There was a time when I felt that mascaras in colors other than black were incredibly depressing. Having naturally black lashes, I felt that attempting to overpower their natural pigment with anything other than black seemed like (yawn) a waste o’ precious time. I mean, there are only so many hours in the day in which one can work on important projects like tracking down new shirtless pictures of RyGos.
Ya feel me?
Plums often look amazing with blue, hazel, brown, green and gray eyes, and blues deepen and enrich brown, green and hazel eyes, among other eye colors.
It was a little weird at first seeing my lashes coated in Chanel’s latest adventure into the world o’ colorful mascaras, Le Volume de Chanel in Khaki Bronze ($30). Much as I love Le Volume (my favorite high-end mascara when it comes to dramatic lift, curl and thickness), I didn’t fall for Khaki Bronze immediately because it lightens the look of my lashes a shade or two, an effect that grew on me over time.
I was on the fence about it the first couple of tries, but I changed my tune when I saw how it looked in pics.
The name describes it perfectly — Khaki Bronze.
If you wear warm bronze, gold or dark khaki shadows often, I think you’ll want to treat your lashes to Khaki Bronze. It creates beautiful music with each of those shadow shades, bringing out their various tones and nuances. I’m wearing it here with the dark golden khaki color in the new Chanel Mystere quad as a liner and with bronze and gold shadows on my lids (MAC Bronze and Woodwinked), and I think they complement each other perfectly.
The Le Volume mascaras are all about drama, so if you like your mascaras quiet (shh…), then you may want to unload much of the product from the brush before applying.
Me, I lurves me some Beyonce/Mariah/Diva-licious lashes, so I go full-on, all-out with two, or sometimes three (or four!) coats.
I exercised a little restraint for these pics… For these I’m only wearing two.
If you’re a minimalist, I wouldn’t say it’s a must-have, but if you’re a mascara hoarder like me and like to play around with eye colors, Khaki Bronze would be a solid addition to your makeup collection.
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, and available now at Chanel counters and online as part of the Superstition Fall 2013 collection
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
It’s totally Tuesday, babe!
Let’s do this!! Whoa — I think the coffee’s kicking in.
Thank goodness, too, because Tabs unkindly woke me up a half an hour before my alarm clock was supposed to sound, and I feel like I’ve been up since the crack of dawn…
Having a fluffy, purring 20-pound ball on your chest isn’t a terrible way to wake up, but seriously, I gotta teach that cat how to read time.
Do your cats/pups/pets wake you up in the morning? Tired minds want to know.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,