For as long as I can remember, I have sported cerulean-hued eyeliner because it makes my already insanely blue eyes pop. Alone it does wonders, but when I'm going for a sultrier nighttime vibe, I'll throw some blue-ish eye shadow into the mix, too. It's safe to say there's no cobalt-toned eye makeup product I haven't tried—until recently that is.
However, when it comes to mascara, believe it or not, I've always kept is super-basic with just a classic black. It's never actually occurred to me to switch up the color. But when my go-to came out with cobalt blue version (L'oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara), I decided to give it a whirl. Would colored mascara even make that much of a difference? What's the point, I thought to myself. For $7.99, I was about to find out.
Formula-wise it was as expected: thick but not too tacky and vividly sapphire in color. One swipe didn't seem to make an impact, but a few layers later I noticed a nice, blue tint. Once a little product had griped my lashes, I strategically wiggled the brush at the roots to distribute even more. Not only did this help to intensify the color, it really gave my lashes that volume I was after. Once I applied to both top and bottom on both sides, I surveyed the final look in the mirror. My eyes were bluer than ever, but in a subtle way.
Now that I've tried it, I feel like whether I'm going super-low key with nothing else on or full-on glam for date night, blue-tinted mascara now has a permanent place in my signature beauty look.