Fall 2009 Makeup Trend Alert: Color Mascara

September 2, 2009

Ladies, it is official – color mascaras are back! Not only are they great for adding a pop of color to your face without breaking the bank, all it takes is a minute for you to put some on. Plus you can wear alone for a more dramatic look or layer over a coat of black mascara for a subtle tint.

It has been a whiiiiile since I wore color mascaras but my first mascara was a mauve color from The Body Shop. And now that the 80s are back in full swing, you have no excuse not to put some color on those lashes.

Maria Menounos rocking blue mascara

Rihanna rocking blue mascara

How To Choose A Color Mascara

* Cobalt/Electric Blue – one of the must-have colors for this fall. Works best on dark eyes and blue eyes
* Navy – makes the whites of your eyes appear whiter
* Brown – gives the most natural effect. Suitable for any hair color and eye color
* Burgundy/Plum – makes green/hazel eyes pop. Yves Saint Laurent makes one that Madonna and all the pros swear by
* Teal/Turquoise – great for dark eyes

Product Recs
* NYX Cosmetics Infinity Mascara comes in 16 different colors, ranging from your normal shades of black and brown to colors like baby pink and bronze and the best part? They are only $5 each!

* Estee Lauder’s latest Sumptuous Color Bold Volume Lifting Mascara comes in 5 vividly rich, jewel-tone shades of Amber, Garnet, Sapphire, Amethyst and Emerald, that will work on any eye color.

Stay tuned for pics of me wearing different color mascaras!


  • Reply amy September 2, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I loved colour mascaras! I remember it was almost 5-6 years ago when MAC had these limited edition colour mascara. My favourite was their magenta and cobalt blue coloured ones. They even had a Pro lash mascara in Teal, which surprise surprise is LE. My all time favourite would be a violet colour from Tony and Tina cosmetics, which sadly that line is out of business.

  • Reply Lanie September 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I don’t know. Looks pretty weird. The focus is no longer on the eyes but on the color mascaras.

  • Reply Rozylipop September 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I may be boring, but I really don’t like color mascaras! I always thought it looked kinda cheap, I don’t know. Maybe it’s just that I love too much blackest black mascaras! :/

    The farther I can go with color in my mascara is with Exact Eyelights from CoverGirl. It stays subtle!

  • Reply kristie September 3, 2009 at 1:41 am

    I’ve always been a little skeptical about colored mascaras but maybe I’ll give them a try ;p I think Rhianna’s looks better. Looking forward to you trying some out.

  • Reply Yaya September 3, 2009 at 9:04 am

    i started rocking color mascara as soon as DiorShow came out in blue but i love that there are more options now

  • Reply Alex September 3, 2009 at 9:05 am

    is it just me? i don’t find colored mascara attractive though…

    by the way your blog is awesome! love the information you wrote!

  • Reply sunmom September 3, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    oooooh! i love! i wonder if color mascaras would work for my eyes…i’m asian. can you make several fotd’s with color mascaras on yourself phyllis please? thanks

  • Reply Sharyn September 4, 2009 at 11:30 am

    i used to have a cobalt blue mascara in 7th grade and i loved it! glad to hear it’s going to be a fall trend!

  • Reply Phyllis September 5, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Amy, I used to have a few products that I liked from Tony and Tina too =(

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