By BR Tabatha
There's nothing like a good mascara. It can lift, volumise, lengthen. It can make you look like you were born with the most fabulous flutterers ever. But, it's easy to find yourself reaching for the same shades, the same formulas, creating the same look day in, day out. So why not break out of your mould, try something new and amp up your lash look!
I remember back in the day coloured mascara gave you the option of brown, blue and green. These days the selection is much larger and really rather magnificent. You can rock a turquoise or pink lash, a violet or aubergine lash. You can mix and match it up. You can colour up your lower lashes. Or your top. Or both.They're your lashes. You do you!
So what's out there that can rainbow up our little spindlers?
Not only is Minifies a fantastic shop to pick up your special effect makeup bits and bobs, it also carries ranges much lauded by makeup artists, such as Kryolan and Ben Nye. So it was the first place I investigated in my search for coloured mascara, and of course it didn't disappoint - up came Ben Nye Bright Mascara, which comes in a range of colours, such as aubergine, blue and purple. Of course, if you're only dipping your toe into the realm of coloured mascara you might want to try a more affordable option first, in which case...
At just $16.45 a tube (from Farmers) NYX Color Mascara has a wallet-friendly price, making it a great product to try your hand at the coloured mascara game. How gorgeous is that purple? I can just imagine it emphasising a hazel eye!
Fancy a Sephora haul coming on? Then head online at throw one of their Sephora V For VOLUME mascaras in your cart. With vibrant colours like pink, turquoise and violet, this mascara is not for the shy and retiring! (Although they do have more muted colours if that's what you're looking for.)
One tip... if your lashes are fair then go crazy with the colour. But if your lashes are dark then be sure to use a white-coloured priming mascara first, like Blinc's White Lash Primer, otherwise the colour payoff may well be nowhere near as impactful as you'd like.
So, are you onboard the coloured mascara train? Is it a look you'd like to rock? If so, which is your favourite? Or is there another colour you wish someone would bring out that you could coat your lashes in? Chat away...