Layering mascara is not a new concept–I do it all the time, but now it’s a new marketing strategy. CoverGirl Bombshell Volume by Lash Blast Mascara is a brand new dual sided mascara that volumizes and intensifies lashes with two different formulas and applicators. I haven’t seen CoverGirl do a dual sided mascara like L’Oreal or Maybelline so this is something new for them: I’m loving it and you KNOW how picky I am with mascara! I have a very strict list of criteria my mascara must pass and CoverGirl Bombshell Volume checks all the boxes!
The LastBlast line has always worked well for me, especially LastBlast Clump Crusher so I was excited to try Bombshell since Clump Crusher does a great job at lengthening but lacks a bit in the volume department. Bombshell gives me the best of both worlds: side #1 separates and lengthens and side #2 plumps up the lashes. Each brush is shaped differently with a different formula.
Side #1 – the wand is similar to most of the Last Blast line–HUGE and FAT. It’s a little intimidating at first–I wondered how that big ‘ol brush was going to fit my eye and I was scared! Actually it works beautifully; the rubber bristles comb through each lash to separate and coat. This formula is a deep black shade.
Side #2 is a cone shaped wand with thicker bristles and a heavier formula that adds volume. This wand has bristles as opposed to being rubber “spikes.” I did find you need to apply this fairly quickly after #1–don’t do both eyes with #1 and then follow with #2–the #1 formula will dry and then your lashes will start to feel too thick and cakey. I suggest applying #1, then #2 to each eye. Another bonus is that this mascara holds a curl very well so lashes don’t droop by the end of the day.
Warning: don’t get too carried away with side #2 or you WILL get clumps, one coat should do it! This mascara is harder to get off than most–use a good eye makeup remover.
CoverGirl Bombshell does not flake, smudge or make my lashes dry. In fact, that is a pet peeve I have with drugstore mascaras–they leave my lashes stiff and crunchy; I’ve been using Bombshell for about 2 weeks and my lashes still feel conditioned.
Bottom Line: If you have been searching for a mascara that gives length AND volume, you’ll want to try CoverGirl Bombshell by LashBlast mascara. For my Top 10 mascaras, click here!