Everyone’s Talking About Brown Mascara for Natural Summer Glam: Here Are Our 5 Faves

Add subtle definition and drama to any minimal makeup look with these products.
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Summer glam is all about looking your best by using the fewest number of products possible. With a natural bronze from the sun, flushed cheeks from the heat, and a sweet glow from within, sometimes all you really need to add is a dash of mascara.

Brown mascara is all the rage right now. It‘s the most subtle way to add a little length and definition to your lashes, and there’s nothing prettier than the way brown shades sparkle under the sunshine.

Below are five gorgeous brown mascaras that will add the perfect minimal amount of drama to your summer glam.

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Glossier Lash Slick Lift and Lengthening Brown Mascara, $20 (sephora.com)

glossier mascara

This mascara offers the most lightweight, subtle tint and length for beautifully natural lashes.

Yves Saint Laurent Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara Uninhibited Brown, $32 (sephora.com)

ysl mascara

If you’re going for a subtle brown look, but still want the drama of a volumizing and lengthening mascara, this YSL one is perfect.

Tower 28 MakeWaves™ Mascara Drift, $20 (tower28beauty.com)

tower 28 brown mascara

This clean mascara is an Allure Best of Beauty Award-winner for a reason. The Tower 28 product delivers stunning length and the perfect wispy lashes for any natural makeup look.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Lengthening Mascara True Brown, $9.99 (target.com)

maybelline mascara

We were so happy when this high-quality drugstore mascara came out with a stunning, rich chocolate brown shade.

Saie Mascara 101 Lengthening and Lifting, $26 (sephora.com)

saie mascara

Saie is one of our go-to brands for summer makeup. This cruelty-free lengthening mascara is key to a feathered lash look, and is formulated with strengthening ingredients.

Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.