Happy December! I can’t believe it’s the holiday season already. Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas has begun and the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping continues. Thankfully, I’ve completed all of my holiday shopping and I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with the crowds of shoppers!
Today, I’m sharing my thoughts on the new Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara. In my opinion, the newer Covergirl mascaras haven’t been that impressive. I feel like they keep releasing mascaras with crazy looking applicator wands that make applying mascara more difficult. For instance, the Total Tease Mascara, which I reviewed here, makes sense in theory but when it came time to applying the mascara, I had to pass a pretty steep learning curve.
This mascara falls into that category. Gone are the simple days of the Covergirl Lash Blast Volume mascara wand, this mascara applicator is another strange one.
I purchased this mascara at CVS for around $8.99 but depending on where you buy it from, it ranges from $7.99 to $10.49. It comes in 5 shades, 4 of which are different shades of black. According to the Covergirl website:
Lashes get full-on length and definition with COVERGIRL Peacock Flare Mascara. A control grip handle gives you the precision to catch every lash as the feather-fan brush catches, coats and separates each lash for maximum effect. Peacock Flare Mascara is available in multiple shades of black.
Here’s a pic of my lashes with nothing on them:
And here’s what my lashes look like with 2 coats of the Peacock mascara (only applied to my top lashes without curling prior to application):
Now let’s talk more about the strange looking wand first. It has a helix-like shape with plastic bristles of varying lengths. It does have a little bit of a learning curve but not nearly as much as the Total Tease Mascara. Although, even when I felt I got a hang of the applicator, I still had a trouble keeping mascara off my eyelids and I wasn’t completely thrilled with the results.
Another feature Covergirl highlights about this mascara is the control grip handle. The cap has a soft, rubbery texture and I really enjoy how it feels. However, I’m not sure how much it helps with the control of the mascara wand.
I only tested this mascara on my top lashes. Because of the strange wand shape, I didn’t want to attempt to apply it to my lower lashes and possibly ruin my look for the day.
I love the formula because it’s not too wet or too dry. It’s also buildable but creates a clumpy look with two coats, which is nothing a lash comb can’t fix. I use a lash comb with almost any mascara so that’s not too unusual for me but this mascara is much clumpier than the other mascaras I like and use. As a contact wearer, I did not experience any irritation or watery eyes. I wore this mascara all day at work and it stayed put and didn’t flake off even though I wore it for about 12-13 hours.
Overall, I don’t think this mascara is worth it. I get ready for work around 5 in the morning so I need a no-fuss mascara that’s very quick and easy to apply. My current go-to drugstore mascara is still the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara.
Have you tried this mascara? If so, what do you think of it?
Until next time,