Whether the challenges are due to sun or sentiments, waterproof mascaras are a must for your special day.

Sweat- and tear-proof tested, these mascaras will help you retain a voluminous effect from morning to night, even when temperatures and emotions rise.


Maybelline New York Great Lash Waterproof Mascara: The long-lasting waterproof formula gives you full, thick lashes in and out of the pool and has been a favorite of beauty editors and makeup artists for more than 40 years. Proof that the old saying “don’t fix it if it ain’t broken” holds true, even with makeup. Available at drugstores nationwide, $4.99


bareMinerals Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara: The tiny bristles on the innovative 360-degree brush act as a fine-toothed comb to separate, lengthen and lift with precision. The seriously tapered tip reaches even the hard-to-cover corners so no lash is left behind. Available at Sephora, $18

gay-weddings-beauty-loreal-voluminous-million-lashes-waterproof-mascaraL’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara: Cheers were heard from women everywhere this month when L’Oreal debuted a waterproof-version of its popular Voluminous Mascara. The clean-sweep system deposits the oh-so-perfect amount every time, making sure each lash is covered and clump-free. Available at drugstores nationwide, $8.95

gay-weddings-beauty-mally-waterproof-mascaraMally Volumizing Waterproof Mascara: The unique combination of natural waxes and carefully chosen powders give your lashes a luminous, va-va-voom volume boost that last all day and night. In fact, when it comes time to take it off, be sure to have combative makeup remover on hand because it will put up quite the battle. Available at QVC.com, $20

gay-weddings-beauty-chanel-inimitable-waterproof-mascaraChanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara: Hitting the trifecta of waterproof mascaras, this elegant formula curls, lengthens and thickens while still remaining impervious to rain, sweat and tears. And while most waterproofs run risk of drying lashes out, the pro-vitamin B5 ingredient keeps them hydrated and conditioned. Available at Chanel.com, $30