Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Lash Blast Length

Yeaaaa mon!! CoverGirl hits us with another Lash Blast mascara. This baby is supposed to make your lashes 80% longer using Elsta Nylon.
Many of us have high hopes after finding so much success with the original Lash Blast. Did this one deliver?
Is it just as good if not better than its big sister?
We’ll seeee…..
CoverGirl Lash Blast Length

Price: 5 out of 5 (around $7 at drugstores, Wal-Mart and Target)

Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5

What it claims: “A perfectly matched system that combines an advanced Super-Length brush and our unique lengthening Elsta-Nylon formula for extreme lash length that won’t break or flake off. “

The truth:
I’m glad to see another lengthening mascara hit the market. This one ain’t too shabby.

What I loved about it: The wand is great! I would have loved if the tip was a little more triangular just so I could attach those fibers to the inner lashes a little easier. But overall, the bristles (all 450 of ’em….I counted. Hehe, j/k) are great at grabbing my lashes.

What I didn’t like: I won’t complain about the lack of volume because I know most lengthening mascara have this issue–that issue being that they ONLY lengthen. I wish I could have gotten a bit more length.

Lash Blast is back, baby!! I think we need to throw a party! When I first heard about this mascara, I was excited. Then again—I get excited about the release of all mascaras.
But Last Blast is different because a great deal of consumers all over the word seemed to like it. Check out my review here. Cover Girl has decided to join the mascara bandwagon and release a mascara that has some innovative formula that gives the effect of wearing real lash extensions. We have seen this before from Too Faced Lash Injection, Imju Fiberwig, Blinc Kiss Me and L’Oreal Lash Extension beauty tubes. I have nicknamed these mascaras “fiber mascaras” because they all have little “fibers” (CoverGirl’s LB Length’s are called nylon fibers) that attach on to the lashes creating looooong lashes.
Wait—I was able to catch one of those fibers in action. Look to the right of the brush. Do you see one? It’s waving at you!
What I love about CoverGirl’s attempt in this is how light my lashes feel. They don’t feel heavy and I’m not enduring the flakiness that some fiber mascaras may have.
Now–I really wish I could have gotten some more length. Actually, a lot more. My lashes don’t behave so well with JUST a lengthening mascara. They tend to act all wonky and I have to do a lot of manipulation just to make them look decent.

Lashes without mascara
(did NOT curl lashes)

Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

To show how much better lengthening mascaras behave when they have a little help from a volumizing partner, I used 1 coat of Lancome Defincils Pro AND 2 coats of CoverGirl Lash Blast length on the left eye vs. 2 coats of Lash Blast Length by her lonesome on the right eye.

Can you see a little more volume on the left eye’s lashes? I can.

Would I recommend it?: I do because I think it will be be phenomenal for ladies with extremely short lashes. And if your lashes behave better than mine….you will really like it. I think it’s worth a try for any avid mascara shopper out there!
I’m playing around with embedding my videos in posts but we’ll see how long this lasts. Mofos be stealin’ vids, man. :( But do check out the video review and see this mascara in action.

This baby will be available
September 2009!
So what do you think?
Excited about trying it?
Were you a fan of the original Lash Blast?

A crazed mascara reviewer,

  • Askmewhats

    I won't stop saying this B, your bare lashes are as wonderful as ever! you don't really need mascara girl! thanks for the review! I do see the fibers *waves hello too*

  • Amina

    I've never tried any of covergirl mascaras but I'll be on the look out for this one :)

  • Anonymous

    Do you know when Lash Blast Length is going to be available in stores? Right now, it's available on their website as a "PreSale" (but they have limited supply). :(

  • Mama Jen

    where have i been..i haven't even heard of this mascara..i will def try it out. I am always looking for a mascara that lengthens.

  • beautyjudy

    Is this the first mascara to put the fibers within the actual mascara and not in a separate part of the tube? This is cool, I definitely want to try it out!!! I also need to try regular Lash Blast!!!

  • SoHo Accessories

    Is it safe for contact lens users ? Usually those fibers flake off.

  • Da_Kween

    I love mascara so I think I will get this one. I just HAD to try the Stiletto when it came out and I did love it. But, I'm always willing to try out new stuff. I don't believe in sticking to one product. LOL

  • B.B.

    wow! i love the regular lash blast, so i really appreciate your review and look forward to trying this out!

  • Anonymous

    I just tried this mascara and it's amazing! Really impressive with length, not so much with volume. So I tried it followed up with the regular lash blast and the results were spectacular! You should try it, I seriously felt like I had false lashies on =)

  • Donna

    I really love this mascara. I agree that it isn't much for volume but I LOVE how feathery and long my lashes look when I use this stuff. It is pretty great and it's super easy to layer too. Loves it!