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

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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.

Freshletticiaandslugs Fri 05-Oct-12 08:20:58

Nowt wrong with brown mascara and eyeliner for me.
Pale ash blonde going on white with scandinaviany sallow gold skin and blue-grey eyes. Also use light brown eyebrow pencil.
Black makes me look like a 1940s cheap starlet, especially during the day.
And lippy just makes it worse.
Of course as I live in darkest Wales most everyone else is a pasty celt with very dark hair so I'm a bit of an odd one out.

BobbiThePanda Fri 05-Oct-12 08:15:15

I wear brown for daytime. If I wear black I look like I'm advertising for 'business'. Black is fine in the evening.

By the way Bobbi Brown also says (or used to say - perhaps she's been enlightened since) that everyone has yellow toned skin. Well Bobbi, maybe that's why I never could get any of your foundations to work without looking jaundiced.

AgathaFusty Fri 05-Oct-12 08:10:39

too many years

AgathaFusty Fri 05-Oct-12 08:09:39

I've never tried brown, to many years of black eyelines and mascara means I didn't even realise there was an option. But, what is this purple mascara that you are on about? I might like to try long as it isn't eighties styleee.

CelineMcBean Thu 04-Oct-12 19:48:56

Bobbi Brown won't even sell brown mascara. I use their black but with brown liner for day (am blonde and pale).

I think brown eyeliner may actually be my make up essential even before concealer shock

MrsRobertDuvallHasRosacea Thu 04-Oct-12 19:40:16

Getorf..I knew this would be you.

It wasn't No 7 " the Per Una " of the cosmetic world? That still makes me laugh [ grin]

chipstick10 Thu 04-Oct-12 19:37:49

My eyes are green and so i think i look better with brown mascara and smudgy brown liner.

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

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

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)

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.

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)

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.

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.

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>

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

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)

I look like a hooker in black mascara during the day

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.

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.....

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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