Hi, my name is Hannah and I have a blue mascara addiction.
It all started when I was 12 years old and wanted to start wearing makeup. My mom bought me my first tube of mascara, which happened to be Great Lash Royal Blue. I’m not sure if she felt like wearing blue mascara was more youthful than black, or if maybe she was hoping for an 80s throwback, but I loved it. I loved it so much, in fact, that I wore it nearly every day for 16 years of my life. And even when I stopped wearing it, it wasn’t by choice. It wasn’t until Great Lash discontinued their Royal Blue mascara that I was forced to start branching out. I tried brand after brand and I could never find the right shade of blue or the right formula.
Recently, I happened upon L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Cobalt Blue and it was like a gift from heaven. It is the perfect color and the perfect formula! After a few years of drab black and raccoon eyes, I finally started feeling like myself again!
A little birdie told me that Great Lash will be reintroducing their Royal Blue Mascara in the near future (May, to be exact). Believe me when I say that I am already arranging a babysitter so I can camp out on the grocery store’s sidewalk to get my hands on the first tube! It will be like an old friend coming home! Don’t get me wrong, there will always be a place in my heart (and my makeup bag) for my new trusty L’Oreal Voluminous. It really got me through the tough times! But there is something nostalgic about that little pink and green tube that just gets me every time!
While you might be reading this thinking that the 80’s called and they want their mascara back… let me just tell you that blue mascara has been spotted recently at NYFW and I think that it will be coming back in full swing! Bring on the 80’s!!
I absolutely love how much blue mascara can brighten the eye. It makes them pop regardless of eye color or shadow choices. You can use it to accentuate a bold bright eye, or even use it to brighten a more neutral eye look as I have in the photo above. You can also pair it with black mascara by only using blue on your bottom lashes or vice versa. THE OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS! I personally think that when I wear it, I look less tired. And this exhausted mama can use all the help I can get!
I get a lot of compliments whenever I wear blue mascara. Whether they are coming from a place of genuine kindness or total shock, at least I know it makes a statement! Trust me, you NEED blue mascara in your makeup bag. I absolutely recommend that you run to the store (or hop on Amazon) right this second and treat yo’self! David Bowie would be so proud!
Have you ever tried blue mascara? Let me know what you think about it in the comments below!