11 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 humidity starts 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 favourite is bareMinerals' Oil Obsessed Oil Cleanser) makes quick work of all that inky, clingy colour. Looking for a waterproof mascara? Check out the following slides for our fan-favourites.


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Eyeko's vegan mascara not only holds curl for 24 hours, but also contains Matcha Green Tea, botanical fruit extracts and antioxidant Vitamin E to care for lashes.
Eyeko Yoga Waterproof Mascara, $19.00 Buy
Unlike Sex And The City's Mr. Big, Lancôme's Monsieur Big mascara is very reliable. The creamy formula and large brush beef up limp lashes, holds a curl all day, and stays on without smudging.
Lancôme Lancôme Mr. Big Waterproof Mascara, $21.50 Buy
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 Maybelline Falsies Waterproof Mascara Very Black, $8.99 Buy
If you're looking for a volumising — 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 (again, we tested).
Too Faced Better Than Sex' Black Waterproof Mascara, $22.00 Buy
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 Cosmetics Voluminous Superstar Waterproof Mascara, $17.23 Buy
Although this clump-defying mascara is technically water resistant (read: not quite waterproof), it manages to stay on our lashes all day without flaking.
COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Extensions Mascara Very Black, $6.42 Buy
A curling mascara that gives you the effect of a lash lift without the salon appointment. Beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan confirms it's the kind of mascara that will not budge even after a hour-long hot yoga class.
Etude House Etude House - Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara, $7.45 Buy
Finally, this cult formula got a makeover that's friendly to oily eyelids everywhere. It promises 24-hour wear, but who really needs that? All that matters is its got you covered through hot yoga.
Armani Eyes To Kill Classico, $30.00 Buy
A volumising, water-resistant mascara that makes everyone who tries it fall in love? Somehow, it exists. Chalk it up to the thin wand, the gripping bristles, the jet-black pigment, or just plain old magic.
Benefit Benefit Badgal Bang Mascara, $22.00 Buy
It Cosmetics has quickly become a beauty favourite amongst editors and Instagrammers. The skinny wand in their Tightline Waterproof 3-in-1 Black Primer-Eyeliner-Mascara coats lashes right from the root and creates a 'tight-lined' effect.
It Cosmetics Tightline Waterproof Black Primer-Eyeliner-Mascara, $20.00 Buy
This mascara has long had a reputation for being a waterproof best.
Bobbi Brown Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara, Black, $25.00 Buy
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