Cover Girl • Lash Blast Waterproof • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
about three years ago, I had this in the regular version, and now I have been using the waterproof, after not using any kind of waterproof mascara for three years either. I'm not sure how I dealt with it when I had the non-waterproof version, because the wand is so big and I always get smudging on my eyelid because the wand is difficult to maneuver. (maybe because I've been using mascaras with smaller, lighter wands since then.) fortunately, with the waterproof version, unlike regular mascaras that I've used that smudge, it wipes easily off skin if I smudge some. it also stays on the lashes pretty well; I remove it with mineral or olive oil. but I gave this mascara only a 3 not just because of the hard-to-control big wand, but also because it gives my lashes plenty of length, but little volume. I thought I remember Lash Blast Volume giving me more volume when I last used it a few years ago, unless my lashes have thinned out since then, or perhaps I have fewer! :( nevertheless, for something that's marketed as a volumizing mascara, I think it should do more. I'll keep on using it, but I need to be extra careful so as not to get it all over my eyelids.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Applicator: Rubber bristles. This style of applicator evenly coats your lashes, as well as define & separate enough during application that you don't need to comb afterwards. I haven't used a mascara with a traditional brush wand since I tried rubber bristles, as I find they just clump chunks of lashes together and require lots of combing to separate. However, the applicator on this mascara is so fat that unless you are extremely skilled/careful, you will smudge mascara on your eyelid, waterlines or lashlines. The tip is only very slightly tapered.
Easy to Hold: No. The grip on the wand is too fat & awkwardly shaped, and is made of a satin finish plastic that is a little slippery. Everytime I use this mascara I grip the wand for dear life out of fear that I'll drop it on the carpet.
Easy to Use: No. As mentioned above, the wand is difficult to work with because of the fat applicator that isn't tapered enough at the tip and the awkward grip. I find it extremely hard to get right to the root of my lashes (both top and bottom) without accidentally smearing mascara on my lashlines. I can't get to the root of my inner corner lashes at all (for fear of ruining my eyeshadow with a huge blob of mascara), so they end up coated from the mid-lengths only. The stopper in the tube doesn't scrape enough product off the tip, so extra wiping or blotting is required. I can't wear a light, soft or neutral eyeshadow look with this because if I accidentally smear some on my lashline (happens 99% of the time), I need to then smoke out my look by adding a smudged pencil or shadow eyeliner to disguise the boo-boo. I save this mascara for dramatic looks only so if I do make a mistake, it's already hidden by black liquid liner.
Lashes Achieved: Defined & Volumised. A light application will darken, define & add lots of volume, a few more coats will add defined mega volume. Doesn't add much length.
Buildable: Yes. You can apply several layers to build up extra definition or volume without clumping or spidery lashes. However, it is too easy to goop too much mascara on the lash tips due to the fat applicator, so you need to be careful.
Holds a Curl: As it is waterproof, yes.
Flakes/Smudges: As it is waterproof, no. Though if your lashes get wet (tears, rain or swimming) you will lose the defined look and have clumpy chunks of lashes.
Formula/Consistency: Perfect - not too wet or dry. You can use the mascara straight away without having to wait a few days or weeks for it to dry out to a manageable consistency. This is the only reason this mascara gets 2 lippies instead of 1.
Recommended: Mascara experts; someone who regularly wears dramatic/smokey looks and won't be bothered by accidental smearing on lashlines; someone who wants a mascara that can give volume from the very first coat; someone who needs a truly waterproof formula.
Not Recommended: Those who already have a hard time applying mascara; someone who applies makeup in a rush to get out the door and won't have time to fix mistakes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this mascara, it does what I always wanted falsies to do. It makes my lashes look full and thick, will definitely always have one of these around!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This mascara def makes my lashes look fuller and gives me more volume. I sometimes use this with Maybelline Full N' Soft and it makes me look like I have on falsies. I only use waterproof mascara as the non-waterproof mascaras will not hold a curl. With using waterproof mascara all the time, I make sure to remove it every night and condition my lashes every night so my lashes will not dry out and break off.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Adds blackness and a modest amount of length. Two layers shows much more added length. Smudges horribly after a few hours however, and is nearly impossible to remove deliberately. Finishing coat of clear mascara is required. Application wand also has good shape and the thick handle makes it easy to manipulate.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The best mascara ever. Hold the curl, does not smudge, I applied it at 5 in the morining and it is still perfect by 8 at night!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Good mascara for those of us who have very straight lashes and want a mascara that can help you hold a curl. The only mascaras that hold curl for me are waterproof mascaras. I have to use a lash curler and then apply waterproof mascaras. This mascara works, lasts all day, doesn't flake, give me raccoon eyes or anything else. Lengthens nicely, makes them thicker and darker, etc. It's a nice go-to for me with my thin, straight lashes for an economical price and the wand is nice.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This mascara is really thick, and I think the brush makes it harder to apply. I need a Tweezerman lash comb if I use this. It is pretty waterproof, I only get a few flakes after splashing my face with water and rubbing my eyes. It does give big lashes, but it is really sticky and clumpy and a lash comb is definitely needed. Maybe a better applicator would help. I would buy it again, but only because I don't know of a waterproof mascara that flakes less.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This from what I have heard is a hit or miss for a lot of people. In my case, it was a hit :) This definitely added length, holds the curl, and lots of volume to my lashes. The only trouble I saw with this product is it is a bit difficult to remove. Either use solid balm or a pad and you should be fine. I have bought this about 8 times and will keep doing so until I find something better!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love (most of) the lash blast line, but using this made me realize I don't want to use waterproof mascara any more. The regular formula actually clumps less and stays on just fine. (My favorite is Fusion, I don't like 24 hour...)