A Righteous Rhapsody in Blue: Chanel’s New Bleu Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

Published in: Chanel, Eyes, Makeup, Product Reviews

Chanel Bleu Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

I’ve got the blues… The Chanel Bleu Le Volume De Chanel Mascara blues…

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.

Chanel Bleu Le Volume De Chanel Mascara wand

Just look at that magic wand…

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!

Chanel Bleu Le Volume De Chanel Mascara two coats

Two coats of Chanel Bleu Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

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…

Chanel Bleu Le Volume De Chanel Mascara before after

Two coats of Bleu on the left, and naked lashes on the right

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?”

Chanel Bleu Le Volume De Chanel Mascara swatch

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.

Chanel Bleu Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

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,

Karen

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  1. sarahc says:

    $30 is too much for me and mascara. Oh, forget that. It looks like you’re wearing falsies in the last picture!

  2. Chelsea says:

    My normal mascara is Inimitable Intense, but this looks gorgeous on you! Le Volume is too much for everyday for me!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chelsea,

      I like that one too. I wore it religiously for months a few years ago. Have you had the chance to see the new Glossimers? They’re SO pretty.

      • Chelsea says:

        Haven’t gone to look! I rarely wear gloss, but their glosses are definitely pretty! I’ve been thinking about getting the Inimitable Intense in one of the colors though. I have a pair of eyeglasses I’ve been eyeing that are a gorgeous green color, so I’m thinking plum mascara might look nice with that.

        I’m applying for new/better jobs, so once I get one I plan on treating myself to some new stuff.

  3. Laura T. says:

    That first photo (the macro) is by far the coolest thing. Nice job!

  4. Linda says:

    Looks great on you!! Love your photos… I tried taking upclose photos of myself for my blog too…. massive fail!! LOL!

  5. Charisma says:

    It got a very subtle color that I can wear this everyday! Yay!

  6. Charisma says:

    Btw, I always love your pics in your blog posts ;) They’re always fun and creative!
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  7. Xuvious says:

    I love the colour, it looks amazing. :)
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  8. Sunny says:

    I have this one and love it too! It’s really just the right amount of color for me. It’s not so subtle that you can’t see it, but it’s not so out there that it’s not wearable either!
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  9. Melody says:

    It reminds me about a character with golden shimmery eye liner in Hunger Game. Blue mascara is incredible to show personality.

  10. Olivia says:

    I think I am left with a desire for a bluer mascara…just me? Lol, that macro shot is very sexy to me though! What macro lens do you use?
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  11. Sarah says:

    I’m not too experimental with mascara color. I usually stick to blacks. I did, however try a blue mascara & it looks great in summers with minimal makeup. :)

    Sarah

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  12. Kim says:

    While I haven’t been wild for blue mascara since the 9th grade (hee hee), Chanel Le Volume is definitely on my list of must-try items. It makes me sad that Sephora only carries Chanel fragrance. Normally my wallet would be thankful but, if I’m going to splurge on mascara anyway… :)

    • Karen says:

      I think a long time ago, Sephora used to carry Chanel in-store. I remember going to the one in Downtown Disneyland and being really surprised to see Chanel makeup. They also carried Paul & Joe, too! Is it just me, or is Sephora skewing toward the younger set these days?

      • Kim says:

        They definitely seem Hello Kitty obsessed. HAHA! I thought it might be a price point thing but they do carry Dior. If they still had Chanel, I’d be looking at Le Volume in my makeup drawer by now. And I’m still trying to forget about Daydream. ;)

        • Karen says:

          Right? And obsessed with Disney Princesses!

          I vote that the boys and your hub treat you to Chanel for Mother’s Day. Maybe send them a gentle reminder? I’m trying to hint to Tabs that he can get me a Glossimer or two, but I don’t know if he’ll be able to put two and two together. He’s not a kitty rocket scientist, if you know what i mean.

          • Kim says:

            That’s a fab idea! Of course, in our house, it will be me ordering it and then being like “Hey! Look what you got me!”. HAHA! The Hubs will be out of town for M’s day so that’s worth some Chanel, right? :)

            Well, you know Tabs has other mad skillz. Have you asked him if being a bit slow on the uptake has anything to do with late night kitty model partying in his youth? It’ll probably come out in the biography… :)

  13. Danielle says:

    hmm.. I do like colored mascara lol. And you’re making me miss Trader Joe’s. They don’t have it where I live now. But we are supposed to get one soon!
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  14. Gowthami says:

    i never tried in blue :P its quite different and pretty :)
    Gowthami recently posted … Pantene Pro-V Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Review

  15. Lori says:

    Hmm any way you could delete my last name on the above comment, Karen? Thx!

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