Is waterproof mascara more harmful?
Most Helpful Girl
Waterproof isn't harmful. It is just a pain in the ass because it only comes off with strong makeup remover that is usually oily and requires extra effort. And since it is strong you are likely to pull out lashes while removing it, unless you use a lot of oily stuff.
On the other hand it holds a curl better than washable, and won't run even on your bottom lashes, even if your eyes are tearing or you are sweating.
I also notice that waterproof mascara sticks to your lashes more quickly than washable which builds the drama up faster.
But, it may feel a bit sticky or stiff if you touch your lashes.
Washable is much easier to wear because it washes off easily and may feel a bit softer to the touch on your lashes. But you better be careful not to get sweaty or cry or anything, especially if you put mascara on the bottom.
I use Maybelline The Falsies (original formula) and I have both washable and waterproof. I like both since it is just a great mascara, and the washable one stays on all day too, you just can't get your eyes wet. (Some kinds of washable mascara fade off during the day)
Overall I like the waterproof better because of the quicker drama but it is such a bitch to remove so I stick to washable unless I know my eyes will get wet.