We rounded up the best waterproof mascara formulas to keep your lashes fully coated no matter where the sweaty summer days take you
Pump Up Your Pool Party
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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
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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
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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.)
Photo: L’Oréal Paris
Last Through a Wedding
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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
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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.
Photo: Make Up For Ever
Withstand Skyrocketing Temperatures
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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.
Photo: Laura Mercier
Rain-Proof Your Lashes
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Outshine those unexpected summer showers with NYX Cosmetics Proof It Waterproof Mascara Topcoat ($7; ulta.com). Layer this topcoat over your favorite mascara to give your eye look extra staying power. (Now that your eyes are taken care of, learn the 15 Ways to Sweat-Proof Your Beauty Routine.)
Make Eyes on the Dance Floor
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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.
Photo: Paul & Joe