I really adore trying new mascaras – it’s really fun for me to discover new gems, especially at the drugstore! The Covergirl Plumpify Mascara is all about the volume! Covergirl claims that it “plumpifies your lashes with 50x volume boost for full lashes!” (covergirl.com) I love a lot of volume on my lashes, so I was excited to give it a try.
The first thing I noticed when I opened up the packaging was how enormous the brush is on this! It’s a bit of an intimidating shape anyway (it’s so spiky!) but it is legitimately the size of my eye. Yikes. I struggle with getting mascara all over my eyelids with small brushes, so this one is a bit of a nightmare for that. If you’re neater with mascara you might be okay, though! I just don’t have the coordination. 😉
Shape-wise, I do quite like the wand of the Plumpify mascara. It looks intense, but it’s a great swirly brush with a spiky end that looks scary, but I like to use for the bottom lashes. After I’ve wiped some of the excess mascara off, though, because the end tends to collect a lot of mascara, even though it’s quite a dry formula.
As for the volumizing claims? Honestly…the brush is so huge that it’s hard to work the mascara into the lashes. It gets all over my eyelid – both top and bottom – and I end up spending as much time cleaning up the mess as I did putting the mascara on. However with a bit of help from an eyelash curler and some very very careful wiggly I notice a good amount of definition and some volume. But with the 50x volume boost that is claimed, I definitely expected more va-va-voom to my lashes. I’m a bit disappointed, if I’m perfectly honest. I don’t like to have to work this hard to make a mascara work for me.
I mean, it looks good in this photo, but for my eyelashes to be noticed behind my glasses I need a little bit more oomph.
What’s your favourite mascara?