|CoverGirl's Lash Blast Fusion ($11)|
As I am now scraping the barrel of yet another tube of Benefit's They're Real Mascara, I find myself on my third attempt at a cheap & cheerful mascara that will give me enough volume and fullness to save myself $24.00. They're Real is a a great mascara but it's also a real pain to remove.
A few years back, I had a love affair with CoverGirl's Lash Exact. Also housed in a purple tube, it provided full, clean looking lashes for day. So what if I ran out of it in less than a month? It was certainly affordable enough to replace as needed.
Then they moved on to Lash Blast and put my once favorite tidy brush on steroids. The latest incarnation is Lash Blast Fusion, that promises the hybrid benefit of length and volume and a normal sized brush that no longer looked like a turkey drumstick.
As always, I had high hopes for my purchase. It does apply cleanly, reminding me of my Lash Exact days, but I didn't see any particular surge in length or width.
I took a peek at the reviews on Makeupalley.com, a wonderful site that relies on the unbiased feedback of makeup junkies who volunteer to review their purchases. Out of over 600 reviews, Lash Blast received an average of 3.6 out of 5 lipsticks.
The mavens have spoken and this maven agrees. Glad I saved my CVS receipt...
To be continued.