4 Tear-Proof Mascaras That Will Get You Through All “I Dos” This Summer
It’s a dangerous time of year to be a romantic— i.e., those of us who lose it watching Titanic and may even shed a tear over an absolutely incredible dessert. It’s wedding season, when our makeup has to be able to withstand a beautiful ceremony, lots of time on the dance floor and even a royal broadcast.
With these lasting mascara picks, you’ll end each night still photo ready. Raccoon eyes, meet tear-proof mascara, the new plus one.
Blinc Mascara Amplified, $26
3.8 stars from 1,000 reviews
What’s inside: The company that created the original tubing mascara, Blinc’s Mascara Amplified forms water-resistant tubes around every lash instead of painting lashes like others. The tubes act as a protective barrier that is smudge-proof, sweat-proof, water-resistant and flake-proof. To remove, use a little warm water and a little pressure and the tubes will slide right off.
Best review: “I have been wearing mascara for 30 years and always battle raccoon eyes—not anymore! I will never change. This is my only mascara for the past 5 years!”
Clinique Lash Power Long-Wearing Mascara, $18
4.5 stars from 226 reviews
What’s inside: Clinique’s innovative thermal technology works to keep mascara in place for 24 hours through rain, sweat, humidity and tears. Comes off easily with warm water.
Best review: “Lash Power is truly the best mascara I've ever used. It's light but gives good coverage and, because it has tubing, it never, ever smears. It stays on until I wash it off. Even then, it comes off neatly in little tubes. I've gone in the ocean while wearing this, gone in the pool, worked out, slept, cried—it always stays on. Thank you, Clinique, for making my day better.”
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, $6
4 stars from 4,471 reviews
What’s inside: Available in waterproof and washable formulas, this L’Oreal creation can build lashes up to five times their natural thickness.
Best review: “This is a great mascara. It goes on smooth with no clumps and stays all day. I don't have to worry about smudges or smears beneath the eyes. This is truly a waterproof mascara: I can go swimming or take a bath, and it still looks fabulous! And it comes off easily when I want it too. With my casual summer job, I have even worked with ‘yesterday's mascara’ on.”
Neutrogena Healthy Volume Waterproof Mascara, $9
3.5 stars from 178 reviews
What’s inside: The olive oil formula combined with a super-sized volume brush can boost your lashes by up to 400 percent.
Best review: “I put this on before the gym, did cardio and tanned and it STILL looking amazing. I've tried so many high-end mascaras, but this has by far exceeded any expectations I had for it. My lashes are gorgeous.”