I always get super excited when I see a new mascara from COVERGIRL, because I’ve typically had really good luck with them. In the past, I was such a mascara snob! It was always a prestige brand for me—you name all the $30 & up ones, and I’ve tried them! But I’m so pleased that in the last few years, mass brands have stepped up the mascara game. When a new mascara comes out from my fave mass brands, it is my personal mission to put it to the test.
The newest display at my CVS features a slew of new COVERGIRL “flame” themed products. One being this little ditty right here—Flamed Out Mascara. Flamed Out promises up to three times the volume versus bare lashes, and the ability to reach every last lash. It also promises that the formula sets quickly, and that it resists smudges and smears.
- Very Black Blaze*
- Black Blaze*
- Black/Brown Blaze*
- Brown Blaze
*also available in water resistant formulas
“Volume Igniter” Brush
Initially, I was concerned that this brush was a one-way ticket to clump city due to its larger size and brush bristles. But it’s totally not! The theory behind it is that it has two “zones”:
- Igniter Zone — The ends contain a high-density of soft, hollow fibers that soak up the mascara to release it to lashes.
- Volume Zone — The shorter bristles in the center of the brush increase core contact with the lashes for all-over coverage.
While the larger brush may make it a little more challenging to reach bottom lashes evenly, I thought it rocked on my upper lashes. It deposited the mascara cleanly and evenly, without clumping. I experienced no smudging or smearing, and most importantly—no flaking throughout the day.
Before & After…
Excellent at lengthening and curling, with decent volume. Not super dramatic volume, but enough for me to notice. However, COVERGIRL’s claims are that Flamed Out only increases lash volume 3X versus bare lashes. I’d say in my case, it’s pretty accurate.
Price & Availability…
Suggested retail from $5.99-$7.49 (I assume regular vs. water resistant), CVS/pharmacy and mass retailers