13 Waterproof Mascaras That Live up to the Claim ...

By Keyaani

13 Waterproof Mascaras That Live up to the Claim ...

If you’re looking for the best waterproof mascaras-this list recommended by elle.com is all you need. These smudge proof mascaras are perfect, if you’re searching for the best waterproof mascaras for swimming, suffer from oily skin or want to avoid raccoon eyes. This list features a mixture of the best drugstore waterproof mascaras and high-end waterproof mascaras. Whatever your budget, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect waterproof mascara formula here, to add to your makeup arsenal.

1 Blinc Mascara Amplified

Blinc created a formula that creates waterproof "tubes" around your lashes that is both sweat-proof and smudge-proof. It's a wet formula too, meaning it won't dry out and you can reapply throughout the day.

Blinc Mascara Amplified, $26; sephora.com

2 Rimmel ScandalEyes Retroglam Mascara

When it comes to cheap and reliable, Rimmel is it. Use this formula for a daytime look, since it's known for giving natural definition and separation.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Retroglam Mascara, $4; target.com


This tube has all the benefits of the BADgal formula, but with the added bonus of being waterproof. Its spiral brush will add volume and length while separating your lashes, all in one flick.

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Waterproof Mascara, $19; benefitcosmetics.com

4 Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-wear Formula

According to Clinique, his mascara will last up to 24 hours. The best part is that you can gently remove it with just soap and water, meaning there's no need to bust out the industrial-strength makeup remover.

Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula, $16.50; sephora.com


If you love this cult-fave then you might as well carry its waterproof formula, too. Try the Diorshow Waterproof Mascara in Azure blue for an electric, poolside look.

Dior Diorshow Waterproof, $28.50; sephora.com

6 Covergirl Lashblast Volume Waterproof Mascara

This affordable tube will give you instantly long lashes and will last all day. It is best removed with a micellar cleansing water (a favorite of ELLE.com's beauty director).

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara, $6; amazon.com

7 It Cosmetics Tightline Waterproof Full Lash Length Mascara Primer

This mascara was created to get to the root of your mascara needs, literally. Meant as a primer to coat the base of your lashline, this mascara is the product we never knew we needed, and now can't live without.

It Cosmetics Tightline Waterproof Full Lash Length Mascara Primer, $24; ulta.com

8 Lancôme Grandiose Waterproof Mascara

Don't be intimidated by Lancôme's swan-neck applicator. It's curved shape helps you reach every lash on your face without hitting your cheekbone with the base of the wand, all while giving you 24-hour waterproof lashes.

Lancôme Grandiose Waterproof Mascara, $32; sephora.com

9 M.a.C Cosmetics Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

M.A.C. Cosmetics's waterproof formula will last you up to 16 hours, but is thermal-sensitive and easily removed with warm water. The thin bristles will lift and lengthen your lashes for a natural finish.

M.A.C. Cosmetics Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara, $18; nordstrom.com

10 L'oréal Paris Voluminous Original Waterproof Mascara

L'Oréal's Voluminous Waterproof Mascara will give you lush, full lashes, at a budget-friendly price. It's been ophthalmologist and allergy-tested for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, too.

L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Waterproof Mascara, $6; amazon.com

11 Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

No mascara roundup is complete without this OG mascara, made even better when waterproof. The infamous green and pink tube is forever.

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara, $4; target.com

12 Tom Ford Waterproof Extreme Mascara

For a great everyday look, try Tom Ford's Waterproof Extreme Mascara. The formula has a deep black carbon formula for ultra-noir lashes.

Tom Ford Waterproof Extreme Mascara, $45; nordstrom.com

13 Too Faced Better than Sex Waterproof Mascara

We can't tell whether this is actually better than sex, but this is a damn good mascara. The curved brush will separate and curl your lashes with every swipe.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, $23; sephora.com

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