Why is everything so “extreme” these days? The word brings out my inner grammar grumpasaurus, especially when it’s thrown in front of things like pizza. “Extreme sports,” I can fathom; “extreme pizza,” not so much.
And then I heard about Bobbi Brown’s new Extreme Party Mascara ($22). “Party Mascara” I would’ve been okay with, but “Extreme Party Mascara”?
Seriously, what makes it so extreme? Are there flames and zombies involved?
But, as usual, curiosity got the better of me, and I had to give it a try. I read that Bobbi created Extreme Party Mascara to mimic the look of false lashes. Her site even calls it her Boldest. Mascara. Ever.
Eh, what the hey, right? I’m always down for dramatic lashes!
Right off the bat I noticed the rich black and how smoothly the formula applies — no clumping, not even after four coats (!).
And, WOW! Length almost like false lashes.
I’d say thickening, separation and curl hold are all above average, but then there’s the issue of durability. After a full day’s wear, Extreme Party leaves light smudges and a sprinkling of flakes beneath my eyes.
Are they deal-breakers?
Maybe… I haven’t tried many Bobbi mascaras, so I can’t vouch for whether or not it’s her boldest one yet. It is bold and has a few things going for it, but is it extreme? THAT’s the question.
Overall, I feel it’s a good lengthening mascara, but for $22, I’d like a *little* more, ya know? Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C+/B-
How’s your Monday coming along? No major glitches (knock on wood) I hope.
I’m excited because I should be getting some goodies I ordered from Amazon — Audrey Niffenegger’s new book, Her Fearful Symmetry, and an exercise DVD. On the menu for tonight: 1) working off a few of those Halloween Snickers and 2) some relaxing reading.
How was your day?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,