One of my favorite things about summer is that bright and bold colors come back in our wardrobe and fill our vanities. While you may already be playing around with bright colors on your lips, lids,cheeks, or even hair, there’s another beauty trend that allows for color in one of the least expected places: your lashes!

It’s a quick and easy way to add edge to your daily beauty routine or really glam up your nighttime eyes.

You can go subtle with purple lashes, like Lea Michele

…or bold blues like Rihanna

Rihanna Colored Eye lashes

colored lashes are coming back in a big way.

Want to go bold?

When trying the colored-lash look, it’s best to use stand out vibrant shades of blue or purple if you really want the color to show (as shown on Rihanna).

Our pick: Sephora’s line of colored mascara’s ($15.00). These are universally flattering colors and really make the white of your eyes pop. Plus they go on very vibrantly. 


If you’d like to stay with a subtle look…

Probably your best bet for daytime or work, use a shade that compliments your eye color: Purple for deep brown or green eyes (as seen on Lea Michele), blue for blues, and green with hazel or light brown eyes. Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara offers all of these shades. They’re so affordable (under $5!), so snag two and mix and match to create a unique color of your own!

Be mindful to balance out your look-at-me eyes with keeping the rest of your makeup neutral.

Not sure you want to dive in head first?

Apply a deep navy blue, or coat lashes in your usual black and add a pop of color to the tips. A good product to achieve a subtle look is Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Enhancing Mascara Duo, which comes with both a solid black and color.


DIY Quick Tip: If you only want to test out this look without buying any new products coat lashes in  black mascara. Then, while lashes are still wet, tap blue shadow  on to the tips. Blink a few times and run a lash brush to even out color and get rid of any clumps.

I know I’m going to be rocking this summer look, how about you?

Are you a fan of the colored-lash comebackChat in the comments below!


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