Some things are just made to be together, ya know, like chubby cats and costume jewelry, pink feather boas and plastic tiaras, stretchy pants and pints of ice cream (again, the whole no-dairy thing = not happening), blue mascara and naked butt cheeks…
Wait — what was that last one again?
Oh, yeah. Blue mascara and bare bottoms. So about that, I wore the new Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effect Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara in Majorelle Blue ($30) to the Bay to Breakers yesterday, and over every inch of the 7.25-mile course and after many, many bare booty sightings, Majorelle Blue held the curl from my lash curler and refused to flake or smudge.
More importantly, the color, a bright electric blue, and the formula’s fringe-fattening powers, fit right in with all of the funny faces I made during the race.
It began at the starting line…
My friend Marisol’s workout buddies asked me to take a picture of them. “Sure!” I yelled over the crowd, which was steadily growing around us.
Time was of the essence once the tortillas started flying through the air! (It’s a tradition; folks throw them like Frisbees.) One second, I’m composing the camera and telling the girls to “Say ‘cheese’ in 3-2-1…” The next, a guy wearing nothing but body glitter (and running shoes) is brushing past me down the street, whoosh!
The camera shutter clicked.
I’m thinking, Uh oh… Did I get the right shot? And the girls started cracking up. “Your eyes got SO BIG!”
This happened several times during the race. One or more naked butt cheeks would cross my path, I’d make a funny face, and my eyes would double in size! One might conclude that this wide-eyed effect was due to good old fashioned shock, but I say it was Majorelle Blue.
Yeah, it was mostly shock. But I do think Majorelle’s intense bright blue contrasts with my brown eyes in a way that makes my peepers look just plain HUGE!
I see a similar effect on the YSL model’s eyes (I’m diggin’ her ’80s look)…
This is kinda like how it was at the Bay to Breakers, except that instead of peering up at a presumably handsome Don Draper type, an assumption I’m basing on the shoes at the bottom of the shot, I was staring at a skinny naked dude with the word “slut” tattooed across his left butt cheek. IN ALL CAPS!
For what it’s worth…at least he had the good sense not to use Comic Sans.
Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara, $30
- One of four waterproof mascaras released for YSL Summer 2012 (there’s also a Charcoal Black, Burnt Brown and a Signature Violet)
- Great for overall lengthening and thickening, but since the formula’s a little thick, you might want to keep a lash comb around during application to separate lashes
- The mascara feels light, not heavy, but it does leave my lashes a little stiff
- It’s extremely waterproof (just don’t rub at your eyes)
- Two coats deliver a dramatic electric blue lash look
AVAILABILITY: Available now at YSL counters and nordstrom.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (pricey, but I love the color and performance)
Just a few pics from the race yesterday. I’m pretty sure I vetted out the NSFW ones… NOTE: I said, “pretty sure.”
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,