Lash Blast Amplify Primer
CoverGirl Lash Blast Amplify Primer is a brilliant way to boost the performance of your regular or waterproof mascara. It doesn’t make a dramatic difference, it delivers incremental improvement, but for many that will be reason enough to give this a try!
Packaged in the same tube design as CoverGirl’s Lash Blast mascaras and colored all white (the mascaras have bold colors like orange, purple, and fuchsia), this colorless, creamy primer is easy to apply on bare lashes. It glides on and then you simply need to wait 30 seconds before applying mascara.
What if you don’t want to wait? Then this fragrance-free primer isn’t for you, because applying mascara right away leads to uneven, clump-y results that are tricky to smooth out.
If you’re OK with waiting as directed, you’ll be rewarded with moderately enhanced length, thickness, and separation when you apply your usual mascara. Even better, it still applies smoothly; the primer doesn’t cause dragging or skipping, nor does it make lashes feel brittle.
Many mascara primers either do nothing, are no better than applying a second coat of mascara, or just make matters worse; we’re thrilled CoverGirl created one that simply but beautifully gives your mascara that little something extra to make it that much better.
Note: This mascara primer contains a small amount of denatured alcohol; however, given the emollient ingredients that precede it, we’re not concerned about it making lashes dry (and did not experience this feeling).
- Really works to enhance mascara application.
- Enhances results from any mascara without overdoing it.
- Doesn’t make lashes feel brittle.
- Doesn’t impede mascara removal.
- Fragrance free.
- Some people may not want to wait 30 seconds for this to set.
Apply this creamy, lightweight primer for an instant lash boost! Lash Blast Amplify Primer glides on evenly to maximize the results of your favorite COVERGIRL mascara. Bring on the lash length and volume from root to tip! Apply primer sweep formula from root to tip. Wait 30 seconds to dry. Apply your favourite Lash Blast mascara to build dramatic lash thickness.
Strengths: Inexpensive and widely available; a hugely improved selection of foundations, several with reliable sunscreen; good concealers; enviable pressed powders; some fantastic Lash Blast mascaras; mostly great eyelining options; a vast selection of lip color options, from the long-wearing Outlast to sheer lip glosses to the wholly impressive Lip Perfection lipstick;several great options in the Queen Collection.
Weaknesses: The older foundations are seriously lacking; the newer Advanced Radiance foundation has great texture but disappointing SPF rating; powder blush and eyeshadows; terrible makeup brushes; all of the "Clean" products contain irritating ingredients.
Since 1961, CoverGirl has been slowly building a portfolio of cosmetics that today is about as all-encompassing as a makeup line can be. Originating from the same "medicated" ingredients found in Noxzema Skin Cream (which was never medicated in the least, but seriously irritating for skin), the debut products are still available, albeit with slight modifications. The good news is that for the past several years CoverGirl has consistently updated their line with some very impressive products, especially their foundations, concealers, and vastly improved pressed powders. They also offer some excellent eye and lip pencils, lipsticks and lip gloss, and one of the all-time best long-wearing lip paints, Outlast.
What's puzzling is that although many of CoverGirl's latest products are progressive, they tend to hang on to the lackluster-to-poor options, including abysmal powder blush and eyeshadows and their long-standing, very irritating Clean Makeup.
CoverGirl's Web site is extremely easy to navigate, and presents a wealth of product information, along with practical (if somewhat cutesy) tips and tricks for successful makeup application and for finding the shades that work best for you. CoverGirl's consumer relations department is consistently helpful if you have any questions or concerns. For example, if one of your favorite items was discontinued, you might want to know what replaced it, and they will let you know. Such service and customer concern is yet another powerful reason to believe CoverGirl really has its (class) act together.
For more information about CoverGirl, owned by Coty, call (800) 426-8374 or visit the Web site at www.covergirl.com.
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