Thursday, 20 December 2012

CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof review

CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof in Very Black has been my default mascara of choice for a while. No matter how many high end mascaras I try, I always end up reaching for this funky orange tube. I use Very Black, which is... very black.


- Drugstore, so pretty cheap and widely available (RRP $17.95 in Australia grrr, but about half that in the US)

- Easy application - I was originally apprehensive about the scary-looking rubbery bristles on the wand, but they're great for separating lashes and ensuring it's clump-free in only a couple of strokes

- Very Black is definitely very black, and doesn't go ashy as it dries like some other mascaras.

- Makes lashes look plump and thick, without looking crunchy.

- Holds a curl very well - I've had a few mascaras destroy my carefully curled eyelashes before my eyes. This one doesn't, at all, and it doesn't even change the shape of the curl. Win!

- Long wear, doesn't crumble over the day. Also very waterproof - it doesn't budge!


- Annoying to remove. Regular "gentle" makeup remover doesn't quite cut it, I've had most success with two-phase oil-on-water style removers (Garnier's one works well), or even extra virgin olive oil. It's best if you apply to a pad and hold it over your eye for 20 seconds to help it dissolve.

I've heard that the non-waterproof version is equally good, without the removal difficulty, but I'm wary of all non-waterproof mascaras due to my terrible allergies and tendency to cry over really lame things (never reading Jonathan Safran Foer on public transport ever again).

For US readers, P&G's eStore have great deals on CoverGirl and other brands (such as Olay) for the holidays - 15% off for new customers, free shipping on orders over $25, and $15 mail rebate when you spend over $50 on beauty! Lash Blast Volume Waterproof is here - and you get a free Nail Gloss with your purchase!

This post was sponsored by BlogHer and P&G, which did not affect my opinion. For more information, see Disclosure Policy


  1. This is definitely my favourite mascara, although I use the one in the purple tube because I find it dries a bit faster. I have pretty watery eyes and I cry extremely easily, and I don't have much of a problem with it running. I usually remove it with olive oil which seems to work pretty well!

    1. I'll have to give that a go after I finish this tube off, thanks! :)

  2. The non-waterproof version of this is what I've been wearing as HG for a little while now. It's absolutely awesome and comes off EASILY. Further, it's not oversensitive to wetness, as I've been eye-leaky from various things lately (nasty cold). After several hours of wear (like... 6-8) it starts to flake off but that's okay because who needs mascara on for that long?

    I know cosmetics in Australia are criminally expensive but I think you'd like it for days when you have no interest in dealing with hell eye makeup removal.

    1. Ooh, I will try to get my hands on that! Thanks for the rec :)

  3. I love this mascara but I haven't had one in a few years! I will have to pick one up soon, you've reminded me how much I love it!

    1. Glad I helped fuel your beauty habit! :P

  4. need before and after pics!

    I'm in love with Benefit - They're Real! Mascara! SOOO good! Will do a post on it soon :)

    1. I should, but my eyelashes are really terrible right now (stress makes me pull them out) :(


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