Psyched for summer? So are we! Sunning by the pool, going to picnics and heading out for some time in nature are definitely in order after a long winter. One of the best parts of the rising temperatures has to be updating your makeup bag to include fun summer trends. You’re also going to want to make sure you’ve got some of the best waterproof mascara to keep your look intact as the heat (and sweat!) increases.
Take a look at our picks for the 10 best waterproof mascaras. Our top picks include high-end luxury brands as well as several picks for best drugstore waterproof mascara. All products have been carefully selected and are ranking in order of price.
10. Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
The iconic hourglass shaped brush of Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara produces some of the curliest, longest-lasting lashes out there. This mascara boasts a whopping 1,944% increase in volume. Its collagen-fueled formula creates big volume while porcelain flower extract moisturizes and conditions.
Apply one, two or three coats for increased drama with each application.
9. Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara
This mascara’s innovative formula creates waterproof tubes around each individual lash. Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara boasts that a single swipe with give your lashes protection from smudges and smears that rival traditional waterproof formulas.
For extra curl, blast your lash curler with a shot of warm air from a hairdryer and then apply mascara.
8. blinc Mascara Amplified
Want defined lashes for the day and a big, bold look for the evening? The new formula of blinc Mascara Amplified (known in its previous formula as Kiss Me) has been in development over the last ten years in order to create the perfect re-application mascara for adding extra impact as desired.
This glossy formula is simple to use—just apply from root to tip as needed.
7. Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara
Looking for a mascara to wear to hot yoga, during outdoor sports or just on a hectic day? Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara is ideal for heat and humidity. It’s also ophthalmologist tested, so it’s ideal for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
For a full look, use a wiggling motion while applying the mascara from root to tip and allow to dry in between coats to create as much build as you want.
6. DHC Mascara Pro Double Protection
Hate pulling the delicate skin around your eyes with the heavy mascara removers most waterproof mascaras require? DHC Mascara Pro Double Protection is the best waterproof mascara for easy removal and thicker, longer lashes. Instead of using remover, simply apply warm water to lashes and massage the tubes around each lash with gentle pressure until they slide off.
The precise applicator on this mascara coats every lash evenly for a long-wearing look with no flaking, smudging or smearing.
5. Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara
A longtime favorite in Japan, this is the best waterproof mascara for length and conditioning. Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara is formulated with Chamomile Recutita Flower Extract and Camelia Japonica Seed Oil to moisturize lashes and smooth out rough texture—think of it as a deep conditioner for your eyelashes. Even better, Kiss Me Heroine is a fiber-in mascara so it automatically curls lashes and gives you the look of falsies (without the time-consuming glue application) by covering lashes in a silk or rayon filament to add extra volume.
For extreme, curled lashes that give you that wide-eyed look, use a curling wand prior to application.
4. COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara
The best waterproof mascara for ultra-long lashes, COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara uses a specially engineered brush to increase lashes up to 10 times the size of bare lashes. Your dramatic lashes will last for an entire 24 hours, through rain, shine or a super-sad movie.
For an even bigger, bolder lash, add a layer of mascara to your bottom lashes.
3. Maybelline New York Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara
Waterproof mascara can be difficult to remove. To prevent lash loss while creating full and healthy lashes, try Maybelline New York Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara. It’s scientifically formulated with a Quick Dissolve System that will help you to remove it without tugging at lashes or the delicate skin surrounding your eyes. Even better, it actually softens and nourishes with added Vitamin E.
For best results, apply from the outer to the inner lashes in slow strokes and make sure not to let mascara dry in between coats. If using a liner, apply before mascara to get as close to the lash line as possible and prevent clumping at the base of lashes.
2. L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Waterproof Mascara
Want the big, dramatic lashes of a celebrity on the red carpet at a drugstore price? Enter L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara! This mascara is specifically formulated to resist clumping, provide even coverage to every single lash and—best of all—increase the size of your lashes up to 5 times their natural thickness.
Unlike some waterproof formulas that clump, Voluminous leaves lashes soft and natural, not stiff. For the maximum drama, lift the eyelid a bit before application to work mascara from root to tip.
1. Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara
The iconic pink and green tube has been a staple in makeup bags since the ‘70s! The very best buy on our list, Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara, has been a cult favorite for women in search of value and amazing lashes—probably because of its tried and true formula conditions lashes while doubling them in size.
To get beautiful lashes with this hypoallergenic mascara, pump the applicator brush twice before applying to activate the waterproof formula.
Keep this list of the best waterproof mascara on hand to keep you beautiful (and streak free) while you’re having a blast at the pool this summer! You’re sure to find the ideal choice for your specific lash-spirations. If you’re heading to the beach, don’t forget to also protect your skin.
Think something great is missing from out list? Let us know in the comment’s section below. Also, take a minute to let us know what you think of our selections.