The 5 Best Waterproof Mascaras


Whether you’re getting married or going on a beach vacation, you know the importance of having a foolproof waterproof mascara in your makeup routine. It’s never a good look to have black mascara running down your face, so using a waterproof mascara can definitely be beneficial in many scenarios.

L’Oreal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara

Who wouldn’t want big doe eyes like Bambi? The L’Oreal Bambi Eye mascara promises an “instant eye-opening” effect. Its specially designed brush is shaped like an eye to ensure that even the inner lashes are coated with mascara, creating that larger eye look. Its waterproof formula won’t smudge or run and according to L’Oreal’s research, 2 out of 3 women said they noticed a bigger eye effect after use.

Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara 

Formulated with coconut oil and fruit extracts, this vegan mascara will lift and curl lashes and get you from the beach to the swim-up bar looking like the drama queen you want to be. Or at least a woman with perfect eye make-up. Designed in London and made in Korea, with sleek modern packaging that resembles a silver tube of toothpaste.

Lancome Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara

Who doesn’t still enjoy a good Sex and the City reference? This “Mr. Big” mascara from Lancome promises 12 times the volume of other mascaras on account of its specially designed brush with “soft wavy fibers” that deliver the right amount of the product onto lashes. It’s buildable so if one stroke isn’t enough you can layer for an even more full-lash effect. It’s also sweat, smudge and waterproof and lasts up to 24 hours.

Essense Lash Princess False Lash Waterproof Mascara 

This brand stands on its commitment to the environment and the animal world, meaning it’s cruelty-free. With its specially designed cone-shaped fiber brush it offers up volume and length to give you the gorgeous eyelashes you desire alongside a reliable waterproof formula. And it’s also ophthalmologically tested for those with sensitive eyes.

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

The Lash Blast line of mascaras from Covergirl became an instant classic when they launched and continues to be a best seller. This version offers all of the famous Lash Blast benefits: volume, curl, definition and length but it’s also waterproof. Say no more!


Kim Izzo