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Your Essential Guide to Colored Mascara

If you’re always looking for new ways to stand out and upgrade your makeup game, you’ve probably seen colored mascara on your feed. Defy the norm and dip into this trend with Lime Crime’s Astronomical Volumizing Vegan Mascara. Bold, unconventional, and absolutely eye-catching, your colorful new lashes are sure to make a statement. But adding a whole new color to your face can seem like a challenge, especially with so many options and color combinations to choose from. Luckily for you, we’ve got the inspo you need to nail this look.

Choosing the Best Mascara for Your Eye Color

Colored mascara will draw attention to your eyes, so make sure to pick a shade that makes them pop! Black is a traditional and versatile choice that works for anyone, but bold blues, greens, and other hues bring out the best in certain eye colors. 

For example, a rich and earthy green accentuates brown and hazel eyes beautifully, while pretty purple goes best with green, hazel, or blue eyes. Those with green, gray, or brown eyes can also rock an electric blue mascara.

How to Incorporate Colored Mascara Into Your Look

Now that you know what mascara colors to work with, you can learn how to mix and match. There’s no right or wrong way to do this—in fact, you should have fun experimenting with different color combos—but there are some tried-and-true guidelines most beauty gurus and makeup artists like to follow.

Add a Pop of Color

A single, vibrant color against neutral makeup makes a striking statement on its own. Pair a colored mascara of your choice with your daily foundation and a defined brow to achieve a casual but fun daytime style. This is also a good place to start if you’re trying to build up confidence around wearing colored mascara.

Pick a Monochrome Tone

An easy way to incorporate color mascara is to match it with your liquid eyeliner and eyeshadow. Even a minimalist, monochrome color scheme offers options. Try matching the shades exactly or play with bright and pastel tones within the same color family. This allows the shade you choose to truly shine and define your look.

Go Bold With Contrasts

Using complementary colors is a simple way to get a stunning contrast between your mascara and other eye makeup. You don’t need to take a full course on color theory, but do use a color wheel as your reference and look for pairings that are directly across from one another. Green and red, blue and orange, purple and yellow—no matter which one you choose, these combinations will always be pleasing to the eye.

Create a Euphoria-Inspired Look

When you’re feeling truly adventurous, DIY your own creative blend of metallic color and glitter inspired by Euphoria. Go wild with colored mascara and graphic eyeliner and eyeshadow. Throw on some glitter, and top it off with tiny pearls, face gems, or holographic face and eye stickers. Light up the night with your fearless and dramatic look!

You’ve seen the look all over social media, and now it’s your time to shine. Show off your creations and tag us @limecrimemakeup so we can see what you’re up to.

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