April 17, 2012

obsessed.: BADgal plum mascara


Girly post alert!

Sometime in high school, when I was finally allowed by my parents to start experimenting with makeup, I learned that plums, browns and purples were the best colors to use on my eyes if I wanted my green eyes to "pop." While that term annoys me, it's true—these colors really do compliment the green.

I found an auburn mascara by Rimmel sometime in college and was hooked. When they stopped making it, I was heartbroken—but one trip to Ulta and I found someone better to love—Benefit's BADgal plum mascara.

What can I say? I'm fickle when it comes to makeup.

I don't wear it every day, but it's great for the days I want a little color without any eyeshadow or liner. Benefit doesn't test on animals, and the formula's great, too (if you're not looking for 24-hour wear), and it washes off with ease. It's not the cheapest at $19 a tube, but it lasts a decent while. And what can I say? I'm worth it.*


*That would be a reference to L'Oreal's "Because I'm worth it" slogan, not me being cheeky.

8 comments:

  1. I have green eyes too! I totally wear the purple eyeliners and shadows on special occasions. It works!

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    1. Yes. I'm glad others know this trick. And yay for green-eyed ladies! I really hope that when I have kid(s), at least one of them has green eyes. (Although I know the science behind it is iffy with Colt's eyes and genetics.)

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    2. Well, you might just have to have kids with someone else then! ;)

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    3. That would go over REAL well. ;)

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  2. i also tend to rock the plums. try also black mascara with a none shimmery (flat) nude eye and hot pink liner. it makes the green look insane. i prefer buxom mascara and the liners from make up forever and i love too faced shadow.
    ...working at sephora has made me such a make up snob...

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    1. Good tip! I will have to try it. :)

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  3. Oh, I used to use this! I don't really know why I stopped, I remember being quite pleased with it. I never knew Benefit did not test on animals. I do like their stuff a lot, but knowing that makes me like it more!

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    1. I tend to forget to buy things I enjoy from time to time, too. And I double-checked the "no testing" bit before I posted because I think it's important. :)

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