Best Waterproof Mascaras, According to Amazon Reviews
Best Water-Resistant Mascaras
In most cases, opting for a waterproof mascara is a tradeoff. In exchange for avoiding smudges, you end up with a formula that's clumpy and is a PITA to take off with makeup remover. So when you find a waterproof mascara that works and has the look and feel of a washable mascara, you should put a ring on it. It won't take a science experiment to find out which waterproof mascaras stand out. Amazon is filled with detailed reviews from people who have found a mascara that checks all the boxes and want to share it with the world. Below, the best waterproof, sweat-proof, tear-proof mascaras according to reviews.
L’Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara
There's a reason that hourglass-shaped brush looks familiar–L'Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise is known as the dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex. The waterproof version of Lash Paradise has more than 3,500 reviews. "This L'Oréal mascara is hands down the best one I've EVER owned and I will never try another so long as they keep making this one!" one reviewer wrote. "No clumps, makes them full with one application, and doesn't flake even in the 90° heat today after I sweated my butt off running around after my niece and nephew. I love love LOVE this stuff!!"
Blinc Tubing Mascara Original, Extreme Longwear
Instead of painting lashes with pigment, tubing mascaras form water-resistant tubes around lashes that come off with warm water. They'll suit anyone who wants a smudge-free option without the arduous removal process that traditional waterproof mascaras require. "BUY IT," one customer advised in a review. "I'm not being paid by anyone to say this. I just understand the struggle of all pale-lashed/hooded-lid/allergy-suffering/contact-wearing/hard-working ladies out there trying to figure out where MASCARA THAT FREAKING WORKS can be purchased. Here, my friends."
COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara
For less than $5, you can own the waterproof version of Covergirl's LashBlast, the best drugstore mascara for people whose main concern is volume. According to one reviewer, it's the best waterproof mascara for swimming. "The mascara NEVER and I mean NEVER gets clumpy," the wrote. "The brush separates my lashes and evenly coats each one to make them look FULL and long. I also use the waterproof one when needed and it never comes off when swimming and works just as well to coat each lash."
Maybelline Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara
Amazon shoppers seem deeply obsessed with this thickening Maybelline mascara. It contains Vitamin E to nourish lashes and has a brush on the bushier side. "My favorite mascara of all time!" one Full and Soft convert wrote. "I also use MAC, Lancôme, Benefit, Dior, and other high end mascara but honestly this one is more natural looking and keeps your lashes soft and separated. No crunchy sticky lashes!"
L'Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Original Volume Building Waterproof Mascara
This L'Oreal favorite contains D-panthenol, an ingredient that's often used in eyelash growth serums to strengthen lashes. It's earned 3,000+ 5-star reviews. "I've tried a lot of mascara, and this is by far my favorite," one reads. "Anytime I go off on another kind I always come back to this one. It's heavenly. Thickens and lengthens. I barely have lashes and this stuff really makes them work some magic."
Simply Naked Beauty 3D Fiber Lash Mascara
At one point this was the most wished for mascara on all of Amazon, and customers have posted some impressive before-and-after photos. You apply it in three steps: a volumizing gel, then green tea fibers, then another coat of gel. "I have lashes for days now without the aggravation of falsies," one customer raved. "I don't have to fumble with putting on lashes or worry that they will fall off because these are my real lashes on steroids. I only did one application and my lashes were so full and dark and long, a second coat would have been too much for every day but great for going out."
Tetyana Naturals 4D Silk Fiber Lash Waterproof Mascara
A lot of fiber mascaras require a multi-step application, but this one goes on in a single swipe. It's earned 4.5 stars on Amazon and can take lashes from 0 to 50, according to reviewers. "Super easy application and it even separates my lashes as I go," one person wrote. "I really couldn't ask for anything else in a mascara. Overall, I absolutely recommend this mascara. Lashes for DAYS!"
Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara
Since Maybelline sells a tube of its Great Lash mascara every few seconds, it's no surprise the waterproof version is a hit. Besides black, it comes in brown or clear for a more understated look, or blue for a statement. One reviewer has been a fan for over a decade: "I use it just once a day, with no retouching whatsoever. I've been using it for more than 10 years & it's been consistent in quality."