If you’re like us and lash extensions always feel waaayy too exaggerated, and eyelash curlers confirm you’re not the makeup guru you’ve always praised yourself for being, you know how a good lash-lengthening and all-day-lasting mascara comes in handy.
And if you’re still on the hunt for such a product, we tapped the industry experts, our favorite celebrities, of course, to give this list of the best waterproof mascaras.
FYI, these mascaras have passed all kinds of tests – waterside vacations, studio sweat seshes, artificial tears, every test possible.
We can’t do a celeb mascaras list without mentioning the Queen of serving eyes’ favorite. For the longest time, Cara has retained the title of the eye makeup guru, and it’s not for nothing. From her legendary cat eye to her defiant eyebrows and lustrous lashes, this Queen is every villain-era-obsessed girl’s dream.
To achieve her lash look, Cara reaches out for the YSL Beauté Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, $29. Its non-drying formula makes it perfect for those days when you need budge-proof mascara (like weddings and award ceremonies). Plus, the short and long bristles make it easier to coat every lash, so you’ll get both curl and volume in one fell swoop.
If you’re not obsessed with the beauty marvel that’s Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, gurrrll, you’re missing out. From her glorious butterfly locs to her jaw-dropping makeup looks, LeighAnne always finds ways to turn heads with every look.
And how can we forget about her lashes? The trailblazing singer/actress gives us Grecian goddess vibes thanks to Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara, $12.99. Its exclusive Flex Tower brush bends to define, curl, and volumize every single lash from the root to tip to give you IG-worthy lashes.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to master the choreography for Woman Like Me (yup! We’re still not over it).
Gigi has spent countless hours getting prepped for runways and photoshoots – and she’s learned many tricks and tips from the industry’s beauty experts. One valuable tip she’s learned? The Maybelline Falsies Lash Lift Mascara, $11.99, is the only product you want for achieving length, volume, and a lash lift effect.
Its fiber-infused formula effortlessly curls, lengthens, and defines lashes, while the double-curved brush separates and coats every lash without clumping to create a look that rivals fake lashes.
Zendaya is a goddess, period! And so, every time we see her endorse a beauty product, we scroll through Sephora and Ulta’s beauty tabs to get the goddess-anointing elixir for ourselves. This time, it was her all-time favorite mascara, the Lancôme Hypnôse Volumizing Mascara, $33.
“I love that it lengthens, separates, and actually lifts my eyelashes for a naturally enhanced effect,” Zendaya shared exclusively with InStyle. “I never have to worry about it smudging or leaving little mascara marks near my eyes. It literally stays put all day long — I often forget I even have it on.”
And she wasn’t kidding. With every stroke, this mascara allows you to go as bold or natural as you wish. Plus, with the SoftSculpt formula, you can be assured your lashes will look lusciously defined all-day long.
This list wouldn’t be complete without Ms. Carter. Her music is legendary, her style iconic, and her beauty routine unmatched. And if you thought she only subscribes to $$$ worth of products, babe, you’re wrong.
According to Sir John, Queen Bey’s secret to lush, fluttery lashes is the $13 magical wand from L’Oréal. Now, we can’t promise you that this product will help you perform 24 Beyonce songs in perfect range while giving Girls-Run-This-World-Vibes, but hey, if the Queen herself swears by it, who are we not to add it to our carts ASAP?
Oh, btw, Gabrielle Union swears by it too.
Aren’t you tired of celebs dishing the “drink your H20” as their number-one beauty secret? Ummm…we want the honest truth, please? But Selena Gomez, the captain of a multi-million dollar beauty brand, Rare Beauty, seems to have come out clean with this “two-bristle brush” mascara.
Selena has totally delivered with this “two-bristle brush” mascara. The Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara $20 denser bristles coat lashes with the weightless formula, and the slimmer edge combs it for plumpness, definition, and length.
Can someone say goodbye spider lashes and hello doe-eyed naturalness?
One-part award-winning actress, one-part LGBQ+ advocate, and another glamourpuss. Blend that, and you get the trailblazing, super-talented Laverne Cox.
She’s the epitome of class, head-turning beauty and grace – and let’s not forget about her lashes. Laverne makes doe-eyed babes look basic. And her product of choice? The Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara ($23).
Its oversized brush is guaranteed o give you thick, lusciously defined, and non-clumpy lashes that just won’t budge – no matter the weather.
Kylie Jenner’s lips are legendary; they deserve a spot next to the Monalisa. But have you ever noticed that she has out-of-this-world lashes? ‘Cause we have. The beauty mogul’s lashes are so perfect that she inducted Kim K into investing in her go-to mascara, the Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara $30.
While it’s brown mascara (perfect for the lower lashes), the iconic overcurl is like a Pilates workout in mascara form since it coats, defines, and fans out lashes in just one sweep for 24 hours of wear.
Plus, with a Jenner x Kardashian seal of approval, we’re sold!
Oh, btw, Kylie is also into Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara ($9) and Too Faced Better Than Sex Volumizing Mascara(28) if you’re not a fan of brown mascara.