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Wedding Proof Mascara’s... We put them to the test On a day as important as a wedding, there’s going to be more than a few tears. But raccoon eyes are never a good look, whether you’re the bride-to-be, a bridesmaid, or just a supporting guest. So what’s the answer? Waterproof mascara. We’ve rounded up the most popular and put them to the test. Yves Saint Laurent Everlong Mascara Waterproof YSL’s waterproof formula received high scores for even coating and not clumping. It did quite well in our lab’s waterproof test, and our testers affirmed that it doesn’t wear off easily. It also got great scores on our lab test for not irritating eyes. It has a large brush, which some testers thought was a bit unwieldy, but others loved for its even coverage. The pricy Yves Saint Laurent mascara has beautiful gold packaging, so it may be the right pick for those who want a bit of glamour in their makeup kit.

£23.50 John Lewis Maybelline New York Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara Many of our testers noted the volumizing effect of Maybelline’s Colossal Volum’ formula — We’re big fans of anything that puts the ease into the hard-to-perfect smoky eye. Doing just that, this mascara is formulated to give lashes a great matt black kohl finish - without dropping - in keeping with the sexy, smokey look, while the mega brush is designed to thicken and amplify lashes. Work deep into the lash line to really define the lash line and double the impact of your perfect smokey eye.

Maybelline New York Great Lash Waterproof Mascara Maybelline New York Great Lash Waterproof Mascara This longtime best-selling mascara with the iconic pink tube received the highest score in our lab’s waterproof test — demonstrating its ability to resist smudging. Our testers also gave it high marks for its ability to volumize, lengthen, and separate lashes.

£4.99 Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper Our testers loved the deep, rich black color of this mascara, and it got good scores for volumizing and not clumping. Some testers found its flexible, bristly brush unique, while others thought it was too chunky for easy application. This product received fairly good marks in our lab for resisting smudges, but our testers weren’t as sold on its waterproofness. One commented, though, that she would continue to use the product anyway because it was so volumizing! This mascara also scored well for not irritating eyes. Drugstores nationwide.


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