I've been through a lot of mascaras, always trying to find one that's price friendly and ALSO really really good. The good ones stick out
in my mind, as well as the bad, but the others are sort of forgotten about trials. My favorite had been Buxom lash in black, but the price at $19 made me cringe. Yeah, my eyelashes looked awesome, but knowing how much those puppies cost kind of dulled down the experience. So I tried drugstore brands, many many brands. After reading about Cover Girls Lash Perfection Volumizing Mascara, I became curious, which is sort of odd, cause I'm not really big on Cover Girl. This mascara was really really surprising! Separates, builds volume continuously as much or as little as you want. When finished it's clean, and not at all flakey (even throughout the day) or smudgey. This is a mascara that's just...GOOD. It does what it's suppose to do, and it does it well. Definitely my new favorite, and the insanely low price tag doesn't hurt either.
My eyes have been sensitive since I had laser surgery a couple of years ago and they usually don't like Cover Girl mascaras. I tried Lash Perfection Volumizing and am totally pleased. It's a dryer mascara that doesn't clump, flake, or smear. I give my lashes a quick curl after applying and that fixes the drooping issue. This replaces Diorshow Iconic for me. Thanks MUA!
This is my HG volumizing mascara. I don't know how many tubes I've gone through. It's THAT good. Lash Perfection gives me perfect length and volume without clumping, flaking or killing my curl AND it does not smudge. I like to wear this under my Imju Fiberwig, which gives me a little more length. I had used LashBlast Volume but I needed a skinnier brush. Lash Perfection's smaller brush is perfect for my smaller eyes and shorter lashes. If you were a fan of the old Max Factor Lash Perfection and you're wondering if Cover Girl Lash Perfection is the same, the Cover Girl is actually much better. The Max Factor did not smudge, flake, or clump but I don't remember it ever giving me much volume or length.
There's a review below that describes this as an "amped up Full n Soft" and that's exactly what it is. Fluttery, full lashes. It's as defined a look as you can get while still in the realm of natural looking makeup. I also find that this doesn't flake all that much. A keeper for sure!
*Update 12/2012*- I wanted to mention that this mascara holds a curl beautifully!!! It's definitely hit HG status. Also, I switched from the shade 'Very Black' to 'Black', and I like it even better since it's a bit softer.
Like an amped-up Full N' Soft! For those familiar with FnS, the CG is similar, except I find it provides a touch more volume and length. It can be applied with one coat for a natural look, or built up quickly for more drama. The formula is on the drier side which I appreciate, so it doesn't weigh lashes down. Lashes are kept soft, like the FnS. The brush is awesome and can really get into the corners to define each and every lash. It doesn't flake or smear on me in the least. It's not yet available in a waterproof formula, but rumor is this should be happening soon.
HG mascara! Literally, this mascara gives my lashes the Kim K look, without falsies. The formula is a bit drier then others which I just adore because it holds a curl! Completely recommend. I used to buy makeup forever, mac, bareminerals, benefit, urban decay, and after all the $$$ this is the winner, and its only $5. <3
I absolutely adore this mascara! Two of my pictures are above (sorry for the dark circles) and think they look wonderfully separated and have tons f volume!! The closest i've ever gotten to eyelashes that look like the commercials! HG Product for me!
I so wish they sold this in a waterproof formula. This mascara is a dream to apply, it separates and magnifies my lashes so well. No clumping or anything! But I just need a waterproof mascara to hold my curl, nothing else seems to work. So sadly, like many non-waterproof mascaras, the results had diminished when I checked in the mirror later in the day. :( Too bad, this was so nice going on..
OH MY GOSH!! THIS IS MY FAVORITE MASCARA IN THE WORLD IT GIVES LENGTH AND VOLUME!!
When I first bough this mascara, I hated it because it took the curl out of my lashes. Which was not surprising, because if it's not a waterproof mascara, my lashes will not hold the curl. But I reallllly wanted to love this mascara, so i gave it another chance. What I found out though, was that this mascara's staying power is AMAZING. Whereas all the other mascaras I've used before (waterproof and washable) would smudge underneath my eyes by the end of the day, this mascara held up. I was pleasantly surprised. But the mascara still sucked at holding my curl, so I waited two weeks so it's dry up and hold my curl better. No such luck. I'm on the fence about repurchasing this because of it's sucky ability to hold a curl but amazing staying power. It gives a natural appearance, but can be built up for a more dramatic appearance without clumping. I like the wand too, makes it easy to reach the inner corner lashes. I like it, but I don't love it.