Blue mascaras usually give me the blues…
Buuuuut, not in the good way.
You know how many times I’ve started out marveling at an intense sapphire on a mascara wand only to get it on my lashes and think, “Um…is that it? It’s not even blue. And where’s the length and thickness?”
Now, Chanel’s new Bleu Le Volume De Chanel Mascara is having none of that. This $30 delphinium is blue perfection in tube, and I think it’s a worthy addition to your fashion-forward wardrobe this spring.
It looks lovely standing next to the original Le Volume De Chanel, also known as “The Best Darned High-End Mascara This Side of the Rockies!” Also known as “lash crack!”
A great option for when you feel like mixing things up a little, or just want to wear a conversation starter…like a flashy cocktail ring or that tattoo of “Mrs. Christian Bale” across my left boob.
Ha. Kidding (or was I?).
Like the original Le Volume, Bleu does it all — lengthening, separating, thickening and holding a curl. It even makes it through the entire day without leaving behind a trail of flakes or smudges on my lower lash lines.
But even more important than all that, I can see the blue!
Those crazy cats at Chanel sure know how to do sophisticated blues. They’re always rolling out elegant, colorful blue eye makeup that works.
Sexy alien blue lashes, these are not. If you’re shopping for blue lashes that are visible from five galaxies away, you may have to keep searching…
Say you’re out on a date with your companion about an arm’s length away. They’ll just see quick flashes of blue as you answer, “How was your day?” or, “How did you refrain from shanking your boss?”
As the conversation continues, with you holding eye contact the entire time, your date moves in for a kiss, and that’s when they get a really good look at the fluttering blue on your lashes.
I absolutely love you, Chanel Bleu.
PRICE: $30 for a 0.21-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now on Chanel counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Lazy girl lunch tip #23421
The Trader Joe’s Balela Salad (lives over in the section with the pre-made salads). Served with TJ’s delicioso pita chips.
The salad has garbanzo beans, tomatoes, black beans, onions and spices and only 180 calories per serving (about half a cup).
I like to just scoop it out with the chips or maybe have it with a small side salad.
Tasty and filling, too. Go get some now!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,