11.26.2013
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LashBlast Length Water Resistant
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$7.79
Last Updated:11.26.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Here’s yet another great LashBlast product from Cover Girl! This water-resistant version performs just as the regular LashBlast Length, with the added benefit of being moderately resistant to water. That means it can withstand a couple of tears or a fine mist of rain, but not a downpour or a dip in the pool. Other than that, this mascara works exactly as claimed, allowing you to build impressively long, perfectly separated lashes. Thickness is minor, but without question this makes lashes really long, and without clumps or flaking. Removal is easy with a good water-soluble cleanser. This mascara's inability to hold up to prolonged moisture is its only noteworthy drawback, and prevents it from earning a Best Product rating.

Claims

Our signature Elasta-Nylon™ formula is now water resistant! Your lashes will flex without flaking, giving you bold, notice-me lashes rain or shine. Our longest brush ever makes lashes up to 80% longer looking.

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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 Procter & Gamble, call (800) 426-8374 or visit the Web site at www.covergirl.com.

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02.03.2015
Next best thing

I used to love the long-discontinued Neutrogena Lash Tint and this is the next best thing. I am blessed with long eyelashes and oily skin, so anything labeled "thickening" or "volume" is way too dramatic for everyday wear and, besides that, most mascaras smear under my eyes after a while anyway. This one looks very natural and the water resistance means it doesn't smear when I get oily but is still easy to wash off with my regular face wash. I took off one star because it can flake sometimes.

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Crystal M
12.22.2012
smears below eyes

Lash Blast Length- water resistant smears below eyes within a few hours of applying it. I tried it because the other Cover Girl mascara I used and liked was discontinued.

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