First off, the wand is pretty similar to the Covergirl Lash Blast, Lash Blast Length and Volume Exact mascaras as the wand is rubber/plastic, as opposed to the standard wire/fiber wand. It's thinner than the Last Blast wand and a little fatter than the Lash Blast Length wand. Everyone has their own preference to the type of wands they like, and I have always really liked large, fluffy wands. I'm not really sure why, considering they are more likely to create a mess, but I've always found that they build volume better.Well, after two years of using Lash Blast, I'm getting really sick of that large wand. This wand works really well at coating the lashes and getting the smallest lashes in the inner and outer corners. Once applied, it's really easy to build volume with continued swiping of the lashes. This mascara doesn't claim to "lengthen", but I did find that it slightly lengthened my lashes. When the mascara dries, it dries slightly crispy - this is a good and bad thing. It's good because if you have thin, sparse lashes, it will hold a curl much better than a mascara that dries soft. It can be a bad thing because it's not very pleasant combing through crispy lashes. I do think this mascara holds a curl better than most mascaras I've tried. It actually keeps my lashes fairly curled all day without having to curl them myself with a curler. Throughout the day it doesn't flake, smudge or transfer. Lastly, it's simple to remove with baby oil and a cotton ball. **If you want to build volume QUICK with this, apply your mascara infront of a fan. Sounds silly, but instead of taking let's say 3 mins to apply a few coats to my lashes, It will only take me 1 infront of a fan!** UPDATE: I'm really sad to say I don't think I'll be re-purchasing because every single time I wash my eyes I lose lashes - literally at least 3 on each eye. That's a heck a lot of lashes to lose on a daily basis. That has never happened with any other mascara (except for Cargo Texas Lash). So sad :(
This mascara is not bad and I might actually rave about it if the pigment was darker! It holds my lashes in place even if I would not curl them, which is quite amazing, it gives good definition which in turns makes the lash appear fuller. The volume and lengthen are just ok, but due to the fact that this mascara "wraps" the lashes as they advertise, this is what gives more of the appearance of fullness rather than it actually being a volumizing mascara. The jury is out whether I repurchase, but it is a fair nice mascara. If you like a natural look you probably would love this one.
Love this!!!! I am a fan of LashBlast Volume as well, and I use these interchangably, but I really like this more, as I get more consistent results with this. The only gripe I have is that my tube feels empty all the time, and I always feel like Im running out, but then when I put the brush to my lashes it's fine. weird! but anyway--volumizes excellent in two coats, and only like 5-6 bucks where I live! sweet!
This is the best mascara that I have tried. It doesn't flake nor smear like the other ones I have tried-even the high end ones. I have this in non-waterproof as I don't like to have a cleanser so close to my eyes to wash off the mascara. This does add some volume to my lashes, which is what I need.
I have been searching forever for a mascara to replace my HG, Max Factor Lash Perfection. I may have found it!! The brush seems very similar as does the application. I have thin, short lashes and this gave me long, full lashes without looking like spiderwebs. I'll update later about how it hold up, but right now I love it!
I bought this product for two reasons: Drew Barrymore looked absolutely gorgeous in the ad and I wondered if this product was a dupe for MF Volume Couture. Alas, it is not but it is a good mascara for lengthening and definition. This product doesn't excel at volumizing lashes. But it did manage to impressively lift, separate, lengthen, and define my lashes. I liked that the rubber bristle brush wasn't too flexible (like Maybelline's Define A Lash). The wand allowed me to really grip and lift my lashes. It's smaller than the Lash Blast brush so application is much more precise and clean. I like this mascara. It's probably my favorite CG Mascara and it's comparable to my other favorites: Maybelline One by One and Tarte LCLs. All excell at lengthening and definition. Still hunting for a good volumizing mascara.
