Friday, May 4, 2012

Mascara War - Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions vs. Cover Girl Lash Blast

During our search for the best drugstore mascara, we often find products that are neck-to-neck in quality.

Two years ago, I tried Cover Girl Lash Blast, and instantly fell in love with its ability to create natural volume. It became one of my favorite volumizing mascara

This year, new Maybelline mascara "Illegal length" became a new fave with its fiber extension technology.

As much as I love both Cover Girl Lash Blast and Maybelline Illegal Length, there could only be one winner in the "Mascara War." Between beautiful volume and super length, which one do I choose?


Stay tuned...




FORMULA


Cover Girl Lash Blast

  • Smooth formula wrapped around each lash to provide natural-looking volume.
  • No smudging. No mess.
  • Though the volume appeared natural, it was thin during the first couple of coats. For a sexier, night time look, you need a few more coats...and then some.
  • Good for day. Bad for night.

Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions

  • Another smooth formula. No smudging and no mess.
  • Tiny fiber extensions attached to the tip of lashes beautifully and naturally.
  • Formula also provided fantastic volume.
  • One coat was enough. Two to three coats did even better.
  • Great for day and night.


WAND


Cover Girl Lash Blast

  • Although revolutionary, I found the wand's plump body and short bristles hard to handle.
  • Did not reach each lash as easily as I would have liked.
  • Great separation experience. No wonder lashes looked so natural, as if they were brushed.


Cover Girl Lash Blast


Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions

  • EXCELLENT wand. LOVE the soft and long bristles. 
  • Touched every lash, on every side.
  • Very easy to use.
Maybelline Illegal Length


PACKAGING


Cover Girl Lash Blast

  • Bright orange color is noticeable and easy to find, especially in a full makeup bag.
  • However, its plump design isn't too attractive. In fact, for a mascara, I thought it was over sized.


Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions

  • Sleek design. Contemporary and easy on the eye.
  • Reminds me of a stiletto heel -- always a plus :O)

WINNER IS:

Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions

As much as I love Cover Girl Products, I favor Maybelline Illegal Length. It gives both volume and length, isn't messy, and creates just enough sexy that suits both day and night.


On the left: Maybelline. Clearly longer and more noticeable.


What about you? Do you have a winning drugstore mascara you want to share?






39 comments:

  1. I've used the cover girl one so many times, but I haven't tried the maybelline one! I'm going to go pick it up once my mascara is out! :)

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  2. i dont have one, thanx for post i will try to have mine
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  3. Hi lovely, I love Maybelline!!!! beautiful mascara...
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  4. Great review! Thanks:D
    -Tori
    www.fashiontrendsmore.com

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  5. I love Maybelline Great Lash! It's won so many beauty awards and it's cheap for mascara. I may have to try the "Illegal Length" - it looks great on you!

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  6. wow ! the effect by maybelline's illegal length is just awesum !!! too bad its not available here... colossal express by MNY is d only thing tht gives gud effect

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  7. I just discovered the Maybelline Illegal Length recently and I am a fan. It's my fav at the moment. Thanks for the review!

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  8. They are look amazing mascara. I have few mascara but not really totally favorite because I still search a right one for me. I am happy, your back... :-) have a good day

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  9. Wow!!!! What an awesome review. I have both mascara, and I think Lashblast is still my favorite. I don't know. I think I have to use the illegal length much better.maybe i'm not using it to it's full capacity.

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  10. didn't like the covergirl lash blast...

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  11. Great side by side comparison picture!

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  12. oooh great post! i'd love to try this!

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  13. I haven't found ay drugstore mascaras have any big difference :(

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  14. of COURSE maybelline is the winner! my holy grail mascara is maybelline xxl : )

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  15. I always love it when real women do side by side comparisons!
    --TS

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  16. woww i will go with the MAYBELLINE ILLEGAL LENGTH

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  17. WOW !! your eyes look beautiful !! Nice post :)Thanx for your lovely commment :)

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  18. Good to know, I might try that one next time

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  19. hi, you! hope you're well! long time no see. :) mascara is one thing i cannot live w/o. great reviews! i'm going to try the illegal lengths masara. :) have a great sunday!
    xoxo
    jasmine
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  20. Both mascaras look great on you, you have such long and nicely separated lashes! :) I find the Covergirl tricky to work with, the wand is just too bulky for me. The Maybelline one sounds really effective - I love Maybelline mascaras so will be eager to try that one out.

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  21. Excellent review! Thank you. I'll be looking for Maybelline Illegal Lengths.

    I've loved all the L'Oreal Double Extend Mascaras for years and especially the Eye Illuminators which have a glittery topcoat in bronze or silver.

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  22. What a great idea for a review- I am mesmerized by all the choices out there for mascara. I look for more volumne, not length and would love to see a brand comparison on the best mascara for the fattest lashes!
    PS Welcome back!

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  23. Definitely the maubelline...

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    Za

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  24. I am going to try the Maybelline! I use MAC right now but it is super expensive. Thanks for the review.

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  25. I love how you go into such great detail on your reviews and I've never tried this mascara but your eyes look great. I've actually used Loreal voluminous forever. It works best for me, but I'm always trying new ones :)

    xoDale
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  26. Great post! Thanx for sharing!
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  27. The illegal length one looks great! They look longer! WOW. Hope you are doing well! Haven't been up here in awhile but taking a break studying for my final on Tuesday. http://www.facebook.com/charismaboutiquenc

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  28. Both look amazing! Currently, I'm using L'Oreal Voluminous mascara and I love it!

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  29. Definitely can see how maybelline works on you! Definitely the most impact of the two! I hope you're feeling better now! :)

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  30. I just bought Maybelline Falsies the other day! Before that, I swore by Covergirl Lash Blast... I still think I like Lash Blast better than Falsies, but I might have to try Illegal Lengths.

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  31. it seems like Maybeline wins the war, haha, i am using Maybeline's mascara too!!!

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  32. I LOVE this post! I'm always on the hunt for volumizing mascara that doesn't break the bank. Thanks N!

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  33. Wow, that Maybelline mascara makes your lashes so long! Looks great :) x

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  34. you can tell the difference, great post!!

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  35. I have to get my hands on illegal length now! thanks for the review!(:

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  36. I have to be careful of mascara because it bothers my contacts big time So I don't spend alot on mascara and as soon as it bothers me, goes in the garbage. This one I would like to try.

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  37. I've been using lash blast for years! I will have to try the illegal length now! Thanks for the tip!

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  38. I've used cover girl and didn't like the brush. It was too big. I've been using the purple one. I think I'm going to try the illegal length. Thanks I've always like maybeline over covergirl.

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  39. Helloooooo hehe... I tagged you to do a Get to know Me tag! Not sure if your into doing tag posts but this looks like a fun way to introduce yourself a little more. =)

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