4 Reasons To Give This Throwback Trend A Try In 2018

If Facebook existed in 1985, you'd probably see bright blue mascara pop up all over your feed. Now, the trend is staging a comeback — only in 2018, colored mascara comes in a rainbow of different options, like red, gold, and green. Even better, each one comes with its own hidden beauty perk.
Just like the color-correctors we all know and love, colored mascaras are a byproduct of basic color theory, with the ability to cancel out its opposite shade on the color wheel. For example, if your eyes are bloodshot from staring at your iPhone all night, reach for the green mascara. Concealer not doing it for your dark circles? Try the yellow. Or, if you just want to beef up an otherwise boring makeup look, grab the blue or red. Thanks to new launches from YSL, Urban Decay, Sinful Colors, and more, rainbow mascara is quickly becoming the raddest trend you have to try before it fades into the shadows of history all over again.
Click ahead to check out our favorite new colored mascaras.
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There are few makeup trends as dramatic as wearing red eyeshadow on your lids — but a fiery mascara is in a league of its own. Leave it to Christian Louboutin to make it all possible, with a colored formula that matches the signature red sole of the brand's shoes.

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Les Yeux Noirs Lash Amplifying Lacquer, $70, available at Sephora.
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Who knew something so unexpected could be as universally flattering as a green mascara? Hazel, brown, and blue eyes will see the gorgeous effects with just one swipe. Even better, no one will ever guess you stayed up way past bedtime all weekend.

Yyes Saint Laurent Vinyl Couture Mascara in I'm The Excitement, $29, available at Sephora.
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Bringing back the '80s trend doesn't have to mean scouting for blue mascara on eBay. This accessible option lets you douse your lashes in a vibrant cerulean without feeling any buyer's guilt.

Sinful Colors Diva Lash Color Mascara in Lash Splash, $5.99, available on Amazon.
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Urban Decay knows a thing or two about nostalgic beauty (remember those lip glosses?), so it's no surprise the brand is giving the trend a modern twist. These double-sided mascaras are loaded with color, but flip the wand over and you've got a metallic topcoat to turn your disco look into something intergalactic.

Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara available in 2018.
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