I have been looking for a new mascara ever since they changed the formula of my beloved L'Oreal Volume Shocking. I have since tried a dozen different kinds of drugstore and high end mascaras, and none of them lived up to the glory that Volume Shocking provided to my lashes.
I love Volume Shocking. It's everything I ever wanted in a mascara. You get killer length, insane volume, super black color, everything. It's that fake eyelash look, and I loved it.
After extensive testing and inevitable disappointment, I think I may have found a suitable replacement.
Cover Girl Lash Blast.
When I saw the gigantic orange tube on the shelf at Target, I knew I had to try it. I mean, this thing is huge, it has to make your lashes huge, right? Marketing at its very finest.
My thoughts on Lash Blast:
It gives decent volume and length without clumping, the color is nice and black, the formula is smooth and not too dry, and it doesn't seem to flake after an hour.
I really like this mascara. Sure, it's not the same as the magnificent, glorious Volume Shocking, but it will do. There are, however, a few things I don't like about it.
The brush is gigantic, which makes applying the product difficult. The bristles are also pretty scratchy, it irritates my eyes a little and when you accidentally scratch your eye with it it HURTS! It takes a while to build volume, which is understandable but time-consuming. And the tube is HUGE. I mean, ridiculously huge. If someone saw it in your purse I'm sure it would be mistaken for an, uh, adult toy. In fact, I think it could double as an adult toy. How about that? Multi-tasking mascara! Hear me, Cover Girl? I have your next absurd marketing tactic!!!
Anyway, I think I would buy this again. It's not perfect, but it's definitely the best of all the drugstore mascaras I tried. If only they would bring back the old Volume Shocking. *sigh*
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Posted by Scrangie at 10:41 AM