Let me start out by saying I am a HUGE fan of COVERGIRL’S mascara, for the most part. Their LashBlast mascara is pretty much the only mascara I use. Recently I was sent their new Bombshell Volume Mascara to try out. The very first time I tried it – I LOVED it. CG claims the mascara provides ‘ten times more noticeable lashes vs. bare lashes’ and I would agree.
But THEN I tried to take it off. The stuff does NOT come off, and I have some pretty serious makeup remover. First I tried washing it off with my regular foamy face wash. Didn’t come off. So I thought okay, I’ll use my oil makeup remover. STILL didn’t come off. At this point I’m getting pretty frustrated – so I turned to a cotton pad, doused with makeup remover. I rubbed and I rubbed and I rubbed, and when I looked at the cotton pad, I was SHOCKED to see several eye lashes had rubbed right off. I now have two noticeable patches where my eyelashes are missing.
When I wear mascara now, I have to push the eyelashes next to the patches over to the bare areas towards the center of my lashes. I threw that bad boy in the garbage IMMEDIATELY.
And THEN yesterday while scrolling through the Daily Mail, I found I’m not alone. A LOT of women are reporting the same problem I had, with eyelashes falling out. Read the story here.
So what does COVERGIRL have to say for themselves? They say it “wears like a waterproof” mascara, so it may be more difficult to remove. Wow, ya think? They now say that they are changing the packaging on their mascara urging women to use oil-based makeup removers when taking the product off. But I tried that – and even that doesn’t work. Not completely, anyway. CG has released a statement:
COVERGIRL values all feedback from women who use our products, and takes their input and reviews to heart. Many women have told us that they love a dramatic, dark lash look from a mascara with staying power. But, some other women have said they find mascaras like Bombshell difficult to remove. So, we’ve taken steps to more broadly communicate the need to use an oil-based remover with long-lasting mascaras. For example, there is a how-to video tutorial on our YouTube channel, and we regularly respond to questions from women who call, or contact us in social media. In addition, we are in the process of updating the Bombshell packaging to advise use of an oil-based remover. We still encourage anyone with comments or questions to reach out to COVERGIRL at 1-800-426-8374.
I write this post as a warning. Sure – the mascara looks great – but it better because you’re never going to be able to get it off!
Skip this product – it is SO not worth it!