Official Mascara Correspondent Ashleigh Ciucci test-drives CoverGirl Bombshell Volume Mascara this week. Here, her review, in her words.
I can jump to conclusions from time to time so I initially thought this mascara was two mascaras in one tube. I applied the side marked “1” and was thoroughly unimpressed. I applied the side marked “2′ separately and was like, “Oh, this is nice.” Upon Googling for more deets, I discovered that side 1 is the volumizing base coat and side 2 is the intensifying top coat. Duh.
With that said, onto the review!…Okay, so the first coat went on with a LashBlast-like brush: rubbery and fat. My lashes looked soft and defined but not bold enough to end here (obviously.) When I shifted to step 2, the brush was markedly different: it’s fluffier and christmas-tree shaped. This is really where the magic happens. My lashes tripled in size and I was shocked at their lift, taper and curl. I have never seen a “primer” work so well. I think what makes the difference here is that the primer isn’t adding fibers or waterproofing capabilities; it’s literally creating texture for side 2 to stick to.
I didn’t even bother with an afternoon touch-up because my lashes still looked slammin’. It took a bit of work to remove at the end of the night but it’s totally worth it.
Buy this baby!–Ashleigh Ciucci
CoverGirl Bombshell Volume By LashBlast Mascara retails for $12 at drugstore.com. Have you tried this one? What do you think?