Cover Girl • Lash Blast • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
i finally found this at Target and decided to buy 2 cause of all the hype but honestly it wasnt all that. Let me also add that i gave it a trial run for a week before putting out this review. The brush is very big so it takes some time to get used to it but that wasn't what bothered me. It was the actual formula....it seemed to clump on me even though alot of ppl said it didn't and it didn't hold a curl at all. The more layers i would put on, the more it looked spidery and very clumpy. Mind you, i only put on about 2-3 coats. i fixed it with a metal lash comb but STILL i didn't think this mascara would clump like that considering the brush is not meant for clumps. The color is nice but the end result wasn't lashes that looked blasted! I much prefer my voluminous over this. I am definetly gonna return this plus the extra i bought cause for $7 a tube, i rather buy something else that works. This didn't live up to the hype but thats just my opinion!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This is an excellent lower end mascara...it really does lift and separate each lash and my curl lasted as well. The Volume Exact formula was too heavy and would weigh down my lashes and completely destroy the curl. Also, the "very black" color is amazingly dark and pigmented, it really made my lashes stand out. I had no flaking, smudging or smearing...it lasted pretty much all day. Since it's a gel formula, it is very buildable without getting clumpy or thick...I was actually able to use 3 layers to build intensity and it ended up looking as if I was wearing false eyelashes (very dramatic and sultry for evening wear). I would give it a 4.5 & I am taking off half a point for the chubby brush because it is very difficult to get the lashes at the inner corners of the eye. But all in all, a fabulous mascara and imo, worth the hype!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I fell victim to the hype.
This is probably one of the best drug store mascara's that i've found.. but it's definately not the best mascara ever made.
I do admit that I thought this mascara was going to suck. I've tried the other Lash Exact and Volume Exact and was never impressed with their "revolutionary" brush. I prefer the original brush instead of the plastic type with the separated spikes.
Overall, this product is good. However, it didn't stop me from purchasing Diorshow.. and I personally think that Diorshow is better.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Did a fine job of giving me really nice lashes. I love this mascara and I am very picky. This is a pretty large tube but I have large hands so no problem. I think if you have small hands this might be harder to apply. Just a thought.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Hmmm... HHHHMMMMM..... I guess this is an ok mascara. It's definitely not my favorite and it definitely doesn't "blast" my lashes away. It more or less looks like I have a mascara that doesn't flake or smudge at all but doesn't do anything else - haha! I still prefer my Rimmel Lycra the best out of all mascaras I have tried and I have tried a lot - both HE and DS.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Saw it on an end cap and thought "why not?" The last 3 tubes of DS mascara I have bought were CG Lash Exact (see my other review) and I actually meant to buy that - but I am fickle. My lashes are average length, I have many of them but they are VERY fine. One coat seems to lengthen them enough and create some volume at the roots, 2 coats and I get spidery (BUT, I can't use an eye lash comb to save my life, so take that with a grain of salt).
The SIZE of this brush, as previously mentioned often, made it interesting to apply. Not difficult, but not what I am used to. My eyes are fairly large and not deeply set at all but I still had some issues and had to grab the Q-tips.....
It's 10 hours later, it looks just as it did when I applied. I might purchase it again, but I doubt it. I think I may just try to find a good primer for when I want volume.....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Well, here's my own 2 cents on this mascara.
First of all, the tube isn't quite as huge as everyone has said. It's actually not much bigger than the Maybelline Volume Express tube. I sorta like the distinctive orange case--that and the size makes this easy to find, though it does take up a lot of space in my train case. One thing I definitely don't like is how the mascara wand is squared off at the tip rather than tapering to a smaller point. This design makes it difficult to get the wee lashes at the inner corners of my eyes. It's not impossible, but it's not easy.
I have short, fine, sparse lashes and am always looking for (mostly) volume and thickness and (some) added length. My favorite mascaras are Maybelline Full 'n' Soft (waterproof), Maybelline Volume Express, Cover Girl Volume Exact, and L'Oreal Voluminous (waterproof). Overall, I'd say this mascara is decent but not awesome.
The formula is wetter than most of CG's other ones, including Volume Exact. It's not quite as wet as Maybelline's though. I prefer a wetter formula since I think it clumps less. This didn't give much added color, thickness or length with one or even two coats. It took about three or four to get the amount of volume that I'm used to with any of the other mascaras in my rotation. Fortunately, this doesn't really clump (I say "really" because with four coats, any mascara will clump at least a tiny bit) and I actually prefer wearing a coat or two of this OVER another mascara like F'n'S so I don't have to spend so much time building up layers to get the desired volume. The brush is sorta ingenious since it won't make my lashes look like spider legs even after so many layers.
