The beauty of makeup is the freedom it allows us to experiment with and try any and every look under the sun. We’re big proponents of breaking worn-out “rules” and wearing whatever strikes our fancy, but when it comes to choosing the colored mascaras that will best enhance our eye color, there is some strategy.
As a rule of thumb, Scott says cool tones like blue, green, or violet contrast with brown eyes for a natural brightening effect. They’ll bring out the depth of hazel eyes, and they can also make blue or green eyes appear deeper and/or vibrant.
If you’re keen to try a colored mascara that’s on the warmer side, Scott explains shades like burgundy or plum will add depth to brown eyes, contrast with hazel eyes to make them morph to green, and bring a subtle vibrance to eyes that are green or blue. Last but not least, lighter and brighter shades of mascara (think pink, aquamarine, orange, etc.) all wield different yet equally spell-binding kinds of magic. “They contrast with different eyes and skin tones in different ways, but ultimately, they still provide an unexpected pop of color for contrast,” Scott concludes.