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Favorite Drug Store Thickening Mascara

Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara

Cover Girl LashBlast Mascara

Product Description: From Cover Girl: “Get a blast of lush, volumized lashes! LashBlast’s patented volume-boosting formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max-out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big lash look.”

Why I love it: Las Blast definitely lives up to Cover Girl’s claims.  My (slightly thinning, long, blond) lashes truly look doubly or tripley thick with this mascara, while enhancing the length.  The waterproof version lasts all day with minimum flaking or rubbing off.  The clumps are minimal, particularly when you don’t let your lashes dry between coats.  The large brush can be somewhat hindersome when reaching the short lashes at the corner of the eyes, but its manageable.

A Few Tips:  I have only used the waterproof version of LashBlast.  I truly don’t understand why anyone would use non-waterproof mascara, even with contacts.  It doesn’t last as long, rubs off, gives you raccoon eyes and doesn’t hold any curl in the lashes.  So stick with waterproof.

I usually use black mascara, even as a blond.  I used to use black-brown mascara during the day and black at night, but, frankly, the color is hardly that noticeable and black mascara just makes your eyes pop.

Finally, you should always wear mascara (and always apply it last); no look is finished without it.  Nothing looks more bizarre than a chick with a full face of make up, lots of eye shadow and no mascara;  it makes her look like she has no eye lashes!  If I only could choose three make up products to wear daily, it would be concealer, a face-brightening blush, and mascara.  You can look fresh-faced and healthy with just those three products.

Where you can find it: Drug stores, obviously, for around $7.  They tend to sell out– particularly at my CVS on near a college campus– but don’t worry, they’ve sold 7 million of them so I don’t foresee them discontinuing the line anytime soon!

PS: LashBlast Luxe is a total gimmick.  You can barely see any shimmer unless you’re a couple inches from your lashes and, even then, the shimmer effect is minimal.  Stick with the regular waterproof version.


One response »

  1. You are SO dead on with this! I LOVE this mascara. It is forever in my purse! The best…..


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