Coloured mascara is one of those makeup trends that gained a bad rep and a whole load of tacky associations during the eighties and nineties. But I honestly love it; you can have a statement look in one easy step without the need for any complicated application techniques. Thanks to several runway appearances in recent Fashion Week seasons, it’s back with a vengeance. This summer, one shade in particular is making waves. Teal.

Pretty much every single brand that’s worth its weight in eyeliner has launched a rich green shade in its summer collection. It’s a surprisingly versatile and subtle shade that brings out the best in most eye colours, making them sparkle.

To make sure that your lashes are the star of the show, keep the rest of your look bare. Translucent powder on your eyelids and a nude or soft pink lipstick is more than enough to complete the look. For the makeup loving extroverts amongst us, couple your new teal lashes with a contrasting shade of purple or blue liner or go for a matching halo of green shadow for a full on summery, aquatic look.

Whatever your makeup style, curling is an essential step if you want show girl-effect lashes. Move the wand from root to tip in a zigzag motion to avoid clumping. Wait a few moments then repeat to intensify the colour. These three not only pack a punch in the colour department, the formulas don’t flake or smudge, giving you long, fluttering lashes all day long.

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