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.
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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
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
Looking for a washable alternative to lash extensions? Consider this waterproof formula that creates bold, dramatic lashes in just one swipe. Bonus: It's under $10.
Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara, $9.49
Whether you're sweating on the beach or caught in a torrential downpour, this clump-free formula won't move an inch.
Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara, $23.00
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
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.
Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara, $6.99
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
This defining mascara has teeny-tiny rubber bristles that coat every hair without getting clumpy.
Lash Waterproof Volumizing Mascara, $22.00
This long-wearing mascara creates any effect you want. One coat offers subtle, fluttery definition, while two or three layers produce stunning volume.
Diorshow Black Out Mascara, $29.50
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.
Voluminous Superstar Waterproof Mascara, $10.99
If you were to put on an impromptu synchronized swim routine, this is the mascara you’d want to have had the foresight to put on beforehand. The gel-like formula adds length and volume without feeling heavy, and it stays flake-free all day. Go ahead — jump in that Olympic-sized pool.
Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara, $20.00
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
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 Lash, $23.00
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
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