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The Best Waterproof Mascaras That Won't Run Or Smudge

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With our hot and humid weather, keeping our makeup from melting off can be a real ~challenge~. This is why we're always on the lookout for "hulas-proof" or waterproof makeup, especially when it comes to mascaras. Case in point: If you still haven't found a mascara that won't budge at all, don't worry—we gotchu. 

Ahead, we rounded up the best waterproof mascaras to try, from drugstore to high-end options, so you won't have to worry about having panda eyes! 

The Best Waterproof Mascaras That Won't Let You Down

  1. Maybelline Sky High Mascara

    Maybelline is known for its affordable yet high-quality mascaras, and this one won't disappoint. It lengthens and volumizes the lashes, making you look like you've just had a lash lift! It has a plastic wand with straight bristles that combs through every lash from root to tip. 

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    Maybelline Sky High Mascara, Watsons, Lazada, and Shopee

  2. Heroine Make Long Up Mascara Super Waterproof

    Hands down, this is one of the best waterproof mascaras I've tried. I've worn it while traveling, working, and partying, and I'm happy to report that it's budge-proof. It contains six kinds of eyelash serum ingredients: camelia oil, royal jelly extract, again oil, wild rose oil, panax ginseng root extract, and almond oil. Plus points: It helps lengthen the lashes, too, thanks to its fiber-infused formula. 

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    Heroine Make Long Up Mascara Super Waterproof, P795, Shopee and Zalora

  3. Barenbliss Roll To Volume Mascara

    This TikTok-famous mascara from Barenbliss only costs less than P400 but has impressively long-staying power. It's formulated with jojoba oil, which also helps strengthen the lashes. 

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    Barenbliss Roll To Volume Mascara, P399, Lazada and Shopee

  4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Waterproof

    Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara lives up to its name. LOL. Its sex-proof formula with an hourglass-shaped brush thickens, lengthens, and curls each lash to create the most *dramatic* lashes possible. 

    Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Waterproof, P1,625,

  5. L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

    Many beauty gurus swear by L'Oreal's Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara and for good reason! It creates feathery-soft lashes that are perfect for an everyday makeup look.

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    L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara, P649, Shopee and Lazada

  6. K-Palette 1Day Lash Up Silky Volume Mascara

    Japanese beauty brand K-Palette is well-known for their brow products but did you know that they have good mascaras, too? Made for Asians, the 1Day Lash Up Silky Volume Mascara's long-wearing formula helps keep lashes curled for hours and it's waterproof, too! 

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    K-Palette 1Day Lash Up Silky Mascara - Volume, P945, Watsons

  7. Benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara 

    Get falsies-looking lashes with the help of Benefit's They're Real! Lengthening Mascara. Its jet-black formula volumizes, lengthens, lifts, and curls the lashes without smudging! 

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    Benefit They're Real! Lengthening Mascara, P1,760,

How do you remove waterproof mascaras? 

While waterproof mascaras are designed to be long-lasting and smudge-proof, they require *special* care when it comes to removal. Remember, the skin around the eye area is v v sensitive.

Here are two ways you can properly remove your waterproof mascara without causing harm to your lashes:

  • Use a cleansing oil - Oil-based removers are effective in breaking down the waterproof formula. Using your fingertips, gently massage the cleansing oil onto your lashes. Once you've removed the mascara, rinse your face with warm water to get rid of any residual oil. You may also use a facial cleanser to cleanse your skin. 

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    Biore Cleansing Oil, P375, Lazada

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    Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil, P3,350, Lazada

  • Soak a cotton pad - If you don't have a cleansing oil, you can also moisten a cotton pad with an oil-based makeup remover. Simply hold the soaked pad on your closed eyelid, allowing the product to dissolve the mascara for a few seconds. After the mascara has had time to dissolve, gently wipe it off using downward strokes. P.S. Avoid rubbing or tugging, as this can lead to lash breakage! 

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    Sunnies Face Face Erase, P495, Lazada

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