Friday, April 3, 2009

CoverGirl Lash Blast Luxe

I went to Target today, and I decided to pick up CG's Lash Blast Luxe. I have the regular Lash Blast mascara, and I don't really care for it to much, so why did I get the Luxe? Impulsive buying!

Price: 7.49 at Target, and it came with a coupon for a free CoverGirl Eye Enhancers e/s.

Shades: This mascara is available in four shades; Black Platinum (840), Black Cabernet (845), Black Royale (850), Black Emerald (855). I purchased the Black Platinum shade.

What CG Says: "The blackest-black Lash Blast formula, now tinted with luxe shimmers. The giant Luxe brush helps blast lashes to their biggest, boldest, and most beautifully shimmering. In 4 shades that are ready to match your every mood."

What I Say: The product packaging is similar to its sister, Lash Blast, except it is pink. That is actually what attracted me to the mascara, because I love pink! I was surprised with this mascara because CG described it as "shimmery volumizing mascara," and we all know that a lot of times shimmery actually means glittery. I wore this mascara without any eyeshadow today, and I had no glitter fall out. If I did, I did not notice it at all. The shimmer didn't irritate my eyes or anything. It is not as shimmery as I thought it would be, but it is a nice, subtle shimmer.

It instantly gave volume to my lashes, but it did not give them much curl. Most mascaras don't curl my lashes, so I didn't get my hopes up. I really like this mascara because it gave me that instant volume that I was wanting. It didn't overly shimmer them, or look clumpy. A few people asked if I had on false lashes.

How does it compare to Lash Blast? Well of course, Lash Blast Luxe has a touch of shimmer. They are similar in packaging, and the wand it the same. It adds volume just like Lash Blast, but the consistency of the two are totally different. With Lash Blast I always have to wipe the wand off because the wand grabs way to much product. With this one I can just go straight to work because it doesn't come out gunky. Unfortunately this mascara (LB Luxe) is not water proof, and it may just be me, but it has a weird smell to it. It isn't bothersome, just not something I am used to after using Lash Blast for so long.

Overall I like this mascara. The only thing I am worried about is it not being water proof. Summer is getting close, and I do not want mascara running all down my face! So, I would give this a 4/5. I do prefer this one over the regular Lash Blast, because I don't have to wipe the wand off before hand (super lazy!) I'll probably do away with it when it starts getting hot, we'll see.

Lashes Before (I didn't use a curler)

Lashes After (I used two coats)
You can see the little shimmers!!


90's babi said...

I LOVE the shimmer, it looks so sexy. I will definetely be purchasing after I finish the tube of colossal volume express I'm using.

Jasmine Nicole said...

It is very pretty! Thanks for coming through! I appreciate it!!!