Waterproof Mascara Pros:
· Will not run as much when wet (keep in mind there is no mascara that is 100% waterproof, but waterproof mascara will help prevent running down the face when you cry or face gets wet)
· Often a thicker formula that makes lashes look more volumized, but keep in mind that with thicker mascara there might be a tendency for the mascara to flake more.
· Holds curled lashes longer
Waterproof Mascara Cons:
· Hard to take off at night with just face wash and water. I always have to use eye makeup remover to take it off. This may always cause irritation due to being rougher when taking off the eye makeup which is not good for the eye area since it is so sensitive.
· May cause irritation due to harsher chemicals being in waterproof mascara
· I am not 100% sure on this, but I have heard from many sources that daily wear of waterproof mascara can over time break down your lashes to make them thinner and fall out more. This is due to the formula being harsher than regular mascara.
Non-Waterproof Mascara Pros:
· Gives eyelashes a more natural look
· Easy to remove
· Flaking is less due to mascara not being as thick
· Healthier for lashes, less chemicals
Non-Waterproof Mascara Cons:
· Will run down face when wet or if you cry
· Does not stay curled as long
· With the thinner formula the volumized look may be less
After learning the pros and cons of each it can still be difficult to choose the right mascara for you. My rule of thumb is fewer chemicals in anything are going to be better for you. I tend to use non-waterproof mascara on a regular basis. J I love waterproof mascara for days when you know you are going to cry, i.e. weddings. For each of my brides, I provide her with an emergency kit for the day and I always include waterproof mascara for her. During my last adventure to ULTA I found a hidden gem.. I discovered tube-building mascara – this is something I heard of before, but this tube-building mascara was different. Let me tell you why!
Names: Too Faced, Lash Injection Extreme Thickening, Tube-Building Mascara
Reasons Why I Love This Product:
· New and improved elastic polymers surround each lash to fatten and stretch beyond the natural lash for extreme volume and intense drama.
· Better Wand: Re-designed bristles deposit formula evenly; making each tube thicker from base to tip you can easily go from flirty to dramatic. In one coat, have rich, full lashes, and with 2-3 coats, get extreme volume and intense drama.
· Weatherproof: Our long-wearing, weatherproof formula ensures lashes never smudge or flake.
· Easy Removal: Tubes easily release from lashes with just warm water and gentle soap or eye makeup remover.
· Good For Lashes: Generous dose of moisturizing Vitamin E for longer, healthier lashes. Free of parabens, chemicals and phthalates.
If you want to know where you can buy it here are the links: