Here at MDC, we are all about broadening our (and your) beauty horizons. Today’s target is mascara. Now, we totally understand the importance of a staple brown or black mascara, but we also want to encourage you to mix it up a bit and put some color on those lashes. The beauty of this look is that it’s strong enough to be a stand-alone style with little to no additional makeup required -- love that! We love this look so much, we decided to make our third installment in our no-eyeliner series. See how makeup guru Emma Willis for Contour Fossa demonstrated this perfectly purple lash look!

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Step 1. Give your skin a clean and natural glow a la an illuminating foundation like Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.

Step 2. Keep the glow going with a peachy pink highlighter on the cheeks -- Willis used The Body Shop Shimmer Waves.

Step 3. Apply some concealer to the entire eyelid with your finger and use a flat shadow brush to dust a little illuminating powder on them to give them some shimmer.

Step 4. Curl the lashes and apply a coat of white mascara like Lancôme Cils Booster XL. Make sure the upper and lower lashes are completely covered in white! This will help ensure maximum color and length!

Step 5. Apply purple mascara to upper and lower lashes (we love YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll in Indiscreet Purple). If you’re not in the mood for purple, try another fun color like teal or pink! To make sure every bit of the lashes are covered with color, start at the root and work upward while wiggling the wand -- this allows for maximum coverage and added va-va-voom factor.

Step 6. Finish the look with a pretty lip. Line the lips with a natural lip pencil and then swipe on a matte mauve shade like Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Mauvilous Shine.

What are your thoughts on colored mascara? Sound off in the comments below.

Photography: Michael Maples Photography

Makeup: Emma Willis

Model: Caitlin Chapman