Rain and tear-proof: Here are waterproof mascaras you can rely on
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By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / May 06 2022
If you’re a bit of a cryer or just vigilant on especially rainy days (we’ve lost too many umbrellas to count to not be on guard TBH), then you should probably have a waterproof mascara in your makeup arsenal.
From high-end to drugstore and even a few cult favourites, when it comes to these waterproof mascaras there’s something for everyone – just make sure you’ve got a no-nonsense makeup remover to take those hard-wearing lashes off at the end of the day.
Here are the waterproof mascaras that won’t let you down even on your down days.
DIOR Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Eye Mascara
If you’re loyal to the original Diorshow mascara, then congratulations because your favourite lash-curling formula just got an upgrade. This long-wearing lady allows you to enjoy 24 hours of humidity-resistant, waterproof wear without compromising on that volume and curl you’ve come to know and love. Plus, with the addition of lash conditioning cotton nectar you can rest easy knowing your eyelashes are getting the V.I.P treatment from the first swipe.
$60 at Sephora
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Waterproof
We’re OG fans of the original variant and when it comes to this waterproof version, honestly our opinion hasn’t changed – this is one of the best volumising mascaras we've ever had the pleasure of plumping up our lashes with. Stash this sweat-proof, long-wearing pick in your gym bag for lash-lengthening touch-ups before you head into the office and prepare to wow all of whom you encounter with your impressive peepers.
$50 at Adore Beauty
M.A.C COSMETICS Extended Play Giga Black Lash
Finding the perfect balance between durable, waterproof wear, while also being a breeze to remove, this defining and lengthening mascara is a great choice for every day. The smaller wand size makes it perfect for grabbing all those tiny lashes on your lower lash line without smudging the product all over your under eyes. Lightweight and buildable, this little guy delivers waterproof, sweatproof and humidity-resistant wear that lasts for up to 16 hours after application. A must for any kit.
$39 at Adore Beauty
Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara
Outrageously voluminous lashes are on the menu when you apply a few strokes of this mascara to your peepers. With a conditioning lash-advancing vitamin complex-infused formula that lifts and curls as it volumises, this is our false lash effect pick – the fact that it’s also smudge-proof, flake-proof and clump-resistant are just an added bonus in our opinion.
$54 at Adore Beauty
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara
Separate and fan out your lashes with this jojoba-enriched volumising formula that defines and lengthens, ensuring every single little lash of yours is on full display from the first few swipes. A great pick for the budget conscious, this low-cost waterproof OG is a no-brainer for the next time you’re ordering from Adore Beauty.
$12.48 at Big W
Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara
As you might have guessed from the name this mascara is all about that smudge-free life. Long-wearing, waterproof, defining, curling and lengthening, you can look forward to some stunning lash moments with this BB on hand. With no smudging, clumping or flaking in sight, this ophthalmologist-tested pick pairs perfectly with contact lenses.
$53 at MECCA
Benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara
Yep, that’s right, this cult-favourite mascara is waterproof, meaning you can comfortably enjoy all of that unbelievable eye drama no matter how much it rains. With a formula that lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts and separates you’ll most likely have to assure people that these are in fact your lashes and not a pair of falsies, “they’re real” pinky promise.
$44 at Sephora
Maybelline Lash Sensational Lengthening Waterproof Mascara
We don’t know about you but we can never go past a Maybelline mascara. The budget-friendly brand practically introduced us to the concept of mascara as teens trying out makeup for the first time, so it would be a crime not to include them here. Their full fan effect Lash Sensational mascara comes in a few finishes – waterproof included – and all keep lashes looking voluminous and luscious.
$21.95 at Adore Beauty
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.