How many of us grab black mascara and go? Too many! Black mascara isn't the perfect match for all eyelashes and skin tones. Laura says that older women with lighter or more sallow skin tones than they had in their younger days often look great in brown mascara, as do fair-skinned women with red or blonde hair. And if your eyelashes are thinning, don't go darker with your mascara color. Just think thicker!