Do I want a mousy mascara, a timid one that keeps its eyes glued to the floor, too nervous to embrace the music and attack the dance floor with verve!
How about a mascara that shushes me when I laugh a little too loudly in public, then says, “Be quiet! You’re making a scene and attracting to much attention”?
Not a chance.
Or a mascara that never wants to go out? It just wants to stay at home and watch Law and Order and fall asleep by 8:30?
ABSOLUTELY EFFING NOT.
I want a mascara that hits the gas and takes my hand while looking straight into my eyes and yelling, “We’re about to Thelma and Louise this ish, boo!” as our convertible dives off the cliff! 🙂
If you’re into bold, brash, loud lashes, new Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Volumizing Mascara ($26) delivers the big O. Built to lengthen and bring the noise/oomph for a full, flirty fringe, it’s packed with essential oils and vitamins B5 and C to condition and strengthen those little lash hairs while curling, lifting and defining with its fancy “double brush,” which is what Team Marc Jacobs calls it, a brush that combines two kinds of mascara brushes — a brush to separate and another for volume and curl — into one.
O!Mega gives me a similarly lush lash look to what I get from the new Lancome Grandiose, which I like. Same intense volume, length and lift, and same slightly relaxed curl (plus, no smudging or flaking, sweet!).
I actually prefer Marc’s mascara to Grandiose because I think it’s slightly better at layering (and a few dollars cheaper). I also think the more traditional, straight wand is easier to maneuver.
Only thing is, O!Mega’s a little tougher to remove, but an oil-based makeup remover takes care of that. Find O!Mega now at Sephora stores, select Marc Jacobs stores and also online.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (it’s not the easiest mascara to remove)
So, what kind of mascara do I really want?
I want a mascara that will howl at the moon with me, “AWOOOOOOO!” while we run around the forest naked. I want a mascara that makes me feel like I just leaped off the rock at Waimea, and I’m hanging in the air for what feels like f-o-r-e-v-e-r, before that sweet, sweet moment when I hit the water.
That’s the mascara I want. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I watched The Walking Dead premiere today, and holy Ricksanity! I was standing up for almost that entire episode! What a fantastic show.