Australia sure knows how to turn on the sunshine in summer. But those scorching hot days are a recipe for a melted makeup disaster. Especially when it comes to mascara. Not all formulas are built to withstand the heat - or impromptu dips in the ocean. That’s why your safest bet is to trust your lashes in the hands of a waterproof mascara during the warmer months.
These are our favourite Australian waterproof mascaras.
Best waterproof mascara for natural-looking lashes
OUR PICK: Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara
For your lashes only better, we love Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara. The waterproof formula stays on your lashes all day long, no matter what your day throws at it, and it creates beautiful and natural-looking lash definition with a single coat. There’s also mamey and avocado oils in the formula to help care for your lashes and encourage healthy lash growth with every swipe.
Best waterproof mascara for voluminous lashes
OUR PICK: MCo Beauty Waterproof Full Lash Mascara
On a hot day, applying numerous coats of mascara to achieve voluminous lashes can end in a smudgy disaster. This MCo Beauty waterproof mascara won’t slide off throughout the day and all it takes is a coat or two to seriously enhance the length, thickness and volume of your lashes. We also love the silicone brush for helping separate and define lashes for a beautiful bold look.
Best waterproof mascara for long lashes
OUR PICK: Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara
If you don’t have any plans to get in the water but just want something that can handle the heat while giving you luscious long lashes, then try Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara. The formula is water-resistant and long-wearing so it can withstand a hot summer’s day and a little rain, too. It delivers impressive curl and length to lashes without looking over the top. It also gets our tick of approval for sensitive eyes.
Best waterproof mascara for workouts
This waterproof mascara duo (it comes with a serum mascara and a Green Tea Lash Mass Fibre Wand for boosting volume) was created by an Australian beauty brand dedicated entirely to gym-proof makeup, so you know it’s up for the task of surviving a sweaty workout. It’s also not going to budge after a swim, sun-shower or a day out in the sun. We also can’t get enough of the lift, curl and definition this mascara gives lashes, which rivals that of lash extensions.
TIP: Since waterproof mascaras are designed to be budge-proof, they can be tough to remove. Be careful not to rub or tug as you’ll risk pulling out your lashes. Soak a cotton pad in eye makeup remover and press it onto closed eyes. Leave it there for a few seconds so it can break down the waterproof formula. Then gently wipe away the residue. Repeat as needed.