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Would I Repurchase? Covergirl Volume Exact Mascara

Seems like I shouldda said "repurchase" cause after checking a few sites just now it looks like this mascara has been discontinued. But just in case you happen upon it...

I purchased this from iMart Sheraton when they were doing a half off sale on all Covergirl products. The only other Covergirl mascara I've tried to date also came from there and I thought it was overpriced for a "drugstore" product. For half off I was willing to give it a shot.

'100 Very Black'

The mascara tube came capped with the red top shown above. The wand was clearly visible in the packaging. The red rubber bristles formed a standard "Christmas tree" shape.

Covergirl claims that this is a "definition + volume mascara". "The first plump 'em don't clump 'em flexible brush from Covergirl, for full volume and defined lash look! Volume Exact has an innovative, flexible brush with tiny micro chambers that surround individual lashes with the right amount of mascara to create voluminous, yet separated lashes. Hypoallergenic & suitable for contact lense wearers. Removes easily with soap and water. Ophthalmologically tested. Discard bottle cap. Replace with brush and close cap completely before first use". I guess we know where Clump Crusher originated...

Covergirl mascaras - well, the two I've tried - are drier in formula than ones from Maybelline or L'Oreal. Therefore they "dry out" quicker, so I understand why the instructions would include closing the cap completely. I like this mascara for its pigmentation and definition the brush gives. It's by no means the blackest formula I've come across but what it does offer makes it a good everyday mascara. The taper on the wand makes it easy to reach those pesky inner corner lashes as well as the lower ones.

The only time I got real volume out of this product was when I paired it with the Lancome Cils Booster XL as shown in the Nars Audacious Lipsticks First Impression post.

My lashes are long to begin with so what I'm looking for in mascara is that 'false lash effect'. As you can see, what we get from this brush is a lot of definition. Clumping might only occur if you apply 3+ coats. I experienced no flaking, smudging or transfer with this formula and it does come off pretty easily.

All in all it's a pretty standard offering. I know some ladies detest wet mascara formulas so Covergirl might be a brand you wanna look into. I'd repurchase this if I saw it on clearance somewhere :)

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