Colored mascara is officially back. and we have evidence from celebrities like Lucy Boynton, Janelle Monàe, and Margot Robbie to prove it. Don’t be intimidated by it this time around. Countless ways to incorporate it into your beauty routine exist. If you want to ease into the technicolor trend, layer a colored mascara over your favorite black mascara to add a fun tint to your lashes.
Once you’re ready to dive into the look, some easy ways to try colored mascara include focusing your eye makeup with a swipe of bright purple or blue mascara on your top and bottom eyelashes. Alternatively, coat just your top or bottom lids with the vibrant hue of your choice. Take the trend even further by matching your eyeshadow, lipstick, or eyeliner to your colorful mascara for a monochromatic effect. We love drawing on a liner in a complementary color of our mascara, too.
The best part? You don’t even need to put that much effort into it — in fact, makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi previously told Allure that colored mascara looks better when it’s clumpy. “It’s not supposed to be perfect,” she says. So layer on your colored mascara as you please, and don’t stress if it clumps or smudges a little bit.
We selected the best clump-free colorful mascaras that work on brown eyes, hazel eyes, green eyes, blue eyes, and every eye color in between. There are mascaras from the drugstore, Amazon, and Sephora to shop from too. Now that you know what to do with these mascaras, here are 9 of the best colored mascaras to create a bold makeup look with.
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