24 Truly Waterproof Mascaras That Withstand Sobbing, Beach Vacations, and Sweaty Commutes

Mascara Amplified

Blinc sephora.com


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.

ScandalEyes Retroglam Mascara in Waterproof Black

Rimmel target.com


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.

BADgal Waterproof Mascara

Benefit Cosmetics benefitcosmetics.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.

Diorshow Waterproof Mascara

Dior 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.

LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara

Covergirl amazon.com


This affordable tube will give you instantly long lashes and will last all day. Pro Tip: It’s best removed with a micellar cleansing water.

Tightline Waterproof Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer

It Cosmetics ulta.com


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.

Grandiose Waterproof Mascara

Lancome sephora.com


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.

Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara

M.A.C nordstrom.com


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.

Voluminous Volume Building Waterproof Mascara

L’Oréal Paris amazon.com


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.

Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline target.com


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

Waterproof Extreme Mascara

Tom Ford nordstrom.com


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

Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

Too Faced sephora.com


This mascara lives up to both its hype and name. The curved brush will separate and curl your lashes with every swipe.

Lash Waterproof Mascara

Buxom sephora.com


The volumizing mascara will build and separate your lashes for a dramatic effect. The vitamin-enriched and clump-resistant formula deepens and thickens so every lash is a standout.

Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara

Urban Decay sephora.com


Urban Decay’s gone to great lengths to prove its waterproof mascara’s bonafides. It didn’t budge when tested in the ocean or a sweat-drenched gym. Cry all you want, this Japanese formula is not going anywhere.

Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Waterproof Mascara, 391 [391 Black]

L’Oreal Paris amazon.com


If you’re going for big bold lashes grab this. Reviewers say it creates a doll-like appearance. The 360-degree spiked brush is to thank for making you look like a Barbie.

High Impact Waterproof Mascara

Clinique clinique.com


No flaking, clumping, or smudging here. The mascara can stand up to heat and humidity a full 24 hours. It’ll stay on even the most active faces.

Volume Effect Faux Cils Waterproof Luxurious Mascara, Charcoal Black

YSL amazon.com


The very popular YSL Volume Effet Faux comes in waterproof form. The mascara brush is designed to work with the new product formula to maximize lash volume and hold. Lashes that look great, hold up, and last. What more could you ask for?

Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara

Lancôme sephora.com


Everything about this product is BIG. A big brush for smudge and sweat proof application. Big volume that lasts for up to 24 hours and big curl that takes limp lashes and makes them come alive. 

Clump Crusher Waterproof Mascara

Covergirl ulta.com


Falsies in tube form. You’ll have the volume and the length with the added ability to withstand a hot summer day with a clump-free look. 

Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara

Etude House sokoglam.com


The dual jelly brush has two different types of bristles that curl even the shortest and straightest lashes. Prepare to bat those curly lashes all day long, rain or shine.

Makeup Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline amazon.com


Maybelline’s mascara is enriched with coconut oil that works to nourish lashes and keeps the formula from drying out. Build the drama with a few coats for a beach babe moment. 

Diorshow Pump n Volume Waterproof Mascara

Dior saksfifthavenue.com


Extreme lash volume that can stand up to extreme elements. The thick brush contains soft bristles that separate and fluff lashes from the root. 

In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascara

MAC saksfifthavenue.com


Curls. Check. Lengthens. Check. Stays Put. Check. MAC’s In Extreme Dimension is a mascara that can do it all. 

Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

Chanel nordstrom.com


You’ll get volume, length, and intensity with one stroke. The brush features long and short bristles that combine to coat every lash for a dramatic effect.  

Chloe Hall is an editor, producer, and Instagrammer who covers beauty, fashion, culture and Rihanna at ELLE.com.

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