Tried and tested: Waterproof mascara's

With sweat, rain, and even tears (yes wedding season continues) to tackle, summer calls for an infallible mascara. Our testers try the latest launches...

Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Waterproof Mascara, €22 

“I’ve tried a lot of waterproof mascaras in my time, and one thing I’ve learnt is that to get the smudge-freeness, you lose a little in the volumising and lengthening stakes. 

"This baby has proved me wrong, however — just one coat delivers thick, curved lashes of dreams. This is as good as it gets.”


Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof Mascara Black Velvet, €33.50 

“It’s hard not to lay it on thick with this statement-making mascara, which, once applied, refuses to budge. 

"Able to survive outbreaks of sweat and summer rain, it certainly lives up to its waterproof claims — and even a swim in the sea won’t result in panda eyes. But the formula is very thick, so apply sparingly.”


Bourjois Volume Reveal Waterproof Mascara Black, €13.99 

“Perfect for the everyday, this skinny-combed mascara catches lashes and leaves them clump-free and volumised.

"Living up to its waterproof tag (without proving hard to remove) too, it’s a worthy investment — especially considering it comes with a built-in, magnified mirror.”



The beauty world is fizzing with excitement in anticipation of the arrival of Charlotte Tilbury’s first perfume. 

Tried and tested: Waterproof mascara's

With Scent Of A Dream, the make-up legend has created a new category, called the ‘floral-chypre’, by working with award-winning fragrance and neuroscience experts to blend “intoxicating floral extracts and musks from scent history, with newly-discovered psycho-active ingredients of the future”.

We’ve had a sneak preview and can tell you this dreamy scent has to be worn to be believed. 

It launches on September 5 on Net-a-Porter.

Charlotte Tilbury Scent Of A Dream, €57.68 for 50ml 


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