beauty mark: colored mascaras

go blue or go home.

by katie dickens

It's that time of year when it seems winter will never end, and everything is a shade of grey. Sure, I love dressing in head-to-black (mourning the absence of the sun and feeling in my toes), too, but it can be nice to add a bit of color to your life, even in a small way, at least. When you can't bear to go bright in your wardrobe, just add a flick of colored mascara to your lashes. There are many ways to do it: Apply a few coats of the bright hue alone, layer it over black for a hint of color, add it to the tops only so there is a flash of the shade when you blink, or even accent the tips of your lashes. Whether you go all in or ease your way into bold fringe, here are a few great eye-catching options.

Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in No.5 Burgundy, $30

Sometimes you're better off red, or burgundy at least.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Mascara Duo in Brown Eyes, $11

Top off the black mascara with the vivid violet one.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash #5, $23

The navy color is for those who can't commit to going full-on blue.

Sephora Collection Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in Turquoise, $15

Make your lashes look like the tropical beaches you're probably dreaming of right about now.

MAC Cosmetics False Lashes in Artificial Aubergine, $21

Just like the navy, the deep plum is the safe alternative to bright purple.

Butter London Wink Mascara in Pistol Pink, $20

Unleash your inner punk princess with a few swipes of this hot pink hue.

Covergirl Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Mascara in Black Gold, $9

Yeah, it's designed to make hazel eyes stand out, but this golden black shade will really make any eye color sparkle.

Dior Diorshow Mascara in Catwalk Blue, $25

The go-to for makeup artists everywhere comes in a vivid blue shade.

Chanel Le Volume De Chanel in Khaki Bronze, $30

A metallic tinge will make your lashes shine bright like a diamond or something like that.

Hard Candy 1,000 Lashes in Lush Green, $6

Go the green-eyed monster route minus the monster part.