10 Pool Party Proof Mascaras

10 Pool Party Proof Mascaras

If you're looking to make a splash this summer, you're going to want mascara that is up for the task! There's nothing worse than going for a dip in the pool and coming out looking like a raccoon. Waterproof mascara is a must during the summer to avoid unsightly makeup mishaps! We've searched through reviews to find the top 10 waterproof mascaras that can survive any pool party.

Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara Black

Price: $18.00 at Sephora

The Scoop: This 4 star mascara volumizes and lengthens lashes while resisting flaking, clumping, and smudging. This mascara is perfect for a hot summer day as it stands up to humidity and heat to keep your lashes looking their best. It has also been ophthalmologist-tested to be safe for sensitive eyes and contact-lens wearers. 

What Influensters Have to Say: "I purchased this mascara because I was looking for a second mascara to alternate with my high-end ones. I especially bought waterproof because I need my mascara to last throughout my 8-10 hr workdays and my evening workouts without running and giving me raccoon eyes. Clinique High Impact waterproof does all of the above for me as well as holds my lash curl and gives them definition" -Marlena S.


Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow One Coat Waterproof Mascara

Price: $7.32 at Amazon

The Scoop: With a 4.5 star rating, this mascara has caught the eyes of Influensters for its waterproof, tear proof, and humidity-proof formula. This mascara was pool and ocean tested and is formulated to last. It also has an anti-breakage, pro-vitamin formula that works to lengthen and strengthen lashes so they can grow to their longest. 

What Influensters Have to Say: "This mascara lengthens my lashes without clumping them. It makes them look natural as well. It doesn't seem to smudge on me and taking it off is quite easy. It's worth every penny!" -Isabelle N.


Maybelline Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara

Price: $6.49 at Target

The Scoop: Over 100 Influensters have given this mascara a 4.5 star rating. It gives you full, thick lashes while maintaining a soft and healthy feeling. The waterproof formula and lash thickening brush build and protect for healthy looking lashes every time. Maybelline also uses a quick dissolve system so it can easily be removed with makeup remover. 

What Influensters Have to Say: "I absolutely love this mascara because of how natural it looks. It doesn't clump nor does it flake, smudge, or transfer throughout the day. I wear contact lenses and it does not irritate my eyes at all." -May N.


Dior Diorshow Blackout Waterproof Mascara 099 Kohl Black


Price: $29.50 at Sephora

The Scoop: This extreme-black mascara has a perfect 5 star rating. This formula glides on smoothly to draw each lash out to show-stopping lengths. The intense kohl pigment darkens lashes while the waterproof without sacrificing pigment or thickness. 

What Influensters Have to Say: "I love the end result of this mascara. I find that it does not clump, and accentuates my lashes beautifully. I find that this mascara is long lasting and worth the price! It is truly one of my favorites!" -Colleen W.


Maybelline Volum'Express Waterproof Mascara - Very Black

Price: $5.79 at Target

The Scoop: Over 200 Influensters have given this mascara a 4.5 star rating. This volumizing, waterproof mascara fills in the gaps for more visible lashes and instant volume. It can build up to 5x more volume without clumping to rival the look of false lashes. And, it's safe for contact lens wearers! 

What Influensters Have to Say: "Forget the fact that it's drugstore, just forget it, because this is phenomenal. I always curl my lashes no matter what but this holds them without getting crunchy and weird. It just lifts my lashes up and makes them voluminous and fluffy with barely any clumps. If you're an emotional girl (or guy) like me, you're going to want this the next time you go to the movies and don't want to cry your eyes out and your mascara off." -Ece B.


Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara

Price: $32 at Sephora

The Scoop: The dramatic, volumizing false-lash effect of YSL's loved 'Volume Effet Faux Cils' mascara is available in a smudge-free, waterproof formula! This mascara has been formulated to maximize lash volume with a 24-hour hold. Your lashes will always look their best.

What Influensters Have to Say: "This mascara is awesome! Not only does it give you volume and length, it also smells great! By far my most favorite mascara!" -Crystal G.


Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara

Price: $20 at Sephora

The Scoop: This waterproof mascara uses an exclusive Japanese formula that lengthens and volumizes without compromising your lashes' natural feathery texture. It has been rigorously tested in the ocean and gym and is proven to not budge. 

What Influensters Have to Say: "I am absolutely obsessed with this mascara. It is perfect for the Summer! It gives you long lashes & makes them just right. The formula is super light so you feel confident going in the pool, the beach, etc. It doesn't run at all & lasts all day. It keeps your perfect curl as well!" -Adyel J.


L'Oréal Extra Volume Collagen Hydra Collagen Plumping Waterproof Mascara

Price: $6.99 at Target 

The Scoop: Get 12x the volume with this 4.5 star, clump-free, flake-free, smudge-free waterproof mascara! It's suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. The extra-collagen formula plumps lashes for breathtaking volume and incredible wear. It's perfectly buildable so you can get your desired look!

What Influensters Have to Say: "I'm currently using this and let me just say that it is AMAZING!! It gives my eyelashes a great length and volume. I'm not so sure if this is available in waterproof but if it is I'm definitely buying one. It lasts long and gives no clumping. My everyday mascara hands down!!" -Jassmin G.


tarte lights, camera, splashes waterproof mascara

Price: $23 at Sephora

The Scoop: This 4 star, 4-in-1 formula will take your lashes to new heights. Using beeswax and natural waterproofing agent mineral pigments, this mascara will stay put through rain, sweat, or tears without using harsh chemicals. It works while you wear it to soothe and soften lashes for long term healthier lashes. 

What Influensters Have to Say: "This is my favorite mascara of the moment (well, I've been repurchasing for the last two years). I haven't found a better or comparable mascara that's more affordable and also cruelty-free yet so I will continue to keep repurchasing until that happens. It's waterproof, holds a curl well, and adds volume and length without clumping. It works even better a month after opening. Definitely recommend!" -Lorene T.


What mascara do you wear to your pool parties? Let us know in the comments! 


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