Who says makeup can’t influence the weather?
Chanel’s latest mascara does exactly that. When I wave it over my head outdoors, the clouds part, beams of sunlight rain down, and distant trumpets start playing.
LOL! Seriously, I’m not kidding.
To put it another way, I’m in the process of stuffing that new Sterilite 4-Drawer tote I told you about. I’m filling it with makeup and beauty products I intend to use often — my standbys — so that I have a nice, organized set of essentials in one place.
Well, I just replaced six other tubes of mascara in the tote with this new one from Chanel.
Now that’s love.
It’s the new $30 Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara, and it’s available in a single shade called Noir.
Next time I have to get up and get out the door before dawn to catch an early flight, this will be in my makeup bag. No doubt about it.
Jet black and built for bold, yet elegant, lash looks from a single coat, Le Volume de Chanel thickens, lengthens and separates.
So it’s one of those makeup triple threats…
Carbon black pigments hug lashes in black cat color, while the formula, rich in camelia oil, nourishes and moisturizes those little lash hairs.
The buxom brush bristles with short, nubby stubs. It’s a new design for Chanel, one they call their “snowflake wand,” and it’s supposed to build bigger lashes by thoroughly, quickly coating each lash from root to tip.
I wore the dickens out of it last weekend, and in a word, “BAM!” One layer delivers the lush lashes I love, without clumping, smudging or flaking, and the formula holds a curl sky high all day long.
It reminds me of YSL Faux Cils, except with a little better length. And where Faux Cils tends to concentrate more volume at the roots, Le Volume distributes it more evenly along the lash.
I can’t see it now… It’s the morning of our big trip to Cannes. The alarm rips you from favorite recurring dream (the one where Jeremy gently brushes your hair with his powerful fingertips).
Uh, oh! Wrong dream. That one’s mine.
Since we’re not about to go to the airport bare faced (birds of a feather, and that’s why I love ya!), you apply some tinted moisturizer, under-eye concealer, cream blush and powder. Then, you fill in your brows, curl your lashes, and treat them to a coat of Le Volume de Chanel.
When we arrive at the airport, it’s still dark! — but no one would ever guess we’re exhausted. All they see are two wide-eyed, bushy-tailed girls. At the security checkpoint, an official looks your way and wonders, “How the heck does she look so alert under these horrid florescent lights?”
Of course, the prospect of frolicking on a French beach with Jeremy Renner (wearing dangerously low-hanging board shorts) could have something to do with it, but it definitely has at least something to do with Le Volume De Chanel.
AVAILABILITY: Available now on Chanel counters and coming soon to chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (expensive but perfect in every way)
Cheesy cute or cheesy cheese?
Question of paramount importance for you! — what do you think of these Call to Action Kate Spade bags?
I peeped them online this morning, and I’m not quite sure how I feel. I love clever wordplay, but I dunno about these…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,