I gotta hand it to the cooks in Clarins’ kitchen. They consistently cook up fun mascaras for their seasonal collections (remember the teal terror>?).
First I was afraid; I was petrified. Kept thinking I could never liiiive without you by my side. But I spent so many nights, thinking how you did me wrong, I grew strong. I learned how to carry on!
Sorry about that… Gloria Gaynor moment.
What I mean to say was, at first I expected Black Reflection to be too glittery for me. While it’s a traditional black mascara, Clarins really loaded it with silver shimmer.
But I think Clarins did something remarkably well with it that makes it doable for a range of daytime looks.
Hold me closer, tiny glitter!
They milled and milled and milled! The glitter bits in Black Reflections are so tiny and elegant — no disco diva glitter here — that some folks may not even notice at first glance. Upon closer inspection, however, the glitter dances and shimmers in the light.
This is what I call *really good glitter.*
I usually reach for black mascaras (more often than tinted ones), but sometimes I find myself wanting a little something extra — exactly the times I think Black Reflections will come in handy.
More stuff to love about Black Reflections…
- Smooth and non-clumpy formula
- Excels at thickening and plumping
- Holds a curl from my lash curler all day long
- Glossy finish
- Doesn’t easily smudge
- Easy to remove, washing off with most any cleanser and water
- Great as a thickening mascara, but just average in the lash lengthening and separating departments
- Not the best layering mascara. I maxed out at three coats, and beyond that looked clumpy.
- Expensive at $24, but cost is typical for a Clarins mascara
LOVE the glitter and gloss, but I only like the length and separation. I can see myself reaching for Black Reflections when a basic black mascara just won’t hit the spot. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Look out, weekend!
Ahh… Aren’t shortened workweeks the best? Even if you had to put in some hours workin’ for the man today, I hope you still got to take it easy.
What are you doing this weekend? After two straight weeks of Mad Men, I’m two episodes away from the end of the third season, no!
I think I might watch the last two while I paint my toenails with the NARS Drop Dead Gorgeous Mini Set. Exciting, I know!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,