• NO.1 Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
  • NO.2 SHISEIDO Full-Lash Multi-Dimension Waterproof Mascara
  • NO.3 Ere Perez Natural Avocado Waterproof Mascara
  • NO.4 L'Oréal Paris X Fiber Waterproof Mascara
  • NO.5 Covergirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara
  • NO.6 MAYBELLINE Great Lash Waterproof Mascara
  • NO.7 Diorshow Iconic Waterproof Mascara
  • NO.8 LANCÔME Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara
  • NO.9 Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes™ Waterproof Mascara
  • NO.10 URBAN DECAY  Perversion Waterproof Mascara

10 Best Waterproof Mascaras 2022

Jan 13, 2022

Mascaras make eyelashes thick, long, curling, and highly pigmented. With the renewal of makeup techniques and products, the water-resistance of mascara is more and more important. Generally speaking, in addition to the basic effects, a waterproof mascara is also swear-proof and smudge-proof. It is highly-pigmented and glides on effortlessly, suitable for women in summer, even when going swimming.

Different mascara brushes are equipped with different function. The tapered brush can evenly distribute the mascara onto your lashes to create thicker and non-clumping eyelashes. The spiral brush can make the eyelashes separated and curled naturally. The curved brush can comb the mascara evenly through the lashes from root to tip to make your lashes look longer, suitable for users with short eyelashes. The mini brush is very suitable for beginners. Even when coating the lower lashes, you don't stress about brushing on the skin to affect the overall makeup.

In addition to waterproof mascaras, you can select a mascara rich in moisturizing ingredients. Because it can also protect and condition your eyelashes. Users with sensitive eyes should choose a mild one.

Girls occasionally complain that mascara tends to dry out. In this case, it is recommended to add a small amount of essential oils, glycerin, toner or lotion to it. However, waterproof mascara is difficult to remove, so you need to use a special eye and lip makeup remover.

In view of the efficacy, the shape of the brushes, the price and sales volume, and the reputation, we’ve rounded up 10 best waterproof and sweat-proof mascaras for you.

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  • Volumizing
  • Lengthening
  • Curling
  • Waterproof and sweat proof
  • Nourishing
  • Conditioning
  • Some users complained that it will clump

Too Faced is a well-known cosmetics brand in the United States. It comes in a wide range of colorful products. Its fruit and candy themed collections feature innovative designs, favored by many Hollywood actresses. Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara is its award-winning product that always appears on the list of the bestsellers on major shopping websites. With a high-performance waterproof formula, it is a must-have for summer makeup. A user wrote on the official website, "Summer is right around the corner and this is the best waterproof mascara! I recommend this even if you're not planning on getting your face wet! Applies so smooth!" It also contains porcelain flower extract and unique peptides to nourish and condition eyelashes while thickening eyelashes. The hourglass-shaped bristles are so hard that can make eyelashes more volumized. Only a thin layer can make the eyelashes look full and natural, and two layers can curl the eyelashes for a sweet makeup look. And you can also have a thicker and fuller eyelashes with three layers. However, some users complained that this mascara will clump, so be sure to use the right technique.

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  • Lengthening
  • Thickening
  • Curling
  • Smudge-proof
  • Eye-opening effect
  • Difficult to remove

Shiseido is a renowned Japan's top cosmetics brand that provides consumers with a wide range of products, including skin care products, sunscreen products, makeup and men-only products. Full-Lash Multi-Dimension Waterproof Mascara is a product tested by dermatologists and ophthalmologists, suitable for users with sensitive eyes or contact lenses. It is equipped with outstanding waterproof and sweat-proof ability. The brand claimed that it can last for 8 hours without smudging, clumping or flaking. It is a must-have for summer makeup. This mascara adopts a special-shaped brush that perfectly fits the natural lines of the eyes to create fan-shaped and thick eyelashes and an extreme eye-opening effect. A user commented on Amazon, "This is my all time favorite mascara on the market. The wand is very user friendly and allows you to bend it to get the lashes on the corners to curl. The formula is nice and dark and makes my eyes pop...some of my friends even ask if I got lash extensions." However, some users complained that this mascara is not easy to remove except a special eye and lip makeup remover.

