Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara is an early Spring 2018 mascara launch that’s arriving in drugstores now and promises to thicken lashes and give them that flared out fluttery look. I purchase Covergirl Mascaras strictly for review on my blog because in reality I’d probably be quite happy to never have to purchase one again as long as I live. Covergirl Mascara is a very hit or miss situation for most people. You either really, really love everything they do in the mascara or you really, really don’t get it. I’m in the “I don’t get it” group. A majority of their mascara formulas simply don’t work for me for some reason. I think you have to have really long, really full lashes to see the benefits from their formula. I count myself somewhere in the middle of having good lashes, not sparse but also not super full and naturally long either. So, the results I have with many Covergirl Mascara is mediocre at best.
Sadly, Peacock Flare Mascara is a miss which comes as no great surprise.
Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara arrives in a rather pleasing black and teal barrel that might make you pick up for the packaging along. I get it, we’ve all been there. The formula promises to pull lashes upwards and out while separating them for a flared, fluttery look like, you guessed it, a peacock’s tail.
The applicator is a chunky straight lined one with tiny spikes that spiral around the brush. I can’t walk and chew gum at the same time so I always find it not only awkward but messy to swirl my brush as I apply my mascara. I THINK they intend for you to do just that with this applicator which I tried doing and ended up nearly poking an eye out in the process. I don’t feel like the spikes grip my lashes very well and although, I saw separation I didn’t get the flared up, fluttery finish they promise. So, instead of making my lashes look fuller it kind of made my lashes look spiked and separated.
I wouldn’t call the formula dry but it isn’t wet either which means it doesn’t really adhere to lashes in a way that gives them that fullness that a wetter formula might. I’m not terribly interested in separated lashes, I want volume and fullness with length but I wouldn’t mind separation if it also means it comes with fluttery and flare which it sadly did not.
On the upside the formula wore well on my drier eyes without smudging and removed easily at the end of the night (I tried the waterproof formula but there is a non-waterproof one available as well). Although, the pigmentation wasn’t terribly great even though I got the blacker than black formula.
I wouldn’t write this off if you’ve had success with Covergirl mascaras and you love them. I would though if Covergirl Mascaras simply don’t work for you. I always find their mascaras a bust! They simply don’t work out for me and I never really understand all the ravings.
Oh well! 🙂
Have you tried it?