Tom Ford Extreme Mascara

Tom Ford Extreme Mascara in Mocha Rush, $44, nordstrom.com.

Ever since makeup artist Alice Lane suggested brown mascara was better for my fair skin and blonde hair (“When it smudges, it looks perfect”), I’ve begun putting the black aside. This metallic brown-copper hybrid is my new favorite. Sometimes I apply a coat over black mascara to add a shimmery gold hue, but I mostly love the softer look of it alone.