I’m not sure why I picked this up. When first released, I had seen/heard not so stellar reviews of the Covergirl Bombshell Mascara…but it was only a few days ago, after having already tried the product, that I did some further research and I realised how bad some of these reviews are. Therefore, I hesitated as to whether to add my thoughts to the sea of controversy surrounding this product. Apparently it made some poor woman’s eyelashes fall out and as result of all the bad media, Covergirl repackaged this mascara with detailed instructions that one must use an oil based eye-makeup remover to remove it properly. I cannot verify nor attest to the truth of any of this (you can Google it as I did if you want to find out more).
Anyway, the only reason I purchased the mascara at all is because it came with a free mini size of the Covergirl TruMagic Bronzer which I wanted to test out after my positive experiences with the Covergirl TrugMagic Skin Perfector (reviewed here). It was kind of an impulse buy. So on the odd chance that some of you hadn’t heard or might consider this product, I thought I’d at least share my brief thoughts and the application photos since I’d already taken them.
The product promises mega volume and dark intensity delivered in a two step system. Step 1 (a thick, rubber bristled wand) is meant to add volume while Step 2 (a traditional bristled wand) is meant to seal in the intensity. First of all, the bulky packaging seems unnecessary (it’s huge). Even though it’s a double ended product, surely it could have been made smaller? Second, it is a pain in the behind to remove. For those of you who don’t usually use waterproof mascara (which this, ironically, is not but sure feels like), and do not like to use oil based makeup removers, stay far away. I made the mistake of using my Clinique Rinse Off Makeup Remover (which to be fair is not a great remover to begin with) the first time and it was like trying to remove tar. Something like the Neutrogena Eye-Makeup Remover works much better.
Last, and more importantly (I suppose), it did not do anything great for my lashes. For all the trouble that this mascara is, I experienced very little length and volume. Step 1 is gives me barely there lashes, and though Step 2 does add a little something it’s nothing can’t be achieved with your standard mascara. Needless to say, I did not like it. Here are the photos:
Well that’s all I have to say really. I don’t mean to be so down on Covergirl. Actually I’ve been loving so many of their products lately as those who join me regularly may be able to tell from the many products by the brand I’ve reviewed lately. But this just didn’t do it. Covergirl makes so many other great mascaras, including the Covergirl Clump Crusher which is amazing for an everyday look. Have you guys tried this one? What are some of your favorite Covergirl products?
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