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A Week of Colorful Mascara: The Birchbox Beauty Diaries

The Birchbox Beauty Diaries is a regular feature where one of our team members tries out a new beauty look every day for one week. Whether it’s lipstick or eyeshadow, different hairstyles or fun makeup techniques, we’ll give you five fun ideas for how you can shake up your routine.

Birchboxer: Jenna

Title: Marketing Manger

A Week Of: Colorful Mascara

Monday: Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effect Faux CILS in Extreme Blue, $30, yslbeautyus.com

I decided to start the week off with a bang and go for a bright blue shade today (plus, it matched my shirt). The formula glided on and easily, coated all of my lashes instantly, and added a ton of volume. I absolutely love this mascara. 

Tuesday: Mally Volumizing Double-ended Mascara in Sapphire, $22.80, qvc.com

I went for blue again today, but the effect is much more subtle. I think this one would even go well with a smoky gray or blue shadow without looking overdone.

Wednesday: Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara in Brown, $29.50, sephora.com

Today’s I’m in moccasins and a batik print top, so I wanted a natural color for my lashes and this brown was perfect. At first I was intimidated by the crazy ball-shaped spiky wand, but I fell in love with it as soon as I applied. It gave me total precision in applying evenly to all lashes with no clumping.

Thursday: Urban Decay Big Fatty Colored Mascara in Bright Teal, $15.50, amazon.com

I’m craving spring sunshine and weather today, so I decided to go bright and colorful with my lashes—turquoise! It took a few coats to cover them all, but the effect was well worth it. The color is hard to miss and injected a lot of fun into my day.

Cargo Lash Activator Mascara, $35, birchbox.com

For my last day of mascara color experimentation (at least officially), I decided to add some serious fun: glitter. I applied a coat of Cargo’s Lash Activator Mascara in black and then one of my colleagues brushed a greenish glittery cream shadow onto the mascara. I love the halo-ish glow it gives because it’s still subtle enough for daytime.

Jenna’s luscious long lashes are completely natural, but have grown a ton recently because of the very miraculous product RevitaLash.

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