From sweltering heat to ocean swims, we’ve found the best mascaras for everything summer throws at you.
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The best strengthening mascara
For those with weak or damaged lashes, waterproof formulations can be too harsh, so use a light-handed sweep of a keratin-enriched formula like this one, instead.
Shop it: Issada Protein Mascara, $40, at Issada
The best mascara for contact wearers
Made for sensitive eyes and with contact-lense wearers in mind, this micro-aerated formula adds volume without weighing your lashes down.
Shop it: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Waterproof Mascara, $29.95, at Adore Beauty
The best mascara for sensitive eyes
Ideal for sensitive eyes, this non-irritating tubing formula adds volume, length and lash separation with each coat.
Shop it: Blinc Smudgeproof Mascara, $38, at Adore Beauty
The best tubing mascara
A handy alternative to regular waterproof formulas, tubing mascaras wrap the lashes in a polymer, making them ideal for hot days. Not only is this smudge-proof, it’s easy to take off, too.
Shop it: ModelCo LashXtend Tubing Mascara, $28, at ModelCo
The best clean mascara
Clean formulas can be water-resistant, too. Formulated with almond and avocado oils, this nourishes lashes while staying put.
Shop it: Ere Perez Natural Almond Mascara, $34, at Nourished Life
The best curling mascara
Both smudge-resistant and flake-free, this polymer-based formula has a dual-fibre brush for long-wearing lift.
Shop it: Too Faced Damn Girl! 24 Hour Mascara, $42, at Mecca
The mascara for the long haul
Designed with a “smudge shield”, this resists humidity, high temperatures and even a strenuous workout.
Shop it: Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara, $54, at Myer
The best budget mascara
This good-value wand hits all the marks: nourishing ingredients, definition and volume, and a sweat-proof finish.
Shop it: Essence Maximum Definition Waterproof Volume Mascara, $7, at Priceline
The best pharmacy mascara
Waterproof mascara can too often leave your lashes clumpy and dry, but this nourishing formula with vitamin E keeps them feeling soft and silky, and looking smudge-free.
Shop it: Maybelline Full ’N Soft Waterproof Mascara, $14.95, at Chemist Warehouse
All products featured in this article are selected by our editors, who don’t play favourites. If you buy something, we may get a cut of the sale.