Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Lash Blast

Happy Monday, beautiful people. I’m back!!

No more “scheduled posts”. I am soooo happy to be back home and glad that I was able to not only head up to D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration, but I also got to spend some time with some of my favorite beauty bloggin’ babes…also known as The Pretty Committee.

Do you see me in the back being all “extra”. Wow. Ohmigoodness, we had a ball. Thanks Shana for that picture. More about those happenings later. Let’s get to the mascara review. I know, I know. This mascara is quite ancient, ain’t it? I have been getting several requests for me to review it. I must admit….I was a little annoyed with having to re-REVIEW this mascara again but I’m glad I did!

CoverGirl Lash Blast

Price: 5 out of 5 ($7)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 1 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

What it claims: “Get a blast of lush, volumized lashes! LashBlast’s patented volume-boosting formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max-out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big lash look.” (source)

The truth: Ummm, wow!! This is good! And I feel like a cosmetic loser for just now showing love to a mascara that’s been out for 288 years.

What I loved about it:
The volume is insane! I mean…it really is there. And it’s there instantly! I almost didn’t need two coats but I’m used to always applying two so I did so out of habit.

What I didn’t like: Like most–the wand. But that’s a given.

It’s good and terrible (name that movie!!). Good because once you get the hang out it…it isn’t so bad. Terrible because..well, look at it!

Overall: This is such an old mascara! I mean…it’s funny that I am just now reviewing it because it has been around for a minute. Actually I did a small review of it in one of my first YouTube videos. Thanks to those who asked me to review it again because I have fallen in love with it! I have been wearing this mascara for quite a while now and am amazed at the volume factor. I found that it also gave me a little length. I didn’t experience any flaking and it held up throughout the day. Again…what a GREAT mascara!

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

It is the TRUTH, ladies! While strolling through CVS a few days ago I noticed that Lash Blast has a sister mascara called Lash Blast Luxe.

However, I will NOT be reviewing this baby here because I refuse to use mascaras with glitter in them. I had a bad experience with that awful CoverGirl Eyelights mascara. Glitter + mascara= eye irritation!! It infuriates me that these companies don’t get this. Goodness gracious….

Would I recommend it?: Absolutely!! Great deal and great mascara if you can get used to the wand.

If you are a crazy mascara consumer like me, I am sure you have tried this one. Tell me what you think!! Would you try the Lash Blast Luxe?

Stay beautiful….and intelligent (inside joke, hehe),

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  • Askmewhats

    awww..I have this, i love this too but my only concern is, Mine is not waterproof and with the humidity down here, everything just scatters and I have panda eyes! lol :)

  • Marsadie

    mm-mmm i wouldn’t put glitter on my lashes either! but lash blast = awesome mascara.

  • B

    Nikki–> Hi darling! Did you know that they now have a waterproof version of this mascara? I noticed it on the website yesterday but haven't seen it in stores. See if it's in Milan!

    Marsadie–> Isn't it so dangerous? Hmm…but it seems to be quite the fad. Another yay for Lash Blast!

  • Dwana

    I told you’d before, I’d try it. I’m not 100% on the mascara having “glitter” in it.
    I see the word shimmer tossed around and their add shows glitter…but when I see swatches I don’t notice “glitter” I see shimmer…If that makes since? IDK, I’ve been known to be late and wrong. :@P I said before that I would only try two…I might get all four. I’m looking at swatches on another site right now…it looks kind of hot, B.
    I’ve seen the Eyelights and to be honest, I’m scuuured of it.

  • Wes

    Yep! I told you this mascara was good. Its still my favorite, its already time for me to renew. I like this one much better than the Colossal- that didn’t do ANYTHING for my lashes.

  • SuzieC

    I don’t care for this mascara. I can’t figure out why but every time I use it it’s like nothing happens. I think I need to combine it with something else.

    What is up with these glitter mascaras? I saw another brand was pushing one at CVS last week. Since when was glitter by your eyes a good thing?

