Cover Girl • Lash Blast • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Lash Blast makes beautiful, natural, full lashes. Because it requires less combing to separate, my lashes stay curlier. More coats = sticky lashes, but I don't want, or need, to apply 3 coats of mascara. Furthermore, it seems to last longer (other mascaras seem to fade), doesn't smudge and comes off easily.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Well, thanks to all the Lash Blast featured reviews here on MUA piquing my interest, I recently picked up one in Very Black at the local CVS. I think it does a very decent job of pumping up lashes and making them look much fuller, yet separated. However, I do not think applying more than one coat is a good idea, at least on my lashes. As an experiment, I applied one coat to one eye and it looks amazing; on the other eye, I tried two coats, and it looks a bit spidery. One coat is quite enough! I think a light hand is best with this, no heavy-handed application required! For reference, I have fairly large, almond-shaped eyes...and somewhat dark, longish, thick lashes to start with. I have other mascaras I am happy with, and only tried this out of curiosity, so for now I would say no repurchase for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I found myself liking this brush/mascara a lot more than I thought I would - I'm extremely skeptical - especially of new products that get popular so fast, but after using this mascara I can clearly see why so many people are loving it. The brush is fairly easy for me to use on my eyes, which are almond shaped but still fairly large - I could see how having smaller eyes or deep set eyes could cause issues when using this brush - but it's absolutely perfect for my lashes. This mascara covers well with one coat, giving a more natural look, but I preferred the look I achieved with two coats. Yes, this mascara IS NOT clumpy, but it does tend to make lashes spidery looking - this is how I prevent my lashes from looking absolutely ridiculous.
First, I comb out my lashes using the tweezerman lash comb. Second, I apply a coat of LB then recomb and allow those lashes to dry, I repeat this process and voila! Lovely, thick lashes.
I hope this mascara wears as well as it looks.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Better than DiorShow. No clumping or flaking and it doesn't irritate my highly sensitive eyes. Easy application and it lasts. I love it. Volume Exact wasn't doing it for me, but this is perfect. It lengthens and thickens. Perfect.
EDIT: This is not a bad product, but I like more definition so I will stick with Definicils.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I didn't get miracles--but then, is there such a thing as a perfect mascara? I liked that it didn't clump, and I didn't find the brush unwieldy. The black is a very deep, true black, and hasn't flaked or budged since I put it on this morning. My long, fine lashes are considerably bulkier--it doesn't look like false eyelashes, but they do look much better. Also, unlike the other LashExact formulas, which I swore were so drying they made my lashes fall out, this formula feels light and flexible--no brittle lashes! This will undoubtedly be my new go-to mascara.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This stuff doesn't budge on me (a dry-eyed contact lens wearer) and provides tons of volume without clumps, however, size does matter, and for once, bigger's not necessarily better. If you're genetically gifted with doe-wide eyes, well, aren't you blessed and you have found the HG of drugstore mascaras. Word of warning to all my deep-set, almond-eyed sisters out there- just try wielding this wand at your lashes and not digging it into your freshly, perfectly applied eyeshadow. And your bottom lashes? Hold the wand vertical to coat those and you're going to end up shading in some dark undereye circles, hold it horizontal, and you'll be scrubbing your eyeball with the back side of the wand. Finally, the weight of the product tends to droop any curl you set to your lashes.
I'm torn about purchasing it again, because once I maneuvered the mascara on, it makes a huge difference and lasts better than Max Factor's Volume Couture. All they need to do for me to be happy is to make the brush slightly smaller.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Very good mascara. No clumps. No flakes. Nice solid black color. Lasts all day. Love the vivid orange tube.
So why just a 4? Because I see absolutely no difference between Lash Blast and Volume Exact, which is considerably cheaper. I'm not disappointed that I bought LB but, knowing what I know now, I'll stick to VE.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ok...I'm putting on my big girl panties and admitting that I got swept up in the frenzy and jumped on the LB bandwagon. That being said, I have to say this is a decent mascara but I don't know that I like it any better than my CG Professional or Remarkable mascaras.
What I do like: Is that this doesn't clump. I love the brush and don't happen to find it to be too big - it's considerably smaller than brushes like Bad Gal and the monstrosity that comes with Lash Injection mascaras. I guess that's because of the plastic bristles. I LOVE the depth of the color. I got this in very black and it's just that - VERY black. I think it's darker than most black mascaras I've tried. The formula seems ok....my lashes are not overly long nor overly curly nor overly thick. This seems to accentuate them nicely by making them a tish longer, a tish curlier and a tish thicker. They still look pretty natural to me so there's no falsies look like I was expecting (yes, Mom, I still look respectable and not like a hooker). It also seems like the look and color have lasted all day as well - I just did a lash check and they look pretty much like they did this morning so the formula is definitely long lasting (and it doesn't smear under my eyes like LE and VE). Oh..and I LOVE the tube....I don't think I've ever called a tube of mascara cute but this tube is just that....cute.
What I don't like: Is that this is still just "eh"....nothing spectacular but maybe that depends on your individual lash type to begin with. Like I said...I don't know that I'm getting any more of a lash look with LB than I do with my other CG mascaras. Because of that, LB doesn't acheive HG status for me. BUT....it's still a decent enough mascara that I would probably by again, especially if it was on sale.
