In 2coats I get a large, long, curled & fanned out cat eye like look to my eyes & lashes. I love this mascara!! For reference, my lashes are naturally on the longer side but sooo thin & skimpy, this mascara plumps & thickens my lashes so well. Also, the Very Black Blaze is extremely black. Only thing is it runs easily on me & the application is fairly messy, but may just buy water resistant next time is all. Just when I think I need a department store mascara another drug store one impresses me :) $3.99 on sale. Loving it!! Cover-Girl has some excellent mascaras.
I've been on a quest for a great mascara ever since my favs (Lancome Aquacils and Maybelline Lash Stylist) were discontinued! I have tried everything!! ... except Diors new iconic curl. I am loving this Flamed Out mascara! It's not a carbon black wish it was BUT it's very build able, fans nicely and adds great volume while holding the curl ( use water resistant formula! ) although it's not swim proof. Also wish brush was more narrow. I'm stockpiling this until perhaps a better one comes along.
I have Very Black Blaze. It seems like a nice ordinary mascara. I get definition and separation. It rarely clumps and makes my blond eyelashes nicely dark. It's a good day wear mascara. Unfortunately, it's marketed as a more dramatic mascara.
I bought the waterproof version of this and it was just rubbish, it simply WASN'T waterproof it went EVERYwhere. Plus the brush is too big for precise application, it clumps and is just generally unpleasant.
This mascara was ok, nothing too great. It definitely gives a lot of volume,but not the best for length. Also it dries out pretty quick.
I would recommend this mascara for someone who is looking for a natural, separated look for their lashes. I think this can be a good mascara depending on what your priorities are. Although I only gave this 3 stars, I still enjoy it, it's just that I like a more bold look. I find that the formula can get a little dry, so if you want you can put a droplet or two of water. All in all, this mascara is fairly good at separation and length but not great for volume and curl. Don't buy this mascara if you are looking for bold lashes.
First of all who else thinks that this wand is like a shorter version of the better than sex mascara wand...? Or is that just me because they look similar. I got this is waterproof because I tend to have watery eyes and I will sometimes rub them (don't do it. It causes wrinkles.) I actually kinda have a love, hate relationship with this mascara. I don't like that the brush is a bit shorter than most and the mascara packaging is a bit big and bulky. Other than that it is a great mascara. I always keep it on me. And I always end up coming back to it. It does what it says to do and I love that about this mascara because the only other mascara that lives up to its expectations is maybelline falsies. Those [falsies and covergirl] are my faves. Definitely will and have repurchase.
I am surprised there are so many negative reviews on this product. For me, it worked really well. It gave me both length and volume, didn't smudge or feather, and didn't clump at all. I toss out my mascaras out every month because thinking about how un-sterile its gotta be in that darned tube from daily application gives me the heebie-jeebies (this is why I only do drugstore brands, otherwise I would be broke). When I buy a new one I rotate the brand but this I liked enough to my list of staple re-purchases.
The only issue I have with this is that the tube is really bulky for absolutely no reason. Its kind of tacky looking too IMO. But whatever, I don't carry mascara with me so its not a deal breaker or anything. Its also the only other Cover Girl mascara that I have ever liked, which I think says a lot when you consider how many mascaras they make (and I have tried the majority of all of them).
This is a pretty good product for a pretty good price (think it was around $8).
This is the worst Cover Girl mascara I have ever used and the worst mascara in general I have ever used. The mascara itself feels small and short in my hand. When I pulled the brush out I noticed how short it is. This brush is too short compared to the average length of a brush. The short brush made for a really awkward application. This brush only applies to about half of my lashes so then I have to move the brush to the middle to apply to the rest. I frankly looked horrible after applying this mascara and could not believe how poor of an application this mascara gives. I went online seeing reviews that mention the issue with the brush, but saying the mascara formula itself was pretty good. I decided to try the mascara formula with another mascara brush and I still did not like this mascara. I found this mascara formula to be too wet and just made an absolute mess. For me the whole mascara is a waste and I would not purchase nor use this product again.
Works great with or without its counterpart (flamed up). The brush works great for getting all the lashes-with little to no clumping!