5 Affordable Colored Mascaras to Shop NowMay 12, 2022
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 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 eye color, wear it on its own or layer it on top of black mascara for a subtle, dimensional look. And like all trends, we recommend starting off with the most affordable options, below, so you can play without risking your next rent payment.
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara in Deep GreenThis standout green shade adds a pop of color paired with bare lids and can even be matched up with a complementary green eyeshadow or eyeliner (looking at you, Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow in Psych) for a fresh monochromatic look.
NYX Professional Makeup Color Mascara in Blue
Light up your eyes with this electric blue mascara. To make the color stand out even more, we recommend coating your lashes with a white primer first. Our go-to is the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer.
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue
For a bold washable formula, opt for this cult-favorite mascara in a bright color. The royal blue shade especially makes brown eyes pop.
Colourpop BFF Mascara in Left on Red
While many colored mascaras tend to live in the blue and purple families, this one comes in a ton of shades, including this punchy red. The formula is great, too, offering volume, lift and length.
Pixi Large Lash Mascara in Best Brown
If you’re apprehensive about taking the colored mascara jump, opt for this safe, neutral brown shade. It’s a rich chocolate shade that looks subtle, natural and extremely warm.