9 to 5 Beauty: How to Wear Colored Mascara

How to wear colorful mascara in the office - Politics of Pretty

The thought of wearing colorful mascara in the office seems tacky and unprofessional but I swear it can look chic if you do it right. Here’s how to wear colored mascara at your 9 to 5 gig:

First, start with your basic black mascara. By layering colored mascara on top of your go-to, it helps mute the color for a less intense look.

Next, pick your poison. Blue mascara looks flattering on every eye color, plus it makes the white of your eyes look whiter. If you have green or blue eyes, purple is also another colored hue worth trying. Stick to two or three coats for your top lashes… and if you’re feeling really daring, you can wear it on your lower lashes too.

Personally, I have a new obsession with Benefit They’re Real! Mascara in Beyond Blue. I took They’re Real for a test drive this past weekend and it really gave my eye makeup that extra pop. I’ve always been a fan of Benefit mascaras but They’re Real is my go-to for smudge-proof and long-wear (although it can be difficult to remove at night, just make sure you have a trusty makeup remover in reach).

Now, don’t overdo it with the rest of your eye makeup. I like to wear a champagne shadow or go completely bare (it makes the rest of my beauty routine so simple). Keep the focus on your eyes and avoid bright blush, contouring and bold lipstick.

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