as a retired makeup artist, I have to tell you to be careful with any of the waterproof products!!! MAKE SURE you remove them carefully & completely before you go to bed....AND......if you're not careful, waterproof mascara can cause your lashes to break off; again, DO be careful and be sure to take it off completely!! you can use baby shampoo, just a drop, on a warm washcloth........don't use cotton balls!! save your money.....all they do is absorb most of whatever you are using..........and by the way, do you REALLY need a 24 blush, lipcolor, or mascara??? really!!! THINK ABOUT IT!!
Yes it applies the same. It is just as good, UNLESS you plan on taking it off soon....it is not easily removed, without the proper remover. Unless I am going someplace where I know water will come in contact with my eyes, I just go with the regular.