The Best-Selling Mascara Gabrielle Union Relies On for Sweaty Workouts

The actress counts L'Oreal Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara among her favorite sweat-proof makeup products.

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Judging by Instagram posts alone, any mascara that Gabrielle Union works out in would have to be 100 percent waterproof. The actress is constantly posting clips of strength-training sessions that no ordinary mascara would stand up to. Turns out, she relies on a drugstore pick to avoid smudging: L'Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara (Buy It, $8, amazon.com).

Union curated a new storefront with Amazon and included Lash Paradise along with her other favorite sweat-proof makeup products. In addition to the Lash Paradise, Union highlighted L'Oreal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara (Buy It, $10, amazon.com) which, as its name suggests, is intended to create a doe-eyed look. (

Union is far from the first to discover Lash Paradise. Beauty gurus have been raving about the mascara since its 2017 launch: It's Jeffree Star-approved, and Tati Westbrook is a huge fan. ICYDK, the drugstore mascara is known as the best dupe for Too Faced's beloved Better Than Sex mascara—and apparently, they share more than a shiny pink bottle. Both the washable and waterproof versions of L'Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara are longstanding, best-selling mascaras on Amazon. Thousands of customers live for the mascara's concave wand and volumizing, lengthening formula.

At this point, L'Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara has racked up more than 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon. Based on reviews, it creates dramatic lashes and doesn't flake throughout the day. (

Numerous reviewers say it measures up to (or even beats) pricier mascaras. "To start, I've tried many high-end mascaras such as Lancôme Hypnose Drama, Benefit They're Real and Rollerlash, Too Faced BTS, Urban Decay Perversion, etc., but none of them compare to this mascara," one person wrote. "I have monolids so I have the straight Asian lashes that never hold a curl no matter what... until I used this mascara. This mascara volumizes, lengthens, and holds a curl for most of the day with minimal to no flaking/smudging despite the Texas heat, humidity, and my oily lids."

"Nothing cheap about the tube or feel of the brush," another person wrote. "I bought the waterproof type, and it is indeed waterproof. Lasts all day, even in heat, humidity, rain, and scrunch-up-the-face laughing and smiling." (

Gabrielle Union and Amazon's customer base have spoken. Whether you wear makeup to work out or fall apart during sad movies, you might as well test Lash Paradise for yourself.

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Buy It: L'Oreal Paris Makeup Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, $8, amazon.com

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