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CoverGirl

Peacock Flare Mascara Waterproof

0.34 fl. oz. for $ 8.99
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CoverGirl's stable of mascaras is seemingly endless already, so what's one more, right? Peacock Flare Mascara Waterproof has a bold name but ends up being just an OK option to accentuate your lashes.

As advertised, Peacock Flare Mascara Waterproof has a rubberized handle, which does help with grip and precision during application, but doesn't drastically alter how you apply this mascara. The brush itself is a standard spoolie, though it does a good job of grabbing each lash to coat it with mascara.

This does add good length and volume to lashes, though it's not nearly as impressive as claimed, instead falling into the category of "everyday" mascara as opposed to being a more dramatic option.

Though the mascara does require a waterproof makeup remover to completely take it off, and doesn't run when into contact with water, it does smudge during normal wear. The formula isn't overly wet, but it still smudges onto upper lids soon after application, even if you're being extra careful. You can wash this off quickly, but it's still a pain especially if you're applying your mascara on the go.

There are better choices to be had, including some of CoverGirl's other options. You'll find them on our list of Best Mascaras.

Pros:
  • Brush does a good job of coating each lash with mascara.
  • Adds an ok amount of length and volume to lashes.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • Length and volume added to lashes is not as impressive as claimed.
  • Smudges during its wear time.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No
Lashes get full-on length and definition with COVERGIRL Peacock Flare Mascara - Waterproof. A control grip handle gives you the precision to catch every lash as the feather-fan brush catches, coats and separates each lash for maximum effect. This waterproof mascara is available in multiple shades of black.
Petroleum Distillates, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Trihydroxystearin, Propylene Carbonate, Tall Oil Acid, Pentaerythrityl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

CoverGirl At-A-Glance

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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