Laura Mercier is the queen of refined beauty. Me? I'm not so refined. I like it wild and somewhat crazy, at least where my makeup is concerned. Sure there are some pigmented shadows and lippies in the line but virtually all of the collections and promotional pictures have a focus on flawless skin and the no-makeup makeup look. For that reason alone I haven't delved too deep into her collection. The cult classic tinted moisturizer was enough for me to realize that although subtlety might be right for some, it's not right for me. Um, could I be more wrong?
If you've been a reader since the beginning, or checked out my archives, you surely noticed a little theme here. Every Monday I review a mascara and the game continues 'til I run out. Thanks to a little box of mini mascaras at Sephora there's plenty left to go. Without that box of fun I never would have discovered an amazing mascara, Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara. It's super like Superman. Let me tell you all about it.
The first thing I noticed about this tube was the shortest set of twists to remove a cap ever. It's like a very thickly threaded screw, one twist and the cap is off. I have no idea what is up with that but I love it. The chamber is exceptionally long on this one and the extended wand comes out with just the right amount of product, Goldilocks would love it. For that reason there's never any clumping or smudging. The black is pigmented and rich and looks great on the lashes. Best of all, this mascara, much like the rest of the line, is subtle. It's not heavy or screaming to be noticed but, you know what, that's A-OK. This is the perfect every day mascara and great for those of you who don't go for over the top, obvious makeup. This is a meet the parents kind of mascara, not first date, definitely not wedding day, the simple, sweet, innocent mascara. It gives lasting volume and curl with a patent leather black look that is just right for any situation.