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The Top 5 Bride Worthy Waterproof Mascaras

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I’m what you might call a mascara whore!¬† ūüėõ I absolutely adore¬†mascara and have tried¬†many different brands over the years. ¬†Today I’m sharing with my soon-to-be-brides my top 5 bride worthy waterproof mascaras. ¬†I won’t get into why waterproof mascara is important on your wedding because quite frankly, it’s obvious! ¬†(heat, humidity, tears, etc.) ¬†These 5 are my tried, tested and best of the best that I’ve found to date.

$ Maybelline Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara (less than $6.00 CDN at Walmart)

Pros: ¬†The formula is thick and because I’m always using disposible wands (for hygiene reasons)¬†thicker formulations work best for me. ¬†This is my second favourite mascara¬†ever¬†and one that you will almost always¬†find in my pro kit. ¬†You’ll often see me buying more than 1 at a time of this mascara especially if I find them on sale!

Cons: Because the consistency is thicker than other mascaras it does tend to dry out a little faster than say the ‘Great Lash” does.

bride worthy waterproof mascaras

$$ Blinc Mascara ($30.00 CDN at Sephora)

For those who love tubing mascaras, this is the best one yet. ¬†Not advertised as a waterproof mascara but rather a ‘water resistant’ formulation¬†it works as well if not better than most waterproof mascaras on the market today.

top 5 waterproof mascaras for brides

Pros:¬† Removing waterproof mascaras can be quite a challenge! All brands¬†require you to use an oil based or silicone based eye makeup remover except for this one. ¬†To remove this mascara it requires some warm water and a little patience to allow the water to soften the tubing around your lashes. ¬†You then¬†take your fingers and lightly¬†roll each eyelash to remove the ‘tube’¬†from your lashes. ¬†Simple and inexpensive!¬† ūüėÄ

Cons: ¬†As much as I love this mascara the tubing effect isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. ¬†The patience required in removing this product is something to consider.

$ Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara (less than $5.00 CDN at Walmart)

maybelline great lash waterproof mascara, makeup artist favourite!

Pros: ¬†#1 choice of most makeup artists and the reason why is simple. ¬†It’s been around for over 40 years and it does the basics very well. ¬†It darkens, thickens and is solidly waterproof. ¬†It’s also easy to remove with an oil based cleanser. ¬†Your lashes won’t feel too heavy or clumpy either. ¬†Price point is unbeatable for what you get here. ¬†It’s my #1 go-to mascara!

Cons: It’s a basic mascara that does a good job. ¬†No bells, no whistles, no fancy brush. ¬†No special effects either. ¬†What you see is what you get.

$$ Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara ($25.00 CDN at Sephora)

waterproof mascaras, buxom is best

Pros: Best known for it’s ‘no clumping’ and solid waterproof benefits, it’s a favourite among my clients. ¬†If you love a mascara that defines each lash, never clumps and never smudges, this one is hard to beat.

Cons: ¬†If you’re like me, a mascara whore and all, ūüėČ you might¬†find it difficult or nearly impossible to get that full thick mascara look. ¬†This is a great mascara for those who like their lashes to look long and natural but not a great mascara for those brides who love a thick fake lash look.

$$$ Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara ($41.00 CDN at The Bay)

top 5 waterproof mascaras that are bride worthy

Pro’s: ¬†When they say you should leave the best until last they know what they’re talking about. This¬†mascara is¬†certainly bride worthy! ¬†It lengthens, thickens without clumping (oh, my heart be still!) and gives the most luscious looking lashes ever! ¬†You can build to your hearts delight with this formulation that contains beeswax. ¬†Ah, I love it.

Cons: ¬†Well, price. ¬†It’s Chanel so it’s not going to be cheap. ¬†It’s definitely one of those ‘splurge’ products.

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