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Top 10 Drugstore Waterproof Mascaras

Our Favorite Waterproof Mascaras To Pick Up From The Drugstore

Our Favorite Waterproof Mascaras To Pick Up From The Drugstore

There’s no need to break the bank when finding a high quality, long-lasting mascara that can withstand water and sweat. The following drugstore finds are all you need! When looking to complete your makeup bag without spending more than necessary on a solid waterproof mascara, Rank & Style did the hard work and rounded up the best clump-free, voluminous, length-giving mascaras that will ensure a raccoon-free eye even on the hottest day at the pool this summer. And the best part? They all cost less than $10. Look no further for the perfect waterproof mascara to get you through the hot, long summer months than our Top 10 list of drugstore waterproof mascaras! Opening image: @LOrealParisUSA

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May 2, 2018

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The Rankings


L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The soft wavy bristles that ensure every lash gets a fresh coat of mascara

USERS SAID: “I tell everybody that this is the best mascara. I was hesitant at first because of the brush. Turns out the brush gives volume, length and defines my lashes. I can add layers to lengthen more without clumping.”


Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Waterproof Mascara

Our Score

FUN FACT: This mascara is safe for contact wearers and is ophthalmologist-tested.

LOVED FOR: The patent shine formula


CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: Volumizing lashes!

LOVED FOR: Its patent-pending brush design


Maybelline New York Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: A natural-looking, buildable formula

USERS SAID: “This is one of the best water proof mascaras I have ever used. It stays on all day, and requires a make-up remover to get it off at night. I need a water proof mascara for daily wear as I am one of those people that cries whenever I laugh, so I have tried many. This one holds up better than the higher priced brands I have tried.”


CoverGirl Clump Crusher waterproof Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: A waterproof mascara that curls and lifts

LOVED FOR: Its fine-toothed brush head  


Maybelline New York Lash Discovery Waterproof Mascara

Our Score

BEST FOR: Ensuring those hard-to-reach lashes get a coat of mascara

USERS SAID: "I love the little brush! I use it for top and bottom lashes to separate and to add a little extra."


Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara

Our Score

USERS SAID: "Best Mascara on the market! High end and drugstore! If you're looking for a good mascara get this one! You won't regret it."

FUN FACT: This mascara is the first patented fanning brush with 10 layers of bristles.


Maybelline New York Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A no clump smudge-proof mascara

USERS SAID: "I found this mascara after doing a search for a waterpoof mascara that had top reviews, good price, and a brand I was familiar with. Boy was I not disappointed."


L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Volume Building Waterproof Mascara

Our Score

FUN FACT: This is a fragrance-free formula and is safe for sensitive eyes.

USERS SAID: “This is great mascara, it glides on and looks natural. I work in a kitchen. No matter how much I perspire, this product does not smudge, here's what makes it perfect, it come off easily at night. It also won't burn your eyes!”


Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Its collagen-infused formula that amps up the formula

HELPFUL TIP: For added volume, layer on additional layers!

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