10 Best Waterproof Mascaras for a Gorgeous Gaze
Perfect for sweaty yoga sessions and This Is Us marathons.
(SPOT.ph) Anyone who’s ever had the misfortune of sporting raccoon eyes in public—especially the ugly bleeding kind—knows just how important waterproof eye makeup is. Between sweating through your commute, braving a sudden downpour (you never know!), and ugly-crying through This Is Us, a trusty, waterproof mascara can make all the difference…and help you hide the fact that you’ve been secretly binge-watching while at work.
Still haven’t found your go-to magic wand? Below, we list the 10 best waterproof mascaras, all of which promise to stand up to water, tears, sweat, and a whole day of wear.
Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara (P500) from L’Oreal
It’s easy to swoon over the gorgeous pink packaging, but there’s much more to this tube than meets the eye. Its soft, wavy bristle brush catches and generously coats each lash, giving you voluptuous volume and length without flaking and smudging. The best part: It can last you from your a.m. matcha to your after-work mojitos.
BADgal BANG! 36-Hour Full-Blast Volumizing Mascara (P1,500) from Benefit
Love the OG Bad Gal? You’ll go cray over this bigger, badder version that delivers seriously bodacious lashes that won’t budge, and is designed to be super lightweight thanks to its innovative aero-particles. Simply put, it’s like dramatic falsies sans the glue. Plus, its Slimpact! brush lets you reach root-to-tip and corner-to-corner for intense all-over volume.
Aqua Smoky Lash Waterproof Extra Black Mascara (P1,650) from Make Up For Ever
One of the most popular waterproof makeup lines (it’s used by the French Synchronized Swim Team!), Make Up For Ever’s Aqua collection doesn’t disappoint when it comes to their mascara. Designed to stay put even under the most extreme conditions, it effectively volumizes, lengthens, and curls strands, giving you a sexy smoky look—even under water!
Diorshow Iconic Extreme Waterproof (P2,000) from Dior
It’s the brand’s best-selling Iconic mascara made even better with water-resistant technology. The long, skinny bristles precisely coat each lash, the oblique-cut brush lends a dramatic curling effect, while the extra-hold formula gives intense pigment with zero chances of running. No wonder the pros love using this for fashion shows and red carpet events!
At Long Lash Supercurl Waterproof Mascara (P999) from Happy Skin
As if the unique bristle-free and rod-type wand isn’t wow-worthy enough, this inventive mascara also impresses by giving ultra-long and curled lashes, thanks to its Japanese nylon fiber. It’s also proven to be waterproof, smudge-proof, and sweat-proof!
Better-than-Waterproof Mascara (P1,050) from Cargo
Whether you’re hitting the beach or staying in for a Netflix cryfest, consider this a go-to beauty tool. It packs all the benefits of a great waterproof mascara but without any harshness, so it’s gentle enough to be worn every day and is easy enough to remove (no need for heavy-duty makeup removers).
Great Lash Mascara Waterproof Hydrofuge (P350) from Maybelline
This isn’t touted as the holy grail of mascaras for nothing. Its famous lash-doubling brush applicator expertly separates each strand so as to allow the formula to deliver its full effects: healthier, fuller, and longer-looking lashes minus the clumps and globs. Make sure you choose the waterproof formula; there’s also a washable version! Note: Maybelline Philippines doesn’t carry it anymore, but there are a couple of online shops that still do!
Platinum Mascara Waterproof (P1,195) from Fairydrops
Flaunt doll-like eyes with this fiber mascara that also pampers your strands while it thickens. It’s infused with nourishing ingredients such as hydrolyzed collagen, squalane, and jojoba seed oil, helping you score stronger and healthier lashes over time. Plus, lashes feel soft to the touch even as the formula sets and dries.
Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara (P1,050) from MAC
Go for an intense stare with this smudge-proof, carbon black formula that lets you achieve beautifully defined lashes. Its slim-type brush reaches even the tiniest strands, and boasts of rich pigment in the blackest black. And though it’s designed to last for up to 16 hours, its thermal-sensitive technology makes it easy to wash away with warm water.
HD Mascara (P990) from Browhaus
Talk about a do-it-all mascara! Its formula’s thin texture effectively lengthens, curls, and volumizes strands without weighing them down, and stays clump-free even after several coats. It’s also insanely waterproof and sweat-proof: You can hop in the shower or sweat it out at the gym, and still look gorge afterwards.