CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara review #ECBeautyBox

by - May 01, 2014

CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara
CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara

Hi Makeupnuts. Today I am sharing with you my first impression of the CoverGirl Bombshell Volume mascara. I received this in the Elle Beauty Box last week.

I was really interested to try out this 2 step mascara. I usually use mascara combos just to get more length and some extra Va va voom.

Does it do it? Give me some Va va voom? Or at least some Voom? Read on...

Here is what the Bombshell Volume wands look like: 

CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara Side 1
Side 1

Side one is similar to the regular LashBlast mascara with the short rubber bristles. The formula is like the LashBlast formula. You can add multiple coats of this side.

CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara Side 2
Side 2

Side two is a regular tapered bristle brush. I found the formula on this side a bit more liquidy but it dried super fast. This is the Intensify side. You are only supposed to add one coat to lock in that intense, dark, all day finish. This is also the side that is hard to remove. Whatever is in there is waterproof. 
CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara
bare lashes
CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara
one coat using Side 1
CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara
second coat using Side 2
I found the Bombshell Volume pretty longwearing. I think the longest I have worn it for was nine hours. My lashes felt a bit crunchy throughout the day but I didn’t notice any smudging or flaking. Side 1 gave me volume and Side 2 did give me a bit more length but it really darkened up my lashes to give the appearance of additional volume. You only need to apply one coat of side 2. I did try to add 2 coats and I ended up with super clumpy lashes. I didn't notice my lashes drooping during the day. Some thicker formulas tend to make my lashes droop during the day. This kept the curl during the day.

The packaging is massive. Has there been a larger mascara tube before? You could use this as a weapon in pinch. Initially I had some difficulty maneuvering the wand around on my left eye (as I am right handed) because it was so large. But after a few applications I am now used to it so that isn't much of an issue anymore. 

Now comes the only real complaint I have about this mascara. It is hard to get off. Like seriously hard. Like I applied 3 coats of waterproof mascara hard. I had to let my oil makeup remover sit on my eye for 30 seconds before wiping off the mascara. Then doing it again to get it completely off.

- Long wearing
- Gives great volume
- Really black

- Brushes were a little hard to work with initially.
- I got clumps when I applied a second coat of Side 2. Stop at one. Go nuts on Side 1 though if you want.
- Very hard to get off. You need to use your waterproof eye makeup remover to get this off. I should note, the package did say the Bombshell Volume mascara could be removed with the CoverGirl Makeup Remover. I don't have that sooo I couldn't tell you if that works.

Overall I like how the Bombshell Volume by LashBlast mascara looks and how long it wears but I am hesitant to use it daily as it is really hard to remove. I think for those long days where you need to have big lashes, this will do the job!

Have you tried the CoverGirl Bombshell Volume mascara yet? What were your thoughts?

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