4 sweat and waterproof mascaras beauty editors swear by
Say goodbye to the days of smudged mascara and terrifying panda eyes
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / May 26 2017
While everyone has their own can’t-live-without beauty products, mascara tends to be the one that most wouldn’t want to give up. Which is why finding your Holy Grail mascara can be a serious labor of love. And given Australia’s insane summer heat, it makes it even more of a task to find one that’ll enhance your lashes and stay put during sweaty days and refreshing swims.
That’s where we come in! We’ve put together a list of just a few of our sweat, water and tear resistant mascaras that will not only give your lashes serious oomph, but won’t leave you looking like a sad panda after a day at the beach or an hour on the treadmill.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
“I’m raising a wand to Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof. It features the same hourglass brush as the original variant to darken and boost volume, while the formula sets and dries in a matter of seconds. Best of all, it won’t flake, smudge or budge – essential when you’re making a splash this season.”
Iantha Yu, Beauty Editor, Beauty Crew
Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara
“I initially tried this one at the beginning of summer because I’d heard it wouldn’t budge while sweating and swimming, and while it certainly delivered in that respect, it exceeded expectations in terms of what it did for my lashes. I have semi-long lashes that sit fairly straight, and the Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara lifted, curled and defined my lashes beautifully. To the point that this has become a go-to regardless of water-friendliness.”
Carli Alman, Editor, Beauty Crew
Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara
“The new Tarte Lifted Sweatproof Mascara has just recently taken top spot in my waterproof mascara collection, because I honestly think it could last through an apocalypse! Not only has it lasted through long beach days without smudging or flaking in the slightest, it has also ensured my lashes remained perfectly curled and coated after a grueling workout session when the rest of me has left the gym drowning in sweat (sorry, TMI). Unfortunately, the mascara hasn’t been released in Australia just yet however, it is set to launch in Sephora in March.”
Kate Niven, Contributor, Beauty Crew
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara Waterproof
“Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara Waterproof has been one of my favourites for YEARS! Literally doesn’t budge, even during days of constant swimming. I tend to rub my eyes when I get out of the water, and this has never smudged, flaked, or even remotely shifted.”
Carli Alman, Editor, Beauty Crew
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Kate has worked for BEAUTYcrew since early 2016, first as a contributor, before being named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine.