I’m really not a neutral eyeshadow kind of gal – neutral lips, yup, nearly always, but I prefer something more colourful on my eyes. Unfortunately with winter approaching the days have been getting shorter and I’ve been having to do my make-up in the dark recently – well, in very bad lighting anyway. That means I don’t want to chance leaving the flat looking like a clown because I haven’t realised quite how bright my make-up is, so I’ve been sticking to a very safe mid-tone brown eyeshadow. However I have been pepping it up with a slick of electric blue mascara because I just love my bright colours too much to go without for too long!
The brown eyeshadow is nothing special, it’s a shade that’s available from countless brands but it just brings a bit of colour and definition to my face and makes me look slightly more awake in the mornings. I do like the way it provides a soft contrast to the bright blue of the mascara though.
The mascara is Super Volume Mascara by The Body Shop in Cobalt Blue. I had tried a tiny sample version of this in black before and had been quite impressed by it so I decided to pick one up in blue. I think it works so well on my lashes because of the brush – the way the prongs are wound seems to make it particularly good at grabbing onto my spindly, short lashes and dumping product on them until they’re really quite noticeable. It’s £10 full price but I picked it up on special offer and Body Shop are always running promotions so you can definitely pick it up for less than £10, which I think is very good value for what you get.
I do think that coloured lashes are a bit retro and make me think of my teenage years, but I have to admit that I’m a bit of a fan. I’ve had such hits and misses with coloured mascaras over the years though as it seems to be quite a temperamental kind of product. They either don’t show up on lashes or do show up and just look weird. I think this colour works quite nicely as a mascara though, and I especially like the way it can just add a subtle hint of colour to an otherwise neutral look.