We’re in the dog days of summer and it is hot. And if our makeup isn’t melty enough, there’s nothing is worse than looking in the mirror halfway through your day and seeing raccoon eyes. To keep your look fresh in the heat of summer or on a wet rainy day, it is mandatory to use mascara that stays on your lashes and will not transfer elsewhere. The solution? A great waterproof mascara! Keep scrolling to shop the best waterproof mascaras to keep your lashes looking great (and your makeup in its place).
Rejoice — Chanel’s cult-favorite mascara is also available in a waterproof version! The formulation of this product is brilliant. Along with the spiky wand, this mascara is thickening but wet enough to add several coats without becoming clumpy. This mascara is an excellent choice if you have good lashes that simply need a little plumping up.
Maybelline Lash Discovery Waterproof Mascara is the best enhancer for those with little length and thickness. This formula is superb for lower lashes because the wand is short and narrow. Don’t let the Lash Discovery wand fool you — it is small in size but delivers beautifully coated full and separate lashes.
Lancôme Hypnose Waterproof Mascara is also a great contender. This rich mascara is a winner for all types of lashes. The dense concoction is the crème de la crème of mascaras with a wand that allows for even mascara application.
Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara continually inhabits the “best” mascara lists. Now the formula comes in waterproof. Good news — it’s just as good as the original. This mascara is perfect for those looking to achieve a false lash look.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Waterproof Mascara is a lush mascara that has a multi-bristled tapered wand. This allows for easy application to your inner lashes. Even though it is resistant to smudging it is also easy to remove. With just a few applications, this mascara appears natural not clumpy.
You may have heard that waterproof mascara is bad for your lashes, but that’s not necessarily true. The only way waterproof mascara can harm your lashes is with improper removal. Use a waterproof remover that can nourish your lashes as well as safely remove your mascara, like La Roche-Posay Respectissime Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ($16.53).
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