Benefit Prrrowl ($28) sure is sneaky.
(How sneaky is it?)
It’s SO sneaky that it had me expecting something entirely different before we met.
New for fall, it’s a duo with a peacock blue iridescent mascara on one end and a sheer, shimmery pink gloss with blue glitter on the other. The iridescent blue mascara’s designed to work as a glittery topcoat for regular mascaras (or applied to bare lashes), and the gloss end’s designed to either be layered atop lipsticks or worn alone. The two are an unusual pairing, if nothing else, so I gotta give props to Benefit for originality.
For the record, I really wanted to like Benefit Prrrowl, what with the name (kitty on the prowl, meow!) and all, and I totally love the idea of sparkly blue glitter on my lashes and lips…
Benefit Prrrowl swatches on NC35 skin
The mascara on bare lashes…
…and applied on top of two coats of a black mascara
But the glitter is almost invisible on my lashes, no matter how much I use. I mean, what’s the point of invisible glitter, right?
Saving it from the land of entirely forgettable makeup, the gloss end delivers a pretty iridescent blue sheen that should look great layered on top of bright lipsticks, but the texture feels kinda gritty (and sticky). And I’m not into the scent AT ALL. Nope. It smells like strong fake watermelon to me.
Prrrowl is cute, and I do think the gloss is unusual in a pretty cool way, but I sure wish the mascara end of this duo packed a little more POP! Available at Benefit stores and online at benefitcosmetics.com. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C-
Late night party people
I stayed up way too late reading for the second night in a row, and now I’m paying for it (yawn) in a BIG way. It’s all Mockingjay’s fault. It’s the third and final book in The Hunger Games series.
Something tells me I’ll be sobbing uncontrollably by the end (like I did with Stephanie Meyer’s The Host). Just a hunch…
Well, we can cross Monday off our lists. Whatcha doing tonight? Working out? Staying in? Plotting world domination? Tabs says hi.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,