COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara Review, Before/After Photos

covergirl flamed out mascara

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.

covergirl flamed out

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.

Shades Available:

  • Very Black Blaze*
  • Black Blaze*
  • Black/Brown Blaze*
  • Brown Blaze

*also available in water resistant formulas

The brush…

covergirl flamed out mascara brush

“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…

before after flamed out mascara covergirl

Bottom Line…

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.

Star Rating 4

Price & Availability…

Suggested retail from $5.99-$7.49 (I assume regular vs. water resistant), CVS/pharmacy and mass retailers

  • Amy Nievera

    Does it really not smudge? This sounds like a must-have!

  • Amber

    Swear! No smudging for me!

  • Amber

    I tried this as well and wasn’t all that impressed. For me, the brush is just really odd. I can’t get the wavy-ness to work. I always poke myself or smudge mascara on my eyelid lol. Anther thing I think that is a design flaw, the opening is so big where the brush comes out there ends up being WAY too much mascara on the brush. Mine dried out in a month, so I think it lets too much air in. :( I love Clump Crusher thought!

  • Amber

    Bummer that you didn’t like this one! And I agree, Clump Crusher is great!

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  • jbrobeck

    Totally picking this up!

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  • jessinthecity

    I’ve never had any luck with Cover Girl mascara. I just feel like their mascaras don’t deposit enough mascara on my eyelashes, and they really don’t build-up well.
    Most people I know raved about Lash Blast and Clump Crusher, were as I was unimpressed. I’m pretty lucky, my eyelashes are naturally long and curled. So adding volumizing is most important to me. Cover Girl just doesn’t do that for me. I prefer L’Oreal. Once in a while I might find a good Maybelline too. But I don’t even bother with Cover Girl anymore.

  • Julie

    Sigh w/ my weak ole Asian non curling lashes… it wont do the miracle. I need A MIRACLE to happen. hahaha I love my Maybelline lash stiletto. Nothing beats!