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Best Waterproof Mascara: 12 Of Our Favourites

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Having the best waterproof mascara to hand is a necessity come rain or shine - whether you're lounging by the pool on holiday or trying your best to get to work in the rain with your makeup unscathed. All you need is a little lash back up to ensure your mascara has staying power. the best waterproof mascara

So, we’ve road tested a battalion of the best mascaras out there and whittled it down to twelve of our all-time favourites, for their ability to stay put, be water (and emotion)-proof and leave your lashes looking incredible. You'll never have to sacrifice volume and curl for waterproof protection again, these dreamy formulas do the lot... the best waterproof mascara


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This incredible By Terry Terrybly Waterproof Mascara (top), £33.50 at SpaceNK, lengthens, thickens and volumises your lashes, all while keeping them waterproof from root to tip. While the cleverly designed uplifting brush on the Bourjois Push Up Volume Million Lashes Mascara (bottom), £8.99 at Boots, coats every single lash, in turn creating ultimate curl and a boost in length and volume. Oh, and the waterproof formula will stay put for 24 hours (if required). the best waterproof mascara

Did you know your lashes grow in more than one layer? Well, the curved shape of Maybelline's Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara wand (top), £7.99 at Superdrug,  and the fact it has ten layers of bristles (yep, that's TEN) means it evenly coats layer upon layer of lashes with its glossy black formula, for a fan effect. Oh, and it's super waterproof too. For ultra water-resistant lashes, Lancôme's Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara (bottom), £22.50 at Boots, wraps and seals lashes one layer at a time - leaving them big, bold and battable.


Infused with nourishing argan oil, sweep on a few layers of Rimmel's Wonder'full Mascara (top), £7.99 at Boots, for full, thick and clump-free lashes time and time again. YSL Luxurious Mascara Waterproof, £25 at Boots, will give your lashes the perfect bolt of blue that stays put through thick and thin. The wand is designed to work perfectly with the 24-hour water resistant formula. the best waterproof mascara

For fans of Dior's Show Blackout Mascara, £24.50 at Feel Unique (top), the waterproof version will see your lashes through summer unscathed - whether you're attending pool parties, taking a quick dip in the sea or simply stuck in humid conditions (public transport, we're looking at you). For lashes dreams are made of, Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara, £19 at Boots, will give you the fullest, wide-eyed look ever.


Adding dramatic volume, definition and length without a clump in sight, the Gosh Waterproof Volume Mascara (top), £7.49 at Superdrug, stays put whatever the weather. L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes, £10.99 at Boots (bottom) coats your lashes with just the right amount of glossy black formula and the flexible wand coats all your lashes from root to tip.

Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara, £24 at Boots, (top) is our new favourite for its ability to protect your lashes from every little droplet of water they may come up against. Smudge-proof, flake-proof, clump-proof, you name it - your eyes will look wider and brighter in an instant. Then last but by no means least, Givenchy's Phenomen'eyes Renewal Waterproof Mascara, £23.50 at John Lewis (bottom), has a clever spherical-shaped brush and a new enhanced formula that promises to provide definition, length and curl in one flick of the wand.

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