One of the newest products to join the growing class of “tube mascaras,” Cargo Better-Than-Waterproof Mascara forms tiny tubes around lashes to build volume and resist smearing.
As the name suggests, this mascara’s greatest strength is that it is incredibly smudgeproof for a non-waterproof mascara. While it won’t outlast a waterproof heavy-hitter like Tarte 4 Day Stay, Better-Than-Waterproof can go for eight hours without smudging, smearing or flaking.
In addition, this mascara adds good volume and decent length to lashes while doing a fairly good job of holding lash curl.
The main drawback to this mascara? Better-Than-Waterproof has a tendency to clump if you apply too much or you try to layer on additional mascara over a coat that has already dried. On top of that, the mascara dries so quickly that it’s hard to take an eyelash comb to any clumps without risking some tugging at those precious lashes.
Overall, however, this mascara is a very good choice if you’re looking for a smudge-proof volumizing mascara that can be removed with gentle cleanser and warm water. If you find the clumping to be a problem, experiment with applying a lighter coat of the mascara before you send it off to the makeup graveyard.
Have you tried Cargo Better-Than-Waterproof mascara yet? What do you think of it?