Pros: None really. It's not as advertised
Cons: Does not fulfill it's claims.
I recently discovered CoverGirl LashBlast mascara and was thrilled. My 13 year old granddaughter (now my personal make up assistant -smile) suggested I try it for my short, sparse, stubby lashes. It was a miracle worker. It made me look as though I had lashes. So, of course, when the metallic version came out I thought, what the heck , let's see what else this brand can do.
This is a rubbery bristle brush, with 50% more bristles than their Volume Exact Brush. This mascara is also available in Black, Black Brown, and Brown shades, as well as a waterproof . I opted for the regular formula in Black 805 but not waterproof. This removes with soap and water. Mascara come in two groups water resistant or waterproof and non water resistant.
The package claims that this product is volume explosive, volume blasting and ultra volume. It is hypo allergenic and can be used by contact lens wearers. Directions say to remove the cap, discard this and close with brush bearing cap. Close tightly.
Well, disappointing, absolutely disappointing. It looks exactly like my regular lash blast, same packaging just different color tube. The moment you put the wand in pull it out and look at the color. You see a very dark charcoal gray, certainly not a black mascara. It's called Black Royale #850. You can also find Black Platinum #840 but I'm not looking any further. I'm sticking with my original LashBlast. The ads say it will give you "blackest-black LashBlast formula, now tinted with luxe shimmers." As for shimmer, I saw nothing, not on the tube, not on my lashes. It was just not at all what I would have expected reading the advertisements. It also did not appear to be black, more like charcoal gray. I hadn't mentioned buying this to my consultant/granddaughter. She was like "Oh, Nana , you should have asked me first. I could have told you it was a worthless gimmick." Out of the mouths of babes.
The application is fine. I apply from the roots to the ends and then I go a little side to side on the lashes both upper and lower. There is no clumping or flaking. The consistency is good. The wearability is long. It gives me the good volume I need, it doesn't come off until you take it off, it did give me my "I really do have lashes" look but not as bold as my regular black LashBlast.
This is a hot pink colored tube with a larger brush with a rubber bristle. The wand is an easy-to-handle length 4.5 inches long.
A few mascara factoids:Never share mascara. Do not pump the wand in, that lets bacteria in, insert your wand and jiggle it. Discard mascara every 6 months. Wands come in tall instruments that coat lashes from the the roots. There is also a telescopic explosion wand that is cone shaped and can reach corners, Larger Than Life which lengthens, Microwands for bottom lashes, vibrating wands that declump yet fully coat your lashes (Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara and more making mascara decisions tricky..
Some Mascara facts: Mascara was invented in the 1900's by a George Rimmel and in many countries rimmel means mascara. There is also the Italian "mashera" meaning to mask something. Mascara is meant to thicken and darken lashes and used to come in a black cake form made from coal dust and Vaseline. Later it was made of Carnauba wax and a colorant. In the Roaring 20's women "beaded " their lashes putting little globs or beads of mascara on each lash.
So, save yourself a few dollars and avoid this new gimmicky mascaras. Srick with simple tried and true, read some reviews and find out what will work for you.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Ammonium Acrylates, Co polymer,Disteardimonium,, Nectorite,Propylene Glycol,Stearic Acid,Coppernicia Cerifera,Carnauba Wax,Trethanonlamine,Acrylates Copolymer, Synthetic Ax,Polyvinyl Alcohol,Lecithin,Propylene,Carbonate,Propylparaben Methylparaben, Sodum Lauryl SUlfate, Trisodium EDTA,Simethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines
Made in USA by Proctor & Gamble