12 Blue Mascaras for When You’re Craving a Pop of ColorNovember 13, 2023
When you think of mascara, you probably think of a classic black formula. But while black mascara is an undeniable beauty staple, mascara is also a great opportunity to play with color with your makeup. Colored mascara is a more subtle way to add some flair to your everyday makeup than, say, graphic eyeliner or a bright red lip. Not sure where to start? Consider incorporating blue mascara into your makeup arsenal. Indigo or turquoise lashes can make your natural eye color pop, while a more muted navy is an unexpected alternative to black. Ahead, we’re sharing 12 of our favorite blue mascaras at every price point, from drugstore to luxe.
The Best Blue Mascaras
The L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift Washable Mascara is our go-to when we want a separated, fanned-out lash look, and it comes in a stunning cobalt shade. The unique double-hook bristle brush guarantees that every lash is evenly coated in mascara while separating and lifting.
With a conditioning serum-infused formula, the Lancôme Le 8 Hypnôse Mascara helps revitalize your lashes with continued use over time. Unlike some of the brighter mascaras on this list, the colored shades of this mascara have muted undertones designed to complement different eye colors. The Sapphire version enhances blue and hazel eyes.
For a volumizing mascara option, we love the YSL Beauty Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara in Electric Blue. Extreme volume meets intense color with this vividly pigmented mascara. Bonus: It’s a longwear formula that lasts up to 24 hours.
If you frequent the drugstore beauty aisle, chances are you’re already familiar with the Maybelline New York Great Lash Washable Mascara. But did you know it is available in a gorgeous royal blue shade? The blue version of this drugstore classic is flattering on all eye colors.
With hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon, the NYX Professional Makeup Color Mascara in Blue is a no-frills blue mascara at an affordable price point. To really make your eyes pop, layer on a couple of coats.
Want fuller lashes? Check out the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Washable Bold Eye Mascara. This creamy, clump-resistant formula boosts lashes up to five times their natural volume and thickness.
Typically, blue mascara tends to come in deep shades of cobalt and indigo. But the Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star Colour Blitz Mascara is an unexpected aqua hue. It’s the perfect finishing touch on a neon eye makeup look.
For a more subtle take on the blue mascara look, we recommend the Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara in Nola, a denim blue. This best-selling mascara is a tubing formula that slides off with warm water — no harsh rubbing, scrubbing or eye makeup remover necessary.
Decorated with doodles of stars, hearts and smiley faces, the adorable packaging of the ColourPop Cosmetics BFF Mascara in Blue Ya Mind is just one of the things we love about it. It volumizes, thickens and lengthens without flaking or clumping.
The IL MAKIAGE Icon Mascara is a lightweight mascara that curls and thickens lashes to bring the drama. It has an innovative football-shaped brush that allows for precise application — even in hard to reach spots like the inner corners of your eyes.
Get vibrant color in just a couple of strokes with the Lime Crime Astronomical Volumizing Vegan Mascara in Blue Moon. Pro tip: Amp up the brightness of the blue by prepping your lashes with a coat of white primer.
This dual-ended Huda Beauty mascara is actually two mascaras in one — two different formulas and two different applicator brushes. One side delivers fullness and volume while the other brings the length and curl.