15 Sweat-Proof Mascaras For Summer

by Madison Alcedo

Gearing up for summer also means stocking up on the best beauty products for hassle-free fun, and waterproof and sweat-proof mascaras are key to ensuring your makeup looks flawless at the end of each day. Whether you plan on basking in the sun, flying on a plane for endless hours, or dancing the night away, keeping your mascara under control will help make your eyes continue to pop all night long.

If you're about the little details like me, there's nothing better than curling your lashes and adding a mascara that will lengthen and plump — especially for a long period of time. Wearing waterproof mascaras may seem like they would require more to take off, but normally a good eye makeup remover at night will do the trick. It's especially important to take off your waterproof mascara before you sleep because you don't want the formula to clump and harden overnight where you are tempted to pick at your lashes the next day and risk breaking them.

It's difficult to find beauty products that work well for you, but here are some of the best sweat-proof mascaras out there. Forget your makeup smudging from the heat, because these mascaras are sure to have your lashes looking full, long, and clean, no matter how hot it gets.

1. Lancome Definicils Waterproof

Definicils Waterproof, $28, Sephora

My mom swears by this mascara, and I'm sure the waterproof version works just as well.

2. Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

Great Lash Waterproof Mascara, $4, Amazon

A Great Lash mascara sells every 1.9 seconds in the United States, according to Allure. The proof is in the pudding, folks.

3. Buxom Waterproof Lash Mascara

Buxom Waterproof Lash Mascara, $20, Sephora

This Buxom mascara not only separates and defines lashes thanks to its skinny wand, but its clump-resistant formula also ensures smudge-resisting.

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4. Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils Waterproof

Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Waterproof, $32, Nordstrom

Apart from its pretty gold packaging, this YSL mascara maximizes lashes for a 24-hour hold, so it might be worth the splurge in price.

5. Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara

Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara, $19, Benefit

With this long-lasting mascara, Benefit ensures it won't smudge whether rain or shine.

6. bareMinerals Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara

BareMinerals Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara, $19, Sephora

This mascara not only promises long-wearing potential, but the bareMinerals natural extracts help build stronger lashes.

7. L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof, $6, Amazon

With its collagen-infused formula, this L'Oreal mascara won't break the bank, will protect your lashes from smudges, and give you voluminous lashes all at the same time.

8. Covergirl Lashblast Plumpify Mascara

Covergirl LashBlast Plumply Mascara, $12, Ulta

The unique wand of this Covergirl mascara helps plump up your lashes. Thicker lashes and no smudges? I'll take it!

9. Neutrogena Healthy Volume Waterproof Mascara

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Waterproof Mascara, $9, Amazon

With the thicker wand, this formula will spread mascara across all of your lashes to supersize them and keep your under-eyes smudge-free.

10. Diorshow Waterproof Mascara

Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, $28.50, Sephora

Don't let the price of this mascara deter you. This Dior formula will hold its glamorous look even if you plan on swimming all day at the beach.

11. M.A.C. Haute & Naughty Waterproof Lash

M.A.C. Haute & Naughty Waterproof Lash, $23, Nordstrom

Like most M.A.C. products, this mascara will deliver a dramatic look without you having to worry about smudging or running.

12. Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara

Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara, $20, Sephora

This special brush will lengthen, curl, and coat your lashes for a full 24-hour hold.

13. NYX Cosmetics Doll Eye Waterproof Mascara

NYX Cosmetics Doll Eye Waterproof Mascara, $13, Amazon

While adding texture to your lashes, this waterproof formula can also stand the test of sweat on a hot summer night.

14. Tarte Lights, Cameras, Splashes Waterproof Mascara

Tarte Lights, Cameras, Splashes Waterproof Mascara, $23, Sephora

Thanks to its name, this formula promises to be splash-proof. Not feeling the long-lasting wear of waterproof? Tarte also offers a non-waterproof version.

15. Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara

Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara, $20, Sephora

The name may be bold, but I think the look and hold of this mascara will be even bolder!

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