The 8 Best Waterproof Mascaras That Hold Up in Peak Runny Mascara Season
The perfect waterproof mascara? One that lengthens and darkens lashes without feeling crispy, stays put, and doesn’t require an industrial-strength solvent to remove. These sweat-proof, pool-proof, ugly-crying-proof, eye-opening wonders deliver on all fronts. So begone, summer panda eye—we will not be seeing you this year.
MONSIEUR BIG WATERPROOF MASCARA
SHOP NOW: Lancôme, sephora.com, $25.00
One swipe of this mega lash-builder delivers thick, clump-free coverage that lasts for 24 hours (should you need it to) without flaking.
DIORSHOW - ICONIC OVERCURL WATERPROOF SPECTACULAR VOLUME & CURL MASCARA
SHOP NOW: DIOR, nordstrom.com, $25.08
A revelation for curl-resistant straight lashes, the curved brush and heavy-lifting (but surprisingly lightweight) formula lock in lasting bend.
SHOP NOW: TOM FORD, sephora.com, $46.00
For appropriately low-drama everyday wear, this is a smudge-proof winner. Bonus points for also having the best name.
INIMITABLE WATERPROOF MASCARA VOLUME - LENGTH - CURL - SEPARATION
SHOP NOW: CHANEL, nordstrom.com, $32.00
This unbudgeable makeup artist favorite (and Kim Kardashian staple) lengthens and separates lashes while also leaving them soft, fluttery, and pliant.
SHOP NOW: Blinc, sephora.com, $26.00
This unique mascara has an ardent cult following (and is consistently one of the top-rated mascaras at Sephora). The tubing formula wraps around individual lashes to make them appear thicker and longer, and it won’t smudge—even if you rub your eyes. Somewhat miraculously, Blinc also doesn’t require cleanser to remove, but slides off easily with warm water.
L’OREAL PARIS MAKEUP VOLUMINOUS ORIGINAL VOLUME BUILDING WATERPROOF MASCARA
SHOP NOW: L'Oreal Paristarget.com, $5.29
Love statement lashes? This is the one for you, delivering big, plush, mega volumized fringe—without a single clump.
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK GREAT LASH WATERPROOF MASCARA, VERY BLACK, 1 TUBE
SHOP NOW: Maybelline New Yorkamazon.com, $5.76
A descendant of the first ever mascara, introduced in 1915, Maybelline Great Lash remains a reliable classic—and a bargain-hunter’s dream.
HIGH IMPACT WATERPROOF MASCARA
SHOP NOW: CLINIQUE, sephora.com, $19.00
There is no level of humidity that can make this stuff run. Not even a major sweat sesh at the gym will affect its staying power, yet a gentle eye makeup remover will sweep it away at the end of the day.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
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