Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Product Review: Cover Girl Volume Exact Mascara

Okay, this is probably semi-old news for most of you, but I figured I should post about it anyway. I finally got my hands on some Volume Exact mascara! And as predicted, it's a winner!

If you've tried and liked Lash Exact, you'll probably love Volume Exact. It's got a similar brush and formula in that it defines lashes really well, and prevents clumping. However, Volume Exact definitely gives more oomph, and a bit more length as well. We're not talking an outrageous, "falsies" look here, but it is a very attractive, full & feathery effect.

Also great is that Volume Exact has kept the long-wearing factor of LashExact ... while still not waterproof, it lasts through a normal day no problem. I do notice a bit more flaking than Lash Exact if I've slept in it (I do it in the name of science people! Not drunken & uncoordinated laziness, as many might imagine), but for your typical work day or night out, it's not a concern at all.

As for ease of application, if you've never used the spindly-plastic brushes before, it'll take a bit of getting used to. Otherwise, it's a snap. There is a teeeeny bit of clumping sometimes, but it's easily fixable with a couple light strokes of the mascara wand... I've never had to reach for a lash comb. So, while the effect is not quite as dramatic as Rimmel's Magnif'eyes*, it's also a heck of a lot quicker to apply.

So yeah, continued kudos for the Cover Girl mascara people. Big loud BOOOOS to the Cover Girl ad people who put "Andrea, Canada's Next Top Model" in a TruBlend lipstick print ad that I saw in a Chatelaine** at the dentist's today. Why can't they make her look pretty, dammit???

* By the way, Magnif'eyes has been in Canada & the US for some time now. They changed the name to "Eye Magnifier" for some reason. I guess they figured that the oh-so-clever pun wouldn't travel well across the pond? Whatevs, as far as I can tell, it's the exact same product.

** A Canadian women's mag, possibly similar to Redbook. They have nice recipes in there.

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At 12:22 a.m., Blogger Meg said...

Hey! I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on my latest post.

I've heard so many good things about the new(ish I guess) CoverGirl mascaras and after your post I'm planning on giving the Volume Exact a whirl... I have a fantastic basic mascara (Clinique Long Pretty Lashes) but I think I'd like something with a little more oomph for special occasions. Great review overall.

Anyway, have a good week!

At 11:25 a.m., Blogger Cowgirl Warrior said...

I love this mascara, and after someone recently told me I was a good eye batter, I tell you it's this mascara. It even survived the mascara killing frost on eyelashes in sub zero temperatures and then frost melts when one enters a building.

At 1:01 p.m., Blogger The Glitterati said...

Meg: Hi! You're very welcome! :) It's true, Cover Girl seems to have done very well with their mascaras lately... glad to hear the Clinique one works well. I tried it a while back, and it was such a nice everyday one, but it smeared like nothin' else on me. I should give it another try!

CW: Oh lawdy, with your green eyes and now the eyelash batting, you're just looking for trouble! ;) You should totally market the "Frost Test" to mascara companies...

At 1:15 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me, again - Anon from Toronto : ) So, you seem to have tried so many of them... what is your favourite mascara of all?

At 10:56 p.m., Blogger The Glitterati said...

Hey, Toronto Anon! ;) These days, I mostly stick to Cover Girl's Lash Blast Luxe. I find it gives nice volume for every day, and is easy to take off. Lash Blast (original, in the orange tube) is great for a more dramatic look, but is kind of anoying to remove (I have the waterproof version). I tried Lash Blast Length, but it's kind of 'meh', b/c it deflates the curl.

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