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Feeling Blue? Your Cosmetics Surely Are

Yesterday, a friend pointed out her new mascara. She was wearing Benefit Bad Gal Blue, a violet-blue hue that's said to brighten the appearance of eyes. I haven't had much confidence with it—I'm worried that blue mascara will make me look like Whitney Houston circa "How Will I Know?", which is not my prerogative—but the whites of my friend's eyes did look bright. (Then again, they usually do.)

Well, it turns out the blue trend is going over very well: More than 130,000 units of Bad Gal Blue were sold during the first two weeks. If you're interested in hopping on the blue bandwagon, just pull out some Miles Davis (Kind of Blue, natch) and check out my guide to blue lip glosses. (And now, I'm going to go nibble on some blueberries.)

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supergurl supergurl 9 years
i really like the idea (I have dark brown eyes), but every time I buy it, it's already dried out. :/
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
I'm staying away from this one since my eyelashes are blond- I feel like it would look freakish. I'll stick to brown.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Why yes, KrisSugar, it's almost as though you're following every little step I take... :)
estrela estrela 9 years
I bought this a couple of weeks ago and I normally layer over black macara. It's subtle but it looks good!
prettypopj prettypopj 9 years
i bought this and was real excited to try it-not so great-would not buy again x
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Oooh I want this. Blue Mascara really makes my eyes pop. Purplish maroon looks great with my green eyes. If you put a coat of black under the colored it won't be noticeable to the naked eye but it will still do the job.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
Bella, was that a sly Bobby Brown reference inserted in there under Whitney's song title? :)
Elle-Tea Elle-Tea 9 years
Love blue mascara- I usually put on my regular black first, then dab the blue at the base of my upper lashes. It is subtle but really does brighten your eyes.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
LaLaLaurie06, that's awesome!!!
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
I tried it a few months ago and didn't like it. It didn't apply well, and the tube dried out very quickly.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I bought bad gal mascara about a month or so ago, just in regular ol' black... I must say I am dissatisfied with it! It goes on smoothly and doesn't clump, which is nice... BUT, and I've never had this problem before, it smudges SO easily and by the end of the day I have raccoon eyes. Not sexy! I'll stick to my $4.99 drugstore mascara from now on...
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I dunno. I saw some old lady dressed like a 20-year-old hooker applying blue mascara on the subway a few weeks ago...not for everybody.
vienvien vienvien 9 years
This is especially enhancing to dark brown eyes like mine. I had used this mascara color when I was a teenager. It realy looks amazing on my eyes
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I would like to try it, the "teeth whitening" gloss by Sally Hanson actually works so maybe your eyes would be super bright with this...
lilv lilv 9 years
here is my question having never used blue mascara b/c i have blue eyes will that look really weird?
nikkih nikkih 9 years
Rimmel also has a blue mascara that you can get just about anywhere.
girlboy girlboy 9 years
lucky, blueberries
KWM KWM 9 years
I bought Bad Gall blue this weekend and have been using it all week. It looks super blue on the wand, but no so much on the eyelashes. I still find it fun to use, even if no one can really tell.
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