The 17 Best Smudge-Proof Mascaras That Have Staying Power

I think it’s safe to say that pretty much anyone who wears mascara wants one that doesn’t budge at all. There’s really nothing more annoying (makeup-wise) than painstakingly applying the product to your lashes and feeling so good about it, only to look in the mirror later on in the day to see a smudged mess. There are just so many mascara options to choose from out there, but of course, not every formula is the same. Some have more staying power than others. Some might even claim to be waterproof and clump-free, but they’re not. And if you haven’t found your holy-grail product yet, it can be a bit overwhelming to shop for one.

That’s where we come in. We’ve combed the reviews, looked at our own makeup stashes, and studied the best sellers our readers love to share a definitive list of the best smudge-proof mascaras. Take a look below.