I wanted to do a quick review on CoverGirl’s LashBlast Fusion mascara because the LashBlast collection is one that I hear a lot of people raving about. When it comes to drugstore mascara, it’s no secret that I am a diehard L’Oreal Voluminous fan, but I recently strayed from my tried and true in order to see what all the fuss was about.
There’s a lot of variety in CoverGirl’s LashBlast line. Whatever you’re looking for in a mascara (volumizing, lengthening, waterproof, long wear etc), you will probably find it with LashBlast. I decided to test out the popular LashBlast Fusion in the purple tube, since it combines volumizing and lengthening all-in-one. I must admit, I did have high hopes for this mascara and I am not completely blown away.
The thing I dislike most about LashBlast Fusion is the wand. At first glance it looks great, but once it’s inserted it into the mascara, the product builds up on the bristles causing them to lose length. The plastic bristles are pretty sharp and they hurt a lot if you poke yourself when applying. The base is also pretty large, and combined with the shorter bristles, it’s kind of awkward to use. I especially foresee application issues for women with shorter lashes.
The End Result
While I do like how my lashes look in LashBlast Fusion, I have to spend a lot of time applying the mascara in order to achieve the desired result. With L’Oreal Voluminous I usually am able to produce a long, full lash in about 5-6- strokes and with CoverGirl’s LashBlast Fusion it takes me upwards of 10-15 strokes. You can customize the intensity of your lashes as you go since the product is extremely buildable. I wasn’t a fan of how stiff my eyelashes feel with this on, I prefer more of a fluffy finish. I have also noticed slight flaking by the end of the day and if I rub my eyes at all, there’s a lot more.
While I did not fall in love with CoverGirl’s LashBlast Fusion, I didn’t hate it either. I will continue to use the tube I bought until it runs out because it does provide comparable results to what I’m used to with L’Oreal Voluminous.. it just takes a lot more effort to get there.
Will it be Going in my Kit?
I will not be putting this in my kit because the other mascaras I carry already compensate for what LashBlast Fusion could add.
Unfortunately as of 2015, Covergirl does test on animals.
Natural and/or Environmentally Friendly?
Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Acrylate/Acrylamide Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Alcohol Denatured, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Carnauba), Triethanolamine, Synthetic Wax, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Polyethylene, Oleic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Nylon 6, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Glycerin, Panthenol, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Simethicone, Xanthan Gum, Silica, Ethylparaben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, May Contain:, Ultramarines, Black (CI 77499), Iron Oxides
Disclaimer: I purchased this item on my own and have not been contacted or asked to review this product.