Covergirl's Exact Eyelights has been my HOLY GRAIL for 3 years now. I have medium length eye lashes that go straight down. Lot of times, I get so jealous of my boyfriend because he has prettier lashes than me. Finding a good mascara is hard for me. Before I found this product, I was always on a mission to find a waterproof mascara that does not smudge when I play tennis and/or exercise. During my college years, I was at Alberstons' (grocery store) looking at the clearance sale and I came across Covergirl's Exact Eyelights for brown eyes for $1.50. Ever since then, I've been so happy that I came across this. I've even introduce this to my sister (she is a professional athlete). It definitely doesn't smudge on me. I can sweat a lot and get no panda eyes, you know what I mean? hehe. It keeps my curl in place all day. This is the waterproof version. I cannot use regular mascara because my lashes will go back to its regular straight down form.
However there are three things that I don't like about this mascara
1.) Extremely difficult to remove, unless you have a REALLY good makeup oil removers
2.) It dried out my lashes when I used it too much. One time, I had a split end lash (what the heck?), I know. But this was 3 years ago.
3.) Last but not least, I don't any volume, only length.
Overall, it's a good mascara if you are looking for something that stays put all day.
Check out my video and blog about the mascara in my December 2014 Favorites:
LOVE THIS MASCARA. No clumping and really adds something to my lashes. It doesn't have much of a tint but it has some sparkle which i really love. My new go to mascara.
I have been really liking this mascara!
I have mine in Black Sapphire for blue eyes, and it really works with my eye color. This mascara doesn't clump, but it doesn't add much volume if that's what you're going for. Although, it does add a fair amount of length!
My lashes are very fine and frail. Therefore, I have to be careful on what products I use on them. With this mascara, the applicator has fairly hard bristles. I find that I have to be careful about how I apply this product. ;)
Makes eyes brighten
Hard bristles on applicator
I say give this product a try! :)
I actually really love this mascara. I tried it a few years ago and didn't think it was great. When I decided to buy a new one recently to try it again I loved it! I feel like it gives me volume. I got the shade Black Gold. I can see the tint of color in sunlight or certain bright lights. I'm not really crazy about color mascaras, so I love that the tint is subtle. I still get dark lashes. I apply 2 coats of this and it makes my lashes look full and pretty. It also lasts me all day and doesn't flake or smudge in hot weather. I will definitely be buying this again and possibly in other shades that I haven't tried yet.
I bought this mascara in Black Ruby Mascara for green eyes. It is waterproof and "eye brightening". I picked it up at Target at the makeup clearence aisle for $2.21 and for that price it was a steal! I would not have bought it for the regular retail price without knowing how I'd like it.
I really like it! The mascara has a tint of maroon red and it is very suble when applied. It is definately waterproof and I still had it on the following day. I have green eyes that fluctuate between green, blue or grey depending on my outfits. I know that red and green are complimentary colors so when I found this mascara, I was really excited to try it on and see what it did for me.
My eyes popped and the red is very suble. I have been wanting to try colored mascaras lately so when I found it for $2.21 I had to get it. I like the result and would buy another on clearence. Check it out for yourself! :)
I have green-hazel eyes (suckers can't make up their mind most days) and the Black Gold in waterproof (helps my lashes hold a curl) has been my go-to mascara for years. It really makes my eyes pop!
The "brightening" effect is really just a subtle glitter in the mascara (different colors for different eyes- sapphire, gold, ruby, pearl) that is supposed to reflect tinted/colored light to enhance your natural eye color. It really is subtle. I've been wearing this mascara pretty much every day I wear makeup (unless it's for a special event/occasion) and my sister only just noticed the sparkle the other day.
I really like the short silicone/plastic-y applicator as I feel like it can really get in there and separate my lashes. I don't find this formula clumps unless the tube is old. One or two coats is enough for me, but I don't generally go for a super full/thick "falsies but not" look for every day. The waterproof formula does make my lashes a bit stiff but that's to be expected. I haven't noticed any breakage or fall out, and once it's off they're fine.
I love this mascara. Great considering it is a drugstore mascara. Make your eyes pop, I have bought both the one for blue eyes and green eye because my eyes are both colours, and with both it made my eyes stand out. Doesn't do as much for the length as a black or brown mascara, but I would rather have radiant colour than slightly longer lashes. Highly recommended!
This mascara is good, like really, I can believe i had such great results from a drugstore mascara. This makes my eyes pop, which I like becaue my eyes are my favorite feature. I where to this everyday to school and it last all day.
This was a disappointing product. I don't see how this mascara is set apart from any other drugstore mascaras out in the market. There was no brightening effect and the formula leaves much to be desired.
If you have very fine eyelashes, this is definitely not the product for you. The brush is very bristly and it left my eyes slightly irritated after I applied it. Also, the formula is very dry. Maybe it works well for people with thicker lashes, but even after three coats, I don't really see a difference before and after the application.
I would say though, that it's relatively easy to remove. We all know how much of a pain it is to get rid of mascara at the end of the day, but this one comes off quite cleanly off my lashes with a few wipes from my cleansing wipes.
It's by no means awful, but it certainly fails to impress.