Some people may or may not remember this, but Max Factor Lash Perfection is no longer sold in the USA. Both M.F. and Cover Girl are sister brands owned by the same company- which is Proctor & Gamble. When Lash Blast came out from CG, Max Factor came out with False Lash Effect. Fingers crossed that this is the same thing as the M.F. Lash Perfection that we lost! The tube for the CG version looks cheap. It's kind of a flashback to the 80's or early 90's. Maybe they were assuming we wouldn't catch on to it. I don't care if the tube is the ugliest thing I've ever seen as long as it's fantastic. Look for a gray plastic tube with silver lettering. I'll upload the first pic. In the ad display they have mentioned that Drew is wearing "lash inserts", which are probably individual lashes. The shade Very Black is one of the blackest mascara's that I have ever seen. It could be a gel formulation making the pigment so vibrant black. This gives long lashes with good volume, and the black pigment is outstanding. I have a lot of mascara's... and this is probably the most black of the drugstore options. It's worth the $6. Someone below said it was like Volume Couture, and it is a separate mascara from the Lash Perfection mascara. Volume Couture had a yellow rubber wand and the original Lash Perfection version was just a black wand like this one. Someone updated their review and claimed this information.
CG Lash Perfection ingredients list-
Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera Wax, Triethanolamine, Synthetic Wax, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Oleic Acid, Polyethylene, Alcohol Denatured, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Oleate, Simethicone, Trisodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Iron
Max Factor Lash Perfection ingredients list-
Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Triethanolamine, Acrylates Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Oleic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Simethicone, Iron Oxides.
I got this in the Very Black color. I have pretty light lashes, and have that weirdo second-row toward the outer edges of my lashes. This mascara is nice and dark, but not super black - inky black. The brush reminds me a bit of the Max Factor Volume Couture that I loved and used for years until MF pulled out of the US. However, the formula definitely isn't the same. This does a good job of separating lashes and just being a decent mascara. However, in terms of volumizing and holding curl - not so much. I think I have heavy lashes due to that weird second row, so I may have different outcomes as opposed to most people when it comes to volumizing and curling. This is a good general mascara, but nothing special. I'm still on the hunt for my HG!
I have average lashes, but when I put on CG Lash Perfection, I look like I have super long and full supermodel lashes. I was given a tube of CG LP to test for a week. At the end of the week, I had to fill out a survey and return the tube. I did not want to return the tube. I currently use Estee Lauder Double wear or L'Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black. In the past, I was a multi decade user of Lancome Definicils. These three work very well but the CG LP is a big step up from all of them. The biggest difference is that the brush coats the entire lash, both sides, with one coat. With my current mascaras, I always have to do more than one coat just to get both sides of my lashes covered.
CG LP does not clump at all with one coat. It clumps a little with 2 coats and a bit more with 3. With 2-3 coats, I looked like I had false lashes on.
It stayed on all day in the hot Arizona weather with no smudging. It came off fairly easily with non oily eye make-up remover.
I have been looking for it in my stores to buy it. I highly recommend it.
Things I look for in a mascara:
1) Good application - Little to no clumps, don't need to pass the brush over my lashes a million times to get an effect.
2) Good color - The blacker the better!
3) Longevity - Lasts all day without flaking or smudging
4) Easy to remove - Because I hate scrubbing at my eyes all day and still winding up with raccoon eyes
Covergirl has done it again and LP wins on all four counts! I used to always use LashBlast Fusion (which I still love, but not as much as LP), but now I've made the switch! I love the case and the brush, which are both far slimmer and more elegant-looking than LB's packaging. The brush still has rubber bristles, but its slimmer form and pointed tip lets me get to the outer lashes a lot easier.
Formula-wise, I'd say this is definitely volumizing, but it still does add a noticeable amount of length in a a coat or two. The formula feels "wetter" than either LB Volume or Fusion, and the Very Black version has this delicious inkiness to it that I didn't find with LB (which I always thought dried kind of grayish). It dries light and soft to the touch, and I haven't had any flaking problems with it so far.
My final thumbs-up goes to how easy it is to remove: you can wash it off with plain old water and it'll slip off your lashes in a pinch without leaving a gross, lingering, black stain along your under eye area. I still wash it off with a facial cleanser and make-up remover, but I love how I don't need to nurse my eyes trying to lift the smudges out.
AND it's $2 less than LashBlast? Consider me a convert! I think Covergirl makes excellent mascaras and would highly recommend this to all my friends looking for an affordable alternative that can still compete with the best of the best.
I'm on my third tube of this stuff and still in love! If you use it daily, I recommend replacing the tube once every 3-4 months because it doesn't perform nearly as well when it starts drying out.