12 Of The Best Waterproof Mascaras

12 Of The Best Waterproof Mascaras

We all need a good waterproof mascara in our arsenal. With sturdier formulas and high-quality ingredients, the latest iterations ensure lashes look good for hours, with zero flaking or smudging. Here are the ones we rate…

Ardell Beauty Splash Party Waterproof Mascara in Noir, £9.95

Despite its longevity, this formula never feels sticky or dry. The colour builds easily, while the brush makes application seamless by allowing you to grab lots of lashes in one go. It also sets fast, with an expensive-looking inkiness that gives instant depth and definition. 

Available at FalseEyelashes.co.uk


Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Waterproof Mascara, £4.99

Affordable mascaras don’t get much better than this – offering lots of volume, just a few layers intensify lashes with great separation. Unlike some waterproof formulas, this one is laced with jojoba and olive oils for extra hydration, helping to keep dryness and brittleness at bay. A high-street hero at just £4.95.  

Available at Boots.com


Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara, £25

A Bobbi Brown bestseller, this no smudge mascara is one of the best, even if you’re not looking for a waterproof formula. It layers well and doesn’t fall down or smudge onto lids. The only drawback is it’s so long-lasting, you may need to cleanse with an oil-based formula to shift it. 

Available at LookFantastic.com


Diego Dalla Palma Sub-Aqueo Very Waterproof Mascara, £18

This mascara provides lashes with simple definition, volume and length without any smearing. Yet it still dissolves easily with warm water, so you never have to tug or pull to remove it. It’s ophthalmologically-tested too, so those with sensitive eyes or contact lenses are safe to use it.

Available at LookFantastic.com


Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara, £19

Waterproof, cruelty-free and vegan, Eyeko’s beloved mascara delivers a subtle lift, while also boosting lash volume. The clever brush is thin enough to provide a thorough coating, while the dip ensures an even thickness all round. We love the squeeze tube, which ensures you never miss out or waste any product. 

Avaialble at LookFantastic.com


Fairydrops Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara, £18.50

This smudge, budge and water-resistant formula is packed with jojoba seed oil and hyaluronic acid to leave lashes looking long and lustrous. It’s a bestseller too, thanks to its lengthening and strengthening capabilities. 

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk


L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Waterproof Mascara, £10.99

Being able to bend this brush allows you to find the perfect angle and reach every strand for naturally full lashes. As for the waterproof formula, it’s incredibly buildable, while the in-built fixing wax dries down after just a few minutes to set everything in place. Another win from L’Oréal. 
Available at Boots.com


La Roche-Posay Toleriane Waterproof Mascara, £16.50

Created with polymers, this thickening formula doesn’t just last for hours, it also conditions lashes so they don’t fall out prematurely or break. The jet-black intensity is great for adding definition to fairer lashes, too, or anyone seeking more depth and length. Another gentle one for both contact lens wearers and those with sensitive eyes. 

Available at FeelUnique.com


No7 Stay Perfect Mascara, £13 

This tubing mascara uses polymers to wrap around each lash, and the results last right up until evening. With tightly packed bristles, the wand is great for those that want to get close to the lash line without any transfer onto the eyelids. Expect a lifted, cat-eye effect that elongates and shapes. 
Available at Boots.com


NYX Professional Make-Up Doll Eye Mascara, £8 

NYX’s mascara has one purpose: to prevent panda eyes – and it works. Using nylon fibres, lashes are set firmly into place without any stickiness or clumping, thanks to the natural oils which condition and keep application smooth. The brush also has bristles of varying lengths, so the wand catches even the tiniest lashes at the inner and outer corners. 

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk


Rimmel Scandaleyes Volume On Demand Waterproof Mascara, £7.99

Brand new from Rimmel, their latest formula provides 24hr wear with a finish that’s subtle, but still eye opening. Created with a wavy, fibre brush, the tapered shape reaches all areas for seamless coverage and optimum length and volume – in short, everything you’d want from a high-street mascara. 

Available at LookFantastic.com


Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Mascara, £21

Popular with make-up artists and industry pros, this intense, creamy mascara offers clump-free buildability that holds firm through rain, sweat or humidity. Amino acids and honey extract keep lashes conditioned, too – one of the best we’ve tried.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

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