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The best waterproof mascara is one that sticks around, resisting pesky smudges, smears and flakes no matter how much time you spend in humid weather, sweaty workouts or pools. Many women would consider waterproof mascara an essential in their beauty arsenals. But for every top-notch waterproof mascara at the drugstore or department store, there's a product that doesn't deliver on its claims.

Not only does a great waterproof mascara help you avoid raccoon eyes, it can also curl stubbornly straight lashes. In fact, waterproof mascaras will hold your curl better than volumizing mascaras, which tend to weigh lashes down. Also, if you have naturally oily lids, you can even wear waterproof mascara on your lower lashes without fear of smudges.

So, when you're going to a wedding, hitting the beach or watching a sappy flick, make sure you're wearing one of these best waterproof mascara buys — and avoid the low-rated picks that readers call the worst.

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Worst Waterproof Mascara No. 2: L'Or&eacuteal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara, $8.95
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 4.8*
Why: Readers are disappointed with this "goopy," "flaky" and "hard to remove" mascara. "While it looks amazing right after applying, the product starts flaking big flakes right away, and getting those flakes in your eye is painful and made me want to go remove it ASAP," writes a reader. "Also, for a waterproof mascara, it smears right away."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara here.

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TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 4.3*
Why it's great: Unfortunately, users find that this mascara "clumps lashes" and "provides no length at all." One reviewer says, "I was super excited to try this stuff and what a huge disappointment. All it did was clump like crazy. Way better products out there."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Maybelline New York Volum' Express The Falsies Black Drama Waterproof Mascara here.

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Best Waterproof Mascara No. 8: Maybelline New York Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara, $7.77
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.4*
Why it's great: "This is a really good lengthening mascara [with] almost no clumps and no flaking," one reader writes. "It did not dry out my lashes and when I removed it ... there were almost no lashes lost." Other readers agree, saying that the product "leaves lashes soft, holds curl, adds some volume and length." At the same time, it "does not smudge and is not too hard to take off."

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Maybelline New York Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara here.

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Best Waterproof Mascara No. 7: Dior Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara, $27.50
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.5*
Why it's great: "The combination of the brush and the formula makes this a great mascara," one reader says. "The brush is big, and it really separates my lashes and makes them look longer than normal. The formula is very smooth and there is no clumping." Other readers "love the drama" this mascara gives their lashes. "When I use this mascara [my friends] ask me if I've put on fake lashes," another reader writes.

Agree? Disagree? Write your review for Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara here.

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The best waterproof mascara is one that sticks around, resisting pesky smudges, smears and flakes no matter how much time you spend in humid weather, sweaty workouts or pools. Many women would consider waterproof mascara an essential in their beauty arsenals. But for every top-notch waterproof mascara at the drugstore or department store, there's a product that doesn't deliver on its claims.

Not only does a great waterproof mascara help you avoid raccoon eyes, it can also curl stubbornly straight lashes. In fact, waterproof mascaras will hold your curl better than volumizing mascaras, which tend to weigh lashes down. Also, if you have naturally oily lids, you can even wear waterproof mascara on your lower lashes without fear of smudges.

So, when you're going to a wedding, hitting the beach or watching a sappy flick, make sure you're wearing one of these best waterproof mascara buys — and avoid the low-rated picks that readers call the worst.

Image via Imaxtree
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