6 Waterproof Mascaras for Your Wedding Day

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Bride looking down holding a bouquet

 Mike Radford

There are plenty of details to consider for your wedding day, from the caterer to the bar to what your wedding party will be wearing. But there's one key piece of planning that's all about you—your wedding day makeup.

Of course, you'll need to pack your foundation, highlighter, and lipstick in your day-of beauty essentials kit, along with the other key components you have set for your wedding day make up plans. But there's one product you can't forget, whether you're opting for false lashes or a simpler look.

Even if you don't think you'll tear up on your big day, waterproof mascara is the best option to ensure your lashes will make your eyes pop in every photo without the fear of smearing or flaking off before your first dance. The last thing you want to be dealing with is runny mascara from those ceremony tears. Luckily, there are quite a few options out there that will do just the trick, from drugstore staples to longtime favorites. Plus, there's an option for every budget. Read on for six of the best waterproof mascaras that are reliable enough for you to count on for your wedding day.

Tom Ford Emotionproof Waterproof Mascara

Tom Ford waterproof mascara
Tom Ford

A combination of deep black pigments and lash-filling powders help achieve glamorous, lush lashes with just one coat. This option will lengthen lashes with just one swipe, creating a look that will last all day without smudging.

SHOP NOW: Tom Ford, $46

L'Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

L'Oréal waterproof mascara

Flake-free, larger-than-life lashes have never been easier to achieve—and the price is right. Coming in at under $11, this drugstore mascara is packed with over 200 bristles to ensure every lash is coated, making it a wedding day must-have.

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $10.99

Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Waterproof Mascara

Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara

For the ultimate budge-proof formula, look no further than the option that makeup artists swear by. The result is glossy volume-enhanced lashes worthy of a runway.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $23

Almay Mega Volume Waterproof Mascara

Almay waterproof mascara

All you need is a single coat of this mascara to get the perfectly flared, defined lashes you've dreamed of. The fanned brush separates and lifts every single lash for a classic, voluminous effect, keeping your look going strong all day.

SHOP NOW: Walmart, price upon request

CoverGirl Total Tease Full + Long + Refined Waterproof Mascara

CoverGirl Total Tease Full + Long + Refined Waterproof Mascara

You can (gently) tease lashes to great lengths with CoverGirl's waterproof wonder. Using the fine-bristled tip on the wand, you can seamlessly plump up the volume while separating lashes coated in the mascara's polymer-rich thickening formula. Your lashes will look dark, rich, and full of volume all day.

SHOP NOW: Walmart, price upon request

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

Consider this the enhanced version of the cult-favorite mascara from Too Faced. Boasting an hourglass-shaped brush, this collagen-infused formula delivers the most highly pigmented, voluminous, look-at-me-lashes ever. The ultra-black color will last all day with water-resistant polymers added, making it resistant to any liquid.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $25

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