If eyes are the windows to the soul, the lashes are its curtains! Even those no makeup days need a reliable mascara for a natural effect. However, different queens have different preferences –a lasting formula, a voluminous and/or lengthening product, a curling product to lift the stubborn lashes better, or something designed for sensitive eyes. During the summer months, a special preference pops
up – something lightweight and waterproof. Waterproof mascaras in general are great at keeping lashes lifted and curled. The perfect waterproof formula will rise against all elements, emotions and everything in between. So, here are the best picks, for your lashes to stay pristine irrespective of what the day throws at you.
Maybelline New York Total Temptation Waterproof Volumizing Mascara
At the risk of the page being turned over for not mentioning the yellow tube colossal range and the even more iconic Pink & Green tube great lash mascara from Maybelline. The Total Temptation Waterproof Volumizing Mascara is going to surprise you as the best overall drugstore waterproof mascara. This mascara stays pristine and doesn’t skimp on style. It separates the lashes, gives a good volume, does not clump up on multiple coats for drama or to creates a natural, subtle look that’s perfect for everyday wear. It has a creamy, whipped formula with coconut extracts for conditioning the lashes, as well. You won’t have to fight with your eyes to get them off either.
Pro Tip: To remove the mascara, use soft cotton pads, with some eye makeup remover as they’re specially designed for the eyes. Hold the cotton pad in place slightly pressing in for the mascara to melt off and gently wipe away. Use Q-tips dipped in eye makeup remover to get mascara residue off the tough spots between the lashes or the corner of your eyes.
Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara
Spend the day by the pool looking gorgeous with this waterproof, flake- free mascara that needs only one or two coats for a full effect. Although most of us don’t prefer wearing makeup while going for a swim, I’m among the some that need at least the mascara if nothing else. This mascara makes the clump-free, voluminous, curly lash dream come true. The mascara works well for those of us who like wearing lenses or if you use eye drops. The slim wand works for both upper and lower lashes defining each hair for a curvy layered look.
Tarte Maneater Mascara
If you’re into effortless dark, dramatic lashes this is the mascara for you. The flexible applicator features a longer-than-usual wand with 500 rubbery, spiky bristles! Thus, giving you fanned lashes with volume and length. It’s very easy to apply, doesn’t smudge and is deemed best at lengthening and volumizing without clumping by make- up artists and individual users alike. The formula is build-able as well, so you can make your lashes as dramatic as you wish them to be. This mascara helps those of us with stubborn straight lashes because it lifts the lashes, opening the eyes. To maintain the quality of your lashes it has a conditioning jojoba extract while delivering dark, defined lashes with volume and curl, courtesy of its unique wand with just two coats.
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
This isn’t a waterproof mascara but for those of us looking to skip the dreary removal of an absolute waterproof formula, when all you need is water-resistance. For teary eyes this mascara is the best overall water-resistant mascara. The rich formula coats the lashes for high-impact drama in one application without smudging, clumping, or drying out. Its staggered bristles get close to the roots, giving you length and volume to reveal lashes you never knew you had! With dark and deep lashes perfectly separated all you need to make sure is put it on when you’re ready to go because it dries quickly leaving your lashes to stay put for the whole day. The dramatic length and volume, visible lift and long-wearing results make this pick easy to fall in love with.
Pro Tip: For best application, warm up the tube by rubbing between your palms.
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Waterproof Mascara
This two-step mascara system creates serious volume and length with a waterproof mascara and a lash primer. Adding a primer might seem like an extra step but a smooth quick coat of primer can up your lash game giving you thicker, longer, and stronger lashes. Unlike a lot of waterproof mascaras that leave your lashes feeling dry, this one does not dry or flake your lashes. It manages to give your lashes a very natural look by applying one coat of the primer followed by the fibers, and simply repeat application to build the mascara tapping the fibers onto the lashes for an extreme faux-lash look.
MAC Mascara In Extreme Dimension Waterproof
As the name suggests this mascara gives your lashes extreme dimension – intense
volume, extends length, curl that gives a lift and stays put without budging an inch. MAC products never disappoint, so it’s no surprise that this mascara delivers a clump-resistant and non-flaking formula, hydrating and conditioning your lashes with each brushstroke. Its exclusive mini
brush makes it easy to coat tiny lashes on top, bottom, and in the hard-to-reach inner corners.
Dior Diorshow Iconic Waterproof Mascara
This mascara is a bestselling ‘Iconic’ mascara for its curl, lash length and volume that lasts all day. The oblique cut brush features rigid plastic bristles that lift, curl and separate each lash, for fanned out looking lashes. If you are looking for a wow factor to tackle all the sweat and joyous tears this summer get your hands on the best curling mascara without a smudge in sight.