The Best Colored Mascaras To Try If Black Lashes Are Starting To Feel A Little Too Blah

Now that summer is approaching, it's the perfect time to start playing with more colorful makeup (not that you can't experiment with color year round, of course). There's the fun, bright-orange lippies and the shimmering teal eyeliner. But what about lashes? They get stuck with the same boring hues of brown and black all year. So I'm daring you to switch it up. Colored mascara is a great way to amp up any look, and it's surprisingly not as bold as it might seem. It's easy to layer to your perfect level of intensity, which means everyone from those just dipping toes into the makeup world or total makeup junkies can rock it. And whether you want to continue using your favorite YSL formula or are ready to try a completely unexpected color at a drugstore price, there's a mascara for you. Here are a few to consider when you revive your makeup bag for summer.

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Royal Blue

If you prefer a classic wet formula that doubles lashes as it colors, try this bright blue mascara from Maybelline.

Maybelline Great Lash Washable Mascara, $5, Amazon


This purple mascara has a twistable applicator that allows you to choose between definition or volume with your colored lashes.

CK One Color Mascara, $18, Ulta


This yellow mascara is super pigmented yet totally unexpected.

NYX Cosmetics Color Mascara, $12, Amazon

Dark Green

For a water-resistant tubing mascara will give volume and length, try this dark green color from Blinc.

Blinc Blinc Mascara, $26, Amazon


For a volume boost in bright, unique colors like this turquoise, try 2B Colours.

2B Colours Mascara Colours Make A Difference, $8, Ulta


This flattering burgundy hue will also provide extreme volume for a false-lash effect.

Yves Saint Laurent Luxurious Mascara, $32, Sephora


This bright green mascara curls, lengthens, volumizes, and colors all in one.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash, $23, Sephora


This range of colors is meant to specifically bring out different eye colors. This plum one in particular will help make brown eyes pop.

Almay Intense I-Color Volume Mascara, $9, Amazon

Pistol Pink

This versatile formula that keeps clumps at bay can even be used on eyebrows and hair.

Butter London Wink Mascara, $20, Amazon