7 Mascaras That Won't Give You Raccoon Eyes

With stick-straight lashes like mine, it's always been a challenge building a fringe that points anywhere but down. That's why I always reach for waterproof mascaras. They give my wispy lashes a lift, and because of their budge-proof ingredients, they never end up running or smudging under my eyes.

So, as the temp and humidity start to climb, I find myself falling back on tried-and-true tubes that I know will hold a curl and survive the elements. Sure, these stubborn formulas are tricky to take off, but a good oil-based makeup remover (my favorite is Lather's cleansing oil) makes quick work of all that inky, clingy color. Looking for a waterproof mascara to get you through spring and summer? Check out the following slides for our fan-favorites.
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Not only does this mascara hold a curl and manage to stay smudge-free all day, but the curved head makes it easy to grab those hard-to-reach inner and outer corner lashes.

Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara, $6.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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If you're looking for a volumizing — and slightly clumpy — mascara that will give you a false-lash effect, this one is definitely the way to go. The best part? It doesn't budge all day — even if you have to schlep through the city during a rainstorm (we tested).

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, $23, available March 17 at Too Faced.
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This defining mascara has teeny-tiny rubber bristles that coat every hair without getting clumpy.

Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara, $20, available at Sephora.
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Tarte's waterproof answer to its popular Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara, this durable formula also contains silky conditioners, so you can glide the product through your lashes and build up definition before things set.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara, $21, available at Tarte.
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This long-wearing mascara creates any effect you want. One coat offers subtle, fluttery definition, while two or three layers produce stunning volume.

Dior Diorshow Blackout Waterproof, $27.50, available at Sephora.
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This waterproof mascara has us seeing double — in a good way. Comb the white primer end of this wand through your lashes to help build volume, then, switch to the mascara side to coat them in glossy blackness.

L'Oréal Voluminous Superstar Waterproof Mascara, $8.30, available at Walmart.
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Although this clump-defying mascara is technically water resistant (read: not quite waterproof), it manages to stay on our lashes all day without flaking. Just don't go diving into any pools.

CoverGirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara, $7.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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