I hardly ever wear makeup during the summertime. After all, who wants to walk around with layers of cakey foundation, blush and bronzer in sweltering temperatures. But I refuse to step out of my house without at least one coat of mascara. Unfortunately, mascara can be tricky. Let's face it, there's literally nothing more annoying than black streaks running down your face on a hot and humid day—not to mention embarrassing too!  

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That's why I never, I repeat, NEVER leave my house without a nice water-resistant mascara. These babies won't break down no matter how steamy it is outside. You can probably even wear some of these to the beach—that's how well they work! So swap your go-to tube for one of these awesome waterproof mascaras and look fabulous all summer long!

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Lancome 1

Lancome

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I've been using Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara ($28) for years. If doesn't smudge and stays put for hours. Did I mention how long and thick is makes my lashes look?

 

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Urban Decay 2

Urban Decay

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I recently tried out Urban Decay's Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara ($20) and boy was I impressed! This thing stayed on through tears, humidity and even rain. I was only able to get it off with waterproof makeup remover wipes.  

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Smashbox 3

Smashbox

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Most waterproof mascaras leaves lashes clumping or flaking. But Smashbox Full Exposure Waterproof Mascara ($20) is actually pretty easy to layer on. It also holds a curl with no problem!

 

Benefit 4

Benefit

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I'm obsessed with Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Waterproof Mascara ($19). The small wand helps define every single lash and oomphs volume too, making lashes look ultra-dramatic. Plus, it stays on ALL day!

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Bobbi Brown 5

Bobbi Brown

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The Bobbi Brown No-Smudge Mascara ($25) stays on but it's also easy to take off. I've gotten it right out with a little bit of coconut oil just like that. It also doesn't leave my lashes hard and stiff.  

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Rimmel 6

Rimmel

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The Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam Waterproof Mascara ($6) might be smudge-free but it definitely still delivers. It gives my lashes a look that's so full and glamorous you'd think I had falsies on!