Cover Girl • Lash Blast Volume Waterproof • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This formula is definitely much clumpier than the original non-waterproof lashblast volume. It wasn't very waterproof either because if my eyes got watery, it would come off. Overall, I would recommend the original non-waterproof formula and opt for a waterproof mascara that doesn't clump on top.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I bought this in brown to try out a trick that I read about either in the latest issue of Allure or online. A "celebrity MUA" claimed that a lot of actresses wear black mascara on their top lashes and brown on their bottom lashes for a soft and eye color-enhancing effect. I'm not really sure if it does all that, and I can't really try it out soon because I use a colored mascara anyway on my top lashes. I don't know how well this would do on my top lashes, and it's a stretch to call this volumizing, but it really lengthens and separates my bottom lashes nicely, so I'll keep it around for that. I'm still coveting the newest Chanel mascara, Le Volume (it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine), and would not repurchase this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I normally use LashBlast Fusion, so I was used to the brush and wanted to see the difference in formula. This formula is MUCH wetter than Fusion - to the point where you have to apply carefully or you'll end up with it on your lids. I don't have to be so careful with Fusion, which is a much drier formula.
I bought the waterproof version, and it was VERY waterproof - I can remove Fusion waterproof with Cetaphil, but need a biphasic remover to get this one off. Despite the difficulty to remove, I still had some faint raccoon eyes by the end of the day. Adding a coat of Fusion water resistant does the trick - I am happy to do this because this mascara holds a curl really well!! I have yet to find something that holds a curl at ALL! Not sure if I'd repurchase. I'm still in an exploratory phase for mascaras.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure if this is the case but did the formula change? The first time I bought this product I absolutely LOVED IT! My eyelashes never looks so good! It looked like I was wearing false eyelashes! I re-bought this product 2 more times after my first and the packaging changed but the formula also seems different? I might be wrong but my newer tube just feels like a standard mascara now. I don't even use it no more because it just doesn't do much...I think I reviewed this product a year or two ago on MakeupAlley but I just wanted to update my feelings on this new tube I have. Anyway I'm disappointed once again...on a hunt to find a new HG mascara.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Well, this was my first waterproof mascara! The brush looks very daunting since it's very big - but it actually is very easy to apply as long as you are careful to not get the mascara on your lids. The brush has fibres that provide for non-clumpy lashes no matter how many coats of mascara you put on. And since it's a waterproof formula, it holds a curl extremely well, something I look for in a mascara, especially because of my straight Asian lashes. It also makes your lashes more voluminous. Smudging is minimal, just a tiny bit under the eyes after a few hours. I'll definitely say it's not totally waterproof though; quite a bit of smudging does occur. However, it's a great mascara for the price and I'll repurchase this again especially because it holds a curl like no tomorrow, delivers volume and doesn't clump!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I HAVE to use waterproof makeup or else it won't stay on. I apply this in a straight motion, no zig zagging since I like my lashes separated.
• makes lashes stick together a little bit but can easily be separated with a spoolie
• Large brush makes a mess on eyelid & difficult to get in inner corners (putting a business card behind the lashes keeps product from getting all over lid though)
• Not very lengthening (not that i expected any, this is a volumizing mascara!)
• bulky packaging
• product was VERY wet when i bought a new tube, i left the top unscrewed so now it is fine.
• need a good makeup remover to remove it (I like Vichy purete thermale waterproof eye makeup remover for sensitive eyes, it claims to protect lashes too. it has oil so i make sure to only put it on the eye area & it doesn't break me out or anything)
• lasts long
• great price considering the quality. sometimes on sale for $5!
• very volumizing
• very black
• no clumps, ever
• very waterproof. holds up well through rain & tears. wont hold curl after being very wet though.
• stays on all day.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I strongly dislike this. I think it ruined my lashes just by the tugging it caused. It didn't even do anything besides clump. I also think the packaging is terrible..way to bulky for my liking.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
• A bit hard to remove
• Large brush is hard to work with for those with smaller eyes.
• A lot of product for the buck
• Does a good job in both lengthening and volumizing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
really hard to remove, it made me lost some of my lashes