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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.

BunnyLebowski Thu 04-Oct-12 13:57:00

Eurgh. Orrible stuff.

I did the same once (brown was in the black section of Max Factor shelf). I looked like a potato. Couldn't bring myself to leave it on.

Also don't understand brown eyeliner.

Gimme coal black kohl and lashes please.

BunnyLebowski Thu 04-Oct-12 13:57:49

P.S. You should wear some Rimmel Coffee Shimmer to complete the look.

Lottapianos Thu 04-Oct-12 13:59:24

I wear brahn mascara during the day smile I'm quite pale skinned and I think black mascara looks a bit too full on for work. I sometimes wear brown eye liner too, but you can keep the Rimmel Coffee Shimmer wink

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Thu 04-Oct-12 14:10:17

Yes to coffee shimmer.

I look like some hideous throwback to the 90s. I should have a pair of high waisted jeans on with braces and some clumpy shoes.

Brown eyeliner would look ghastly on me. I think it probably looks lovely on some people - but warm brown colours make me look like a corpse.

Black is fine, as is dark grey and very dark green/blue/purple. But brahn - no.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Thu 04-Oct-12 14:11:04

I have also gone a bit overboard on the bronzer.

I look shameful.

This is what happens when you put your make up on on the train without a mirror.

ParrotTulip Thu 04-Oct-12 14:13:08

I like brown black mascara <legs it>

daisydoodoo Thu 04-Oct-12 14:27:03

i use brown mascara in the day, i have lash extensions so black for work is too full on. i also use brown eyeliner as again black is too harsh on me, even on a night time i don't do black eyeliner.

Lambzig Thu 04-Oct-12 14:30:23

I nearly always use brown. Very pale skinned redhead with long lashes and black looks way too overdone for day makeup. Black eyeliner would make me look ill.

Pastabee Thu 04-Oct-12 14:30:40

I've bought black / brown by mistake. That isn't even a colour. I think they scrape up all the left over, rejecty bits from black and brown mascara and mix them together.

sausagesandwich34 Thu 04-Oct-12 14:33:45

black is far too harsh for me so I'm a brown user

they make it for a reason you know ;)

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Thu 04-Oct-12 14:51:15

lol at pastabee.

I know it probably looks bloody wonderful on some people.

Not me though. I look like I have rolled in brick dust today.

BunnyLebowski Thu 04-Oct-12 14:53:58

Me without eyeliner, mascara and my brows filled in.

MarianForrester Thu 04-Oct-12 14:54:21

I think brown mascara is make up for people who don't really like make up.

People who might team it with "just a slick of lipgloss".

MamaMary Thu 04-Oct-12 14:56:00

If you have had your colours done and are an 'Autumn' (i.e. look best in orange, brown, dark green etc) you should wear brown mascara. Most of us suit black better.

Or so I've been informed smile

BunnyLebowski Thu 04-Oct-12 14:59:23

Those are my worst colours Mama. What season are you if you look best in red and jewelly vivid pink, purple and blue?

Most days I sport this kinda subtle eye make-up.

BunnyLebowski Thu 04-Oct-12 15:00:38


NolaFfing Thu 04-Oct-12 15:02:11

Isn't brown mascara for very pale be-eyelashed people? (I know that's not real but YKWIM?)

MamaMary Thu 04-Oct-12 15:02:41

From your description, Bunny you sound like you could be a Winter. Winters can wear bright vivid colours.

I am Summer and look best in pale pink, white (not cream), grey, light blue. grin

MarchelineWhatNot Thu 04-Oct-12 15:03:21

Bobbi Brown says that no-one looks good in brown mascara, no-one.

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

Oh I would look ghastly in orange and brown clothes.

What season am I if I look good in dark grey, red, bright green and blue?

Pinot Thu 04-Oct-12 15:03:39

Shit eyes worketh for no man.

Sozzers, Gerrof

NolaFfing Thu 04-Oct-12 15:03:58

That sounds like any season from 1984 to me.

BunnyLebowski Thu 04-Oct-12 15:05:05

Oooh interesting. Thanks for that grin

That picture is weird Nola. Love the lips though.

MarchelineWhatNot Thu 04-Oct-12 15:08:26

Colour Me Beautiful

Best 100 quid I've ever spent.

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