Clarins Wonder Plum stars as the shy Ms. Little Plum in this highly anticipated sequel to the smash hit, The Attack of the Plum Mascaras! On counters now, it’s the latest long, natural lash product release from the people who brought us the rest of the Wonder Length Mascara family.
Long, Natural Lashes
A limited edition shade released with the Clarins Fall Jazzy Colours collection, Wonder Plum mascara makes lashes look longer, but not so long that they look covered in mascara. It’s a natural effect for subtle lash looks.
A Subtle Burgundy-Black
On the brush it looks like a rich burgundy, but with makeup on brushes looks can be deceiving. I can barely see the coloring on my lashes (just a touch of burgundy, and only in the right light).
Like Benefit BADGal Plum, Wonder Plum shoots for subtle, and not dramatic color. You’ve got to look *really* closely to see the color at all. Whereas BADGal Plum looks like a warm dark brown-burgundy, Wonder Plum looks black with a hint of burgundy.
Lengthens, but Loses the Lash Curl
I usually prefer two to three coats of mascara because I like big lashes. As usual, coats beyond that number yield diminishing returns with Wonder Plum. I tried two and started getting clumpy lashes. I think one layer is plenty enough. Additional coats just didn’t make an attractive difference to either lash length or thickness.
For all you lash curler addicts (like moi), Wonder Plum kinda relaxed the curl from my Shu Uemura lash curler. I’m not sure why, but wearing a primer seemed to remedy the sitch.
I do love Wonder Plum’s ability to lengthen and how natural lashes coated with it still look, but I wish the color were a bit more dramatic. I think I’ll still use it from time to time when I’m in the mood for something different (I thought about trying it out with a fall smokey eye), but the lack of dramatic color really holds it back.
Clarins Wonder Length Mascara in Wonder Plum (limited edition)
Use: To lengthen lashes; adds a subtle hint of burgundy
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
It’s funny now that TV’s fall season is underway that I actually look forward to Mondays — Monday nights, that is. I’m a sucker for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and I still have high hopes for Heroes (although Season 2 left a bad taste in my mouth).
This season in Terminator the young John Connor sports a shorter, more grownup haircut, which I think totally ups his hottie stock (*ahem*, assuming he’s 18 in real life).
Even Derek Reese, played by Beverly Hills 90210 alum Brian Austin Green, looks good. I think the stubble works for him.
But Sarah Connor, played by Brit Lena Headey, works her look harder than the rest. If I were raising the future leader of the human resistance, I’d be hard pressed to look as put together as she does here, LOL!
So now that you know what I’m watching tonight (admitted sci-fi nerd), what about you? What are some of your favorite shows? Got any recommendations?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,