5/21/13

Lash Blast Was Not A Blast

Okay so, I do not have great natural eyelashes. It just doesn't really run in my family. Plain and simple. I have actually had numerous people tell me, in shock, how short my lashes are. Yes, people are rude like that. I have always lusted after long lashes. They don't even need to be dark or thick, just looong. But thus, we can't always have everything and I have learned to be grateful for what I have got. And I have learned to work with what I have got.

We all know that I am not a huge make-up wearer. In fact, if you see me at the grocery store or out for a walk, 75% of the time, I am not wearing any. I will have a decent outfit on (well, maybe) but my hair and make-up will be sketchy. The other 20% of the time, I would be wearing mascara and have colored in my brows a bit but thats it. The last 5% of the time I would be wearing foundation, concealer, blush, eyeliner, mascara, and some eyebrow pencil. If you're lucky a tiny bit of bronzer. But if it's not my wedding day (I already did that), I wouldn't be wearing all of that, lets be honest. I am all about embracing the face you got. Maybe enhancing it a little?

SO, if I am wearing any make-up, mascara would be it. It makes me look more alert, more feminine, and enhances my eyes which I kinda like. I think mascara really is important. I am also the type of person who sticks with what she knows. When I go to restaurants, I find the thing that I like best and get it every time. It's the same deal with make-up. I have been using the same face wash since I was 12, for Pete's Sake! I am not necessarily saying that is a good thing but why fix what isn't broken?

This last week, I got a Covergirl coupon in a magazine. It was a pretty decent coupon for any Covergirl eye product. I needed new mascara anyway and I had heard great things about the Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara so I thought I would give it a whirl! I wish this next part was more positive but I will be blunt. I am not a fan. It has the weird rubbery bristles that I believe are suppose to help with clumping. It did avoid clumping but it also made the "voluminous" part nonexistent as well.

Boo, so disappointing.

Now, because I have such scrawny natural lashes, I use multiple coats of mascara to pump them up. We're talking like 2-3. A lot I know, but I need my mascara to be build-able in order to obtain that full lash look. So, with the Lash Blast, I used just that, 3 coats and the results were disappointing. Not only did my lashes remain short looking (thats fine, the product didn't claim to provide longer looking lashes)  but they look scrawny/thin. Where was the volume that they claimed? They were also really brittle feeling, like I could snap them off. Boo, all around disappointment. This product did not fit my needs BUT it may be great with other individuals with already long, thick, lashes?

I am glad that I didn't pay full price for this product, it really wasn't worth it. In the future, I will sticking with my original favorite. The L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara. It's fantastic. The product is not only about $1 cheaper than the Covergirl Mascara but it is build-able and volumizing (is that a word?). It may have more issues with clumping but I would rather have too much product than not enough. My lashes always look longer, thicker, and all together more noticeable with the L'Oreal Mascara. I would absolutely suggest it. Particularly the Carbon Black option. Really great and definitely what I will stick with!

Buy this product. It's great!

There you have it! I was in no way paid to do this review, this is just the honest truth of what I found.

Happy Tuesday!

Hil

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I love that you wrote a post about mascara, because now the next time I go the drugstore for a new tube, I don't have to take a gamble and end up with another annoying tube of the lash-blast stuff, which I didn't like either. I'm such a cheapy-cheap that I have been trying to use up the tube before buying a new one. I'm definitely right there with you on the not-much-makeup thing (let's face it, I'm far too lazy to be high maintenance...you've probably seen me wear makeup in pictures but never real life) I am going to have give the L'Oreal Voluminous a go :)