One of the best parts about wearing a bronze mascara, besides the fact that it gives a subtle luminescence to the eye, is that this hue brings out the golden tones in green, gray, hazel, and blue eyes. As for brown eyes, it just further enhances what you already have. It's also a great option for warmer weather to augment your bronzed cheek, lip, and eye makeup even further. While this warm, rich hue, which often includes metallic flecks of gold or bronze within a black or brown base, is often hard to find, I've gathered together a few of my discoveries in the widget below. Be sure to check it out for inspiration, and then head over to our BellaSugar Q and A group to ask or answer a question or two of your own.
If you're old enough to remember the first round of colored mascaras, you may not want to revisit the trend. But hear me out. While Benefit's BADgal Blue mascara is a shock of brightly hued blue, its new fraternal-twin mascara, BADgal Plum, is so subtle that you won't be mistaken for a member of the Thompson Twins.
True to its name, the color is a warm shade of deep plum that's closer to a dark brown than black. If anything, it's almost too natural in indoor light; while my lashes looked significantly fuller and thicker, it was hard to see the color. But while taking a little lunch-break walk with Sabs from OnSugar yesterday, she stopped me and said, "Are you wearing colored mascara? I love it!" Turns out that in the light, it adds just the right amount of color without being garish, and it highlights the green in my eyes. But if you want to give it a try, keep it off the lower lashes; I made the mistake of using it there, and it only made me look tired and, well, a little stoned. To sum up: Nice enough indoors, wowza outdoors, and best left to top lashes unless you want to look like the conductor of the Pineapple Express.
Here is a holiday beauty suggestion: I like to add an incognito splash of color to my eyelashes. Colored mascaras are especially fun to wear during the day when the sun can reflect the color off your fluttering lashes. At night, colored mascara can add some pizazz to a smoky eye. And don't forget about glittery make-up, to create an even more glam-rock face. Here are my picks:
Kiss Me Mascara in Purple, also available in blue, $24, buy it here.
Sephora Mascara Fantastic Color, colors: Auburn, Blue, Brown, Green, Violet, $6, buy it here.
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