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The Best Waterproof Mascaras for Vacay (and Beyond)

The Best Waterproof Mascaras for Vacay (and Beyond) |

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Between packing for vacay, brutal humidity and that carefree summer vibe, it’s time for your makeup bag to make the switch to waterproof mascara. However, not all of them are created equally. To save you a smudge of time (get it?), we’ve already rounded up the top-rated options out there for you! Keep scrolling to shop the best waterproof mascaras out there.

1. Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! Volumizing Waterproof Mascara, $36

If you already love the original Bad Gal, get ready — this formula features the same ultralight aero-particles for a weightless feel.

2. Too Faced Better Than Sex Volumizing Mascara, $27

We’re obsessed with this hourglass-shaped brush from Too Faced! It effortlessly separates, lengthens and curls in just one coat. Above all, it’s also vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free!

3. Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Mascara, $26

If you’ve avoided waterproof mascaras in the past, it’s time to come around. This ultra-creamy formula lengthens and adds volume without that brittle, clumpy feel.

4. Buxom Lash Waterproof Volumizing Mascara, $23

Give your lashes three times the volume in a single stroke! These dense bolded bristles grip your lashes for big definition and serious curl.

5. Dior Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara, $38

If you’ve tried any of Dior’s mascaras, you know this brand doesn’t fool around with making sure our lashes always stay on point. This waterproof version is no exception — 100% smudge-proof and 100% incredible.

6. L’Oréal Unlimited Length and Lift Mascara, $13.99

This L’Oréal option has a two-position wand, so you can easily stretch and lengthen without that clumpy vibe. Also, contact lens wearers rejoice! This waterproof mascara is ophthalmologist-tested so it’s suitable for sensitive eyes.

7. Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara, $41

Whether you’re aiming for a natural or dramatic look, this failproof formula has your lashes covered.

8. NYX Professional Makeup Worth The Hype Volumizing Waterproof Mascara, $9

Searching for a mascara with a bigger brush that coats each lash? This volumizing waterproof mascara brush tapers at the tip, so you can easily build for your desired length.

9. Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Volume Waterproof Mascara, $29

Honestly, have you seen a more gorgeous mascara wand? The triple coating system has a creamy application, so it’s easily buildable. In other words, you can go natural or go BIG.

10. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara, $4.99

A top-rated waterproof mascara under 5 bucks?! Sign us up! This cruelty-free formula is one of the best out there and it’s even cruelty-free!

What pairs well with a waterproof mascara? A delicious fragrance of course! Shop the unisex fragrances adorning our vanities at the moment.

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