Is there anything more annoying than a mascara meltdown on a steamy day or after a dip in the pool? This is the moment when you realize water-resistant mascara is not optional but essential. To find out which formulas won't break down despite the elements, we asked the pros to pick their top wands. Click ahead to see the best waterproof mascaras, plus check out other fabulous lash lengtheners.
By: Kari Molvar
Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Waterproof Mascara
"I am crazy about the tiny brush. Not only can you coat every single hair, but it doesn't get clumpy during application so you have long, full lashes that won't run or smear." -Fiona Stiles, makeup artist
Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Waterproof Mascara, $8, ulta.com.
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Kanebo Sensai Mascara
"One of the most frustrating things about waterproof mascaras is how difficult they can be to remove. This ingenious formula resists tears yet washes off easily with water at 38 °C or warmer. Also it gives a really nice defined lash." -Pati Dubroff, makeup artist
Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara
"I love that it comes in a brownish-black shade and dries really fast so it seals in the curl of your lashes. It's the only one I use!" -Kate Lee, Chanel makeup artist
L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Waterproof Mascara
"It has a round spiky ball on the end of the wand that works really well at connecting single falsies to your natural lashes. You can really get at the outer and inner lashes, and it's also great for lower lashes." -Tina Turnbow, makeup artist
"It stays on yet it's also easy to take off which is super important because a lot of waterproof mascaras can be really harsh on the lashes." -Molly Stern, makeup artist
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils, $30, sephora.com.
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