Review: The Super Sizer by CoverGirl

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Someone at CoverGirl has figured out that all they need to do to get me to buy a new mascara is put it in a brightly coloured tube and place it in front of a Katy Perry poster. Seriously, that’s all it took to get me to try the Full Lash Bloom, which I reviewed here. And the same tactics suckered me into buying the latest addition to the Lash Blast line: The Super Sizer.

supersizerThe Super Sizer claims to give you “400% more corner-to-corner volume for full, fanned out lashes.” The wand on this one is a bit of a departure from the rest of the Lash Blast line. Dubbed a “Lash Styler,” it’s more of a two-sided comb than a typical brush, and there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to application. The directions say to twirl the wand as you apply. My sister said that method worked for her, but I found it made my lashes clump together. I have more success when I just place the teeth of the comb at the roots of my lashes and slowly paint on the product in little upward stokes. You can also use the wand vertically to really get into the lashes and separate them.
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Review: CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

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As promised, here is a full review of the Full Lash Bloom Mascara by CoverGirl.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

I’ve been fairly impressed with the last few CoverGirl mascaras I’ve tried. I think “Clump Crusher” is my all-time fave, but “Full Lash Bloom” is a close second. This one definitely wins for packaging. The ultra-feminine pink tube with flowers on it is what drew me in at the store.

The claims? According to the CoverGirl website, the petal-shaped brush and mousse formula with natural beeswax are supposed to make lashes full and soft to the touch.

The results? I find this mascara gives my lashes a full, fluttery look with no clumps. It’s not the most dramatic mascara I’ve ever used, but it’s great for a soft, feminine, everyday look. Before and after pics below:

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141214 004One thing to note is that I have noticed a difference in how Full Lash Bloom wears compared to other CG mascaras I’ve tried. I didn’t notice it the first few times I wore it, but upon closer inspection, this one does flake a bit towards the end of the day. That surprised me, because I’ve never had that issue with any of the others from the Lash Blast line. It’s not a total deal-breaker for me; I still enjoy using it, but I expected a longer-wearing formula.

Monday Evening Pick-Me-Up

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Last Monday I needed a little pick-me-up after work and treated myself to a couple of things from London Drugs…my intention was to buy candy, but of course the gremlin re-routed me to the beauty department. Once I got to the beauty department, I spotted two things I couldn’t go home without. The limited edition “Nic’s Picks” set of brushes from realTechniques and the “Full Lash Bloom” mascara from CoverGirl. My rationale for these purchases: well the brushes are limited edition, they have silver handles and three of the brushes are exclusive to this limited edition set, so that’s a no-brainer. The mascara? It’s pink, has flowers on it, and Katy Perry was on the display. Those are good enough reasons for the gremlin.

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I’ve been using the brushes and the mascara over the past week and am loving both so far. I’ll follow up with full reviews of both very soon. Stay tuned!