What’s The Best Waterproof Mascara?

We've tested out a ton of the best waterproof mascaras before, and last time our top pick was Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara, which has great staying power, doesn't end up under our eyes, and even survives the occasional dip in a pool.

To that earlier list of favorites, though, we'd like to add a couple of new options. First, Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, because the original is such a staple and now that a no-budge version exists, its legions of fans can finally get their signature lash look without the under-eye soot.

The other big addition would have to be Lancôme Definicils Waterproof High Definition Mascara. It's great for creating a precise look, and now that eye makeup trends are becoming more minimalist, the thick, false lashes everyone wanted until recently are giving way to something slightly more subtle, which makes Definicils the ideal product.

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  • brenna

    I love Covergirl LashBlast Waterproof It looks a lot like Buxom Lash, and even with watery eyes, it stays curled and in place.

  • Angelica

    I agree! Maybelline the Falsies (original or Black Drama) WP stays on all day, even after a sweat-drenched workout. Super affordable and my go-to for beach vacations. The only way this comes off my eyelashes completely is Shu Uemura's cleansing oil.

  • anne

    I adore Bourjois Clubbing Mascara (the none waterproof one is actually quite WP) and the essence get big lashes WP one, great bang for your buck!

  • Jin

    kiss me heroine mascara. japanese; literally will not come off and does not even lose its curl shape unless you take it off with its remover counterpart or move it with remover oil (takes *much* longer than other mascaras if used with other removers)

  • x

    the falsies smudged on my asian eyelids :-(

    • HarlotJ

      The Falsies waterproof does not budge! It stayed on my eyelids for four days and six washes......Until I got makeup removing cloths.

  • Amalissa

    My favourite is the L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof mascara. I have long but straight eyelashes, and so non-WP mascara can't hold a curl and makes them look droopy and short. The L'Oreal one is fantastic though; stays on all day without smudging, pool/sweat/rain proof, holds a curl without drooping at all and lengthens like nothing else.

  • rebecciiy .

    MaxFactor Masterpiece in Waterproof is the best I've tried. It doesn't flake at all and stays on through anything, it's really the best and I've tried a lot and this is the only one that doesn't flake or smudge. :) plus it's super cheap

  • Liz

    I've used (and loved) MakeUp For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash for many years now. Stays on as long as you want it to, gives volume and curl, it's just great. This + a good eyelash curler = best combo ever.

  • Nae

    I've been really impressed with CoverGirl Clump Crusher. It technically comes in a water RESISTANT formula, not water PROOF, but it lasts forEVER.

    On the flip side, L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black is super-waterproof, but in a bad way. No matter who well I think I've removed it, I always end up with black smudges around my eyes. :/

  • Nina

    Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara. It's maybe a little too good, because I can NEVER get it off!

  • Kristina

    Maybelline the Rocket is incredible! I wore this to the beach with the color tattoo in bad to the bronze sans a primer and it literally stayed on through an entire day of being on the water. Crazy staying power with incredible length+volume.

  • lolauren

    I recently purchased the L'oreal Voluminous Butterfly waterproof and I love it. I'm getting married in a month and doing my own makeup so I've been on the hunt for a good waterproof option that also doesn't irritate my eyes (my eyes are super sensitive and can't handle some of the others mentioned like Covergirl Lashblast) I've tried some more expensive options because a wedding is a great excuse to splurge and buy the good stuff, but the Butterfly mascara is great and I'd really recommend it.

  • fourtinefork

    Clarins Double Fix Mascara turns any mascara into a waterproof one. It's fabulous. I've worn it to the Russian baths and had buckets of water poured over my head and sweated with the best of them, and my mascara did not budge.

  • d scanlon moulton

    yes! maybelline falsies wp is amazing. i wear it for my 2 year old's swim classes. doesn't move.and its inexpensive since i use wp mascara so rarely that it gets old before i use a whole tube.

  • emily

    my nr. 1 is kanebo Mascara 38°C (Separating & Lengthening)

  • PS

    loreal telescopic mascara waterproof (length) + maybelline rocket waterproof (volume)= VOILA

  • allison

    Revlon Glow Luscious Plumping is the best

  • Teckie

    L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof is amazing - it's the one with the navy base and the gold lid. It rivals any of the expensive brands.

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  • Dilek

    Lancome definicils is the best!!! İ have been using it for at least 10 years..l have tried many different brands..nothing like it.