Brown vs Black – Which Mascara is Right for You?
As women, we like looking beautiful and fresh, but trust me—this is not an easy task and we need some tools to make it work. No matter our weight – which I only mention because it is a constant concern from women, but is a separate discussion – we pay excellent attention to our hair, nails, lips, and eyes. Our arsenal includes a lot of different beauty products, and we love to use them, as well as the feeling we get when we look ourselves in the mirror.
When choosing mascara, most people search for their favorite brand – we recommend Hairatin 😉 – and the color to which they are most accustomed. While there are a variety of shades available, including clear, purple and blue, most mascara wearers use either brown or black. Statistics show that nearly 110 million people wear mascara, so it’s important to know which shade and type are right for you.
The benefits of brown mascara
Some people are naturally very light-skinned and have light hair, but still choose to buy the blackest black mascara. While there isn’t anything “wrong” with this per say, it does limit the impact that a softer shade of mascara offers. When you use brown mascara with fairer skin, you create a softer look that can often look like clear mascara – it’s not apparent that you’re wearing anything if you apply it right!
Brown mascara is also a great option for people with blue or green eyes, as the softer shade often brings out the color in the irises. It also prevents the too-dark look that black mascara brings. Choosing a high-volume brown mascara is also a great way to pair eyeshadow and eyeliner for a smoky look that doesn’t look “overdone.”
If you’ve got slightly darker skin or an olive skin tone, brown mascara can also offer a natural, soft look! Just buy a slightly darker shade of brown, such as “near black” or “brown black.” This way, you get the soft benefits of browner mascara with the tone to match your current eyelash color.
The benefits of black mascara
The classic mascara choice, black, is hard to beat. However, it shouldn’t be the “go to” for everyone looking to buy mascara – or, at least, it shouldn’t be the only option for most people. Black mascara can look good on even very fair-skinned, light-haired people, but it’s a more dramatic look.
Black mascara works especially well for women with darker skin tones and darker hair; even just a single sweep of the mascara brush can add volume and shape to lashes while still looking like they’re not wearing makeup. For a more dramatic look, voluminous mascaras with thicker brushes can help add to a dark, smokey look or classic, simple statement. For women with darker skin and more colored eyes, the blackest black mascara usually complements well.
The final word on mascara
Mascara is one of those essential makeup items that most women can’t live without. For many, it’s the only makeup tool in their arsenal. But choosing between brown and black doesn’t have to be a battle; you can buy both and use them on separate occasions! Brown is usually an everyday look for light-haired and light-skinned women, while black can serve as a daily makeup routine for women with darker hair or eyes.