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23 Waterproof Mascaras For a Smudge-Free Summer


Photographed by Nicolas Moore for Vogue Arabia, April 2017

With the temperatures set to only get warmer, one of the chief beauty gripes we’ll be facing is makeup that smudges and smears due to rising humidity. This is why during this time of year, full-coverage foundation is traded in for tinted moisturizers and eyelash extension appointments tend to skyrocket, minimizing your beauty routine by having tiny hair fibres applied with pinpoint precision onto a single eyelash. “Lash extensions are a foolproof way to avoid smudgy eyes. No mascara needed, which means no smudging,” says eyelash technician Kristina Macovei from Sisters Beauty Lounge. However, if you don’t have the time for an in-salon lash-boosting treatment, you can choose from a number of smudge-proof, waterproof mascaras that curl, lengthen, and separate. Vogue Arabia’s beauty desk whittled them down, and brings you the top 23 tried-and-tested waterproof mascaras that are the beauty equivalent of a raincoat for your eyelashes.

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