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?



nikki says:
July 16, 2009, 3:56 pm
I wanted to try the UD also... Im waiting on their next friends and family
Jennifer says:
July 16, 2009, 4:21 pm
I've tried and LOVED DiorShow in Blue. AMAZING! But since I'm a bella on a budget, I use Maybelline Great Lash in Royal Blue. Not as bright as DS, but it is noticible.
Brittany says:
July 16, 2009, 4:56 pm
Hey lady! I loooove colored mascaras. They really do add that extra POP of color. Those Cover Girl Eyelights weren't so nice to me though. Those glittery flecks scratched mis ojos so badly. I wasn't too nice to that mascara in one of my reviews. LOL!
rox says:
July 18, 2009, 2:49 am
I used to rock colour mascaras about 5 years ago before it became mainstream. From electric blue, to grass green and in even snow white, I was the ONLY one in my high school for being so bold as to not have black lashes. It went with my cocoa skin quite nicely :P Although I don't wear colour mascaras anymore (outgrew the trend), it's nice knowing I was ahead in some way
BK says:
July 20, 2009, 11:37 am
I tried them.. I'll stick to my basic mascara.. my daughter loves the covergirl eyelights.. absolutely loves them
Sarah says:
July 21, 2009, 2:03 pm
Thanks for this review on colored mascara. It's nice to have a go-to guide from someone who has already tested them out. I've never actually got around to trying them myself but now I'll have to find out for myself! Sarah Daily Makeover
Maria says:
November 26, 2011, 8:23 pm
hey what brands of mascara did you use? I would like to try some but I want them to really show! If you could give me the brands you liked the best I would love to try them out! thank! :)


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