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We pushed waterproof mascaras to the limit with the #EMascaraChallenge

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When it’s as hot as it gets all summer long, you need beauty products that stand up to the heat. Luckily, there are a number of waterproof mascaras that promise to give you gorgeous lashes without you having to worry about looking like a raccoon in the middle of a hot day. But not all waterproof mascaras are created equal, and there are a few that we think stand out above the rest.

E ! Insider Editors took the ultimate waterproof mascara challenge to see which mascaras actually work for them. They’ve tried drugstore products, high-end, clean beauty brands, and worn them in the gym, in the pool, in the shower, and in the sun. Because we’re not afraid to go above and beyond here at E!, one editor dunked her head in a bowl of water a few times just to make sure these waterproof mascaras were actually waterproof. Erin Lim even showed off how waterproof her mascara was in a nod to a popular TikTok video where she pretends to be in the rain. Let’s say that we were very satisfied with the results.

If you swear by a waterproof mascara, we invite you to take up the #EMascaraChallenge yourself.

Wondering which waterproof mascaras have lived up to expectations? Check out our favorites below.


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