Mascara is the LBD of makeup: elegant, appropriate, and accessible. But let’s face it, we’re all over-enthralled with the basic black variety. Sure, it gets the job done, but what if I told you that swapping out that jet black for a different shade would make a world of difference to your look?
We aren’t talking teal—not yet, at least—but other vivid hues that will intensify your baby blues (and greens and browns). Tinted mascaras don’t scream color; they actually aren’t immediately noticeable until you angle your head a certain way and lashes catch the light. When brushed over the top and bottom lashes, tinted mascaras are a quick and easy way to make eyes pop. With hues that range from the prim to the pronounced, there’s a shade to suit everyone.
If you're easing into it, try these colors.
Purple: Burgundy, aubergine, and eggplant—all these shades are especially beguiling on blue, green, and hazel eyes. Try Benefit BADgal Plum Mascara.