Oh, I wanted to wear one of these colorful In Extra Dimension Lash Mascaras from the new MAC Work It Out collection to my HIIT class yesterday, because why not? It would have been fun to see myself doing split lunges while wearing bright blue lashes. Might as well, right?
But, alas, they aren’t waterproof… 🙁
Darn! I wish they were, because that would take them to the next level.
Bust out your leotards and leg warmers!
For MAC’s new ’80s Jazzercise Collection…
Well, that’s what I want to call it. It’s actually called MAC Work It Out (available at stores, counters and online March 2 – April 13).
Anyway, it doesn’t seem like the 16 In Extra Dimension Lash Mascaras ($19.50 each), six Chromagraphic Pencils ($17 each), six Crystal Glaze Glosses ($22 each), four Lipsticks ($17 each), three Studio Quiktrik Sticks ($34 each) or the three Prep+Prime Fix+/Sized to Gos were made with actual, ya know, sweating in mind.
I think they’re more for looking cute in your leotard and leg warmers while you sip a green juice than they are for actual heavy lifting…which is totally OK. 🙂
Lift those lashes!
Speaking of lifting, I do get a major lash boost from the In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascaras I’ve tried from the collection. They lift my lashes from the roots and keep them lifted, so my eyes look bigger and, dare I say it, brighter.
Ironically, this formula straightens out the curl from my lash curler, which results in lashes that are lifted at the roots but straighten out toward the tips…
Something like this would normally bug me, but I don’t mind in this case because of the crazy colors and how much thicker the formula makes my lashes look.
When the blues make you happy
I’ve been testing five of the 16 colors this week, and all of them have been exceptionally pigmented.
My faves, though, are the blues… I absolutely LIVE for these blues. When I wear bright teal Sweaty Betty and bright electric blue Hold for 10, my lashes glow like technicolor fringe!
Because my lashes are naturally black, most colorful mascaras don’t show up well, these blues are absolutely noticeable, which is a rare thing for me and tinted mascaras. Most of the time I sit there packing on layer after layer of a tinted mascara to get them to where I can just barely see the color, but Sweaty Betty and Hold for Ten stand out even after one layer, or two at the most.
Go for blue!
You need these two in your life, at the very least to try them, and if blue lashes scare you, you could tiptoe into the idea by wearing a black or brown mascara on your upper lashes, and then just do a swish of Sweaty Betty or Hold For Ten along your lower lash line.
You’d get the color without the craziness.
Of course…if you want to commit to the craziness, pack that ish on, GIRL! 🙂 Do it on your top lashes, your bottoms — just go for it!
Like two different mascaras
The other colors I’ve tried — green Spin & Twist, cool brown Squat It, Sugar and plummy Well-Toned — seem to have something like split personalities… If I’m indoors somewhere, just going about my business, I can’t really see the colors on my lashes, but out in the sunlight, WOW! The colors are SO much more intense, even the brown! Honestly, I’ve never seen a brown mascara that showed up this well on my black lashes.
The final verdict
I gotta try a few more shades, but the ones I have tried get an enthusiastic “yes!” from me, especially Sweaty Betty and Hold for 10. Those two are stunners!
In other news…
Have you had Cara Cara oranges before? Is it care-uh, care-uh or car-uh, car-uh? I dunno, but I got a huge bag of them from TJ’s on a friend’s recommendation last Sunday and finished the whole bag by Wednesday!
They taste kinda like those jelly orange candies. They’re sweet and not very acidic, so they don’t have a bite, and they don’t make my mouth pucker up like some oranges do.
Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of oranges in general… I know, that’s blasphemy to a lot of people, like El Hub. Oranges are his favorite fruit in the world, but I’m all about these!
They almost taste a little like orange strawberries, if that were such a thing. OK, weird. But they’re the best oranges I’ve ever had.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,