7 Of The Best Waterproof Mascaras
7 Of The Best Waterproof Mascaras

7 Of The Best Waterproof Mascaras

Waterproof mascaras can be a godsend against summer humidity and wedding season’s happy tears. Thanks to gentler formulas and higher-quality ingredients, the best of them now keep lashes looking good for longer – without any irritation, flaking or smudging. Here are seven that have our seal of approval…
By Eleanor Magill

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Lash Clash Waterproof Mascara, AED 120 | Yves Saint Laurent

YSL’s mascaras always score highly on make-up edits, so it shouldn’t be a surprise its waterproof iteration of the famous Lash Clash earnt a place on ours. As well as being waterproof, it is heat-proof and sweat-proof. Unlike some waterproof formulas, it’s nourishing on the lashes, thanks to iris extract and safflower glucoside (a hair conditioning agent). A chunky brush helps to layer on the super-volumising formula.

Available at Selfridges.com

Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara, AED 40 | Maybelline

Maybelline is a go-to for affordable make-up. Its Sky High does exactly what it says on the tin, lengthening and separating lashes from root to tip. This one doesn’t flake away, or leave you with panda eyes. The formula is ophthalmologist tested, meaning it is suitable for sensitive eyes, including contact lens wearers or those with hay fever.

Available at FeelUnique.ae

Big Lash Waterproof Volume Mascara, AED 23 | Revolution

Another more budget-friendly product on our list is Makeup Revolution’s Big Lash. Its applicator has a wide-angled brush which helps you get that sought-after feathery effect and the short bristles help catch every lash. The formula itself feels weightless and dries fast – key in humid environments for preventing transfer. 

Available at LOOKFANTASTIC.ae

Lash Idôle Waterproof Mascara, AED 150 | Lancôme

Lancôme’s mascara goes on like a dream, smoothly with no clumps and a manageable amount of product per swipe, allowing for even application. The finish is wide-eyed and flirty, with fanned-out and defined lashes. The ophthalmologist-approved formula really sticks around, with no flaking throughout the day, and will hold up under rainy weather or pool days. It can be tricky to remove, however, so we’d advise using an oil-based cleanser to shift it.

Available at Sephora.ae

Volume Million Lashes Panorama Mascara, AED 47 (was AED 59) | L’Oréal

Here, a clever applicator uses brushes of different lengths to make sure no lash goes amiss, from the inner to the outer edge. It’s also great for getting those bottom lashes. The formula is buildable too – so evening top-ups are on the cards – and lasts all day without smudging or flaking. 

Available at LOOKFANTASTIC.ae

Sport Waterproof Mascara, AED 270 | Eyeko

Consistently recommended by the pros, this one comes with a chunky, fat brush that gives lashes great volume, while separating them for better definition. Once it’s on, it sets fast with zero smudges. It’s great for those with sparser, fair lashes who are looking for deeper inkiness and extra length.

Available at Noon.com

No Smudge Mascara, AED 160 | Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown is a favourite in the SL office and the brand’s No Smudge Mascara only cements that status. Thanks to its buildable formula, it can do the ‘no make-up’ make-up trend as well as more dramatic looks – just add a few more swipes. Curling, lengthening and volumising, the brush is a real do-it-all, and the waterproof formula can stand up against anything the day can throw at it. 

Available at Ounass.ae

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