Beauty Trend Alert: Coloured Mascara

Layer lashes in a vibrant shade for a high-impact beauty look

Backstage Beauty Stella McCartney FW 2012

Photo by Anthea Simms

A punchy mascara hue is a great way to add colour to your face, and since makeup artist Pat McGrath created gorgeous cobalt lashes for Stella McCartney’s Fall 2012 presentation, the look has been imprinted in our minds. To achieve the striking shade, McGrath layered a blue pigment over several coats of CoverGirl 24-Hour LashBlast Mascara. 

For those of us that want a simpler option, many make-up brands such as YSL, Dior, M.A.C and Make Up For Ever offer fun, colourful variations of their standard formulas. To keep the look modern, pair bright lashes in electric blue, turquoise, fuchsia or plum with clean skin and neutral lips. For an extra pop of colour, line peepers with an eye pencil in the same shade as your mascara. 

FLARE picks: Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Green, $25, Anna Sui Super Mascara DX Waterproof in 201 Pinkish Purple, $25, Dior Diorshow Mascara in Azure Blue, $31, M.A.C Zoom Lash Mascara in Plum Reserve, $18,