It’s almost here: summer wedding season. For many brides, this means many events tend to head outdoors in the warmer weather. It can also mean destination weddings, garden party receptions, patio cocktails and more activities outside. Come rain or shine (or tears and smiles), the wedding and the celebrations must go on. If you’re looking for a mascara that’ll stay with you through thick and thin all day and all night long, a waterproof mascara is an essential bridal makeup must have. Check out our top three picks for budgeproof beauty on your big day.
Reach great lengths
There’s a reason this mascara has garnered a cult-like following. The waterproof formula prevents flaking and gives you long, lush lashes in a flash, and the slim applicator makes it easy to swipe on multiple clump-free layers for a more dramatic look.
We like: Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara, $19, benefitcosmetics.com
Pump It Up
To pump up wimpy lashes, this mascara will deliver a flirty fringe that’ll stay put. Just in time for allergy season, this one is also perfect for sensitive eyes and those with watery eyes.
We like: Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara, $16, clinique.com
For Curls Only
This ball-shaped brush might look intimidating, but don’t shy away; the design makes it easier to reach every single lash (especially those hard-to-reach corner ones) and means you can apply extra oomph exactly where you want more curl and color. This version would also work well on lower lashes. Apply one coat and comb through gently with a clean mascara wand (available at beauty supply stores) to separate and define.
We like: Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara, $30, sephora.com
What waterproof mascara do you swear by?