Earlier this week MBB reader Emma emailed to ask for mascara recommendations. She’s a blonde beauty, and I’m hoping we can help her out.
So I am in high school and a blonde and very pale. Should I wear brown mascara or black mascara? Will black be too harsh?”
Hi, Emma. Hmm… I have blonde friends that like both, and I think both colors look great — it really depends on the look you’re going for. In general, though, for a natural look, I’d suggest brown, and for a more amped-up, dramatic look, try black.
This, of course, coming from a brunette.
You might want to try a few drugstore mascaras first to figure out which color you like better. Rimmel makes a few affordable drugstore mascaras that work pretty well. Two to consider: Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara in Black Brown ($7) and Rimmel Glam Eyes Lash Flirt in Black ($7 each).
Oh! I also asked the girls on Twitter for some recs, and here’s what they had to say:
Ultimately, I like to follow the “there are no rules” philosophy when it comes to makeup, and I think it’s safe to go with whichever route you like best.
Do you have any specific mascara recommendations for blondes like Emma? Maybe some brands or colors you really like? Please share in the comments.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,