  • imee

    great review! i like lash blast as well… i wish the brush came with a smaller tip though.

    and amen! i totally agree with the lash blast luxe. who decided it’s ok to put glitter near the eyes???

  • Milan

    I love Lash Blast..its one of my favorites. I tried Lash Blast luxe over the weekend and honestly…I can barely tell the different. Still the same great formula but if you look reeeeally reaaaallly closely at your lashes…you’ll notice a SLIGHT shimmer. No chunks of glitter or glitter flecks at all. I like it because honestly its just regular Lash Blast in a hot pink tube! LOL

  • B

    Dwana–> Stay far away from Eyelights. LOL, I'm not even playing. And where did you see swatches. Ohhh, show me!!

    Wes–> I remember you bragging about this baby here. Wes, stooooop–Colossal is the bomb diggity. Remember when people used to say that? LOL!

    Suzie–> Whaaaat?!! You lyin'! Okay you so got a bad tube, sis. Buy another one. LOL…I'm serious. Girl, I don't know what's the deal with glitter in mascaras. It is seriously driving me up a wall how they think it is eye-safe.

    Imee–> Another mark for Lash Blast. And yes sis….I co-sign on the glitter in mascaras bit. UGH! It really infuriates me.

    Milan–> You are soooo funny. LOL @ buying it because of the packaging. I've been known to do the same thing. A great deal of my cosmetic purchases are because of it "looked" pretty. But it's a plus when the product actually works well. :)

  • Christine C

    Thanks for the review! I actually saw the Lash Blast Luxe in the store when I picked up the original Lash Blast last week, but I didn’t get it because I remembered the whole “glitter in your eye” fiasco from your Exact Eyelights review LOL. Man, not only am I a mascara addict, I’m also a mascara BLOG addict :)

    I waited forever to get on board with Lash Blast also. I tried CG’s Fantastic Lash and Lash Exact in high school, and I remembered both formulas being kind of dry and not that great… I’d assumed that Lash Blast was just a bigger-tubed version of Lash Exact, but I’m glad I gave it a try anyway.

    If you feel like splurging on yourself, you should try the Diorshow Iconic! I know you’ve mentioned that you don’t like the “3D” rubber brushes, but the iconic one is awesome. It’s oblique-cut or whatever and works really well to give you separation, volume, length, curl, AND darkness – drama all around! It’s a pretty thick and sturdy brush, so it doesn’t do that flip-flopping thing that the Maybelline Define-a-Lash does.

  • Dwana

    B you don’t have to tell me but once girl. Burning eyes!?!? I’m so scared I might go to Walgreens and knock over the display! LOL J/K

    Here’s the swatches, B

    Now under further investigation I’m hearing the same whispers, “the color (s) are faint.) That sucks since I was looking for a bold statement. I’ll test one to see how many is worth my makeup bag.

  • GS

    I love LashBlast, I used to hate CG mascaras and that´s why I was hesitant about buying this, but the reviews convinced me and I´m glad I did… love love love it, it gives me prettiest lashes ever -two coats and it looks like I´m wearing falsies, I swear!!-, and the brush has never been a problem for me.

  • Bsquared86

    I think I’m going to have to get this!

  • Adenike

    I have this, the wand is uncomfortable to me. I don’t know, it feels like it’s poking my eyelid.

  • Shefali

    This is my HG mascara…well this and Lancome’s Oscillation. I use the Oscillation for special occasions, and this one for everyday. You are right…it’s such a 5/5. I don’t know how people are going to beat the quality AND the price factor, together!

  • CurvyGurl ♥

    Hey B! Glad you had a great time. I saw that new LashLuxe in the store this weekend and turned up my nose…lol. I thought “Brit saved me money by reviewing the other ‘scara with glitter so I’m not taking a chance with this…”.

