Cover Girl Lash Blast 24 HR Mascara


184 reviews

51% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$


on 3/13/2013 10:32:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I usually tend to steer clear of waterproof mascaras, simply because they've always been very difficult to remove.

I purchased the CoverGirl LashBlast 24-Hour for my wedding because I loved the LashBlast Volume in the past, and the mascara I was currently using, though amazing at volumizing and lengthening, tended to leave terrible raccoon smudges under my eyes after a few hours wear...

Anyway, back to the 24-Hour...

Pros: This mascara like the LashBlast Volume gave me plush, curly, dark lashes that held up nicely through the emotional ceremony and sweaty reception. No flakes, no smudges. Happy Bride.

Cons: After the first use (my wedding), I wasn't terribly thrilled to discover that no matter what I tried (dual eye makeup remover, olive oil, wash cloth & hot water), I was unable to remove it. I hated wearing makeup to bed, and the next morning I had stubborn flakes all over my eyes!

However, I gave it a second chance. I kind of fell in love with it after it held a perfect curl during a 16-hour flight, and left me walking off the plane with a pretty, natural, wide awake look. The love was secured after finding a remover that worked really well for me (Clinique's Take the Day off Balm; It's kind of pricey, but the tub lasts for months). I just let it set for a minute, and it dissolves the mascara so that I'm not tugging at my lashes and eyelids.

Final consensus: Leave it for special occasions or instances where you NEED a heavy-duty mascara. I've warmed up to the formula, but it's not for everyone.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 3/12/2013 1:07:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Me: Long, brown eyelashes with little natural curl. My eyelashes are of average density. Sensitive eyes.

When I'm on the hunt for a good mascara, I tend to look for a brush that is 'fat' and has dense, long bristles. These mascaras tend to provide more volumizing power, which is necessary for my long-ish eyelashes to avoid making them look spidery. This brush is made of a silicon/plastic-like material with tiny rubber 'bristles'. The tube is rather bulky, and a relatively large amount of mascara is provided inside.

This formula is excellent in terms of remaining clump-free. I can apply multiple coats without worrying about my eyelashes becoming gunky or clumped together. It provides excellent volume and length to the lashes, to the extent of looking like a set of false eyelashes. The colour is a relatively dark black, without appearing overly intense. I was also surprised to see that, even after getting wet, the mascara doesn't clump on the lashes. I didn't find that the product stung or irritated my eyes.

This product, despite drying quickly enough for successive coats, transfers very easily onto the surrounding eyelid. During application, I have consistently found it to smear at least once. If left overnight or for extended periods of wear, the mascara will smudge around the lower lashline.

My only gripe about this particular mascara is how impossible it is to remove. Having tried various oil-free, oil-based, and micellar solutions, I find that absolutely nothing will remove this mascara. As a result, I've had to physically take a hot washcloth to my eyes and 'scrape' the mascara off of my lashes. This resulted in my losing a few eyelashes, and were I to wear this product on a daily basis, I can imagine that the damage it would do to my eyelashes would highly outweigh any of its volumizing, lengthening powers. As much as I want to love and use this mascara on a daily basis, this 24H formula will be reduced to the very depths of my makeup bag for use during sappy movie marathons only.

BOTTOM LINE: An extremely waterproof mascara that will provide a non-waterproof look for days at the beach / extensive time in the water. Provides superb volume and length at a reasonable pricepoint. Not recommended for anything but the most occasional of uses due to the difficulty of its removal.

on 3/8/2013 6:26:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I don't remember why I bought this, but I did and this mascara is terrible. First of all, who needs their mascara to last 24 hours? You're supposed to remove it before going to bed, and waterproof, longwear mascaras are always a huge pain to remove and doesn't give much of any length or volume. Buy another one of the Lash Blast mascaras.

on 2/26/2013 6:54:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Wow, I'm pleasantly surprised at this mascara. I can't believe how well this holds a curl. This gives great separation of lashes, a deep black color, and no clumping at all. I really like this. The only negative I can say is that it is really hard to remove. I end up using a lot of remover and a lot of tugging. I sort of think its worth it for the lash effect though.

on 2/19/2013 7:40:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is an amazing mascara if you are having a sad day but don't like waterproof mascara. This lasts better than any waterproof mascara I've tried. It does my claim to be waterproof but I've worn this mascara to weddings, funerals and while watching sad movies and it really stands up to a crying fit! I was extremely impressed!

