But when Chanel got in on the act, my opinions changed: suddenly, a flash of coloured lashes started to feel both modern and chic.
And when I saw how it brightened the whites of my eyes, and intensified their colour, I was pretty much sold.
Part of the brand’s summer collection, L’Été Papillon de Chanel, which is on counter now, Blue Note is the most universally wearable of the four new mascara offerings.
It’s joined on counter by Aqua Blue, a turquoise, Lime Light, a jade green and Zest, a bright yellow, all of which are surprisingly pigmented and give a definite flash of colour to the eyes.
Perfect for holidays –whether that’s exploring cities in the summer heat or lounging around by the pool – this mascara is not only waterproof, but does a lovely job of lengthening my lashes, too.
What do you think, is coloured mascara a summer trend you’ll be rocking this year?
Check out my other favourite piece from this collection here.