Review: COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara


The lean, green clump-crushing machine…

I’ve been so excited about the latest from COVERGIRL, because they’re always stepping up their game. They’re releasing a new mascara, AND a new nail polish line—both of which, officially launch tomorrow. (More on the new Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss coming soon, so stay tuned!) You’ll likely find these out now at select retailers, but if they’re not there yet, they will be soon!

Following up on their popular line of LashBlast mascaras, Clump Crusher is the latest addition to the family. COVERGIRL promises that you can apply up to 30 coats of mascara before Clump Crusher actually clumps! That is a very ambitious claim for any mascara formula, whether it promises to be clump-free or not. Let’s take a closer look!

LashBlast Clump Crusher features a flexible wand and a curved brush, with a straight edge to help build up more product where you want to deposit it. (That would be at the base for me.) The bristles are rubber, and specifically designed with clumps in mind—as the bristle edge fits the curve of the eye and keeps lashes separated, even when you apply layer after layer. Pretty promising, right?

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I tried out Clump Crusher in Very Black, and I have to say—it is difficult for me to get this mascara to look clumpy! It leaves my lashes super wispy and separated, almost fanned out. The formula seems a little bit drier than most, but when you take it out of the tube, the perfect amount is left on the bristles. It’s not an overly thick formula, but it has a good viscosity that’s easy to control. While I didn’t get as much volume as I’d like to see, it does keep its clump-free promise. Even after the 16 coats I applied in the photo below! It was only then that the tiniest specks could be seen on two of my lower lashes. Pinky swear!

By the way, Christine over at 15 Minute Beauty has a photo of what her lashes looked like after 30 (yes, 30!) coats.

Bottom Line…

Based solely on its clump-free promise, LashBlast Clump Crusher passes the test! However, it lends a very soft and natural look to my lashes, so I didn’t quite get enough volume. But I do like the separation, and sometimes you can’t have your cake and eat it, too! Since it’s clump free, I didn’t experience any flaking either.

Price & Availability…

About $6.99, drugstores and mass retailers nationwide

An editorial sample was provided by the company and evaluated to determine our opinion of the product in this post. Please see the Disclosures page for further information regarding our policies for using editorial samples.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509473139 Celine Anne

    Lash Blast used to my my favourite mascara since I crave big volume, but then I switched over to Lancome Hypnose Drama because I found just as you said that Lash Blast tended to be a dry formula so I was finding I was having to replace that mascara more often. On a side note, I have switched on from Lancome to now Clinique Extreme Volume. It’s AMAZING for volume, even better than the Lancome one. You must try it.

  • lisa

    Your lashes do look natural.Most mascara leaves a brittle,almost waxy look.16 coats seems excessive.I’m guessing that was for testing. Anyways,I’d buy it. Thanks!

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    LOL! Yes, it was definitely for testing purposes :)

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    I haven’t looked at Clinique’s mascaras in forever, will do!

  • http://www.BeautyByKrystal.com/ Krystal Caracol

    Looks super natural, I may just pick this up now :)

  • lisa

    I love this mascara!!