It is difficult to remove with simple soap and water. I use baby oil. I soak a cotton ball or pad and keep it on my eye for 15 seconds and it comes off pretty easily.

This mascara is more of a wet formula when you first open the tube. The wand is like the regular lash blast. It's a very black formula and builds well on itself. The first time I tested its potential during a wet day I used one coat and it held up perfectly. Then I tried multiple coats and it was still perfect! I really think this is better than any waterproof formula I've tried in the past. Those get dry so quickly I find and that causes them to flake on you.

Overall I'd recommend this mascara if you want something really long lasting, waterproof and smudgeproof. It's the toughest mascara ever!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/11/2013 3:02:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I only had tried the Lash Blast Fusion in "Water Resistant" which I did not like thanks to its inability to hold a curl but I always wanted to see what all the hype around the Lash Blast Waterproof was. However, after reading the reviews about how difficult it was to remove, I never bought it (plus, where I live it is quite expensive for a drugstore mascara). Then this 24h version appeared and some people seemed to think it was not as difficult to remove as the waterproof version so I decided to try it out. You should know that my lashes are sparse, thin, have an average length and stick straight. I expect mascara to hold a curl and that's why I prefer the waterproof versions.

This mascara is good. The packaging does not say it is waterproof but it holds a curl like other waterproof mascaras and you also can not remove it with water. You must use a special waterproof eye makeup remover (try the one by Nivea, the dual phased one that you have to shake, it is the best one I have found so far) or some kind of oil: mineral, olive, almond, etc. If you do it carefully, you should not have any problems removing this mascara (or have lash fall out), in fact it is true: this Lash Blast 24h is easier to remove than some waterproof mascaras.

Besides holding a curl, this mascara provides decent volume and length. The color is fine too. I do not have problems with it smudging or flaking, so far. I do not hate the brush but I do wish the tip was a bit thinner, so it would be easier to work on the corners of the eyes. I have many years of experience applying mascara so I make the brush work.

Overall, it is a good mascara but I am not impressed. It gives me slightly better results than Maybelline's Great Lash Waterproof, which means: it is OK but there is not drama. I still think that other Maybelline waterproof mascaras (Colossal, Falsies, Lash Stiletto, etc.) are much better and they offer a wider selection of brushes and desired effects. I do not think I will repurchase, the two main reasons being that I know better products that cost less and that this brand is not cruelty free.

on 2/2/2013 9:54:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

Doesn't hold curls and not add volumes at all. Really don't like this product.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Really surprised with the low rating for this mascara!

I have tried SO many mascaras over the years, from the cheapest to most expensive. This one I would re-buy again and again. It holds the curl in my lashes, adds length and volume and stays all day. :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 1/29/2013 12:18:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this mascara because I've LOVED the previous lash blasts I've owned, so what better than a 24 hour of worry free awesome looking mascara that makes ur lashes look beautiful and lush, while still looking natural. Yes, it makes ur lashes as amazing as all the other lash blasts, however taking it off. . . I don't mind a mascara that is hard to take off, but not one that would make me lose lashes. . . ? Every time I'd remove my mascara with eye make up remover made for waterproof mascara, though I'd do it gently, at least 1-3 lashes would fall out from each eye. . . !! Nooo!! This happened every time I removed it after wearing the mascara. Just to be sure, a couple days I'd wear my old mascara (waterproof) on one eye, and the 24 hour on the other. sure enough, some lashes on the 24 hour eye would fall out. I did this a couple days, different eyes, etc, same results. I don't think ANY woman wants to wear a mascara where your lashes fall out when removing. No thanks. This is the first review I've ever written just because I dont want others making that same mistake. We invest enough $$ in trying to keep our lashes healthy, strong and ever growing to ever want to put something on that does the opposite.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 1/24/2013 9:15:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This mascara looks really dark and long at one coat but really needs two coats to look lush. The brush is perfect for application because it's so full of plastic bristles ready to make your eyes pop.

But...for the love of God, this stuff does not come off. I steer clear of waterproof mascara since it requires so much rubbing to remove that I'd rather spare my already hyper-pigmented eyes from more friction. There's no mention of this being a waterproof mascara anywhere on the packaging though. I've tried Ponds wipes, waterproof eye makeup remover wipes (Maybelline Expert Wear), oil and Dr. Bronners-- in one day and the mascara won. I even cried for a few minutes and had zero breakdown of this mascara.

So though I love the results, I have to bring this back to the store for one of the other Lash Blast varieties.

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