If there’s one makeup product essential we can’t live without, it’s definitely mascara. Big, bold, and voluminous lashes are a must when it comes to completing a makeup look. And colored mascara is currently having a major moment in the beauty world. As of late, influencers and celebs have been swapping their traditional black tubes in favor of more colorful alternatives, ranging from deep burgundy to bright blues, and more. If you’re feeling a bit hesitant about trying out a color, don’t fret—because there are many ways you can incorporate colored mascara into your look. So keep reading to learn how to wear colored mascara and our favorite drugstore picks you can use.
The Best Colored Mascara
Our L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara went viral on Tik Tok for many good reasons. First, there are shades available to make all eye colors pop, including cobalt blue, deep violet, and deep green. Second, its formula is made to lengthen and thicken your lashes up to five times more than their natural thickness. It also goes on smoothly over the lashes and works to leave them soft with no flakes, smudges, or clumps. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should get your hands on one ASAP!
Editor’s Tip: Finding the right mascara online for your lash type and desired look can be hard. Our Mascara Finder Tool can help you compare L’Oréal Paris mascaras to see their different lash effects. You can also learn more about each pick’s brush type, formula and available shades so you can choose the right option for you.
How To Pick The Right Mascara Hue For Your Eye Color
While you can totally rock any colored mascara you’d like, certain shades are more flattering for different eye colors. Find your colored mascara match below, based on your specific eye shade.
For brown eyes: A blue mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Cobalt Blue, will draw attention to your eyes and ensure your look is anything but bland. Since this color offers a major contrast, you can try rocking colorful bottom lashes. This is a great way to test out how you feel wearing a bright-colored mascara and you can still wear a traditional black hue on the top lashes.
For blue eyes: Swipe on a violet mascara, using the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Deep Violet. This rich shade will bring out the ocean-like tones in your eyes while still offering a bit of contrast. To wear it, we recommend contouring your lashes by swiping on an eyelash primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer. Then follow up with a few coats of your colorful mascara.
For hazel eyes: Green mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Deep Green, should be your colorful go-to! It’ll play on the notes of green specs in your multicolored eyes. We recommend jazzing up your lashes by going for a two-toned eye makeup look. Reach for two different colored mascaras and apply one shade to your top lashes and the other shade to your bottom lashes.
For green eyes: We suggest using the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara in Black Brown, as the softer shade can bring out the color in the irises and prevent the overly dark look that black mascara can give off. Since this color is not too dramatic, you can use it to coat your top and bottom lashes for an all-over lightly colored fringe look.
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