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Saturday, March 07, 2009
3:35 AM
Review : Covergirl Lash Blast / Max Factor Extreme Lash Pumper

CoverGirl Lash Blast WaterProof (Very Black)
Price : USd7.65 on drugstore.com
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Extreme Lash Pumper (Extreme Blackout)
Price : USD9.99 on drugstore.com
Max Factor and Covergirl often go on sale / have promotions so usually these can be gotten at a better price than what i wrote here. Unfortunately there wasnt any promotion when I ordered.
I heard a lot about these two mascaras on youtube and decided to give them a try because i wanted to try out new mascaras. I was a bit sick of my Majolica Majorca Lash Expander after going through 3 tubes. I'll do a seperate review on that later since it had been my HG mascara until i tried these.
I also saw on youtube that a few makeup gurus actually said that these two are exactly the same. Of course there are other reviews who said there's a slight difference. So i had to find out.
First of all, the packaging is really lik 95% similar. The 5% is the Color of the tube and brand. I took a picture of the brushes before i dip them into the mascara. It's not as obvious in the pic, but in real life these two mascara wands are exactly the same. Only difference is the color, the CoverGirl lash blast mascara want has an orange tip with black bristles. The shape, and everything else about it is the same.
I've been using it for more than a week, almost everyday. Truthfully speaking, I think these two are the same! Same product, same mascara wand etc etc. But the Max Factor is slightly more expensive than Covergirl adn doesn go on sale as much ( IMO) Since i got them both in waterproof and both in the blackest shade. They literally are the same. I kinds hope i didn throw away the original cap because I could be better off keeping one away as a back up first. . Now with the actual review. I'm only doing a single review because like i said, these two work exactly the same way on me.
Quality: 4.5 / 5 ( My HG mascara for now)
Price : 3.5 / 5
Packaging : 3 / 5
This is the mascara that gives me the most volume of all the drugstore brand I've tried. My favourite volumnizing amscara used to be Maybelline's turbo Boost. I think maybelline has one of the best mascaras for drugstore brands. ( over l'oreal , ZA , etc) Of course now i am liking these two better.
I usually apply 2 thin coats, or 3 if i have more time to spare. Applying these in thin coats better than 1 thick coat. The first coat is not impressive, it just colors the lashes a little. However on the 2nd coat is is obvious that there is a lot of lash "pumping" going on! I cant say how impressed i am with the volume it gives to my lashes. I'll say it thickens my lashes by about 3 times ( probably more!) . I'm being very rough and practical with this comparison. We all know its not to believe those advertisements that says "10X the volume! ) .
Again, this has to be applied in thin coats. When i applied a thick coat, my lashes looked spidery.
These mascaras are also one of the driest mascara I've bought. Most mascaras tend to be a bit too watery at first. I only start using a mascara about a couple of weeks after i open them so that they aren't so watery. Watery mascaras tend to weigh down my lashes and desttroy my curl before i even get out of the house. These work straight away when i opened them. Also, because the texture is thick, it can take a bit more time to apply. I'm still gettign used to this mascara so it takes me longer to apply this, but I can already feel that i am getting quicker on the 3rd application.
One thing to note, if the very first try was bad, do give it another try. My first application turnedout ver uneven , thick and spidery no matter how thinly i tried to apply. I am guessing its because its the first time dipping the brand new brush into the mascara so need to give it some time to "settle" on the bristles. (again just my guess)
Lengthening / Color
I did not notice much lengthening with these. But because the colors are really black , I end up with thick and black lashes that looks good even without obvious lenghtening. The blackest of the formulas are really pigmented. Definately not one of those black mascaras that look like dark grey.
Curl / Waterproof / Removal
These holds my curls really well. Although waterproof mascaras generally holds curls well, most tend to weigh down my lashes by the end of the day. These DON'T! Even after 10hours of wear my lashes still look like how they did when i just finish applying the mascara. The weather here is one of the most humid and sunny in the world and these held up really well.
I did not experiance smudging of any sort even after i apply eyedrops.
Of course, waterproof mascaras are all difficult to remove. But any of those duo-toned eyemakeup remover will do the job easily.
Overall, these are my New love ! Holy Grail! I'm planning to get the CoverGirl Volume Exact to try too, since it also got a good handful of good reviews :)

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