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Black or Brown Mascara?

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Should I wear black or brown mascara?

Black or Brown Mascara?

In my humble opinion, you should go with black mascara, always black. I don't understand brown mascara. It's just unnecessary. The point of mascara is to make your eyes stand out. Black does the trick in the best possible way. Here's a little quick trivia for you that might come up in a Trivial Pursuit game at some point. The first mascara was invented by Eugene Rimmel in the 19th century. The word “rimmel” still means mascara in French and Italian. Early mascara was made from coal dust mixed with petroleum jelly; probably not very good for your eyes. It came in a cake form that a chemist made for his sister Mabel…which eventually became the company Maybelline. Don't you just love makeup history class? The modern form of it didn't get introduced until 1957 by the great beauty pioneer Helena Rubinstein. I don't think any of the early inventors of mascara would have come up with a brown version. So in honor of them, go with black.



8/25/2007 4:25:57 AM
priyanka said:

it was interesting to read about the history of mascara and the origin of the brands maybelline and rimmel.

3/9/2008 8:50:03 PM
Vicki said:

For most people black mascara is best, but if you have blond or light eye lashes a brown mascara will look much better. It is very hard to apply mascara all the way to the base of the hair on the eye lid and a black mascara would stand out. You could have your lashes tinted black every few weeks and use a black mascara.

5/17/2008 10:12:07 PM
Lib said:

Brown mascara - great for fair skinned redheads with light coloured lashes

8/16/2008 12:02:13 AM
Anna said:

There is nothig wrong with history lessons!
Now we are way advance and have better chemicals.

12/22/2008 2:04:44 PM
Hannah said:

The point of the tip was to decide on black or brown mascara. she said black which is fine however if you dont want darker lashes (darker shades make the area appear smaller) and you only want the length, brown is just fine.

1/30/2009 3:10:41 PM
Penelope said:

exscuse me...i disagree with you whenever you said that everyone should wear black masacara. have you ever seen a very fair skinned person with light hair wearing black mascara? they tend to look like raccoons..not very attractive. this is why these people should always go with BROWN mascara..thats why the brown mascara was eventually invented..just for them!

5/29/2009 7:35:31 AM
sarah said:

what's your problem with brown mascara? If you're fair-skinned, the black can look horrible.


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