Frugal Friday: COVERGIRL LashBlast Flourish Mascara!

Purchased by me

You all know how much I love mascara and how I feel compelled by a force greater than myself to try Every. Single. One. COVERGIRL has a new addition to their LashBlast line–Flourish. I’m a fan of both the LashBlast Clump Crusher and LashBlast Volume so I was very curious to see how Flourish stands against those two.

Mascara is my thang and I feel naked without it. Therefore, have strict criteria for the perfect mascara: easy to apply, doesn’t dry out my lashes, lengthens AND volumizes, can hold a curl and does NOT flake, smudge or clump. Fulfilling this list is not for the faint of heart.

LashBlast Flourish promises definition and volume without the clumps. The lush ingredient list includes coconut oil, avocado oil and papaya oil to condition lashes and to avoid the crunchies. The wand is the rubber bristle comb-like type which can be good or bad depending. The rubber brush on the LashBlast Volume mascara is great, the rubber bristled brush on Benefit Roller Lash actually hurts my eyes if I get it too close to the base of my lashes which is precisely how you are to apply it. Go figure. Flourish has a very thin wand as opposed to the thick one used with LashBlast Volume so I wondered how I could possibly get the same or better result. The bigger wand on Volume translates to more volume while the thinner wand with Flourish gives considerably more length and definition.

Flourish does provide fluffy lashes with length and definition. It cannot, however, take all the credit for the length of my lashes in these pics. I’ve been using a lash growth serum called Babe Lash for the last month or so and WOW, did my lashes grow looonger. I have trouble wearing my reading glasses because my lashes hit the lenses! Let me know in the comments if you want to hear more about it and I’ll give you the deets in another post or on Instagram.

Back to Flourish. The two things I like best about this mascara may surprise you. I can get length from almost any mascara. What I can’t get are soft, conditioned lashes with REALLY good definition and separation. For example, I was using L’Oreal Lash Paradise which everyone seems to be smitten with. I get volume and length but I noticed after wearing it consistently for two weeks, my lashes started to feel very dry. That doesn’t happen with LashBlast Flourish and I still get length and definition but NO clumps. This before and after pic is ONE coat!

COVERGIRL claims Flourish can be re-applied at the end of the day which is interesting since I’ve never heard of a mascara being able to do that without clumping. I’m going to put it to the test–I’ll be back in a few hours. Okay, it’s been 6 hours since I first applied Flourish and this is the second coat.

I’m amazed there is no clumping with this second coat. This is ideal if you are going out after work or just to refresh your makeup. I’m impressed–never have I tried to apply mascara after a full day of wearing it and had it turn out so well! Removal is easy too.

COVERGIRL LashBlast Flourish is available in Black. Very Black, Black/Brown and Brown. I’m wearing Very Black. In drugstores nationwide from $6.99-$9.29

Bottom Line: I think it’s a wonderful everyday mascara–you aren’t going to get dramatic lashes, but you will soft, flirty lashes that are conditioned with good length and no clumps so it’s a winner for me.

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  1. I’ve never been a fan of Covergirl but the past few months, they’ve been really stepping it up. I Love mascara to but have very picky requirements. I might have to try this one.

  2. I’ve never been a fan of Covergirl but the past few months, they’ve been really stepping it up. I Love mascara to but have very picky requirements. I might have to try this one.

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