Nothing ruins a good face of makeup than running and smudged mascara. The truth is, many good mascaras are prone to smudging and smearing especially in humid or rainy weather or when watching a really emotional movie (movie date gone wrong). But if you want guaranteed hardcore staying power, waterproof mascaras are the best way to go. Here are my top 5 waterproof mascaras that I have tried and tested. I kid you not, these mascaras will stay on your lashes all day and make your lashes look fabulous, no matter what:
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Waterproof Mascara
This is probably the best waterproof mascara you can get on a budget anywhere! Not only is this mascara smudge-proof, but it also gives your lashes instant root to tip volume. Its big shot brush feature and wavy bristles cradle the lashes for a bold beautiful look. This mascara goes for roughly Ksh. 1,000 on the lower side and Ksh. 1,500 on the higher side.
Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara
Although this mascara may be a bit expensive, it is completely worth it because not only is it smudge-free, but it is also very lightweight which is not always the case when it comes to waterproof formulas. It’s wavy bristles coupled with an extra-large brush make for plenty of volume, not to mention a 24-hour wear time. This mascara goes for roughly Ksh. 2,500.
Mascara Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara
Another awesome mascara by Maybelline New York is the Total Temptation one. This mascara applies pretty well while giving your lashes bold volume. Additionally, it creates irresistibly soft, separated, and dense lashes coat after coat because it infused with coconut extract. This mascara goes for roughly Ksh. 1,300
Since waterproof mascaras are designed to stay put all day, it can be super difficult to take off. The best way to remove waterproof mascara without pulling and tugging at your lashes is by using a gentle, oil-based cleanser with warm water. It might take two rounds of face wash—aka double cleansing—to get the job done, but it’s 100 per cent worth it.