What do waterproof mascara and your best friend have in common? They’ll both stick by you — no matter what. Whether you’re headed to a hot yoga class, enjoying a humid summer day, caught in a downpour, or just need a good cry, using a couple of coats of a sob-proof mascara will ensure that your lashes stay perfectly curled and coated, regardless of how much sweat and tears are involved. You won’t even have to take a second to fix any pesky smudges or flaking — though you may want to invest in a high-quality cleansing oil, as these pro picks are formulated to basically withstand anything.
We asked professional makeup artists, who prep celebrities for long days on set and red carpet events, to share their go-to waterproof mascara picks, and we threw in a handful of Allure Best of Beauty Award winners and editor favorites we can’t resist gushing over, too. Take a look at our expert-approved guide to find out more about the $50 luxury formula that renowned makeup artist Mai Quynh swears by, as well as an affordable fave straight from Patrick Ta, one of the industry’s leading artists and the go-to pro for celebs like Ariana Grande, Shay Mitchell, and Bella Hadid. (Hint: It’s just nine bucks, and that’s not the only drugstore find on the list.)
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