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  • Suitable for sensitive eyes
  • Lengthening and conditioning
  • Long-lasting
  • Prone to drying out

Ere Perez is an Australian organic cosmetics brand that is committed to selecting the highest quality ingredients with natural antioxidants to create natural and gentle makeup products. Natural Avocado Waterproof Mascara is a product compatible with all skin types. The unique dry style formula is composed of a mixture of nourishing oils and waxes, making it long-lasting and waterproof. This mascara contains mamey and avocado oil as its key ingredients. And avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E to help nourish and thicken lashes. The mascara can make lashes full and curled, and is a must-have for delicate eye makeup. A user praised on Amazon, "This is simply an awesome waterproof mascara. I have super sensitive eyes but wanted a waterproof mascara w/ clean ingredients and this one is the best. It does not flake at all , is not clumpy upon application, and comes off relatively easy considering it's in the waterproof category. It definitely has that feathery lash look. I am super picky with ingredients as well as how it performs and this checks all my boxes. It also lasts a pretty long time- using it twice a week for the past 4 months and it's still going strong. " And it is recommended that users add a little essential oil to the mascara to avoid drying out.

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  • Lengthening
  • Volumizing
  • Long-lasting
  • Smudge-proof
  • Difficult to remove

L'OREAL PARIS is a worldwide cosmetics brand that mainly specializes in hair dyes, hair care, makeup and skin care products. Due to the outstanding quality, it has always been favored by consumers. X Fiber Waterproof Mascara is a double-ended wand. One end is a black eyelash primer to make the eyelashes look thick and dark. The other end is the lengthening mascara, which is filled with 20x more lengthening fiber than the original Superstar mascara. The eyelash primer and the lengthening mascara are combined to make lashes extremely long and thick. A user commented on the official website, "I like to combine x-fiber +lash paradise w/p blackest black. I'm using x-fiber first then lash paradise on top for thickness. amazing effect. I'm in love with those products." The brushes at both ends are carefully designed to make the paste easily adhere to most eyelashes. The mascara is long-lasting and waterproof to meet the needs of daily commuters. However, it is not easy to remove except a special eye and lip makeup remover.

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  • Volume-boosting
  • Lengthening
  • Cost-effective
  • Cruelty-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Four shades
  • Prone to drying out

COVERGIRL is a well-known drugstore makeup brand in the United States. Since its establishment, it has been devoted to researching and innovating makeup products, favored by young girls. LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara is its best seller, with four colors: Black, Very Black, Brown and Black Brown. The patented formula is hypoallergenic, compatible with customers with sensitive eyes. Its brush adopts a unique design, allowing the mascara to evenly cover the eyelashes with no clumping and flaking. The mascara is excellent in thickening lashes. The brand claims that it instantly provides up to 10x more volume than bare lashes, making lashes fuller and longer. It is also waterproof. A customer praised on the official website, "I'm a lifeguard and I work at an outdoor water front in 80 and 90 degree heat and humidity. I do training and drills and swim laps and this mascara still stays put . I wear black brown for a more natural look and it holds a curl well. And really as long as you have a waterproof makeup remover it comes of easily. I definitely recommend I've been using this for two years." But some users complained that the mascara tends to dry out after a period of time. It is recommended that users add a little essential oil to it.

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  • Volume-boosting
  • Waterproof
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Hypoallergenic tested
  • Cost-effective
  • Some users complained flaking
  • Users with sensitive eyes should proceed with caution

Starting with mascaras, Maybelline has become the largest mascara manufacturer and one of the most patented brand around the world. Great Lash Waterproof Mascara is one of its star products. A customer wrote on the official website, "Maybelline New York-Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara is a classic favorite! All generation of women in my family have used this and I see why they chose this." Meanwhile, it was also the Winner of Allure Readers' Choice and Best of Beauty Award. The mascara features a lash-doubling formula, and the unique brush is designed to make lashes natural and thick. It is packed with high-performance waterproof formula, ideal for playing in the water in summer. You can easily remove the mascara with the Expert Eyes® 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. It is cost-effective. However, some users complained that it is easy to dry out and flake after a period of time.Although the product is suitable for contact lenses wearers, some users still feel a burning sensation. So users with sensitive eyes should proceed with caution.

