Choosing the perfect-coloured mascara for your eyes with Maybelline

  1. Like red lipstick, black mascara is a tried-and-true essential in any makeup bag. But when you want to give your classic look a fun and flattering twist, coloured mascaras are a beauty trend to try. 


    From unicorn pastels to rainbow brights, you’ve probably spotted colourful mascara on the lashes of celebs and influencers. Ready to rock this look? The key to success is finding the right shade for your eye colour. Here’s how to choose the best colour, along with a few application tips to get it picture-perfect. 

Maybelline’s best coloured mascara for your eyes


Do you want to make your eyes pop with colourful mascara? 


Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara not only delivers on volume and length, but it also comes in three vibrant new shades.

Choose from Blue Mist, Pink Air, and Burgundy Haze to elevate your eye makeup game.

Whether you go for pink, burgundy, or blue, it’s our best coloured mascara when you want to make a serious impact. The flexible brush bends during use, so you’ll really be able to coat every lash from root to tip. The result? Longer, fuller lashes, and vibrant, statement-making colour. 


How to pick the right mascara for your eye colour 

Getting creative with your coloured mascara is part of the fun! Some shades are more flattering on each colour than others, which is something to keep in mind when you start shopping.

Best colour mascara for blue eyes


Bring out your baby blues with your choice of pink, blue, or burgundy mascara. Any of these will really accentuate your natural eye colour. Burgundy and pink sit opposite blue on the colour wheel, which means they emphasise cool-toned eyes.

Best colour mascara for brown eyes


To add depth and contrast to your chestnut brown eyes, go for a rich shade of burgundy or bright blue mascara. These contrasting shades will make the whites of your eyes look brighter, too!

Best colour mascara for green eyes 


Green eyes are already super striking, but you can ramp up the dazzling effect with a contrasting shade of burgundy or pink mascara. If you have specks of blue in your eyes, a swipe of blue mascara will bring these out.

Tips for application and styling

Once you’ve selected your shade, you can apply coloured mascara the same way you would any other type. Remember, the usual application order for eye makeup starts with eyeshadow to create your base, followed by eye-defining liner, and finally a swipe of mascara. When you’re on to the mascara step, here’s how to apply it:
  1.  Step 1: Clean and curl your lashes. 

    Use a gentle cleanser to remove any trace of makeup, dirt, and oil from your eye and lash area. Then, use an eyelash curl to give them an uplifted, curled shape.

  2. Step 2: Apply an eyelash primer.

    With coloured mascara, it’s extra important to prime your lashes first. The primer will make your colour last longer, locking in your look. To apply eyelash primer, swipe it from base to tip of your lashes using the brush or wand applicator. Let it dry completely before applying your colourful mascara.

  3. Step 3: Apply mascara in light layers.

    Hold your mascara brush against the lashes, extending it from root to tip to apply the product. Apply as many light layers as needed until you’ve reached the desired length, volume, and colour saturation.

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Whether you prefer a subtle or bold look, coloured mascara is surprisingly versatile. Here are a few ideas to help you make the most of it.


  • For a subtle look, apply your colour to only the top or bottom lashes rather than the full set.
  • Add depth by layering coloured mascara over a coat of black mascara.
  • Pair electric-blue mascara with a matching liner for a bold, defined statement.
  • Team burgundy mascara with a complimentary bronze or gold-toned eyeshadow.
  • Make your mascara the star of the show by using a neutral colour palette on the rest of your face.
  • Colour-block your makeup by contrasting blue lashes with a show-stopping orange or coral lip.

Burgundy or pink, blue or black, you’ll want to play around with different shades and techniques to get it just right, day or night. Explore Maybelline’s best mascaras to create your signature look.