By Lori Ferraro
Because frosted blue eye shadow and electric blue eyeliner was simply not enough blue on our eyeballs back in the 80s, we also had this:
Electric blue, red and yes, even yellow and green mascaras were available for our lash-lengthening pleasures.
Blue was by far the most popular of the colored mascara colors. With my dark hair and olive complexion I thought blue mascara would really top off my look and make my eyes totally pop!
Instead it kind of made me look like I had two black…I mean screaming electric blue eyes.
Most cosmetic companies hopped on the colored mascara bandwagon – I remember my Maybelline Shine Free (remember Shine Free?!?) blue mascara that came in the lavender tube.
Obviously, there was nothing at all natural about this look – the brighter, the bolder the better…like the model on this ‘45 cover – she woke up and decided to “go-go” with blue.
If you wanted to stand out and make a statement that you could wash off at the end of the day, colored mascara was the way to go. From experience I know that it also worked really well in your hair, creating funky temporary highlights.
And like all good things of the 80s it’s made a comeback. Sephora has a lovely bright shade of blue and high-end brands like Dior and Yves Saint Laurent also have fancy blue hues available for you.
And did Maybelline ever stop making the blue mascara? I don’t think so….God bless you, Great Lash.
My peepers may have to pop on the blue mascara bandwagon once more – this time around, minus the big hair and braces.
September 12, 2015
September 12, 2015
Sarah is so cool
October 14, 2015
One Mascara not shown here or talked about was Pink it was a hot pink. My favorite. But I. Always wore the blue or teal eyeliner. Recently started wearing purple eyeliner. Still have blue and teal.still use pink blush.