Chalk it up to my years spent dancing onstage with a full smoky eye and false lashes, but I never feel completely ready without some form of eye makeup. Even in class, I always wanted to add definition to my eyes and give them a more wide-awake appearance. To stop flakes and raccoon eyes from ruining your lengthened lashes while you dance, try one of these waterproof options.
This classic drugstore pick lets you choose from subtle lashes to over-the-top drama by layering it on as much as you like.
Free of irritating ingredients like parabens and sulfates, Tarte's waterproof formula also conditions your lashes while building up the volume.
If it can stand up to a cannonball, it can certainly stand up to hour four of Swan Lake rehearsal. Urban Decay's waterproof option uses a lightweight, gel formula that won't leave lashes clumpy.
The asymmetric brush on this mascara lets you reach your inner and outer lashes with ease for a more dramatic effect.
If you're really feeling bold, this luxe option also comes in a bright blue color that will make early morning classes a whole lot more fun.
It's the S-shaped brush on this mascara that creates fanned out lashes minus clumps. Plus, it comes in a travel-size version you can pop in your dance bag so you always have it on hand.
If your go-to mascara isn't actually waterproof, top it off with this invisible seal that will make sure your mascara doesn't budge while you work up a sweat.