    When you have a chance, please stop by my blog, I have a small token of appreciation for ya :) (don’t worry about all the rules, I just wanted to let you know I like what you’ve created and how much I’ve learned since reading your reviews).

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    Too bad I couldn’t meet up with you ladies in D.C. :-(

    Fabulous photos!!

  • Rachel

    Found your blog the other day and bought a tube of this last night. I put on ONE coat and loved the fact that this stuff doesn’t clump and yet still thickens and lengthens. Great value for the price.

    I’m as much a mascara junkie as you are and love it when I can get the really NICE Lancome and Clinique ones but for the most part, I think the prices are way too high for most of those.

  • Abigail

    I lovee the"little sister" lash blast luxe. yes it has glitter in it, but you can only see it f you look right up close. The only difference in between the original and luxe that someone beside myself could see (and it was my brother…hah) was that i accidentally got the blue shade and you can tell in certain lights. It goes with my blue eyes good though(: I would definitely recommend both mascaras to anyone. (both the luxe and original.)

  • Anonymous

    This is my current favorite mascara. When I first tried it, I intially found the oversized brush and handle a little awkward to maneuver. However, once I got used to it, I came to love it. It's great at separating lashes and building volume! I end up with impressively full lashes without embarrassing clumps! One or two coats, depending on how much drama I want, is all I need, and it's inexpensive – a great find!

  • Mary

    (haha, late response xD)
    I haven't used the original LashBlast, but instead I skipped right to LashBlast Luxe. I have used the Black royale and black platinum and really like the royale one :) It has like no shimmer and slim-to-no color, depending on if you're in the sun or not, but pink tube=WIN (even though I prefer orange usually :P)

  • Husha

    Lash Blast is my favourite ever. You need like 2 coats for amazement.

    Luxe is GOOD, but my mom thought I had grey-blue lashes when I had it on!
    She thought I'd gotten eyeshadow on them all messily!

    We were in the car and she just gave me a funny look and went "You should learn to put on your makeup right"–I TOLD her it was sparkly 'scara, but she was like "No, I'm pretty sure it's sparkly EYESHADOW.."!!!! But who cares I still use it hehe

  • Anonymous

    This is the best mascara that I've tried. Two thumbs up!! :)

  • Suzi

    Love, love, love this mascara!! It goes on easy and is super easy to remove!! The brush is a bit funky, but once you get used to it, its all good. Great volume and it makes my eyes look awesome!! Great quality/great price!!

    I am a bit of a mascara junkie and have tried many.

  • May

    I have never bought any CoverGirl products until yesterday when I caved into your rave review of Lash Blast, and your occasional references to it when discussing other mascaras. I’m one of those girls who has always thought Lancome Definicils is the be-all, but has been detoxing from that habit because it is really pricey. I’m so glad I took the chance because Lash Blast is just as good, if not better. I’m one of those users who always gets smudgies on the lower lid, and it’s not so bad with Lash Blast. I also got a special freebie with the mascara — the cream eyeshadow duo stick. (I won’t be going for the Luxe either because I’m a contact lens wearer.) Thanks again, Brittany!

    • Brittany

      Awww, I’m so glad you like it!

  • Dee

    After hearing so many raves for this, I finally caved and bought the waterproof version.
    Unforturnatly… i cant say I had the same wonderfull experience as you :(
    It clumps like crazy on my lashes! The only way I can get it to work is if i use a tissue to wipe about 70% of the product off the brush before I use it. It looks great then… but what a waste :(

    Glad you liked it though, I might try the non-waterproof version and see if I have better luck with it.

  • Olga

    I have been using this mascara for quite some time now…I love it! I have tried all of its other siblings and none of them compare. I thought I would love lash blast luxe but it didnt really sparkle and my lashes didnt look the same. My lashes are sort of long so i dont need the length of the Lash blast length. I tried the fusion and still didnt give me the same results as this one. Recently i got the 24 hour one and i dont like it either so im sticking with the original.