With a special pre-sale that started August 17 and a full-blown release in early September, the new lengthening mascara
CoverGirl’s new Elasta-Nylon™ formula flexes without flaking or clumping. It dries soft so you can layer it for an even more dramatic look. Because this formula is so rich and supple on your lashes, you won’t regret it if you leave it on overnight either. It’s also very easy to remove at night with warm water and a gentle makeup remover like Olay Mascara + Make-up Remover, unlike most lengthening mascaras.
While CoverGirl was very proud of their new longer brush with over 450 bristles, I’m personally not a huge fan. Maybe I’m clumsy or perhaps I’m just too used to the gigantic brush on the original LashBlast Mascara or it could be a little of both! Either way, I feel that the new longer brush is a little too long and actually makes it harder to control when applying it.
They claim that the flexible lengthening formula makes your lashes appear about 80% longer than your bare little lashes look on their own. This part I have to agree with. You can actually see the little nylon fibers on the brush and they attach to your lashes to create amazing length. If you can manage the brush and apply it properly, it makes your lashes look amazing. I only wish they had put this new lengthening formula in the original LashBlast container.
To be fair, I wasn’t crazy about the fat orange LashBlast container when it first came out. It took a while to get used to it. But now that I know how to handle and maneuver it, I love it! And after using it almost every single day for like 6 months or more, it’s kinda difficult to switch to a new brush and container that is pretty much the opposite in design.
With a price tag of $7, you can afford to give this on a try if you are:
a. a fan of the original Lash Blast formula
b. need a new tube of mascara or
c. want longer lashes without the flaking
All in all, I definitely like it, but it’s not my favorite. Only because I usually go for a more dramatic look and I prefer fullness over length. My mascara of choice is still CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Shimmery Volumizing Mascara in Black Cabernet.