Gentle Fume Quad, Take Two
Despite our rocky start, the Smoke Signals Gentle Fume quad and I are starting to become fast friends. Iâ€™ve discovered that it really comes in handy when you want to look like a vampire (a cute one, of course). I wore Rondelle on the entire lid, Waft on the outer third and a teeny tiny bit oâ€™ Carbon in the outer v. (Big ups to my blogging buddy temptalia.com for suggesting this look!) I wore this out yesterday and can safely report that I felt 100% non-drag queeny. Thatâ€™s Burninâ€™ on my lips along with Bazaarish Lipglass on top, and lil bit of Emote on the cheeks!
Lol, I just realized that this looks like a high school senior pic with a messy kitchen as the background
MASCARA REVELATION: Lâ€™Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black + Max Factor 2000 Calorie = BIG DRAMATIC LASHES!
Whenever I have a rough day I like to head to the drugstore to grab an ice cream cone and look at makeup. Yeah, yeah, yeahâ€¦I know itâ€™s kind of eighth grade but itâ€™s a nice pick me up and it keeps me from dropping serious stress cash at the MAC counter.
Iâ€™ve got straight, medium length lashes that arenâ€™t full or thick, so Iâ€™m always looking for mascara. My favorite drugstore mascara lately has been Lâ€™Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black. Itâ€™s really glossy and dark and builds up my ho-hum, straight lashes nicely. Despite its great color and thickening power, Iâ€™ve noticed that it really doesnâ€™t hold a curl from the lash curler. Within an hour or so I have stick straight lashes again. Boo!
Today just for fun I layered Lâ€™Oreal Voluminous over MAX Factor 2000 Calorie. 2000 Calorie has excellent curl hold, but the color isnâ€™t as glossy or dark as Carbon Black. Layering the two mascaras makes a dramatic difference, and I loved the results: I got thick and glossy lashes that kept the curl throughout the day.
From the earlier FOTD
The only thing is I have to work quickly when applying this both mascaras. I used Waterproof 2000 Calorie, which dries really fast, so if I wait to long to apply the Carbon Black it starts to get flakey and hard to apply.
If youâ€™ve got these two around then give it a go, and let me know if it works for you (I hope it does!)
How’s your Wednesday been so far? I hope that your coffee tastes perfect and that you’re feeling happy and pretty.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,