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Mascara Best Waterproof for Bride

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

As I expect to cry (for happiness) on my wedding day, I would like to find a good but inexpensive waterproof mascara that makes my lashes long and lush. I tried some waterproof mascaras at the department store, but I don't want to spend $20 for a tube of mascara. Any suggestions?


Tears of Joy

Dear Tears of Joy,

Mascaras that are waterproof and cry proof that have received overall positive reviews by consumers at are listed below. The only two that cost less than $10 are Avon and L'Oreal.


1. Anna Sui Super Mascara Waterproof

2. Avon Wash Off Waterproof Mascara

3. Chanel Waterproof Mascara

4. Helena Rubinstein Long Lash Waterproof Mascara

5. L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara

6. Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara Waterproof

Always try out the mascara well before the wedding day to make sure it performs as you need and does not cause any irritation. At cosmetic shops or department stores, you can sample the mascara before purchasing.

All makeup should be washed off before going to bed. One major complaint about waterproof mascara is that it is hard to wash off and while removing the mascara, some lashes are removed as well. It's best to save the waterproof mascaras (unless they easily wash off) for special occasions such as a wedding where you feel tears might occur, or for the swimming pool.