Brown mascara - the pointless bastard of the make up world.

(57 Posts)
GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Thu 04-Oct-12 13:52:11

I bought it by mistake.

My eyelashes (moribund at the best of times) now look like spiders legs.

What with the coppery brown eyeshadow I put on (another bad choice) I look like I have mud pies flung in my face.

Brown. Brahn . Like a Just 17 makeup tutorial from 1993.

MamaMary Thu 04-Oct-12 15:16:06

Yes, it was Colour Me Beautiful that I had done. It is so helpful - you know you will never have a day where you look ill but aren't ill again. E.g. if I wear cream I look like death warmed up.

Getorf, I'd say winter for you as well.

Hopefully Thu 04-Oct-12 15:25:49

I wear brown (am a HoC Autumn) and the evidence in the mirror shows it is better on me, despite the fact I am quite dark haired. Have seen a Winter in brown and it looked awful though, kind of grubby. Most interesting is seeing Summers in navy (not 90s electric) blue. You can't really tell why it's better if you don't know what colour mascara they're wearing, but it just is.

My phone keeps autocorrecting mascara to NASCAR. hmm

Dollydowser Thu 04-Oct-12 15:28:03

Has any of you summers tried navy mascara? I read here that it is the biz, not sure who makes it though.

Lottapianos Thu 04-Oct-12 15:29:49

Bobbi Brown also says you should never wear blue nail varnish so she can do one quite frankly wink

Lottapianos Thu 04-Oct-12 15:30:45

Yes Dollydowser, I have worn navy mascara. It looks lovely with blue eyes.

I look weird with black eyeliner/ mascara on unless i have a full face of makeup, as I am very pale. I definitely look much better in brown unless I really go for it on a night out etc.

Dollydowser Thu 04-Oct-12 15:35:45

Where did you buy it from lottapianos? And how many pianos are we talking?

Lottapianos Thu 04-Oct-12 15:38:14

Good question Dollydowser, I think it may have been No7.

As for my name, I have no pianos, but I am a massive Tori Amos fan - it was the name of one of her tours smile

Hopefully Thu 04-Oct-12 15:38:17

Dolly I think there is a YSL navy one. Also HoC do one, but not cheap through the website unless you have a client code.

lisaro Thu 04-Oct-12 15:42:14

I have a problem finding decent brown mascara. I have fair eyelashes and black is too dark. If black doesn't suit you it makes you look cheap or like a clueless teenager.

Lottapianos Thu 04-Oct-12 15:55:51

lisaro, my current daytime mascara is No7 Fanomenal in brown/black. It's great, no clumping or spiders legs and gives quite a nice fanned-out finish without looking OTT.

BonnyDay Thu 04-Oct-12 15:56:32

unless you are blonde when black will give you the myra HIndley look
or pauline prescott

orangina Thu 04-Oct-12 16:05:06

I love brown mascara, and eyeliner, and eye shadow..... I look like a tranny if I go all black with any of those....

(no offence to trannies, some of my best friends, etc, but not my look of choice most days).

Now dark PURPLE mascara is the way to go.....

lisaro Thu 04-Oct-12 16:51:42

/Thanks, Lotta but even the brown/black is too dark. There's only one they do in just brown, and I have that. I use Clarins bottom lash one, and try any others I can find.
orangina grin although I do know exactly what you mean by the 'tranny' look.

I look like a hooker in black mascara during the day

monkeysmama Thu 04-Oct-12 17:17:48

I bought some dark purple mascara a month or two ago. I have grey green eyes and read it was supposed to make them pop. Maybe I went for the wrong shade but I looked so 80s and a few people noticed and asked about it (in a "are you wearing purple mascara?" way not a "wow, you look great" way)

And black eyeliner is a complete no no under the eye as well. That makes me look like a haggard hooker

Catsmamma Thu 04-Oct-12 17:25:12

I like brown mascara, and the BadGal purple one

But i do have nice eyelashes. <smug>

I do wear black but have renounced it for everyday since I got soooooo old <over 45>

issimma Thu 04-Oct-12 18:01:07

I'm a HoC summer and wear max factor brown mascara. I know I should wear navy, but nowhere in town sells it and I'm, frankly, scared of it grin.

issimma Thu 04-Oct-12 18:02:39

I'm reluctant to try HOC one, as I found their lipstick pretty abysmal for the price sad. Ysl it is grin.

Annianni Thu 04-Oct-12 18:11:15

I love brown and brown/black for during the day.

I look too harsh in black mascara now i'm old(er)

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Thu 04-Oct-12 18:42:55

I aspire to be pauline prescott. [Grin]

Navy blue or dark grey masracara, or black. I hate hate the falsh lash effect, so buy the cheapest crap mascara and just apply one coat to hide the horrible blonde lashes.

I see young girls with clumpy kim kardashian eyelashes and I want to wash their faces.

I look awful in brown mascara. Can get away with brownish eyeshadows (Urban decay naked set)

I've never had colours done properly but I suspect I'm a Winter - pale, cool skin tone with very dark hair (pics on profile)

CharlotteBronteSaurus Thu 04-Oct-12 18:50:59

I am blonde and ghostly pale
i have to wear brown mascara, as if I wear black it makes me look like i should be serving in a chip shop

Maat Thu 04-Oct-12 18:51:15

I'm a redhead with pale skin but quite dark eyelashes / brows.

If I wear brown mascara, my eyes disappear completely. I have to put my glasses on just to locate them.

And yes to also looking like I have been rolled in brick dust if I use bronzer grin

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