Product Review: COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865

Sunday, July 08, 2012

     How's your weekend? I'm suffering from skin allergies lately hence the lack of post. I can't concentrate from writing because these rashes are very itchy. Up to now I'm still having discomforts during bed time even though I already popped a pill of anti-histamine. This medicine should make me more sleepy, drowsy or groggy but I think it's not working like that. By the way, I'm having my 100th Follower Giveaway so if you're into eye makeup, this is your chance to own an eye shadow palette that's also good for beginners. Speaking of eye makeup, here's another product review of mascara that I won from The Beauty Junkee's 3rd Anniversary Giveaway: Everyday Essential Loot.

     This is my second mascara to date and let's see how will it fare to my short-thin-sparse lashes. I already found my HG mascara- Maybelline Full N' Soft but it's not available here. Boo Boo! I have no choice but to look for another mascara and this came perfect on time. But I'm hesitant at first because the brush applicator is new to me. It's not like the traditional brush type. I really had a hard time using this, but practice makes perfect. I used this several times so now here's what LashBlast Fusion to me. Just a nice and natural looking lashes great for day wear at school and at work. I still love Maybelline! Want to know why??? Scroll down and read more.
 COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
Experience COVERGIRL's first ever volume + length mascara! The fiberstretch formula and oversized brush make every little lash bigger, fuller, longer-looking, and more dramatic.* vs bare lashes.
 Super volumizing + buildable fiber-strength lengthening
Thickens and extends the look of your natural lashes
Signature blast brush
COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
You can see the mascara tube has a separate cap, replace with brush and close completely before first use. 
COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
This fat brush applicator is new to me, It's HUGE! I had a hard time using this. 

size: 13.1ml/ .44 fl. oz.

price: free

place bought: free ( sold at all COVERGIRL counters, Sm Beauty Section)

instruction for use: Discard bottle cap. Replace with brush and close cap completely before first use. Safeguard Purity: Always handle/apply in a careful, sanitary manner. Don't share or add anything to mascara. Treat applicator in a hygienic manner, don't reuse in a new case. Don't use if change in odor or appearance occurs. Cap tightly.

ingredients: Water/Eau, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Acrylates, Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Cire De Carnauba, Triethanolamine, Synthetic Wax, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Polyethylene, Oleic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Nylon-6, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Panthenol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Simethicone, Xanthan gu, Silica Ethylparaben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, May contain: Titanuim Dioxide, Ulrtamarines, Black 2, Iron Oxides
COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
Bare and curled lashes
COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
With one coat, I didn't see any difference in this photo but IRL , this mascara adds length 
COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara- Black 865
With two coats, it weighed down my lashes. The volumizing effect is so-so.

What I like:
  • I love the color of the packaging.   
  • Well sealed, manufacturing date printed on the package.
  • No clumping, flaking or smudging upon use.
  • Easy to remove.
  • Adds length to my short lashes.
  • Good for day-to-day use mascara, it's not dramatic. 
  • Contains more product compared to my Maybelline Full n' Soft mascara.
What I don't like:
  • Not waterproof. 
  • The packaging is a bit bulky for me.
  • I had a hard time using the huge brush applicator.
  • Weighs my lashes after 2 coats .
  • The volumizing effect is so-so.
  • I find the brush applicator tricky to use.
Will I repurchase? No, I want to try a dramatic mascara since I want to achieve the falsies lashes look.

     I give this a 3/5 rating. I have a love-hate relationship with this product. The moment I saw this on my loot, I said to myself that this will replace my HG mascara but I'm wrong. My first impression failed. I find this a good day-to-day mascara that gives my lashes a nice natural look. I will not recommend you to buy this because there's a lot of drug store brands that does the job. There's a lot more brand to try like Maybelline, L'oreal, Etude House and if your willing to shell out, Majolica Majorca and those high end brand like Benefit is worth a try. I'm not ready to spend on a high- end brand mascara because I always stay at home and the shelf-life of most mascara is very short. I will only end up with expired and dried up mascara. 

     What's your favorite mascara?Any tips and tricks to have a fuller lashes?Thanks for sharing!

Good Times!~

Everyday Essentials Loot, Woot Woot!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

     Here it is, my much awaited prizes from another giveaway that I joined two months ago. It's from THE BEAUTY JUNKEE'S 3rd Grand Anniversary Giveaway! This is the grandest giveaway that I've joined and the prizes at stake are really awesome. I never expected to win because I know a lot of her readers are witty and sensible when it comes to their answers. I just expressed what I really feel and learned from reading TBJ's blog posts. So lo and behold, these goodies came home with me last Sunday. 
1. Covergirl Makeups- Lash Blast Fusion Mascara in Black, Nature Luxe Lip Balms in Hibiscus and Smoky Shadow Blast in Tempest Blue
2. Camaru Naturals Organic Soaps- Acerola, Rice Bran and Charcoal soap, Camellia Oil and an Eco Friendly Bag
3. China Glaze Nail Polishes- Let It Snow Holiday Collection 2011 ( Ponsettia, Tinsel Town and Velvet Bow), Icicle, Nail File and Nail Kit
4. Carmex Lip Balms- Lip balm in a Jar, Click sticks (Original, Strawberry and Cherry), Lip Balm in Tube 
5. Samples of L'Oreal Youth Code, Revita Lift and BB cream

     These are more than enough for me. Since I have 3 sisters and sisters-in-law, I decided to share it with them. I also told them to observe the effects of the Camaru natural soap so that I can chronicle their experiences to my blog. I already started using the charcoal soap and will share my reviews on one of post. 

Ze winners with Martha of The Beauty Junkee
L-R: Angel, Arriane,  Martha, Moi and Chan
*photo grab from The Beauty Junkee*
     Thank you Martha for this giveaway! More power to your blog. Continue to Inspire more readers :D I had a great time meeting her and the rest of the winners. 

Good Times!~



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