This sorta weighs down my curled lashes slightly, as most non-waterproof mascaras do, but it holds the curl decently enough through the day. I think I prefer Volume Exact to Lash Blast since it gives me a more dramatic look with fewer coats (though it does tend to be clumpier--nothing my Tweezerman lash comb can't fix, though). If they came out with a waterproof version, I'd try it but I don't think I'll repurchase Lash Blast.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I must say, I fed into the hype around this product. I found this at my local wal-mart and instantly purchased it in the very black. I was curious to see how it compared to volume exact and lash exact. I must say, the lash blast is just about twice the size of volume exact, and the lash blast is only 6.95 at my wal-mart, about the same price as volume exact and they do pretty much the same thing for my lashes. I wouldn't say that this is the best mascara out there, but, I can tell you that it is better than the diorshow mascara on my lashes, and diorshow is soooo much more!
When I put this on I did notice that there was little to no clumps in my lashes, something that I can't say for volume exact. The very black is a true, deep black, so if you are looking for a super black mascara, this one is probably for you. I have just about no lashes, and this did a pretty good job at finding the ones that I do have and plumping them up. I can say that I like my lashes to be LONG, and this mascara did more volumizing that lengthening, which I should have known since the package mainly says VOLUME. This is not the best mascara that I have tried. I would say lash exact is my HG, but it doesn't have near the product amount that lash blast does, and I go through lash exact very fast. So, yes, I would probably end up buying this again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
After all the raves about this product...I had to try it. I'm not a fan of the packaging, it looks cheap and bulky. I suppose that's my biggest problem with CG - the cheapy packaging. BUT, Lash Blast is a great mascara and will surely be in my kit for a while. It separates beautifully and gives lashes a truly plush look without clumps. The very black is VERY black and the look lasts all day with minimal to no smudges.
For the price, this is a fantastic mascara and worth trying. I
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wow there are a lot of review on this product already! Well, I saw all the hype and had to try it, and I really like it. Granted I've only used a couple of other mascaras ever, but this makes my lashes look great. I think it's comparable to volume exact but it gives more volume and length overall. I got the very black since my lashes are already black and it makes them verrry dark. Love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought into the hype and decided to purchase this. I'm really glad that I did. It's great stuff and it really lengthens and thickens my eye-lashes without major clumping. I also notice less flaking with this product and it's very easy to take off at night. The tube is a little crazy and this is a little expensive for a drugstore mascara IMO...but I still think it's worth it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I will not repurchase this mascara. Loreal Voluminous continues to be my HG. I will say that it is not a *bad* mascara, but just simply average. It does offer a decent amount of thickening and just normal for lengthening. That being said it would not pay $9 or $10 for this again when I can get much better for $7 or $8 (and sometimes for $3.99!) The wand is sorta hard to hang onto as it is very chubby and the mascara is also very runny-I had a huge clump of it fall onto my lashes which caused me to completely clean my already made up face and start all over. (Trying to remove w/tissue and lash comb was fruitless.)
Another note of caution: I am not the wash-your-makeup-off-before-bed kind of a person and it's never been a problem for me....until this morning....the Lash Blast was crumbling and when it fell into my eye it burned like a mother!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have tried many high end mascaras, but given that one should replace @ every 3 months, I absolutely refuse to throw my money away like that.
One of my all time favorites is Maybeline Full and Soft, and I have to say that Lash Blast is comparable but not better.
While my lashes are softer with Full and Soft, both F&S and LB lengthen and add volume. Since my lashes are naturally long (thank you, God), I am most interested in volume and to a lesser extent curl factor. The only thing LB did better in my opinion is add a natural curl (I do not use an eyelash curler). I had a wide eyed look with LB.
Both DO NOT CLUMP, FLAKE, OR RUN. At night when I look in the mirror, it is the same as when I just put it on, which is important to me. I believe both create a NATURAL BUT INTESIFIED look.
I like the rubber bristles of the LB and do not find the tube difficult to use. I am very petite so one would think that my small frame and eyes would not be able to handly the chubby applicator, but that is not the case. However, I still think it is easier to apply Full and Soft and though F&S has a brush wand,...still no clumping.
If one is wishing for a very dramatic, false eyelashes look, I do not believe LB (or F&S) provide that. For me, I really like it and will repurchase. I still will use Full and Soft as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm not huge on DS mascaras...they tend to give me super crusty dry feeling lashes...and thats noooot how I want my naturally long lashes looking.
