Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time I’ve gotten my hands on some colored mascara. Back when I was in high school and wasn’t even documenting my beauty buys yet, I had a drugstore tube of blue mascara that I loved to bits. I didn’t even have a concept of beauty product criteria yet, so I don’t remember if it could hold a curl or volumize. So here’s another go at colored mascara—now that it’s hot again!—in the form of Covergirl Katy Kat Eye Mascara in Perry Blue (PHP450).
Quick Specs: 10.5 ml / 0.35 fl oz ; made in USA
Confession: I am the girl who over-packs no matter what. When I travel with family, it is to the dismay of my mother to see just how many bath and beauty products I force into a small case. I set a rule for myself that everything has to fit into a pouch or case, but I’m always cramming things in to the point of case deformity. And even in my purse, friends often chuckle over why I insist on bringing enough makeup to do a full face from start to finish. Needless to say, the first thing that usually breaks from may vanity kit is the zipper. lol
When the Project Vanity kits came out, I was thrilled and thought the concept was genius. It’s made for hoarders like me who have a difficult time curating their kikay kit. These themed pouches (and one bag) do the thinking for you. It’s kind of like a subscription box, but with a receptacle you can tote around daily. Here’s what I brought to my vacation that significantly lessened my luggage weight:
The Project Vanity Crossbody Bag
Read on to see what’s inside the bag…
There are short trips, and there are long trips. This one went well over a week in a place with bright sunshine and chilly wind, but little humidity. Meaning, we’re not in Kansas anymore. In packing for the trip, I went into full-on survivalist mode with my makeup bag. (As survivalist as a beauty junkie could get, I suppose.) As usual, the goal was to be able to create many different looks with as few pieces as I could manage. Challenge accepted.
Having almost-monolids and narrow eyes, a gift from my Asian heritage, is a tricky thing to play around with. My teenage years were spent experimenting with eyeliner techniques to make my peepers look bigger and rounder. To this day, I try out the liner trends from time to time to see how far they can take me. It’s usually a matter of going thicker or thinner in certain places and tightlining away. I got to enjoy my latest experiment with the new Covergirl Intensify Me! Liquid Liner (USD 8).
Covergirl Intensify Me! by lashblast Liquid Liner
I have to cop to being a little mascara-lazy lately. The only formulas that work for me are either waterproof or strongly water-resistant, and they’re honestly not the easiest to remove at the end of a long day. My lash-enhancers have, therefore, been relegated to the use-on-nights-out-only pile until I received a package from Covergirl containing their latest,The Supersizer by Lashblast Mascara in Very Black.
Covergirl The Super Sizer by Lashblast Mascara