Mascara… The product I love to hate. A little insight into my relationship with mascara… my Asian genes have blessed /cursed me with stubby, stick straight, stubborn lashes. I have three options in the matter:

Waterproof mascara. This consists of a tedious struggle of removal at the end of the day. After the struggle I end up with fewer lashes than I started with.

Non-waterproof mascara. This includes droopy lashes and black smudges all over my face in places I never knew mascara could be.

No mascara. This option isn’t even feasible. My natural lashes lack the volume and length that any mascara provides.

… Since the beginning of time, I have not found mascara that works perfectly for my picky lashes. Every time I open a new tube, I ask myself “is this the one?”

The CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara in 300 Very Black Blaze claims : “The Volume Igniter Brush from COVERGIRL is specially designed to add volume to every lash for bigger, thicker, and fuller lashes to help maximize volume.” 

I always curl my lashes before applying mascara and upon coating my lashes with the Flamed Out Mascara, my curl immediately droops. This is due to the slightly wet consistency of the mascara. However, it does create volume and makes my lashes look like there’s at least 3x more than what actually exists. The hourglass shape of the brush makes it easy to target specific areas of my lashes to add more product by holding the brush vertically, but it’s a bit bulky to apply mascara to the bottom lashes. The best part about this mascara is how it wears throughout the day.  Although it isn’t advertised as waterproof, the Flamed Out Mascara lasts the entirety of a 12 hour day without smudging and it’s still easy to take off with a bit of eye makeup remover.

Is this mascara the one? Unfortunately not…however, if you already have wonderfully curly, long lashes that just need a little boost without being overly dramatic, the CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara would be a fair option for you.

Stephanie Lau is the creator and writer of FUN SIZE BEAUTY, a blog encompassing beauty reviews, handmade accessories, and the occasional food post. Upon discovering a fuchsia lipstick in her mom’s stash at age 12, she fell in love with all things beauty. She started her blog in November 2012 as a creative outlet to share her thoughts on beauty products and escape from the stress of school.  Aside from blogging and beauty, Stephanie enjoys all things travel, photography, DIY, small business, and sample hoarding.  An undergrad Accounting student at the University of Waterloo and an avid multi-tasker, on rainy days you can find her studying the Income Tax Act, watching food network, recreating makeup looks from magazines, and sipping on tea. 

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  • I have the very same droppy short Asian lashes. So far I’ve like Diorshow for holding the curl, and Lash Stiletto by Maybelline as well. But haven’t found The One yet…

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