Mascara has a shorter life span as compared to other makeup items, and you need to purchase it every six months because mascara gets dry very quickly. Now the question arises of waterproof mascara vs regular mascara which one is best. You have heard that waterproof mascara is not good for eyelashes. But you also know that they are the best option if you are going to any party which you may feel turns out to be an emotional one and some tears may come to your eyes. And tears may ruin your eye makeup. Obviously, you don't want to be a zombie at a special occasion just because of mascara smudge. So let me summarize the pros and cons of Waterproof mascara and regular mascara so that you may understand what to use when.

Pros Of Waterproof Mascara:

  • Great for people having watery eyes.
  • Best of giving and holding a lash curl for a long time.
  •  Smudge-proof.
  • Some waterproof formula is best to use as a  mascara for eyelash growth.


Cons of Waterproof Mascara:

  •  Makes eyelashes dry and brittle.
  •  Difficult to take off.

Pros of Regular Mascara :

  • feels lightweight on eyelashes.
  • does not make your eyelashes dry.
  •  Easy to wash with plain water.

Cons of Regular Mascara:

  •  Do not hold the curl for a long
  •  Spread and mess up the eyes in rain, sweat, and tears. 

Which one is better? Waterproof Mascara Vs Regular Mascara

By comparing the pros and cons of both, it is concluded that you should use regular mascara or non-waterproof mascara on a daily basis if you want to give your lashes a fuller and thicker look. Occasionally or on big events regular mascaras will not help you in maintaining the curl you want for your lashes. Moreover, on a special occasion, you need a smudge-proof formula that stays long and does not interfere with the final look.  But avoid using waterproof mascara on daily basis to avoid your lashes to become weak.  

Lash care tips for mascara wearers

  • Moisturize your lashes after removing mascara with olive oil, castor oil, or vaseline to strengthen the lashes.
  • Do not add liquids to your mascara because it ruins the basic formula.
  • While buying a mascara watch for toxic ingredients and avoid those mascaras. 
  • Do not share your mascara with others or don't use the mascara of other people as well.
  • If you feel mascara is getting sticky, throw out that old mascara because it has tons of bacteria that may damage your eyes. Buy a new one. 
  • Do not rub your eyes especially at the time of wearing waterproof mascara.
  • Use oil-based remover to take off waterproof mascara.
  • Do not apply mascara in a moving vehicle.
  • Use lotion or cleanser to take off regular mascara, then wash it with plain water.
  • Do not sleep with the mascara on your lashes.


What ingredients should I avoid in mascara?

You should avoid mascaras having Parabens. Propylene Glycol, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A Acetate), Aluminum Powder, Coal Tar Dyes, Fragrance, Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives,  and BHT and BHA. 



Author's Bio: 

Xadia Cashif is a professional article writer and has own many websites on beauty, home improvement, baby and mom care and pets.