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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Review & Swatchfest: Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara by Lashblast

Cover Girl Clump Crusher 
Cover Girl Clump Crusher 
Over Thanksgiving break, I was not-so-gently informed by my little (and apparently wiser) sister that my lashes were awful. Nothing permanent, mind you, just that the mascara I was using wasn't doing anything in the way of enhancing them (or, in her words, "Your lashes are super clumpy....we need to fix that"). So it was off to the drugstore for us! I had stackable coupons for Cover Girl, so Cover Girl Mascara it would be. Of the two I picked up, their Clump Crusher by Lashblast was the most promising - mostly due to the obvious clump-busting claims. It turns out that it does in fact crush clumps, but might leave a little something to be desired.

To start, the formula feels like any that fall on the drier side; I think the de-clumping capabilities comes from the wand. With one straight side and the other curved, the brush has densely-packed, short, stubby bristles that help comb through lashes and separate them. The shape actually leant itself well to curling lashes nicely. The only problem is that I think the stoutness of the bristles keeps them from getting much product on them, so it takes a couple of coats to really emphasize lashes. Despite needing to be layered, my lashes remained separated! Still, I wouldn't call the impact dramatic. For me, this is definitely a daytime mascara.

There is a great upside though! The subdued look this mascara gives lashes is perfect for my bottom lashes. I have pretty long lower lashes and when I use regular mascara on them, I feel like they are emphasized to the point where they look like venus fly traps (a wonderful analogy I'm borrowing from Shannon over at Gloss + Dirt). Bonus: after multiple trials on the lower lashes, I didn't notice any running or bleeding onto my under-eye area.

If you love natural, but emphasized lashes, this is the mascara for you (and affordable!). If you prefer more dramatic lashes, you might want to explore other options. One thing, however, is for sure: this girl no longer has clumpy lashes. Take that, Madison.

Cover Girl Clump Crusher  on top and bottom lashes (two coats)

Cover Girl Clump Crusher  on top and bottom lashes (two coats)

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