The first thing I thought as Kenley bawled her way through Project Runway's recent Diane von Furstenberg challenge was: thank goodness the girl has good mascara! Especially with her retro style; sometimes the makeup you use to carry a distinctive "look" can go on heavy and not exactly support a nationally broadcasted crying jaunt. But, interview clip to interview clip, her mascara held up. Bravo!
To be honest, I tend to repeatedly buy Maybelline Great Lash Mascara at CVS or Walgreens. You know, the ones in the notorious neon pink-and-green tubes. If you wait for the right coupon, you get these "buy one, get one free" which is how I took home my first tube of Royal Blue mascara, a beauty item I now cannot live without. I also carry a back-up travel-size Estee Lauder tube, which has lasted absolutely forever and probably came with a free sample of cosmetics. However, I have been looking for one perfect "favorite mascara" to wear on special evenings or with dramatic looks, since I find the brand better for everyday wear. I want something bold, something darker, something that withstands hours and hours out on the town, even after a day of work.
If you're looking for mascara too, you might consider one that's being toted by Saks Fifth Avenue's award-winning Want It! campaign, which highlights noteable trends and products. This season, Want It! is promoting Polished Face cosmetics, and Saks is debuting a complete Polished Face Kit, an affordable cosmetics collection which comes in a lush Marc Jacob Italian leather clutch. This kit features Guerlain’s Le 2 mascara, hailed as "a two-brush mascara that enables you to get to every last lash to create the fullest lashes possible." Hmmm, sounds like what I'm looking for. And yes, it's true, I'm eyeing that luscious clutch as well. (This great offer happens to come in conjuction with TheFind.com, a shopping search site the Style Bard was honored to be recognized by earlier this year. For more information, go here.)
Is Guerlain to be my new big-money brand (aka, "Sephora-worthy", in Style Bard lingo)? I might have to get my hands on it and see. In the meantime, what's your favorite mascara for when you want to make an impact? Let me know in the comments, I'd love any recommendations.
*photo art must be credited to The Minx, whose always-amusing reviews come to the Style Bard via beloved Blogging Project Runway.