With summer fast approaching there’s one product our make-up bags need if we’re to look our best by the poolside: the waterproof mascara. We’ve all experienced that first dip in the pool after a long flight, one that is all the more satisfying when you don’t end up sporting batman-esque rings around your eyes afterwards. To save you from the dreaded vacay smudging, we’ve gathered the newest and most effective waterproof mascaras to try this season. So, whether you’re snoozing by the sea or swimming lengths in the pool, you can rest assured your make-up stays in check this summer.
Benefit Bad Gal Bang Waterproof
Just last month Benefit announced to their million followers that their classic Bad Gal Bang Mascara just got better (I know, we thought it was impossible too). The lengthening and volumising formula is now available in a waterproof edition, so you can take your favourite Benefit mascara abroad this year!
The packaging for the waterproof Bad Gal Bang edition got a serious summer-ready makeover! Keeping to its traditional spiky shape, the formula is contained in a metallic green shade, making a fun addition to your make-up stand.
Rimmel Kind and Free
Not only is Rimmel’s new Kind and Free Mascara water-resistant, but it also boasts features like being vegan, clump-free, smudge-proof, and super affordable- phew, what’s not to love?
You’ve probably seen this mascara on your TikTok ‘for you’ page at some point this month, as (understandably) beauty influencers have been obsessed with the mascara’s ability to give a ‘my lashes but better’ effect, perfect for keeping things subtle and natural by the pool.
BYREDO, Eye-conic ‘Tears in Rain’ Mascara
Claiming to be shower-proof, gym-proof, and even tear-proof, whatever you’re getting up to this season, BYREDO’s Eye-conic Waterproof Mascara will ensure you look good doing so. Claiming to be the ‘cleanest waterproof mascara on the market’, this vegan and natural formulation is simple but effective.
One of BYREDO’s ultimate selling points is their creative packaging. Presented in a moon-shaped royal blue bottle with little text but the brand’s name, BYREDO let the lengthening waterproof formula speak for itself
Max Factor Divine Lashes Waterproof
This year, Max Factor re-invented their cult mascara ‘Divine Lashes’ into a waterproof formula. In a promotional video, beauty icon Priyanka Chopra declared her favour for the formula, claiming ‘you have to have a mascara that isn’t clumpy, the brush gives you length, so you can use as little or as much as you need’. After watching how lengthed and volumised Chopra’s lashes turned out, we’re running to the drugstore to pick up a bottle for ourselves.
Lancome Lash Idole
This spring, Lancôme granted our wishes and developed one of their best-selling mascara formulas into a waterproof product. Boasting a full, fanned-out finish and 24-hour wear, Lancome’s Idole Mascara is perfect for those of you planning on dancing through the night this summer.
Even stars like Zendaya can’t get enough of the clump-free wand, telling Instagram ‘it focuses on every single lash… giving definition while also being light and natural’ before she let out her happy squeal at the delightful formula.
Clarins Supra Lift and Curl Mascara
For those of you favouring curl over volume, Clarins’ Waterproof Supra Lift and Curl Mascara gives that ultra-lifted and bouncy lash effect without having to worry about falsies. Not only does this formula give a temporary curl fix, it helps you to maintain healthy lashes thanks to its damage-free and mineral pigmented formula. Boasting unique ingredients like bitter orange blossom wax coats, this mascara is a long term solution to your lash troubles.
Words By Olivia Booth
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