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Summer Eyes: CARGO Swimmables Waterproof Pencil Collection

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CARGO Swimmables Waterproof Pencil in Sparkling Deep Green plus Ultra Color Rich Cool Bliss Lipstick in Nude on Ice

If you can't get into bright lipsticks, another fast way to have fun with your summer makeup is coloured eye liner. CARGO Swimmables Waterproof Pencil Collection ($18) answers the hue cry with creamy, seriously smudge-proof liners with big-pow impact. The set includes a frosted steel blue, hot metallic turquoise, bold purple, bright green, and a shimmery deep forest green, which I'm wearing in the above image (along with Avon's Cool Bliss SPF 15 lipstick in Nude on Ice).

Swimmables in JPEG

Tip: Line along the base of upper lashlines only for anyone-can-wear it subtlety, or lightly stroke colour over the entire lid as well as along lashines for a brilliant stay-put smoky eye. For a soft-line finish, stroke an angle liner brush over the pencil tip to pick up colour and transfer immediately to lashline (you have to work fast with this pencil; it does not smudge easily).

For folks wanting to know what shade will best suit their eye colour, purple is a no-fail universal booster, and dark green is a Carmindy fave for hazel. Blue and aqua are hot for brown eyes, but really, it's fun makeup -- try them all to see what you like best. And it's okay to love them all.

Available at Sears/Toronto Eaton Centre, The Bay/Queen St., and select independent beauty boutiques.