Covergirl’s newest mascara is part of the Flamed Out collection in store now. I’m a big fan of Covergirl’s LashBlast line and a devout lover of Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara (review here) so I was excited to try this latest addition to the brand.
Being a mascara aficionado, I feel compelled to try every new mascara on the market. I am not able to accomplish this task all the time, but I try. However, I have strict criteria I feel an outstanding mascara must meet:
- must lengthen
- must not clump
- must add volume/thickness
- must have a conditioning formula (i.e.; no dry lashes)
- must have a fairly “wet’ formula
- must not flake or smudge
Okay, so that may be a tall order but make no mistake that there are mascaras that pass my must have list, Covergirl Clump Crusher being one of them. Flamed Out promises volume, the ability to grab every lash and to be clump and smudge free.
The wand is specially designed with two “zones.” The Igniter Zone, at the end of the brush has high density soft, hollow fibers that soak up the mascara to release it to lashes. The Volume Zone has shorter bristles in the center of the brush to reach each and every lash. The brush has somewhat of an “S” shape.
So how does Flamed Out mascara measure up? I definitely don’t like it as much as Clump Crush Crusher for volume. I didn’t see an increase in volume which I was really hoping for. It does provide good length, my lashes are fairly long naturally so I don’t think Flamed Out gives more length than most mascaras. There was no flaking or smudging and my lashes didn’t feel dry or crunchy. The tube has a wide opening and it doesn’t do a very good job of removing excess mascara from the wand so you may need to wipe it off with a tissue.
Flamed Out does not tick all my boxes for a mascara, however, it does meet a lot of must haves. If you prefer natural fluffy lashes, this would be a good choice. Price: $5.99-7.49.