If you had to choose just one long-lasting makeup must-have, we happen to think the answer would be easy. We’re talking about waterproof mascara. After all, you might be able to rock a look with slightly smudged eyeliner or lived-in lipstick, but if you’re anything like us, you won’t want to have mascara smeared onto your face. And no matter what you’re looking for in a mascara—whether it’s length, volume, or fullness—we’ve got a waterproof option for you. We’ve also got tips for removing waterproof eye makeup at the end of the day. Below, we’ve broken down the best waterproof mascaras L’Oréal has to offer. So, keep reading to find your waterproof mascara match.
OUR BEST WATERPROOF MASCARA FOR THE LOOK OF LENGTH
If you have short lashes, then your top lash goal is probably creating length. The L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara helps provide volume and length. The soft wavy brush helps capture every lash and the formula glides on smoothly. Plus, we’re suckers for cute product packaging—and this pink tube is oh-so-adorable.
OUR BEST WATERPROOF MASCARA FOR THE LOOK OF FULLNESS
Helping to make your lashes appear fuller might seem difficult—but really, it’s all about finding the right mascara. Consider using the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Waterproof Mascara, which combines a lash-building black primer with a fiber-infused mascara formula that maximizes volume. Lashes appear super-volumized, super-extended, and all-around extreme. Sweet!
OUR BEST WATERPROOF MASCARA FOR THE LOOK OF VOLUME
When it comes to eyelashes, one of the most desired effects of using mascara is creating the look of volume. If that’s your favorite lash look, pick up the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Feline Waterproof Mascara. The quick-charge brush captures each and every lash to help deliver the look of volume and fullness, while the ultra-glossy black formula helps provide the look of shiny smooth lashes. Talk about feline fierce. Meow!
OUR BEST WATERPROOF MASCARA FOR SEPARATING LASHES
Clumps are most likely the bane of your mascara-loving existence—or at least they are for us. If you’re not a fan of clumping (who is?), look for a waterproof mascara that is formulated to resist clumping and flaking, such as the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Waterproof Mascara.
OUR BEST WATERPROOF MASCARA FOR A SUBTLE EVERYDAY LOOK
There’s definitely a time and place for dramatic waterproof mascaras—but if you’re headed to the office for the day, you may not want to rock such a bold look. In that case, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara, which offers all-day waterproof wear, with a clump-free, flake-free, and smudge-proof formula. That’s what we’re talking about.
HOW TO USE A L’ORÉAL PARIS WATERPROOF MASCARA
Of course, it’s not just about finding the best waterproof mascara for your needs—it’s about how you apply it, too. Start by applying the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/Base or L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer, both of which can help create a smooth base and amplify the effects of your L’Oréal Paris waterproof mascara. Then, with your L’Oréal Paris waterproof mascara of choice, place the brush at the base of your lashes and sweep it up to the tip. That’s it—you’re good to go about your day!
HOW TO REMOVE WATERPROOF MASCARA
If you’ve ever worn waterproof mascara before, then you know that the removal process can sometimes be a little, well, difficult. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. If you’ve ever scrubbed and scrubbed your face to remove waterproof makeup, then this one’s for you. It’s all about finding a makeup remover option for waterproof makeup, like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types. Powered by tiny micelle molecules in water, this micellar water intensely purifies, removes makeup (even waterproof!), and cleans dirt and impurities. To use, shake well and saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water cleanser. Hold the pad over your closed eyes for a few seconds each and then gently wipe to remove.
Want to put a few beauty hacks to the test with your waterproof mascara pick? Try our 6 Mascara Hacks for Flirty-Looking Lashes.