If you’re going to wear waterproof mascara, you’re going to want it to do the job it’s meant to do: stay put. Waterproof mascara isn’t recommended for everyday wear as it tends to dry out your lashes and is often difficult to remove, especially if it’s a good one. Rubbing excessively pulls on your lashes and the delicate skin around your eye area, which can cause wrinkles. But if you’re looking for a great mascara to wear to the beach, the gym, playing sports or going to watch the latest tear-jerker, then you need to reach for one of these.
When CoverGirl says waterproof, they mean waterproof. The Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara ($10, at drugstores nationwide) adds length and volume that won’t budge, no matter what summer activating you’re partaking in. Be warned, though: You’ll need a strong oil-based remover to get this one off.