Top 5 Waterproof Mascaras

My Top 5 Favorite Waterproof Mascaras

Whether it’s increased trips to the pool, sweating in 90°+ heat, or unexpectedly tearing up to Fences, summer 2017 is requiring everyone to break out their waterproof mascaras. Today, I’ve decided to share my favorites.

5. M.A.C Cosmetics Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara $18.00M.A.C Cosmetics Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara2

This intense black mascara features a petite brush and 16 hours of waterproof wear. The mascara wand is perfect for reaching the smaller hairs on the inner and outer corner of the eyes. Though it possesses an impressive wear time, it is thermal-sensitive and easily removed with warm water. If your plans involve swimming in a heated pool or jacuzzi, I would recommend another option from this list.

4. Lancôme Grandiose Waterproof Mascara $32.00Lancôme Grandiose Waterproof Mascara

If you’re anything like me, switching to your nondominant hand during the application process can be challenging. This mascara’s patented swan-neck™ wand works with the shape of your face to make the application easier. The rose-cell extract is an added bonus to keep your lashes soft.


If The Little Mermaid had a favorite mascara, it would be this one! Urban Decay has rigorously field-tested this product in the ocean as well as sweat-drenched gym conditions. Its exclusive Japanese gel-type formula works with the fuzzy brush to increase length without weighing your lashes down. The brush separates and curls lashes to produce intense length. While it’s amazing for lengthening, it doesn’t boast much volume. I would recommend curling your lashes before and after application or applying two coats.


DIOR ‘DIORSHOW_The Diorshow’s mascara tube has airlock technology which helps keep the cream based formula from drying out. Microfibers were added o the formula to build volume and length for your lashes. While some may find the brush on the wand too wide, it’s excellent for separating and lifting your lashes.


Last by not least, my favorite pink and green tube! For over 40 years, Great Lash has been America’s most popular mascara. It has been ophthalmologist tested, hypoallergenic tested, and suitable for contact lens wearers. The lash-building formula glides on to increase volume to your lashes while simultaneously conditioning them. Winner of Allure Readers’ Choice Award and Best of Beauty Award, Maybelline’s Great Lash Waterproof Mascara is iconic, classic, and a must-have. The product retails for $6.49 from the manufacturer but you can find it at most drug stores for under $5.00.

What are your thoughts on my top five mascaras? Comment below if you know a brand that you think should have made the list or have any tips on maximizing the volume and length of your lashes.


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