CoverGirl is introducing a new mascara to the LashBlast line up–LashBlast Fusion which is supposed to lengthen and volumize! LashBlast Fusion will make it’s debut at stores nationwide in April but if you go toÂ CoverGirls’s Facebook pageÂ www.Facebook.com/COVERGIRLÂ you can order it early. Â I ordered mine through Walgreen’s and got a BOGOH (buy one get one half off) deal and free shipping!Â Now on to the important stuff–is LashBlast Fusionreally all that AND a bag of chips? Well, sorta. It does a superb job of lengthening, but didn’t quite cut it for me in the voluminizing department. In fact I don’t see much difference between this and the original orange monster. In fact, the brush is pretty much teh same; I find it a bit hard to work with when trying to get those lashes on the inner corner of the eye.Â I ended up getting some mascara on my eyelids which really bugs me because like most normal people, I put my mascara on after the restÂ of my eye makeup and then I have to touch up–grrr!
That being said, the formula is nice and smooth, not too wet–no flaking Â and NO clumping!Â LashBlast Fusion does not weigh lashes down, however it doesn’t particularly hold a curl either. Â It removes well–it is not waterproof and so far does not dry out lashes like the original. I tried one eye with my ever present Lancome Powerbooster primer and one eye without. With this formula, the eye without the primer looked best–the primer tended to make the mascara clump a bit which made my lashes stick together.Â Here are the before and after pics–now go easy on me beauties, I’m going out on a limb here by showing you my crow’s feet and my brows are in desperate need of a wax job. I don’t have ANY makeup on so my skin is yucky too—geezÂ how I suffer for you, Â my beauties! MyÂ left eye has the primer,Â my right eye doesn’t –see what I mean about this formula looking better without primer?Â Now on to the ratings!Â
Packaging: the brush feels slightly too big for me and is cumbersome for applying mascara in the corner of the eye. I think it will just take a little getting use to.
Quality: I like the formula andÂ for $8.99 it would be considered a quality mascara. When you’re replacing your mascara every 3 months, buying a drugstore brand makes economic sense. Of course, I’ve never been accused of being practical or economicalÂ and I really do prefer higher end mascaras, but IÂ do supplement with drugstore brands.Â
Overall:a good drugstore option; nice formula, great lengthening properties, does not leave my lashes stiff or crunchy, good price. Â IÂ do think it fails in the volumizing category. If you are a LashBlast fan already, I’m sure you will love this new addition. In my opinion, all the CoverGirl Lashblast mascaras are probably the best of the drugstore mascaras. Correct me if I’m wrong ladies, I’d love to get some other recommendations!