Seeing as the summer season is well and truly upon us and panda eyes are not such a good look, a good waterproof mascara is an essential beauty bag buy. So to keep your peepers looking pretty for the pool, beach, sweaty workouts, teary wedding season or that unannounced torrential summer downpour!

Best Waterproof Mascaras

Think the kissing in the rain scene in The Notebook, it would not have looked so sexy if Rachel McAdams’ mascara was dripping all over Ryan Goslings face. We keep this in mind when thinking about purchasing a mascara, as when it comes to our kissing-ryan-gosling-in-the-rain moment, we want to look like Rachel and not part of the Rocky Horror cast.

So, with that in mind, we have picked out our top water resistant mascaras!

No7 Extreme length waterproof mascara £12.50

It was a long time before we found a waterproof mascara that really did lengthen our stumpy lashes! But this one really does the trick! Lightweight yet intense this is a great one for lengthening and can withstand a downpour!

Givenchy Noir couture £23.50

The best for multi-tasking. Givenchy’s exclusive Lash Booster Expert Complex works it’s magic to revitalise and protect lashes whilst staying waterproof.


Lancome Definicils £22.50

This hero mascara is super water-resistant and leaves lashes soft, elongated and cleanly separated. No flaking or smudging.

Maybelline Great lash waterproof mascara £4.99

This best-selling mascara, in it’s rather iconic pink tube is brilliant at resisting smudging and running and it gets top marks for it’s ability to volumize, lengthen and separate lashes AND it’s a bargain! Great all-rounder.


Bobbi Brown no Smudge £19

This classic mascara is still going strong for one reason, it’s completely waterproof! Plus it won’t clump and stays put all day.

Bare Minerals flawless definition £16

Doesn’t clump or dry out your lashes. With antioxidants and plant extracts it conditions and defines lashes for a natural lift. Great staying power.


Sensai by Kanebo 38 degree £20

This is the ultimate in easy-to-remove smudge-resistant mascara! It’s magic formula will wash off with water 38 degrees or higher!

Clinique high impact £16.50

Great for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, this delicate formula is sensitive yet smudge free.

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