Sephora often.   

So expensive I know but so worth it and the Velvet Noir pops up as an insider perk at Sephora often. 

 

Better than sex waterproof. The Too Faced better than sex formula flakes and smudges. Better than sex waterproof has a better formula. I think it looks better than the original. You can buy it from Sephora in the travel size, and I've noticed the travel size lasts about the same time as the big tube.

I highly really recommend Eyeko Sport waterproof mascara and catch and crawl. I've run a half marathon wearing this there were some flakes underneath my eye, but it held up, and I've had other mascaras just fall apart running less, so this stuff is stellar if you want something that's not going to try this. Please note it is difficult to remove.


I am in love with this mascara. I can't believe it's not waterproof mascara it's Lancôme Defincils Definition Mascara. I've been wearing it in the heat, and it's not budging.

Clinique lash power mascara I believe this is a tube of mascara and I have worn it while running, and for the most part, it does hold up. Unfortunately, if water or sweat get on your lower lash line, it's going to flake or it will run.. 

Two more high-end mascara they're both from Mark Jacobs so I would recommend O!mega lash and the velvet noir mascara they don't budge. If you use the two together, it will look like you're wearing false lashes.

I am not the biggest fan of this mascara it's called Lifted by Tarte and marketed as sweat proof. One of the many reasons I hate it is because the only color is black brown I'm not a fan of the lighter color mascaras. I want dark black. This mascara will run, but it holds up pretty well. If you’re working out, don’t use it. It’s also the natural and less likely option to melt off your face.

L'Oreal Paris double extends mascara primer and mascara it is good, but it's not my favorite. It's less likely to give you, issues. I have had the hardest time finding drug store mascara that stays put. 

I like Maybelline the mega plush volume express waterproof. Maybelline mascaras tend to have a very wet formula. I open them five or six days before use because if I don’t like it, clumps and takes forever to dry. It is not my favorite mascara on the planet, but it's good.

Other mascara worth mentioning is the Clinique bottom lash mascara. It's a little tube little one just for the bottom lashes. Ideal for using those who are prone to raccoon eyes.

We will now move onto mascara primer. Mascara primers condition and protect your lashes. If you use waterproof, this helps prevent damaging your lashes. Did you know that Lancôme owns L’Oreal? Lancôme owns urban decay as well. So the urban decay subversion lash is the same as L’Oreal Voluminous lash primer. I would recommend going with the L'Oreal.


When it comes to eye shadow primer Nyx Proof It makes your shadow waterproof. You can use it on your brows as well. It's a little sticky. The formula is stellar, but it's not bulletproof.

Essence I love stage eye shadow base is a good drugstore time saver. It evens skin tone on the lids. It’s not the best, but if you’re on a tight budget, it's pretty impressive.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance is my favorite. However, Milani eye shadow primer is a total dupe.  Eye primer prevents your concealer from creasing when used under the eyes.It's not sweat proof, but it holds up well.


Moving on to eyebrow products now it's mostly high-end stuff, but the NYX primer could help with any brow product.


The It brow power pencil in the universal color has not failed me when running. A miniature size is available for $12 which if you're on budget eyebrow pencils last a long time and this one is good.

Last is Anastasia of Beverly Hills brow whiz people loves it; it's fantastic I love it. I top it with Benefits Gimmie Brow, which will run in the heat I’ve lost half a brow, but the brow whiz stayed put. It’s my Holy Grail brow products.

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I am now testing It superhero mascara so far it's great and just got my hands on some Cover Girl total tease waterproof. So hopefully I can find some more affordable options in the future.

Tell me what eye products stand up to the heat. What should I try next?

I cannot wait to finally test this one. 

I cannot wait to finally test this one. 

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