7 Best & 3 Worst Waterproof Mascaras
Cause racoon eyes are never in fashion
21 December 2016
The next time you see a beauty junkie crying her eyes out in public know that she is testing her new waterproof mascara.
A good water resistant mascara is an essential magic wand that we can never travel without. But the question is what constitutes as a good and sturdy mascara? Makeup brands have spoiled us rotten by launching separate mascaras for every effect. Like a child who can never have enough candy, we want'em all!
For every top-notch waterproof mascara out there, there's one that falls short of our expectations. Check out the list below for the best and the worst waterproof mascaras to avoid getting racoon eyes at your next night-out.
The best waterproof mascaras
A holy grail waterproof mascara is one that doesn't budge, clump or smudge no matter how much time you spend outside in the hot and humid weather.
1. Dior - Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara
This all night long mascara creates any effect you want. One coat offers subtle volume while two or three layers create a dramatic diva effect. The combination of a large brush and a smooth formula makes it a keeper.
Dior - Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara (image credit: dior.com)
2. Givency - Noir Couture 4 In 1 Mascara
A four-in-one mascara that creates intense volume, strong curl, infinite length, and complete lash care - what else can we ask for?
Givency Noir Couture 4 In 1 Mascara (image credit: sephora.com)
3. Clinique - High Impact Waterproof Mascara
A cult favourite, this mascara is the easiest one to apply. The formula doesn't dry out your lashes leaving them looking plump all day long.
Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara (image credit: clinique.com)
4. Bobbi Brown - No Smudge Mascara
This one does what it claims - no smudging. Plus the small brush allows you to reach even the tiniest hairs.
Bobbi Brown - No Smudge Mascara (image credit: bobbibrowncosmetics.com)
5. Benefit - BADgal Waterproof Mascara
If you have oily eyelids then BADgal waterproof mascara will be your new BFF. It makes your lashes longer and fuller and doesn't budge even in humid weather.
Benefit - BADgal Waterproof Mascara (image credit: ulta.com)
6. Maybelline Newyork - Lash Sensational Mascara
Tried, tested and approved with an A. This one comes at an affordable cost and lives up to its claim to create a sensational effect that survives even underwater.The curved brush picks up a lot of product making your lashes voluminous.
Maybelline Newyork - Lash Sensational Mascara (image credit: maybelline.com)
7. Yves Saint Laurent - Luxurious Mascara Waterproof
A forever favourite that even Emily Blunt swears by, YSL's Luxurious Mascara Waterproof won't budge even if you decide to take an underwater diving class.
Yves Saint Laurent Luxurious Mascara Waterproof (image credit: yslbeautyus.com)
The Worst Waterproof Mascaras
A mascara can be a total disaster. Clumpy, flaky, too wet, too dry - the list is endless.
1. Lancôme - Hypnôse Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara
If you're pulling off an all-nighter then you might want to avoid Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara. One user relates her not-so-great experience on MakeupAlley in these words, "Disappointing. I have this with all Lancome mascara's: the packaging is gorgeous, the brushes look as if they will do the trick... but the result is rather meh."
Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara (image credit: boots.com)
2. Revlon - DoubleTwist Blackest Black Mascara
One reviewer from totalbeauty.com described her experience with Revlon DoubleTwist in the following words, "This brush is wretched and does not work at all. The application causes way too much mascara to go on per coat and the bristles are too bulky and stiff to do any precision work with your edge lashes and bottom lashes."
Revlon DoubleTwist Blackest Black Mascara (image credit: revlon.com)
3. Rimmel London - Scandal Eye Mascara
Model Megan Taylor, a mascara devotee, relayed her experience with Rimmel Scandal eye in the following words, "The very large brush meant that the application was a bit clumsy and I couldn't work my way into the corner lashes cleanly." Better to steer clear of this one.
Rimmel London - Scandal Eye Mascara (image credit: us.rimmellondon.com)