I Tried It!

Most of you know that in addition to my thoughtful and reflective musings (cough, choke, ahem) at my little home-away-from-home here on the Web, I also run a beauty product review blog called Chic Critique.  And this week, we are starting a new carnival called I Tried It Tuesday, where we are asking all of our readers to post about a product (or two or three) they have tried as a result of reading about it on Chic Critique.  We will be doing this the first Tuesday of every month, so if you don’t have something to share this month, perhaps you will join in next time.

Over the past few months, we have had some regular posters come and go and quite a few guest posters, and through it all, I have discovered some fabulous products.  The one I’m going to showcase in this post was reviewed by Michelle of Life With Three.

I have been a self-proclaimed Lancome mascara snob since I was in high school.  Seriously.  That’s going on 20 years.  I have converted many a friend to the wonder that is Lancome mascara.  I’ve tried others — expensive ones and not-so-expensive ones — and NOTHING ever came CLOSE to delivering the results of Lancome.

Until now.

It took ANOTHER self-professed Lancome mascara snob convert to convince me to try CoverGirl’s LashBlast.  When I read Michelle’s review, I thought, whattheheck, for $6, it’s worth a shot.  So the next time I was at Target, I picked up the bright orange tube of CoverGirl LashBlast.

And I tried it.  And you know what?  It’s AWESOME.  Seriously, y’all, I’m a convert.  It’s not just a decent substitute; I like it BETTER than Lancome’s.  Really and truly, and I can NOT believe I’m saying this.  Only my longtime friends will fully understand the magnitude of that statement.

In fact, on my wedding day, I discovered that my precious Lancome mascara was not in my makeup bag, and I FUH-REAKED.  It was, as far as I know, and my friends can correct me if I’m wrong, my only Bridezilla moment of the whole event, but I remember a friend innocently trying to help by offering her non-Lancome mascara for me to borrow, and I wailed, “No, you don’t understand, it HAS to be LANCOME!”

And the room got quiet, and everyone stared at me, and I realized how ridiculous I sounded, but I didn’t care because I HAD TO HAVE MY LANCOME ON THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF MY LIFE!!

And then my mother, my dear mascara savior, came to my rescue, with her own tube of the precious nectar of the makeup gods.  And the earth resumed spinning on its axis, and all was right with the world.  And my eyelashes were properly clad in Lancome mascara on my wedding day.

That’s a true story, exaggerated only slightly for your reading pleasure.

So.  I am now officially a Cover Girl mascara convert, and I am not ashamed to say it.  The proof’s in the pudding.  Take a look.

Omigosh, could my eyebrows BE any more unmatched??

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16 thoughts on “I Tried It!

  1. LOL! I’m picturing a room full of silent bridesmaids in their taffeta just staring at you…hilarious!
    That’s the mascara that I use and while I do like the way it makes my lashes look, I find I have a REALLY hard time getting it off. Did you find that?

  2. Hey….where’s the before picture? I can’t remember the last time I used mascara! Probably the next time will be for my sister-in-law’s wedding! Putting makeup on is my lazy side of me, never seem to do it.

  3. Hmmmm. I have tried other products and have been disappointed and always go back to my GULP $20.00 a tube Lancome mascara (which..isn’t it interesting that it is never enough to earn one of their freebie offers????). I’ll give the orange tube a try.

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! Sorry I am not there to take you out for something fun to drink but we’ll have to do it when I get back!

  5. I’m not sure I’ve ever found a mascara that I love. I do really like the plain ole Great Lash mascara, but I currently have two other brand new ones to try. I’ll keep the orange tube in mind.

  6. I’ve been stuck on the pink mascara for nearly as long as you’ve been stuck on Lancome. I’m about due for a new tube (isn’t that a every-3-month product?) so I’ll check out the orange tube!

  7. So glad you posted this. You told me about it the other day and I was trying to remember the brand name. I accidently picked up a different kind (it had a similar name, tho’…) and promptly lost it in California. Off to Walgreen’s now…

  8. Next time try Covergirl’s Define-A-Lash — same deal only it’s in the green tube. I’m a convert from Clinique and I’ll never go back. Why pay $15 for something that’s $6 and, in my opinion, works better?

    A friend also recommended to me to try only putting mascara on my top lashes. It took me awhile to get used to this but now I’ve been getting SO many compliments on my eyes. Try it for a while and see what you think. I think it makes your eyes POP just a bit more.

  9. My favorite is Avon mascara – the Super Full. I have such sparse eyelashes and have a hard time finding anything I like, but that one is the best I have tried so far along with a couple other Avon mascaras. And when they’re on sale, they are even cheaper than Target!

  10. I switched awhile back to this also and love it!!!!

    The Sunday paper has coupons all the time for it, too. so, you can get it for $5!

    I don’t love the packaging though. Why a big orange tube?

  11. OK – I’m totally a convert too!! I just decided to “switch” to this one a few weeks ago and LOVE it. 🙂

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