CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara
Our Drugstore Diva has been giving us the details on a few CoverGirl LashBlast Mascaras (sisters Length and Volume) and gave them 5 and 4.5 stars respectively, then clever CG came up with one tube that marries both of those– LashBlast Fusion. Let’s see how this one compares.
From a marketing perspective, I think the LashBlast sub-line of mascaras is simply genius. There is something for everyone, and for some reason most gals (myself included) can’t just stop at one. To date, there is LashBlast Length, LashBlast Volume, LashBlast Fusion, and LashBlast Luxe. The first two need no explanation, Fusion as I mentioned is a combination of length and volume, and Luxe adds a bit of shimmer so we’ll have to see how that one compares as well. All come in bold colored packaging and presented with the brush outside of the tube to show off their fancy bristles.
Let’s talk about what’s on the inside. At first use, I dipped my purple-headed brush in there and came out with black as can be mascara, just the way I like it. I was still clearly able to see the bristles on the brush which tells me it picked up the perfect amount. Typically that also tells me that I shouldn’t foresee any clumping in my near future, a very comforting sign of what’s to come.
Just like my eyeshadow trials, I did one eye with primer and one eye without, first to see how the product manages on its own and then to see how it performs in what would be normal wear.
On the eye without primer, definition was the first thing I noticed. The black really was pitch black, which helps bring out brown eyes (or any color, for that matter). The volume and length came after I built up a few coats, which I don’t at all mind should the results show. And how were the results? Above average, but not phenomenal. I could have used some more volume and some more length, and I didn’t think the mascara did one particularly better than the other.
On the eye with primer, however, I noticed the definition immediately again, but had a much easier time building the volume and length. Sure, the booster is completely cheating but I did notice one more thing which I really liked. Some mascaras, when used with primer, tend to need more attention so that they don’t clump. But with this fancy brush I was telling you about, I was able to layer a few coats and not even have to think about clumping. Volume and length were there, but still not to the point where I was in love.
Since I love a great set of lashes and don’t like settling for anything less, CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion gets 4 stars on The Cos View scale.