Mascara Monday: COVERGIRL LashBlast 24HR mascara

Ohhhhh, check it out. COVERGIRL is hittin’ us with a new mascara in 2012. Well, technically this mascara came out in 2011 but still….a lot of y’all have sent me emails letting me know that you are just now seeing it in your neck of the woods. Gosh. It’s been FOREVER since I’ve reviewed a COVERGIRL mascara. They’ve been a bit quiet on the mascara scene so I was really excited to review this one.

Even if was another Lash Blast one. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I loved Lash Blast. But we’ve seen the original, Lash Blast Length, Luxe AND Fusion. They are kinda doing that whole Maybelline Falsies thing. Same mascara with different attributes. It bugs me but hey…if the mascaras work then I’ll take it.

Price: $8.95 in drugstores. Of course you can probably get it cheaper with a coupon.
Packaging (brush wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5

What It Claims: “Combines a longwear formula and an incredible volumizing brush for full, captivating lashes that last up to 24 hours.”

The Truth: Dang. This bad boy certainly lasts.

What I Loved About It: It certainly lived up to its claims.

What I Didn’t Like: Removing can be difficult.

Overall: Okay, here’s the thing: I don’t need a mascara to last 24 hours. Not even 10 hours. I get where COVERGIRL is going with this but come on, y’all. Use your better judgment. I don’t think anyone should wear any kind of makeup for hours and hours at a time. Mascara included. But because I really wanted to see how long this mascara could last, I actually rocked it for an entire 24 hours. Don’t worry. I still bathed and washed my face. I just didn’t do any mascara removing. And I must say…it stayed put. Seriously. It didn’t move at all.

Because it’s a Lash Blast mascara, it has the exact same wand we’ve seen in the other kids…

Yep, I’m still a fan of this wand. You either love it or hate it. There really isn’t an in between. Is it tough to control because it’s so big? Yep. Does it make sweeping through the little lashes challenging? Yep. But does it do a darn good job at bringing out the lashes and coating with them mascara? Oh yeah. I will always love this wand. The formula for this mascara, however, was just okay. While the consistency seems to be just like the original Lash Blast, I felt like I had a tough time getting it on the lashes. But when I did, I got a good amount of volume and was so so in lengthening department.

In terms of longevity, the mascara will last. It’s almost TOO good at lasting. It took a dozen or so swipes of my ol’ faithful Lancome Bi-Fail to finally get rid of the mascara. Yikes! The good news is, while it does take some time to get off, once you apply this mascara, you can rest assure that you won’t endure any smudging or flaking.

Bare Lashes

Lashes after 3 coats

Do I recommend it?: I suppose. If you’re a die hard fan of Lash Blast, you’ll like this mascara. Is it difficult to remove? Yep. Is the volume and lengthening as GREAT as the original Lash Blast? Sure. And if it’s longevity you’re looking for in a mascara, this baby has it.

It was great, COVERGIRL. Now give me somethin’ else grand. Just not another Lash Blast. Kthanx.

Have you tried this mascara yet? What do you think?

  • Cool brush. Definitely made your lashes thicker.

  • How difficult is this to remove? Like make your eyelashes fall out difficult? or just requiring an oil based remover difficult?

    • Brittany

      No no, I didn’t endure any of my lashes falling out. I definitely recommend using an oil based remover. But even using that, it may take a few swipes and massaging of the lashes before the mascara comes off.

  • Sounds like a good mascara if you’ll be damp (swimming, rain, etc.) or will be so busy you won’t have time to even think about makeup for a day.

    • Brittany


  • gio

    It looks beautiful on you! Too bad it’s such a pain to remove though.

  • I just wanted to point out that your title says “2HR mascara.” :)

    It seems like Covergirl is trying to milk the Lash Blast thing for as loooong as possible. I liked the original, but I haven’t tried any others from the line.

    • Brittany

      Thanks for the heads up! I realized that shortly after posting and changed it. Grrrr, I hate when I make silly little errors like that. :(

  • I need to try this!

  • Just a heads up, you put 2HR in the heading instead of 24 :)

    On the mascara itself, it seems like a good idea only if you live in a place that’s insanely humid (I’m talking it feels like rain when there isn’t any outside).Hm…How does it compare to Maybeline’s Falsies? I’m allergic to something in ALL Maybeline’s mascaras (discovering THAT was a fun expirement) but I love how falsies look!

    Alice in Nappyland

    • Brittany

      Thanks for letting me know, darling. It’s hard to compare The Falsies and Lash Blast since they have such different wands. The Falsies is one of those mascaras that give insane volume with only a coat or two. But, it is also prone to clumping. Lash Blast has a wand suitable for those with tiny lashes and can be build able since its brush isn’t as dense as The Falsies.

  • I just can’t get with any of the CoverGirl mascaras. They just don’t deliver to me. Nice try CoverGirl.

  • I am a LashBlast fan but like you, I don’t need it to last 24 hours. I think I will stick with the regular kind since it does what I need it to do. Thanks for your review!

  • Wow, another version of Lash Blast! I have only tried the one housed in an orange tube! Thanks for sharing

  • Maddie

    Great review! Can you please review the new Maybelline Illegal Length mascara? You’re the only mascara reviewer I truely trust! Haha :)

    • Brittany

      I’ll be reviewing it next week. Woot!!

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  • CJ

    I’m thinking of getting this but I’m kinda scared. The 24 hour claim works a little TOO well. If I were in a photoshoot or going somewhere with lots of water yeah I’ll take it.