16 Best and Worst Waterproof Mascaras


Reality TV stars Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian have this in common: crying on national TV with mascara running down their cheeks. They were clearly not wearing one of these top-rated mascaras. Even if your next good cry isn’t televised, you can let your tears flow knowing that one of these best waterproof mascaras will keep you from looking like a raccoon. Just make sure to avoid the duds

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The Worst No. 6: Maybelline New York Great Lash Washable Mascara in Waterproof, $6.40

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.5


“I turned into Ricky Raccoon after just three hours with this mascara on.”

The Worst No. 5: CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Waterproof Mascara, $7.24

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 6.1


Readers call this “pure crap,” vowing that “this is the last time I buy drugstore items with terrible false advertisements.”

The Worst No. 4: Maybelline New York Intense XXL Volume & Length Waterproof Microfiber Mascara, $9.40

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 5.8


“It looked oddly like I was wearing bad fake lashes, like the kind you would find in a 5-year-old’s dress-up kit.”

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