I mentioned recently that I’m always on the hunt for a volumizing, lengthening and defining mascara (maybe that’s asking a lot), so when I heard about CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara I knew a trip to the drugstore was in order.
CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara ($8.99) is a flake resistant volumizing mascara that promises touchably soft, full lashes. The brush has both short and long bristles to create volume while separating lashes. This soft, mousse formula with natural beeswax comes in three shades: black (the shade I chose), very black and dark brown.
I uploaded a first impressions review video, so I thought it was time to follow up and tell you how I feel about it three months later.
Application & Formula
The formula being a mousse consistency, applies more like a dry mascara. Even though the wand grabs the lashes with each stroke, color doesn’t easily transfer from the applicator to the lashes, you have to work at it a little and apply a second layer. The mascara layers well as long as you apply the second layer before the first is completely dry.
The bristles are a flexible plastic, but the ends are fairly long and pointy, making me blink if I accidentally touch the inner rim of my eye. This makes lower lash application tricky. Very often I find myself blinking and having to clean up the mess. The tip of the brush has bristles which makes it easy to get into the inner and outer corners of the eye.
Results & Wear
I’m pleased with how the mascara looks on my lashes. It defines and separates the lashes, making my lashes look full. I would say it adds light volume, but doesn’t do too much to lengthen (it does not claim to lengthen). The mascara is flake-free and doesn’t make my lashes stiff or spiky.
When it comes down to it, I think CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara does a good job and meets its claims, but the brush is a little difficult to work with because it’s so spiky. I stand behind all of my thoughts from my first impressions review, but the spiky wand continues to be a challenge. I might purchase this again in the future, and I would say it’s worth a try if you haven’t tried it before, but it is not a holy grail for me.