Friday, 15 February 2013

Cover girl lash blast

Cover Girl Lashblast mascara 

Okay, I am 100% guilty of jumping on several beauty bandwagons and wanting something just because everyone else has it. Cover girl lash blast mascara is no exception and I've been lusting after this for such a long time, it's just not readily available in the UK unless you want to pay above £8 shipping for a mascara?! (I certainly don't!) Anyway, imagine my utter excitement when I strolled accross this baby in Tkmaxx for a mere £3.99... day = made. So here's a closer look at the mascara for those who aren't sure what it's all about and also my initial thoughts on it. 

The packaging is chunky and girly at the same time with this gorgeous colour - always a bonus, but a bit of a bugger to store in my tiny makeup drawers. 
The brush is a plastic brush which again, is relatively 'chunky' and picks up quite a lot of product which is great in some ways as it usually means your lashes will have a good coating and be uber black - however I thought this looked a little clumpy even on the brush. Maybe the mascara needs a bit of a shake or something? 

Left - one coat, right - two coats 

I have to say I am a little underwhelmed with this product, my initial reaction was just a bit dull. I'm not sure if I was expecting some kind of miracle after reading some rave reviews about this and how many bloggers and  vloggers swear by this mascara - I just wasn't wow'ed. 

Don't get me wrong, it did do a good job at adding some volume, thickness and blackness to my eyelashes, it just didn't do a brilliant job. I personally found it took a lot of wiggling and a lot of strokes to actually get the product to 'work' on my eyelashes. I'm just not sure if this is as good as it's made out to be? I'm going to persevere with it and give it a good trial and who knows, maybe my opinions will change - but for now I'm a bit on the fence and quite frankly underwhelmed by this cult product. 

Have you tried this? I'd love to know how you found it, or if you have any recommendations or anything like that. Please do leave a comment below and let me know :) 



  1. I havent tried this yet but was planning to! The finished look is very natural which I like for day time.. then again for £3.99 its a bargain! love your blog :)

    emma xo

    1. £3.99 is a bargain, haven't spotted it in there since - I also got loreal telescopic for £3.99 which is AMAZING! xo

  2. You can get this mascara in the UK, but it's sold as Max Factor False Lash Effect here! xx

    1. Oh really?! Thanks for letting me know! xo