Blue. Plum. Platinum. Fuschia. Teal. There’s a colored mascara on the market to match just about every shade of the rainbow. But maybe you’re cautious with your makeup, or reluctant to part with your hard-earned bucks for a product that isn’t guaranteed to make a visible difference to your look. You’re wondering — is it worth it?
Depends on what you’re looking for!
I enjoy wearing colored mascara from time to time, it’s such an effortless way to switch up your look. And it can be surprisingly subtle, too. Depending on the shade of colored mascara that you wear, people may have to do a double take, or catch you blinking in the sun before they notice — hey! Your lashes are a different color! Colored mascara is fun, it’s a trend that comes in and out of style, and it’s a trend that (in my funky opinion) works just as well for teenagers as it would for someone old enough to be a teenager’s mom. Just because you’re not a girl anymore, doesn’t mean you don’t still want to have fun!
I’ve been around the colored mascara block a time or two, so allow me to share with you the outstanding ones, and the ones that could use a little more oomph.
Blue mascaras make big promises. Supposedly they make blue eyes bluer, brown eyes appear golden, and hazel eyes look green. I dunno about all that. But I do know they’re fun, especially if you’ll be in the sunlight.
Benefit’s BADgal blue mascara is rich, royal, and instantly noticeable IMO. I love a bangin’ blue on my lashes, and this delivers pigment from root to tip. it’s $19, but worth it if you want a noticeable shade. This is a true blue through and through, unlike CoverGirl LashBlast in Black Royale, which is really just a black with a hint of blue. The LashBlast Luxe shades are subtler, good for an office or professional environment. But if you’re looking for bam! in your face color, you’ll be sad.
CoverGirl Black Platinum was honestly, a disappointment. I noticed hardly any shimmer or color, even in the sun my lashes just looked kind of washed out. Not even close to “platinum,” as I was hoping they’d be.
For a far better Cover Girl mascara experience, I recommend Exact Eyelights. My mom in law LOVES the Black Sapphire for Blue Eyes, and I’ve been using the Black Pearl for Brown Eyes practically every day since I got my sweaty little hands on it. LOVE how it makes my brown eyes pop. But please search online for reviews – they are kinda mixed when it comes to these mascaras. I love it, not everyone does though!
Benefit BADgal plum mascara hardly made a difference to my lashes — at times it looked like I wasn’t even really wearing mascara, apart from the definition of my lashes. It’s kind of like wearing brown mascara, except — cosign with Bellasugar — it can make your eyes look a little um, red and tired.
Those are the shades I’ve tried most recently. I’m intrigued by Urban Decay’s Big Fatty in teal, and I’ve been hearing raves about LA Splash mascara — YouTube makeup artist Risa really likes em. They’re affordable, come in CRAZY colors, and are available here.
Have you tried colored mascara? Do you have a fave brand?