The Best Waterproof Mascara to Prevent a Makeup Meltdown
Pump Up Your Pool Party
Coat your top and bottom lashes with the flirty blue hue of Givenchy’s Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara ($31; sephora.com) to make your eyes (and your suit!) pop. The teeny spherical brush makes it easy to grab those hard-to-reach areas of your lashes, like the inner corners. (Avoid clumpy mascara, raccoon eyes, and more Application Mistakes Messing Up Your Eye Makeup.)
Complement Your Tree Pose
You can wear mascara to beachside yoga (or plain Bikram). Covergirl The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara ($7; covergirl.com) passed the ultimate sweat-proof test—90 minutes of hot yoga. Shorter bristles make this this stay-put formula easy to apply, and creates major lash envy with just one stroke.
Stand Up to Swim Class
We were skeptical of wearing mascara through a 30-minute swim class, but L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Waterproof Mascara ($8; lorealparisusa.com) won us over for delivering major volume—while lasting a full underwater session. (Want to add more volume to your lashes? We have The Best Beauty Products for Full Lips, Eyelashes, and Skin.)
Last Through a Wedding
Avoid a makeup meltdown during the I Dos with the waterproof version of our favorite luxe mascara: Le Volume De Chanel Waterproof Mascara ($32; chanel.com). It’s completely smudge-proof—standing up to even the most sentimental speeches—so you can let those wedding tears flow. We love the rich brown shade, which is perfect for creating a softer, daytime look.
Get Beach Day-Ready
For lashes that stay put through your most rigorous beach activities, swipe on Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Smoky Lash Waterproof Mascara ($23; makeupforever.com). You’ll get the intense black pigment you need for all those paddle boarding pictures, minus the smudges or smears.
Withstand Skyrocketing Temperatures
Laura Mercier Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara ($25; lauramercier.com) is tough enough to withstand scorching temps but easy to remove with just warm water and soap.
Rain-Proof Your Lashes
Make Eyes on the Dance Floor
The comb-like brush of Paul & Joe Waterproof Mascara Duo ($30; b-glowing.com) grabs and rakes through lashes so they won't clump or flake when Mercury rises. When the sun goes down, use the thicker bristle brush to pump up the volume for a bold, budge-proof gaze.