Waterproof mascaras are one of those pieces of make-up we’re all a bit wary of… What if it doesn’t work and we end up, poolside, with smears of black running down our face? Or, maybe worse, what if it works almost too well and you can’t work out how to get it off without pulling out half of our eyelashes in the process? (We’ve all been there.)
So, whether you’ve got your summer holiday approaching and want to nail a glam pool or beach look, or you’re fed up of your make-up smudging down your face every time you go for a run or get the tiniest bit teary at an emotional TV advert, we’ve found the best mascaras for you. Even if you just want to start your evenings out knowing your lashes will stay put until you choose to hit the hay.
There’s the brand favourites, like MAC’s False Lashes and Max Factor’s 2000 Calorie mascaras, which are safe bets; your usual wand with a waterproof formula.
Then there’s the seriously hard-wearing products, like Eyeko’s Sport Waterproof Mascara and our Best Beauty Buys winner Lancome’s Hypnose waterproof formula, which are known – in the industry – for their impossible staying power. (Just make sure you have the right remover to hand.)
A waterproof formula doesn’t have to break the bank. It can be annoying splashing out for that holiday make-up when you know you’ll only wear it for a week, but some of the best are real bargains. Maybelline, Max Factor and L’Oreal’s waterproof mascaras are some of the best out there, all for under £11.
Don’t be put off by the no-budge nature of waterproof mascara. It makes your days simpler, knowing you don’t have to worry about smudging and flaking, and it just requires you to have an oil-based make-up remover.
Whatever your reason for trying them, check out our pick of the best waterproof mascaras – and remember, you don’t have to compromise on length, definition or volume anymore…