As summertime is fast approaching, chances are you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect sandals, swimsuit and sunglasses for hot summer days spent by the pool or beach. But have you given any thought to your makeup? Specifically, your mascara?
No, you don’t have to go mascara-free on days you plan to be in or near the water. Nor do you have to worry about it smearing, smudging or running down your face when you get splashed or submerged. You just need to find the best waterproof mascara for your desired look.
Here are nine of our favorite waterproof or water-resistant mascaras that will leave you with enviable, luxurious lashes all summer long.
Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, $29.50
Available in black, blue or brown, Diorshow Waterproof Mascara promises to intensify, thicken and curve your lashes for an ultra-glam look in a water-resistant formula. It glides on seamlessly and coats each lash for a bold look that you can enjoy even amongst the splashes and waves.
If you’re looking to lift and define your lashes, Maybelline Sky High Waterproof Mascara will be your new best friend. Plus, its ophthalmologist-tested, suitable for sensitive eyes, and the waterproof formula removes easily with waterproof eye makeup remover.
Not only is the price right, but Lash Princess False Lash Waterproof Mascara’s new formula delivers dramatic volume via a conic shape fiber brush, but won’t clump or give you spider eyes. It promises not to flake, fade or wear, and is a cruelty-free brand! It’s a win/win.
This mascara was pretty much made for the beach. Created in London, it’s formulated with sunscreen, coconut oil and waterproof pigments so that it won’t run or fade with water contact. Its unique brush is in the shape of an ocean wave, designed to sweep lashes up for volume and lift. Your lashes will be ready for the beach in no time.
This long-wear, volumizing and buildable mascara is crafted with a beeswax base to coat each lash, while cotton extract helps to smooth your lashes surface and actually “densify” the lash fibers at their core. Aside from making your lashes look great instantly, the brand states that “in as little as four weeks of use, bare lash fibers are longer, thicker, and more curled.’ So, it’s like a lash treatment and cosmetic in one. Who doesn’t love a good multitasker?
Created with an exclusive waterproof formula with intense black pigments to thicken and lengthen your lashes, this mascara is formulated to separate and build your lashes for up to four times their natural thickness! Plus, it wipes off easily with the right waterproof makeup remover and can be used with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, too.
Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, Neutrogena’s Healthy Volume Lash-Plumping Waterproof Mascara has a volumizing formula and super-sized volume brush. It is made with olive oil for up to 400 percent fuller lashes, and its long-lasting, waterproof formula will leave your lashes looking luxe all day long.
The waterproof version of fan-favorite, Clinique’s High Impact Waterproof Mascara will give you instant volume and length that stands the test of heat, sweat, and humidity. Just apply at the base of your lashes and upward to the tips, and repeat to build. (Just let it dry between coats!) It’s also paraben, sulfate, phthalate, gluten, alcohol, mineral oil, and fragrance-free, so it’s a mascara you can feel good about.
With just one coat, achieve bold, thick lashes with Covergirl’s Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara. Swim, sun, splash worry-free, as the waterproof formula will set your lashes while delivering length and definition, too.
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