Brown mascara, wha!?
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
That’s the first thing I thought when I saw Dolce & Gabbana’s new PassionEyes Duo Mascara ($32).
It comes in three shades — black, blue (referred to as Blue Indigo online, but it’s called Blu Indaco on the tube) and brown — the least exciting of which, for me, is the brown, mostly ’cause the tint is almost indistinguishable on my dark lashes.
A brown mascara could come in handy if you’re very fair, or if you don’t want your lashes to look too dark or stark, so if that sounds like a good fit for you, haaaaay! — now you’ve got a PassionEyes option.
According to D&G, PassionEyes gives a double boost to lashes, amplifying lash length and curl, which is why they bill it as a “Duo Mascara.” Tapioca polymers lock lashes into place, while beeswax enhances flexibility and glycerin conditions.
The look? How about feminine and curvy (they say they were inspired by a classic Dolce & Gabbana dress)?
Today I tested Nero, the black shade, and Blue Indigo, the blue one, and they reminded me of mellower versions of YSL Faux Cils because most of the volume-enhancement occurs at the roots and slowly tapers toward the tips.
Both colors have a gorgeous glossy finish — very shiny and smooth — without any bumps or clumps.
Buuuuut…I’m a greedy mascara kitty, and with PassionEyes, I find myself wanting more. More length, more curl, more lift. More — I don’t know — $32-caliber passion, I guess.
I can’t even see a big difference between the blue and black shades, much less the brown. Pretty or not, that’s not cool.
I mean, PassionEyes seems perfectly adequate for a natural lash look, or if you already have luscious, long lashes and merely crave more definition and a tad more length.
But it is $32…
And I have naturally wimpy lashes and need serious help in that department. I like big statement lashes, but PassionEyes is like a chaste peck on the cheek.
Yeah… Forget that. I want a wholly inappropriate, tongue-down-the-throat passion-fueled KISS!
Best if you like your lashes demure, or if you’re a Dolce & Gabbana die-hard fan.
PRICE: $32 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Dolce & Gabbana counters
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C+
In oddly thrilling news (for me)…
I got cute curtains for my office!
I found these Amelie Scripted Curtains on pier1.com today, and get this — they were on SALE!
When it comes to home decorating, I figure I might as well focus on the parts of the condo I spend the most time in, right?
I don’t know… I’m perpetually lost when it comes to interior design.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,