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  • Smudge-proof
  • Curling
  • Long-lasting
  • Waterproof
  • Expensive

Dior is a well-known French fashion brand that provides a great variety of products for customers, such as women's clothing, men's clothing, jewelry, fragrance and makeup. Diorshow is its professional make-up collection, hailed by professional makeup artists. Diorshow Iconic Waterproof Mascara was originally designed for backstage makeup artists. It features an oblique cut brush that gives an extra lash-curling effect. In addition, the top of the brush is made of hard plastic material, helping separate and create fan-shaped lashes. The waterproof mascara is formulated with Lift Model Extrême™, which contains latex polymer to keep the lashes weightless and curling for a long time. Besides the long-lasting and waterproof effect, the mascara never gets smudgy and flaky, also friendly to users with sensitive eyes. A user commented on the official website, "I love the waterproof mascara. My eye lashes look so natural. My eyes are very sensitive and I have no problems with this product. " It is expensive but worth the money.

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  • Volume-boosting
  • Long-lasting
  • Lengthening
  • Waterproof
  • Paraben&SLS free
  • Multiple layers may clump

Lancôme is a renowned worldwide high-end makeup brand that specializes in skin care, make-up, perfume, etc. Thanks to the diversity and outstanding quality, it is favored by consumers from all over the world. Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara is a star product, recommended by well-known websites like Byrdie and Today. Its brush has a unique shape with soft, wavy fibers to deliver the perfect amount of formula with the very first stroke. The ultra-smooth formula is infused with supple waxes and polymers to adhere immediately to lashes for bold, buildable volume and length. The mascara is long-lasting, waterproof and sweat-proof, ideal for creating delicate eye makeup. You can pair it with Cils Booster XL Lash Primer for better results and then apply Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Remover to remove it. The mascara is also available in travel size. A user wrote on the official website, "Length, volume, deep black, really waterproof (I have lots of allergies all year long, this mascara does not move at all). It holds curl and doesn't smudge. It is easy to remove with a good bi-phase makeup remover (Bi-Facil is perfect). I have used Lancôme mascaras forever, Monsieur Big is my favorite one.” However, some users complained that multiple layers on the lashes are prone to clumping. Pay attention to the technique when applying it.

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  • Lengthening
  • Volumizing
  • Curling
  • Conditioning
  • Free of parabens&synthetic fragrances
  • Cruelty-free
  • Drying out after a period of time
  • Expensive

Tarte is a natural plant-based makeup brand. Its products are mild for most skin types. Lights, Camera, Splashes™ Waterproof Mascara combines lengthening, curling, volumizing and conditioning in one wand. It is also waterproof and sweat-proof. Its brush is composed of long and short bristles. The short bristles can cover each small eyelash, making the eyelashes look thicker. Long bristles can make the eyelashes look longer and curled to create an extreme eye-opening effect. This mascara features Skinvigorating™, which contains olive ester, provitamin B5, mineral pigments and vitamin C, helping moisturize, soothe and condition eyelashes while lengthening them. Tested by ophthalmologists and dermatologists, it is also suited for users who have sensitive eyes or wear contact lenses. A customer left a review on Sephora, "I really love this mascara, and I have gone through several tubes over the years, it's the best natural waterproof I have found! This mascara does what I want it to, it separates, darkens, lifts, and doesn't smudge or cake up, or leave my lashes. I like a light and fluffy mascara look and this delivers!"

However, some users complained that this mascara is prone to drying out after a period of time. Make sure the cap is tightly secured to avoid contact with air, or add a little essential oil. The mascara is expensive. Users should deliberate before purchasing it, or you can buy a mini pack for a try.

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  • Lengthening
  • Conditioning
  • Waterproof and sweat proof
  • Long-lasting
  • Easy to apply
  • Cruelty-free
  • Difficult to remove

RBAN DECAY is a well-known makeup corporation in the United States. Its products are avant-garde and fashionable to create personalized makeup styles, favored by many consumers. Perversion Waterproof Mascara is its star product, recommended by well-known websites like Allure and Marie Claire. This ultra-creamy formula coats each lash and never gets flaky or clumpy even with multiple layers. It is super long-lasting, waterproof and sweat-proof, fit for daily commuters in summer. The mascara features protein, amino acids and honey extract, etc., making eyelashes longer and healthier. A user commented on the official website, "My all time favorite! This mascara is the longest wearing, best waterproof I've tried, and I've tried a lot. It is easily removable by rubbing lashes with a face oil (I like using an argon oil) then cleanse off with your normal face wash.” However, some users complained that it is difficult to remove except a special eye and lip makeup remover.

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