14 Mascaras That Won't Budge, Even on the Hottest Day

As the temperature continues to climb, finding a mascara that can stand up to the summer heat can be a real challenge. But, no need to worry, these nine mascaras keep sweat, humidity and heat from giving your lashes a makeup meltdown.

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LORAC PRO Lash Pomade Mascara

New from the brand, this unique smudge- and flake-proof formula works to thicken lashes by up to 250 percent while curling each lash simultaneously for a faux-lash look straight from the tube.


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Pacifica DreamBIG Lash Extending 7 in 1 Mascara ($16)

All-natural plant fibers build your lashes up to their full potential while peptides work to boost natural length and volume in this 2-in-1 superpower that’s sure to stay put all summer.


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Lash Star Beauty Full Control Lash Sculpting Mascara ($35)

Double-ended to cater to founder and celebrity makeup artist Tracy Murphy’s signature layering method, this mascara features a tightline brush to define, separate and lengthen and a curved brush for curl extension and buildable volume—it stays on all day with no signs of flaking or smudging. 


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Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara ($20)

This gel-like formula truly lives up to its name, standing strong against water, sweat and sun until you take it off. 


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Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Waterproof Mascara ($5)

Promising a boost that's 10 times the volume of your natural lashes, this macadamia, jojoba and olive oil–infused offering helps strengthen lashes while preventing any clumping or smudging. 


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Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara ($23)

The hourglass-shaped brush on this best-selling mascara separates and curls each lash for a glamorous look with just one coat. Plus, the brand's new waterproof formulation makes this tube better than ever. 


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Palladio Beauty Aqua Force Mascara ($10)

The skinny wand on this mascara defines every last lash you didn’t even know you had for an all-day, waterproof look formulated with lash-enhancing ingredients like bamboo and rice wax.


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Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara ($16.50)

Don’t let your busy summer schedule get in the way of perfect makeup. This mascara provides all-day coverage and leaves lashes feeling soft and conditioned. 

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Too Cool For School Glam Rock Volume Thriller Mascara ($25)

This unique wand sports tiny “hooks” that grab and coat every lash with a super-waterproof formula for instant length and volume that stays put around the clock. 


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CoverGirl The Super Sizer By Lashblast Waterproof Mascara ($7)

This mascara has an exclusive lash styler that saturates lashes with a volumizing formula to instantly create fuller, more dramatic lashes. 

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Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Waterproof Mascara ($32)

Sweat has nothing on this mascara. This smudge-proof, waterproof formula holds up in the heat while adding instant volume and rich color.  

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MAC Cosmetics Haute & Naughty Lash Waterproof Mascara ($22)

Do you want definition or volume? With this mascara, you don’t have to choose. The 2-in-1 dual-wiper system allows you to decide if you want a natural look or something more eye-catching. 

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Maybelline New York Great Lash Waterproof Mascara ($6)

Don’t mess with a classic! This mascara was the first long-wear waterproof mascara introduced by the brand. It coats each lash with a conditioning formula for thicker, longer, healthier-looking lashes that won’t smudge or run. 

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Smashbox Full Exposure Waterproof Mascara ($22)

Get the attention you deserve with this mascara that provides long-lasting coverage that doesn’t budge, clump or flake. And the best part? It’s sweat and humidity-resistant, too! 

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NYX Full Figured Mascara ($7)

Nothing is worse then mascara running down your face. But, you can put an end to it with this mascara. The straight brush design swipes on easily to lengthen from root to tip and the waterproof formula is perfect for a day at the beach.

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Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara ($29.50)

Don’t let a little, or a lot, of heat keep you from getting perfectly curled lashes. This mascara has a specially designed curved brush along with a polymer formula that helps shape lashes while adding volume for real staying power. 

1 Comment
  • Marinell deGraffenreid
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    Cover Girl mascaras are hard to remove. Be careful. You can pull your lashes out trying to get it off.

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