I'd honestly compare this to MAC's PlushLash..as it can be very natural looking with only one coat, and adding more can give more...but I wasnt in LOVE. I was in like. The brush, just like with PlushLash, is HUGE...and left me wondering how to properly manuver it without getting mascara EVERYWHERE...(esp on the bottom)
Clumping was minimal.
Packaging is fun.
Price is the best thing about it.
It's a great DS mascara. But I wont buy again...because I'm a MAC fan...
*Note* I also tried this with MAC's prep and prime lash! AMAZZZZZZING. This is what would make it a buy-again. For SHO!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I really *crossed out love and insert liked* this stuff. I tried Diorshow, and it was horrible. Black smudges all above my lash line, smearing, etc. Waste of almost $30 and a list of downfalls (irritation, smearing, no water resistance). I've had Shu basic, and it's way too basic for, again, almost $30. I wore BB at my wedding, and it was okay, but majorly clumpy and won't come off even with mineral oil, all for almost $30. See a trend?
CG Lash Blast was decent, but it still smeared on my upper lash line when applying.
I seem to have that problem with most mascaras- the smear through my lashes and gunk up my eyelid. Not so with Max Factor volume couture. If you're looking for a good drug store mascara, I'd stick with those.
Age: Unknown Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
So I too fell for the hype with the mascara. I was slightly disappointed, but I think my expectations were a little unrealistic. I actually like a lot! It makes my lashes super fat and separated, just like my beloved Chanel Inimitable for a fraction of the price. The only problem I had was some minor flakiness after wearing it all day. It was so little, though so not a deal breaker for me. I had no problem with the brush as some here have. It is quite big, so you have to be careful getting those shorter inner corner lashes. It held a curl all day, and overall is a great mascara. Not HG material, but I'm beginning to think my HG mascara doesn't exist.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Thought I would add my 2 cents to all the hype. Let me break down for you if you're on the fence.
Is it a really good mascara? Yes.
Is it the best mascara created EVER? In my humble opinion, No.
LB cost me about 9.50 or so at CVS, I actually saw it before all the hype really started so, so I didn't need to track it down or anything. Honestly, I'd drive an hour for an awesome eyeshadow, lipstick, or foundation, but for me, a brunette with dark, average size lashes, a mascara is no big deal. If your lashes are small, sparse and/or pale I can see how LB could be a magic potion for you - it "beefs" up your lashes nicely - its a smooth, gel like formula - is extremely dark (I did get "very black, and hooray, it is indeed Very Black) and does nice overall job of lengthing and thickening. It did not curl,, but I didn't use a curler so I really can't assess if it would hold or not. My biggest pet peeves about mascaras are flaking - which was non-existent thanks to the gel texture, and stickiness - also noticeably absent- I couldn't stop touching my lashes after they dried-they felt so fluffy, lol. I had no issues with clumping - at least none that a lash comb couldn't fix.
HOWEVER. If you want falsies-in-a-tube, this is not the product for you. If LB was a lipstick shade, it wouldn't be a sexy fire-engine red or a deep luscious burgundy, it would be more along the lines of a sheer, buildable berry that simply amplified what you've got and turned it up a few notches. Does that make sense?
To paraphrase, this is a GREAT quality product. It does just what it says-even if "Lash Blast" does sound pretty silly to me, I personally would have named it "Lash Boost". It may not suit your personal preference for your mascara if you want more of a show-stopping, jaw-dropping effect, but it gets the basic job done.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
The night I bought this at CVS I was wearing makeup already, but as any true makeup addict would, I came home and promptly washed it off so I could try this much hyped mascara. I thought it did a great job of separating, lengthening and fattening up my lashes, but I wanted to wear it for a few more days before deciding for sure. The next day I used it again with great results, but honestly could not tell the difference in my lashes from when I use my Voluminous. So, today I wore Voluminous on one eye and Last Blast on the other. The difference was clear from the start. Lash Blast does it all...separates, plumps up and lengthens. My Voluminous eye was not as defined, clumpy and not nearly as long. Looks like I've found my new HG mascara!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
My take on this mascara is this: The tube is bigger, and the wand is rubber. The hole in the tube is wider letting more mascara cover the wand. The formula itself is very pigmented so it colors the lashes thoroughly.
I have Vitiligo Poliosis (the lashes on one of my eyes have lost all their color, and I'm a brunette, so ,I HAVE to wear mascara everyday so I don't scare people)
This mascara covered my sparse stubby lashes easily. I like it.
Now, is it a cure for cancer? Nope. It's just good mascara.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
Lash blast has replaced my mascara in the pink tube with green lid(dont know what its called). It gives my lashes length and volume without clumping. Im glad i found it! P.S Like the previous reviewer stated, the top should have been made better because it can be slippery