11.30.2016
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Katy Kat Eye Mascara
0.35 fl. oz. for $7.99
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Last Updated:11.30.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

The Katy Perry-fronted Katy Kat Eye Mascara delivers fluttery, volumized lashes, but it's not a total success. The issue? The combination of the helix-shaped brush and goopy formula can result in uneven distribution.

Let's start with the positives: Beyond thickening lashes, you can expect Katy Kat Eye Mascara to add a decent amount of length. We also found the fragrance-free formula held up well throughout the day, resisting flaking and smudging.

In terms of removal, it's not overly difficult to get off, but you'll definitely want a makeup remover to help (pretty standard for most mascaras).

The problem is with the brush. The helix design allows the mascara to be more heavily saturated in some areas. Wiping off the excess mascara before you apply it can help; otherwise, expect some areas where the mascara globs more than others.

Overall, this isn't a bad mascara, but we've seen better from CoverGirl.

Pros:
  • Delivers a fluttery, volumized lash look.
  • Adds some length.
  • Fragrance-free formula resists flaking and smudging.
Cons:
  • Helix-shaped brush and goopy formula can result in uneven distribution (mascara globs).
  • Not as impressive as some of CoverGirl's other mascaras.
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Claims
CoverGirl's Katy Kat Eye Mascara gives a 360 degree all-day cat eye! 10X Volume + Darkness. 360 degree sculpting brush sweeps lashes up and out. Won't smear or smudge. Removes easily with soap and water. Ophthalmologically tested.
Ingredients
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ozokerite, Shellac, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cire De Carnauba, Beeswax / Cire D'Abeille, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Tapioca Starch, Lecithin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Hydroxide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Gluconate, Tocopherol. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.
Brand Overview

CoverGirl At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely available; a hugely improved selection of foundations, several with reliable sunscreen; good concealers; enviable pressed powders; some fantastic Lash Blast mascaras; mostly great eyelining options; a vast selection of lip color options, from the long-wearing Outlast to sheer lip glosses to the wholly impressive Lip Perfection lipstick; several great options in the Queen Collection.

Weaknesses: The older foundations are seriously lacking; the newer Advanced Radiance foundation has great texture but disappointing SPF rating; powder blush and eyeshadows; terrible makeup brushes; all of the "Clean" products contain irritating ingredients.

Since 1961, CoverGirl has been slowly building a portfolio of cosmetics that today is about as all-encompassing as a makeup line can be. Originating from the same "medicated" ingredients found in Noxzema Skin Cream (which was never medicated in the least, but seriously irritating for skin), the debut products are still available, albeit with slight modifications. The good news is that for the past several years CoverGirl has consistently updated their line with some very impressive products, especially their foundations, concealers, and vastly improved pressed powders. They also offer some excellent eye and lip pencils, lipsticks and lip gloss, and one of the all-time best long-wearing lip paints, Outlast.

What's puzzling is that although many of CoverGirl's latest products are progressive, they tend to hang on to the lackluster-to-poor options, including abysmal powder blush and eyeshadows and their long-standing, very irritating Clean Makeup. These items may be part of CoverGirl's humble beginnings, but you certainly don't see parent company Proctor & Gamble adding eucalyptus oil and menthol to their Olay products or to products of any of the other cosmetics companies they own. If those ingredients were so important, why not use them everywhere? Needless to say, the great products outnumber the disappointments, and the prices make it easy for those on a budget to be beautiful and enjoy some state-of-the-art products, provided they shop wisely.

CoverGirl's Web site is extremely easy to navigate, and presents a wealth of product information, along with practical (if somewhat cutesy) tips and tricks for successful makeup application and for finding the shades that work best for you. CoverGirl's consumer relations department is consistently helpful if you have any questions or concerns. For example, if one of your favorite items was discontinued, you might want to know what replaced it, and they will let you know. Such service and customer concern is yet another powerful reason to believe CoverGirl really has its (class) act together.

For more information about CoverGirl, owned by Coty, call (800) 426-8374 or visit the Web site at www.covergirl.com.

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CoverGirl At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely available; a hugely improved selection of foundations, several with reliable sunscreen; good concealers; enviable pressed powders; some fantastic Lash Blast mascaras; mostly great eyelining options; a vast selection of lip color options, from the long-wearing Outlast to sheer lip glosses to the wholly impressive Lip Perfection lipstick; several great options in the Queen Collection.

Weaknesses: The older foundations are seriously lacking; the newer Advanced Radiance foundation has great texture but disappointing SPF rating; powder blush and eyeshadows; terrible makeup brushes; all of the "Clean" products contain irritating ingredients.

Since 1961, CoverGirl has been slowly building a portfolio of cosmetics that today is about as all-encompassing as a makeup line can be. Originating from the same "medicated" ingredients found in Noxzema Skin Cream (which was never medicated in the least, but seriously irritating for skin), the debut products are still available, albeit with slight modifications. The good news is that for the past several years CoverGirl has consistently updated their line with some very impressive products, especially their foundations, concealers, and vastly improved pressed powders. They also offer some excellent eye and lip pencils, lipsticks and lip gloss, and one of the all-time best long-wearing lip paints, Outlast.

What's puzzling is that although many of CoverGirl's latest products are progressive, they tend to hang on to the lackluster-to-poor options, including abysmal powder blush and eyeshadows and their long-standing, very irritating Clean Makeup. These items may be part of CoverGirl's humble beginnings, but you certainly don't see parent company Proctor & Gamble adding eucalyptus oil and menthol to their Olay products or to products of any of the other cosmetics companies they own. If those ingredients were so important, why not use them everywhere? Needless to say, the great products outnumber the disappointments, and the prices make it easy for those on a budget to be beautiful and enjoy some state-of-the-art products, provided they shop wisely.

CoverGirl's Web site is extremely easy to navigate, and presents a wealth of product information, along with practical (if somewhat cutesy) tips and tricks for successful makeup application and for finding the shades that work best for you. CoverGirl's consumer relations department is consistently helpful if you have any questions or concerns. For example, if one of your favorite items was discontinued, you might want to know what replaced it, and they will let you know. Such service and customer concern is yet another powerful reason to believe CoverGirl really has its (class) act together.

For more information about CoverGirl, owned by Coty, call (800) 426-8374 or visit the Web site at www.covergirl.com.