One of my recent favorite finds in the beauty blogging world is Angie, also known as Your BFF! Her blog is here: Your Beauty Fashion Fitness and she had a post recently with before and after of a mascara. I had been thinking about swatching my mascaras for a while, but hadn't decided how I wanted to present it. I thought I could do the same thing, with a little tweak of not putting any eye makeup or liner so I couldn't "cheat" the effect of the mascara. :)
First in my series! The ever-popular CoverGirl LashBlast Volume. I've used this mascara off and on since it was launched, I always liked it but never full-on love. The short bristles can poke me in the waterline in an unpleasant way, and I find it a little trickier working with those short plasticky bristles.
So, here's my mostly invisible (blonde) bare lashes. They are fairly long, curly enough that I don't bother with curlers and moderately dense. I feel I am pretty lucky in the lash arena - not crazy lush like Makeup by TiffanyD but pretty good. :)
Straight on they're kind of hard to pick out, but at the side you can see hey she does have lashes!
I have to work with the mascara quite a lot to get the thickness at the base that I prefer and sometimes it can get a little spiky with the thickness being the same from root to tip. Personally I prefer something that easily thickens at the base but will leave a thinner coat at the tips.
And as with most of the mascaras I took photos of, I did get some smudges on my upper and lower lids that I had to clean up afterwards. If I have a darker shadow or liner on though, I will admit I just leave the smudges. ;)
Let me know how LashBlast Volume works for you! Love it or hate it? I'd rate it just an OK for me. :)