Best Brown Mascaras For A Subtle And Natural Look
Best Brown Mascaras For A Subtle And Natural Look

Best Brown Mascaras For A Subtle And Natural Look

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When it comes to achieving a subtle and natural look, brown mascara is a game-changer. This classic beauty staple has made a comeback in recent years, and it’s no wonder – as it offers a more understated finish compared to its black counterpart. “Brown mascara is great for those who aren’t used to wearing mascara as it is much softer,” explains Jason Roberts, Clarins Retail Trainer. “It suits all eye colours, as this shade is a mixture of all the typical natural eye shades, and it’s also complementary on those with fair skin, as sometimes black mascara can be ‘too much’ for this skin tone,” he adds.  

So, whether you’re a fan of minimalist makeup or just want to lightly enhance your natural beauty, read on to discover the best brown mascaras to help you do just that. 

woman applying the best mascara for thinning lashes

Why you should choose brown mascara 

As Roberts shared, brown mascara has several benefits that make it a must-have in every make-up collection. It adds definition to your lashes without the boldness of black mascara, making it more versatile, and an excellent choice for both day and night. Not to mention, brown mascara tends to be more forgiving to older, thinning lashes, adding warmth and definition while remaining more youthful in appearance.  

Read: Best mascara 2023 for the longest, lush, shiny lashes 

What does brown mascara do for your eyes?  

Brown mascara accentuates your lashes and creates a subtle frame around your eyes, enhancing their natural shape. It gives your lashes a fuller look while maintaining a soft and delicate appearance, plus it adds depth to lighter eye colours, making them pop. 

Expert tip: “For a ‘no mascara’ look, apply your brown mascara just on the ends of the lashes. This will coat the area of the lash where the pigment tends to be lighter, making lashes look longer and thicker,” shares Roberts. 

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The best brown mascaras 

Best light brown mascara 

Clarins SOS Lashes Serum Mascara in Caramel, £26 


This lash-loving formula offers a delicate light brown shade that enhances your lashes without overpowering your features and contains a serum that helps to condition and promote growth.  

Best brown mascara for volume 

Clarins Supra Volume Mascara in Intense Brown, £25 

Clarins mascara for volume

For a drama-amplifying brown mascara, make this your new go-to. Its innovative formula adds volume, length, curl, and definition to your lashes, all while maintaining an impactful and elegant effect.  

Best for mature eyes 

Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D in Perfect Brown, £25   

Wonder perfect mascara 4d brown

A true gem for those seeking a natural-looking flutter. Its rich, brown formula adds depth to your lashes while providing intense volume and length, and the innovative brush separates and coats each lash for a clump-free finish.  

Next read: Best lengthening mascara for fluttery lashes 


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