I was sent a sampling of Estée Lauder's new Blacker than Black collection, designed to help gals acheive a super-smoky party eye. The mascaras, which range in price from $19.50 to $32, are amped-up versions of six of the brand's top offerings and apparently, the scientists over at Estée Lauder "maximized color intensity and opacity using select Carbon Black and Black Iron Oxides and putting the pigment through an ultrasonic process. Whoa, sounds tres serious. I'm looking forward to testing them out, despite the fact that mascara doesn't typically excite me. In the collection, there's also a Double Wear pencil ($19) a shadow quad in blacks and grays ($35).
Available in December at makeup counters and the brand's site.