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For those who have yet to embrace the whimsy that is colored mascara, now is the time. It’s an easy way to switch up your eye look, requires no new skills (unlike those incredibly tricky cut creases), and is often available in your favorite mascara formula. When it comes to wearing the trend, the options are endless — you can match your mascara to your eyeshadow, wear it on its own or layer it on top of black mascara for a subtle, dimensional look. And like all trends, we recommend getting your start with drugstore options, so you can play without risking your next rent payment. 


We’ve rounded up our favorite affordable colored mascara picks ahead. Feel free to add them all to your stash.


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