When I moved back down South after over a decade up in Yankee territory, my closet consisted of black on black on black with an occasional splash of gray or brown. Basically, I had more funeral dresses than any proper lady should own. Fortunate for me, all it took was a few months in the sunshine to bring color back into my wardrobe. The most recent way I’ve been incorporating bright hues into my look? Colorful mascara.
Unlike eyeliner or shadow, mascara lets you ease into wearing an extra vibrant shade. The best part is that you don’t need to part with your go-to black formula either—simply layer your color of choice on top. Plus, a notice-me tint is a guaranteed way to make your gaze the center of attention.
With New Year’s Eve celebrations around the corner, there’s no better time to embrace festive fringe. Check out these mascaras that aren’t your basic black: