I feel like beauty brands are trying to out-gimmick each other. This is especially true when it comes to mascara. Promises of volume that’s colossal, length that’s outrageous and 40,000 times the lashes! CoverGirl has a new player in the game, The Super Sizer, promising 400% fuller lashes. Does it deliver or does it just talk a big talk? Read on…
The wand, ahem, the “lash styler” is slim with bristles made from spiky plastic vs. fibers. I prefer this style of wand so I had high hopes from the start. The formula itself is a rich black and the wand doesn’t appear to be loaded with product when pulled from the tube. Again, high hopes. I suspect that Benefit’s Roller Lash served as inspiration perhaps?
So here are my bare lashes. I’ve curled them a little but otherwise, bare naked.
Now behold my lashes after applying 2 coats of CoverGirl The Super Sizer.
No doubt my lashes are longer and definitely thicker.
Before, sans mascara…
After, 2 coats on top and one on bottom lashes.
The instructions advise you to use the flat part of the wand to “drench” lashes in mascara and then roll the wand upwards to distribute. Call me lazy but I don’t think I should have to roll and do all this wrist action for something to work properly. This wand does indeed drench your lashes. They become so coated in mascara, in fact, that they stick together. I love feathery separation in a mascara and there is none of that here sadly. While it does make lashes dramatic and much more prominent, the lashes themselves aren’t pretty, or at least not for my taste.
When deciding whether or not I’ll recommend a product, I imagine my response to one of my closest friends texting me, as they often do, from the aisles of Target or Sephora, “what’s a good drugstore mascara you like? Need something new!” I would not text back CoverGirl The Super Sizer.