Waterproof mascaras are great for preventing smudging and the kind of raccoon look typically reserved for distressed women in horror movies. However, you may have noticed that most waterproof mascaras tend to be stiffer and starchier compared to their regular counterparts, which means you're not always getting the long, soft fringe you want.
Instead of making any sacrifices by choosing one over the other, The Beauty Department suggests combining waterproof mascaras with normal ones in the same look. This ensures that you get the best of both worlds – no smudges and soft, full lashes.
Start out using your regular mascara, like PETER THOMAS ROTH – Lashes To Die For The Mascara, on your top lashes only. Let this dry, then apply another coat. Before this second coat can dry, use the tip of a waterproof mascara like Sothys – Waterproof Care Mascara (Black) to paint each lash. It will seal the first formula and keep it from budging. Use the waterproof version to coat your lower lashes, which tend to rub off the most, and you're good to go!