15 Waterproof Mascaras That Won't Give You Raccoon Eyes

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, and thickens.
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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.
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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.
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Whether you're sweating on the beach or caught in a torrential downpour, this clump-free formula won't move an inch.
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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, whether you're stuck on a hot, overcrowded train or diving head first into the Atlantic Ocean (seriously, we tested).
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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.
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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.
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This defining mascara has teeny-tiny rubber bristles that coat every hair without getting clumpy.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A volumizing, 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.

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