Time to lighten up the lashes

Last updated 14:22 19/11/2012
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SOFTER: Brown mascara defines your eyes but give you a lighter look than the more traditional black.

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Ladies, it's time to step away from the kohl.

Black may be classic but if you want to flutter some seriously on-trend lashes this season, you'll need to be armed with a brown mascara.

From the runway to the red carpet, warm brown hues are having something of a beauty moment.

At Burberry, the browns were smoky and smudged, meanwhile at Blumarine, brown lashes were warm and full.

Here are some brown alternatives to try.

Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara in Brown Extase

It's one of the best-selling luxe mascaras around, delivering gorgeously elongated lashes. The brown version of the classic black hue gives lashes just as good coverage and definition.

Telescopic Brown Mascara by L'Oreal Paris

A rich, warm brown, this is a high-precision mascara for gorgeously defined lashes.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Brown/Black

Perfect, even for those with super-short lashes, this purse-friendly option is a really rich dark brown which actually looks black when first applied but in natural light, the warm tones really pop.

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara in Brown

This brilliant volume-boosting mascara fattens lashes nicely and the lighter colour certainly doesn't detract from its drama-creating potential.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Mascara in Brown

A gorgeously intense brown, this premium mascara is particularly good in humidity, without smudging or wearing away. A good party option.

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