Water Resistant vs Water Waterproof – what’s the difference when buying mascara?

Panda Eyes

When buying a mascara, it’s so important to know the difference between water resistant and waterproof. Yes, it might sound the same – they both withstand water, right? Well, technically yes, but there’s a huge difference and it’s a difference that will have a massive impact on your makeup depending on which you choose.

So, what’s the difference?

Water Resistant mascaras can resist the penetration of water to some degree, but are not totally waterproof. They may withstand tears and the moisture of your eyes on a day to day basis, but encounter a rain shower or a pool party and your mascara will most definitely find it’s way down your face creating that Panda eyes effect.

Waterproof mascara is resistant to complete water submersion so you can go swimming or cry away without running the risk of ruining your carefully applied mascara in the process. Waterproof mascaras can be a little drying to lashes which can cause them to become brittle, so I recommend using a lash serum on an evening after prolonged use of waterproof formulas. If you don’t want to splash out on an expensive serum, Vaseline works just as well.

So there you have it, the difference between water resistant and waterproof!

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