Update: Guess I'll be using this more than I thought. My BFF said yesterday that she'd never seen my lashes look this good. Seals the deal for me.....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I usually buy Department store brand mascara, but wanted to see the hype-
Well there is no hype-
I have to wipe the wand really good so it doesn't bunch up on my lashes-And I noticed flakes when I havent' touched my eyes-
I don't like the new brushes, I need something a little stiffer and I want harder bristles so they comb through my eyelashes not just sweep over them-
I have long lashes so it looks ok, but I prefer Dior, Lash Injection, or heck even Clinique Glossy over this brand-
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I wouldn't have purchased this on my own, but couldn't resist buying an extra when I CP'd one for a swap. I love the rubberized brush and the packaging that is impossible to miss. I like how easy it is to use and how it defines my lashes without clumping. It gives length but not volume, and no thickness at all. I would rate it a 3 but because its so cheap and accessible for everyone...had to bump it up. I love other mascaras more but would give this to someone who was new to mascara and already had thick lashes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Um, I dont get the hype at all. It was ok, very similar to VolumeExact and it had the same effects on me. Not terrible, game me some definition and a tad more volume, but nothing to rave about. I still prefer my Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Mascara.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
this has to be what blue balls feels like for men. I was soooo worked up, anticipating, hunting, waiting, searching. finally I found it and I heard angels sing. I rush to my car and quickly curl my bare lashes and apply. this, although a nice mascara, didnt WOW me or give me any result different from my MF lash perfection.
takes a very steady hand to apply to lower lid. Im not saying its bad, but makes me wonder what all the ravers were using before to be so amazed by this. I would buy again if I saw it BOGO somewhere.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Yep, I was another one that was suckered into buying this crappy mascara after reading the great reviews here. Unfortunately, I was not at all impressed. The formula is too dry, cakey and thick. One application is too much, leaving your lashes stuck together and clumpy. It's not a clean, flattering look. It's more of an obvious Tammy Baker look. After it dries, it flakes off in little black specks under your eyes after a few hours. It also does not hold a curl and if you try to curl your lashes AFTER applying the mascara, the lash curler will stick to the mascara, pulling out a clump of lashes and making the lashes look flat and weird! The applicator wand is too big, thick and awkward which makes it very difficult to apply mascara to the lower and corner lashes. It just won't reach them without getting mascara all over your lids. (I should throw in that I'm a mascara freak, so, I know what I'm doing.)
Anyway, it was just another crappy, over-hyped mascara. Waste of money and time. Don't even bother.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I totally bought into the hype and purchased the orange beast! =)
I think i expected a bit too much. For the price, the mascara is great, it lengthens and doesn't clump but it doesn't thickin the lashes like i expected. Not bad for $7 though!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I stumbled across Lash Blast when I was at Walgreens a few days ago, and since I had heard that Volume Exact by CG was great I decided trying this one by them was worth it...yes, it was worth a try but it isn't the best mascara out there. It did lengthen my lashes, give some volume and it held a curl pretty well. It ended up flaking a bit on me, though and the formula clumped on me just a tad bit also. The bulky packaging didn't help me either. I think I'll stick with MF Volume Couture.
Update: This mascara has grown on me! It's actually one of my favs now.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Well, I gave into the hype just like everyone else! In fact, Walgreens had a sale - buy one, get one at 1/2 price. So I paid $12.00 for two mascaras - not too shabby. Naturally, my lashes don't have a lot of length, but I do have a little volume. If I curl them, they look OK without mascara. So, I was excited - could a drug store mascara give me the lashes that everyone was talking about????
I find it just did an okay job. The Lash Blast handle is thick and a bit hard to handle. In fact, I'm not sure what a thicker diameter brush is supposed to do for your lashes that a smaller diameter brush can't do. I have to think that's a marketing thing. In the end, my lashes weren't that long or that thick in comparison to other mascaras I've used. I've used CG Lash Exact, Maybelline Full & Soft, Chanel Inimitable (awesome!), MAC Mascara X (which I adore), Lancome Courbe VirtuoseI (GWP sample I tried - pretty darn good!) as well as their good ol' standby - Defencils, and of course my favorite for the most dramatic lashes on the face of this earth: Shiseido Mascara Base and their Advanced Volume Mascara (that combo gives me the equivalent of false lashes. Very dramatic!)
All in all, I wouldn't repurchase the Lash Blast because if I wanted a DS mascara from Cover Girl, I think the purple tube Lash Exact is a better product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Chuck Norris told me to buy Lash Blash so I thought I'd give it a whirl... it certainly lives up to the MUA hype! I have naturally long lashes, so I look to mascara to give me extra volume. Most mascaras give me too much length, so that my lashes hit my browbone. But the big fat brush on Lash Blast is perfect -- I can build volume at the roots without extending the length too much. My complaint, like others, is that the stumpy handle is somewhat difficult to grasp, but overall, a really nice mascara. Nicer than Volume Exact, IMO.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I caved to the peer pressure and bought this. I am on day two of use and so far so good.
I have sparse short lashes with no curl to them and this thickened them quite visibly and even gave the ends a little curl.
At 8$ a tube(CVS) I would have expected them to do a better job with the bulky packaging. Extremely hard to handle.
Especially given my darn short thick fingers=X
I would repurchase for the formulation only if they revamp the tube style.
All in all it wasn't a total waste of money as I do like the way it makes my lashes look.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Well, I listened too well to the reviews, and gave Lash Blast a spin. I found it just OK, nothing very special. It's darkening and lengthening powers are pretty ordinary on me. It clumps at times going on, needing a brush through, and gets a bit flaky by day's end. The orange tube is cute (especially for Halloween week!), but really bulky, so points off there. I'll use it up, don't hate it, but definitely won't repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
WOW! I really love the lash blast! Now, my eyelashes are so heavy, I can hardly keep my eyes open. This makes my eyelashes look much longer than they already are. I haven't had a problem with the applicator like some people. I would highly recommend this.