We Tried the Best Waterproof Mascaras, So You Don’t Have To

Whether you are getting in a quick workout at the gym after work, going on a sunny weekend hike or spending some much needed R&R time by the pool - I think we can all agree that runny or smudging mascara is not exactly the most refreshing (or relaxing) feeling to accompany these moments. 

Mascara itself is not the easiest makeup product to come by. It can be difficult to find the perfect mascara that won’t smudge or flake. On top of that, try adding the inevitable layer of heat and sweat that comes from the summertime, and you may wonder why you even bothered wearing mascara to begin with.

Thankfully, we’ve decided to test out some of the best sweat proof and waterproof mascaras on the market, so that you don’t have to. We’ve tried a range of different types – from drugstore brands to high-end ones – so there’s definitely something for everyone. Keep reading for more details! 


Maybelline has been there for us since we first learned how to put on makeup in middle school, so it makes sense that they are also there for us even on our sweatiest and stickiest summer days. This waterproof mascara adds length and volume to your lashes while maintaining it’s flake free and clump free formula. 

Price: $12.99

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So if you’re like us, you’re already obsessed with all things Glossier. Not only does the brand have the most to die for packaging, but their products are on par in terms of quality. The fragrance free and sweat-proof Lash Stick has a smooth and easy application that can last up to 12 hours!  

Price: $18

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The L’Oreal Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara is the perfect product for a dramatic, full (waterproof) look without the hassle of flaking or clumping. With over a 200 bristle brush, the application for this mascara adds an extra layer of volume and length to your lashes! 

Price: $11.99 

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Vegan, cruelty-free, paraben free, talc free, gluten free and waterproof?! What more could you ask for in a mascara. Specifically created with hemp and cannabis seed oil to provide a smooth finish, this Milk Makeup Kush Waterproof mascara will leave your lashes looking longer, and healthier than ever! 

Price: $26 

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So get out in the sunshine, get your sweat on, and enjoy looking fabulous at the same time!

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