I’ve been doing mascara reviews with my before, after and after a day of wear photos. You’ve seen my admittedly average lashes look long, volumized and curled. Sometimes things smudge like crazy or refuse to come off even with a great makeup remover.
You likely know that I want it all- easy to apply mascara that gives me that amazing look, maintains the curl all day long, won’t smudge or flake off and is easy to remove. The mascaras that can do this go into my “Holy Grail” category. If you take a peek there you’ll see that very few have met all of these criteria. In fact, it’s been 2 years since I’ve tagged a mascara as Holy Grail (that was Max Factor’s Volume Couture- You can’t buy it in the US any more). 2 years of pretty good, but not amazing mascara. I was forced to layer lengthening and volumizing mascaras. Until today.
Somehow, I was not surprised that CoverGirl managed to create another Holy Grail mascara for me. With their Lash Blast line, they have created an amazing volume mascara, an even better lengthening mascara, and now they’ve saved me the trouble of layering the 2 together by creating LashBlast Fusion.
I use 2 coats of this mascara, and the results are amazing. My lashes are noticeably longer, and much, much thicker. There can be a little bit of clumping if I’m not careful, but with the rubberized applicator brush I do think it’s easier to avoid this than with a “normal” nylon mascara brush. (I’m just now realizing that the pic above was likely one of my “clumpier” days.) At the end of the day I lose a little curl, but the volume and especially the length are still there.
How does it compare to the Original LashBlast and LashBlast Length formulas? It’s a little less volume than the original formula, but I do find that this is more lengthening than the Length formula. (Maybe it’s me, but I didn’t get a lot more length from that formula) Fusion really is the best of both worlds.