Review: Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara

I’m always on the lookout for a great mascara. My holy grail mascara if you like. I do try to restrain myself because I know that mascara is one of the fastest beauty products to reach it’s expiration date (though that hasn’t stopped me having 4 mascaras on the go as I type this). I’d seen a lot of rave reviews about Covergirl’s clump crusher on youtube, so when my Maybelline the falsies mascara bit the dust, I was quick to race out to Priceline and pick up Covergirl’s offering.

Before I dive in to the review I’d like to note that I picked up the normal formula, not the water resistant one. I really dislike water resistant/waterproof mascara because they tend to rip out my eyelashes when I’m removing it. I am quite fond of my lashes, I don’t really want to be throwing them in the bin on my makeup removing pads every night. The only exception to that would be nights out clubbing or special occasions where there may or may not be  waterworks.

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Back to the real topic at hand – I LOVE this mascara. It has taken over the position of my go to daily mascara (until it runs out at least). Firstly, the loud green colour of the tube makes it really hard not to find amongst my liner and mascara stash. It sits there, plain as day, saying “Pick me, pick me!” every morning. How could I possibly say no? Plus I must admit, I am kind of obsessed with the shape of the tube. It looks awesome. Enough said.

On to the brush! I’ve taken a pretty average photo of the brush which you can see below – it’s just so hard to get a good shot once the brushes are covered with mascara, and I wasn’t about to wipe off perfectly good product onto a tissue just for you guys to see a brush photo. That being said, I’m a huge fan of curved brushes like this one. I have pretty curly lashes naturally, but for some reason the lashes on the outer edge of my upper lash line are SO CURLY. They reach the stage where they are actually angled back towards my eyelid. Maybe it has something to do with how I sleep or how long my lashes are? I’m not too sure, but damn are they hard to get mascara on to. Curved brushes seem to help me out in this aspect in comparison to straight ones. The brush is made up of plastic/rubber bristles. I don’t have a preference as to what material the bristles are made of, so long as the mascara works – which this one does. Besides, all mascara brushes hurt just as much if you poke yourself in the eye regardless of what they are made of.

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Moving right along to formula – it’s good, but it’s not fantastic. It’s great for a drugstore mascara though. It’s not too dry and not too wet, though it becomes more dry the longer you’ve had the tube for. I don’t find any clumping with 1 coat, but with more, the chances of clumping does increase significantly despite being marketed as the clump crusher (whenever I say that in my head it sounds like I’m announcing some kind of WWF fighter or something). This product is also marketed as a volumising mascara – I have to disagree with this claim. I find it to be much more lengthening above anything else. As I use this as my daily mascara, this doesn’t bother me, but it’s important to note before purchasing. I find this mascara super easy to remove at the end of the day with any kind of eye makeup remover. I can’t speak for how it washes off with face cleansers as I always use a separate makeup remover first – sorry! The only downside for me is that this mascara flakes. Sad face. It’s works great for the first 4 – 5 hours of wear, but after this I begin to notice a few flakes here and there under my lower lash line. This is becoming more and more of a problem the older to tube becomes (I’ve had it for maybe 5 weeks?).

Below I’ve added some before and after photos for reference (I always enjoy photos like this on other peoples blogs, so I thought I’d give them a crack). All photos were taken without curling my lashes.

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Behold my naked lashes! Can you see how the lashes on the outer corner of the upper lash line are super curled? Might be hard to tell here as the tips of my lashes are blonde.

 

 

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Here are my lashes after one coat of the Covergirl clump crusher. I wish my lower lashes were thicker and longer, but I can’t have everything. You can definitely see my CRAZY curly outer corner lashes here though. So frustrating!

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That’s it folks! I’ve run out of things to say on this mascara, I guess the photos speak for themselves.

Do any of you own this mascara? What are your thoughts? Let me know!

Until next time,

xo, Nifty.

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