If you have
stick-straight lashes, you know that it's always a challenge to build a feathery look that points anywhere but down. That's when you should reach for a waterproof mascara. Thanks to the budge-proof formula, you never have to worry about wilting lashes — or awkward smudge stains — ever again.
Waterproof lashes don't discriminate. In fact, you don't just have to have
short, wispy lashes to benefit from a flake-free formula. Whether you have oily eyelids, seasonal allergies that leave you teary-eyed, or simply want to fight the elements at a music festival this summer, a waterproof mascara is your best friend.
Check out our favorite waterproof mascaras, ahead.
At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara The curvy brush on this waterproof formula helps curl and coat each lash for long-lasting wear and definition. Eyeko
Beach Waterproof Mascara, $26.00
Buy Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara No buyer's remorse here. At $5, this cult-favorite mascara is a serious game-changer for getting dramatic volume and fluttery length. Essence
Lash Princess False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara, $4.99
Buy Milk Makeup KUSH Waterproof Mascara
No matter how good a mascara makes your lashes look, it's never truly worth it if the formula leaves them become dehydrated and brittle. Luckily, Milk Makeup recently launched a
new waterproof mascara
that conditions lashes while it curls, lengthens,
KUSH Waterproof Mascara, $24.00
Buy Revlon Volumazing Waterproof Mascara
Considering the fact that this was one of the
best drugstore mascaras
to come out of 2018, it's no surprise that its creamy, waterproof twin is just as good as — if not better than — the original fiber-infused formula.
Volumazing Waterproof Mascara, $8.99
Buy Maybelline Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara Looking for a washable alternative to lash extensions? Consider this waterproof formula that creates bold, dramatic lashes in just one swipe. Bonus: It's just $10 and change. Maybelline
Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara, $9.49
Buy Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara Whether you're sweating on the beach or caught in a torrential downpour, this clump-free formula won't move an inch. Tarte
Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara, $23.00
Buy Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara
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, whether you're stuck on a hot, overcrowded train or diving head first into the Atlantic Ocean (seriously,
Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara, $25.00
Buy Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara 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
Buy Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara 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. Too Faced
Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, $24.00
Buy Buxom Lash Waterproof Volumizing Mascara This defining mascara has teeny-tiny rubber bristles that coat every hair without getting clumpy. Buxom Cosmetics
Lash Waterproof Volumizing Mascara, $22.00
Buy Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara 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 Black Out Mascara, $29.50
Buy L'Oréal Voluminous Superstar Waterproof Mascara 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, $10.99
Buy COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Waterproof Mascara 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 Waterproof Mascara, $7.99
Buy Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara This waterproof version of the best-selling Smoky Lash mascara stays put even on the hottest, stickiest day of the summer and will have everyone asking you if your lashes are real. Make Up For Ever
Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara, $24.00
Buy Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Waterproof Mascara 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 it's got you covered through hot yoga. Giorgio Armani Beauty
Eyes To Kill Waterproof Mascara, $32.00
Buy Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! Volumizing 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.
BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara, $25.00