November 26, 2013

Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara Review

Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara

Ahh the grief I’m going to get because Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara ($7.99 at Harmons drugstore) just isn’t for me. 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. It’s the first time Covergirl has ever done a dual ended mascara as far as I know.

I happen to be part of the group of people that Lashblast formulas don’t work for and sadly…

Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara Spring 2014

Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara didn’t work for me. I have longer, strong lashes but I don’t have very much volume. I do think that the Lashblast formulas work for people that have fuller, longer lashes versus those with either no length or those with length but no volume (I fall into the length but no volume category).

Covergirl Bombshell Volume by Lash Blast Mascara

Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara was created with two sides each side having a different applicator and formula of mascara that performs two separate jobs. The first applicator reminds me of the original Lashblast applicator as it is huge and club-like (I’m always scared I’m going to lose an eye when I apply using applicators like this). The mascara it applies is an inky pigmented black and doesn’t make my lashes stiff or crunchy. It adds some volume but…nothing dramatic and no real length. The second step is to apply using a smaller applicator with a more glossy mascara formula. This applicator is used to intensify the look. I’m not really sure what intensifies means to Covergirl. Could mean it helps separate your lashes after applying the heavier volumizing formula, it could mean it adds a glossiness to lashes that the original formula lacked, or as they say it just sets it…who knows for sure but personally I noticed it added a bit more length as without it my lashes were stubbier after the initial application of Step 1! This applicator is a bushier, smaller brush compared to the larger one. It isn’t plastic like step 1’s brush and it’s more of a traditional mascara brush. I actually don’t really notice any difference in my lashes once I apply it on top of Step 1’s formula.

Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara Step 1

Step 1

Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara Step 2

Step 2

I must be missing something…applying it wrong? I haven’t a clue. I tried it several ways and even curled my lashes the last time around and I’m just not seeing the intense volume that they promise. It doesn’t smudge on my drier eyes nor did it smear it flake and the wear was fairly decent. I didn’t get any curl from application but I did see some length when I used the secondary applicator. Overall, the length was nice but I really missed out on the volume that the formula is marketed for!

Covergirl Bombshell Volume by Lash Blast Mascara before after

As always Lashblast formulas are just a severe disappointment to me.

If you love Lashblast there is a strong possibility that Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara is going to be on your hit list. For those of us that never had any real success with the Lashblast line of mascaras, well, Bombshell isn’t any game changer as I experienced the same results I’ve experienced with all the Lashblast mascaras.

Don’t like it.

Sorry Lashblast lovers.

Tried it?

I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts!

I purchased this item.

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  • Sylvia

    Muse, I am in the same wagon as you so thanks for posting. Thanks for providing a detail description of the kind of eyelashes that you have, it helps when you are reading a mascara review. πŸ™‚

    • the Muse

      my pleasure sylvia! I dunno lashblast just doesn’t agree with me πŸ™ I wish I could love it as much as everyone else!

  • sjgs

    I unexpectedly loved Rimmel’s dual brush mascara like this, but that step 1 brush is flat out terrifying. It looks like they dyed an Ewok black and stuck it on a skewer.

  • Cindy Ramirez

    I am a very big fan of the lash blast, but I always layer it with another mascara. Not sure this will really do anything special for me, but I’ll give it a try!

  • susan

    I couldn’t agree more with you…I thought I was the only one! I’m in that long, but no volume category as well.

  • Susannah

    I’m with you on the big mascara brushes — I’m always afraid I’m going to poke myself in the eye, and I have done so from time to time. It does not add to your look to have red eyes from a mascara wand scratch. Perhaps I’m applying too fast?

  • Lynda

    I actually really loved this mascara. But what I noticed after the initial excitement of seeing how seperated and voluminous and black they were was how sticky and stiff my lashes felt. When I’d blink throughout the day, my top lashes kept mildly sticking to my bottom lashes. Also within an hour of wearing, I had major raccoon eyes. My biggest pet peeve. Back to CVS it went.

  • Ashley

    I love it but I can’t seem to get it off!!! I have used everything possible to remove it from my lashes

  • victoria

    I loved the formula. It made my lashes look amazing but unfortunately it flakes. I also wear contacts and after a couple hours noticed that it made my eyes dry and burn.

  • Heather Gutshall

    I hate it! My lashes stick together like I brushed them with glue! I already have long thick lashes they are just light colored so I’m going back to ebay to find my beloved Benefit mascara but only if the price is right… πŸ˜‰

  • Amy

    I just tried this mascara and it won’t come off my lashes! I’ve scrubbed my
    Poor eye with clinique’s eye makeup remover and the darn stuff won’t budge. It seriously feels like cement on my eye lashes.

  • Susannah

    Amy, try Neutrogena eye makeup remover instead of Clinique’s. It will take off all eye makeup (including mascara) without you having to “scrub.” Hold the moistened cotton ball (or square, which I prefer) onto your eyelid for three seconds before starting to wipe.

    Neutrogena eye makeup remover works beautifully, but it does leave a slight film, so I like to finish up with a swipe of LancΓ΄me eye makeup remover, which leaves no film.

    I hope my method is “Muse Approved!”

  • Stephanie

    Same here. I have long lashes and want to work on volume. I think this mascara doesn’t deliver any. It does lengthen though but volume, no.

  • Jessie S

    This first time I used it, I really liked it. I use Maybelline for everything, and thought I’d try something new. But after that, it was sticking to my bottom lashes constantly, made my contacts feel dry, and the worst part: I cannot get it off! I’ve tried microfiber face cloths, soap n water, eye makeup remover, a facial scrub… This stuff is not letting go, so now when/if I try to reapply any mascara, my lashes are stiff and crunchy and they stick together. Sooooo not happy with this mascara.

  • Laura C

    This is the worst mascara ever made. These people are sadist. =) I already have sparse eyelashes so I was hoping for some volune and fullness and this stuff wont come off. AT ALL. Ive tried baby oil, vaseline, covergirl eye make up remover, cant even use my fingernails to pull it off because my eyashes come out too. Ive read the previous posts about Neutrogena and headed to the store to try that…when I blink my lashes stick together, forget about opening your eyes after sleeping all night. Wish me luck!

  • Adele

    Hey ladies … If you are reading this looking for an answer for the question “how in the h-e-double hockey sticks am I going to get this cover girl bombshell mascara off?” … Here is the answer … Neutrogena all in one make up remover wipes! Just hold one on your lashes for a few seconds then gently rub as you normally would. πŸ™‚

    • Elodie

      I do the same! But with Marcelle eye make up remover lotion. Work very well πŸ™‚