Sunday, September 20, 2009

Review - Cover Girl Lash Blast Length Mascara

Ahhhh, I love the smell of a new mascara in the morning!

This weekend I headed over to the grand opening of a new Walgreens in a nearby town. Pay no mind that I have one in my town and one in about every town around me, but what can I say, it's the Drug Store junky in me.

The store was crisp and brand new. I love crisp stores. The I made a bee-line to the cosmetics and the first thing that caught my eye was a display for the new Cover Girl mascara, Lash Blast Length. Following my blogging duties, I had to try it out.

The third mascara in the Lash Blast family (following the Original and Luxe), this one promises lengthier lash look. I have to say, Cover Girl takes the cake with packaging with tubes in colors you can't miss nor forget (Original Lash Blast- Bright orange. Luxe - Pink. Now, Yellow). The other noticeable difference from the other Blast mascaras, the wand:

I don't have a comparison to show you, but the wand is probably the biggest difference from the other mascaras. It's much longer, more slender, and the nubbies (Is that a word? It is now!) are longer. This is probably my favorite thing about the mascara. While I do love the original Last Blast, the wand took some time to get used to. This is much easier to swipe on the lashes without taking too much effort.

Now, some before and afters.....

Before: here is my unsuspecting naked eye.

After! FYI: Wearing Jesse's Girl eyeshadow in Wicked smudged over black liner, and two of the shadows from the Urban Decay Box of Shadows II and Styli-Style liner in Black Green on the bottom.

Another shot showing the "length" factor.

As for the results, I generally do like the look it gave. I did notice that my lashes looked longer. It didn't do much in terms of making my lashes looking any thicker or giving any volume, but that's not what the mascara is intended to do, so no points dinged there. I will have to try layering with another mascara and see how that turns out. The formula has a somewhat normal consistency, didn't feel too watery or too thick- it was pretty right on. I wore this out Saturday night and when I got home sometime after midnight- there were no smudges, which is pretty impressive for a mascara that isn't waterproof (however, if you look at Cover Girl's website, apparently there is a waterproof version, but since this is still pretty new I assume it hasn't hit stores just yet).

All in all, I think this is a really great mascara that pretty much does what it claims to do, and I believe this is another winner for Cover Girl. I paid around $7 for this, but as always prices vary from store to store and state to state- so look out for those sales!

Have you seen Lash Blast Length? Any questions you have that I can answer- leave a comment and let me know!


Askmewhats said...

I've tried Lash Blast in Orange tube..I can't live with non-waterproof mascaras due to the weather down here :)the mascara does lengthen your lashes!

Tricia said...

I loooved the original Lash Blast. I really like how it doesn't come with the wand inside the tube so we can really get a good look at the "nubbies!"

Anonymous said...

lol "nubbies". I usually call them bristles. I really wanted to try this mascara!! And since you mentioned you saw it in stores, now I'm going to check. It doesn't look like it makes a big difference but I'm going to try it, thanks for the review!

Beck said...

Does yours smell odd? I love the mascara but mine has a weird plastic/chemical smell... and there's no way it's old, it just came out!

Tanya @ The Pink Train Case said...

@ Beck - I siffed my tube this morning, and smells pretty normal. Maybe you did happen to grab a bad mascara? Maybe there is there a number to Cover Girl you can call?

Anonymous said...

This mascara makes my lashes look perfect. Id get complimented on it constantly. After going through the tube I went through some other mascaras but have gone back to this one. My search for the perfect mascara is over.