Mascara Monday: Covergirl Professional 3-in-1 Curved Brush Mascara

I was pretty excited when the entire line of Covergirl Professional Mascaras (in the newly upgraded packaging) became available for purchase at Drugstore.com and immediately added the Professional 3-in-1 Curved Brush Mascara ($5.24) to my shopping cart, in the hopes that it would perform similarly to my beloved Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara ($7.77), based solely on the fact that they both had a curved brush (or claw brush, as Maybelline calls it). The Maybelline Cat Eyes Mascara (yellow tube, claw brush) was my favorite, but they stopped selling it in Kuwait for some reason, which meant I had to order it online, and I did, for the longest time, until I started getting dry tubes of mascara. There’s a number of reasons why that might have happened; Maybe it was stored improperly (extreme heat, direct sunlight, etc…) at the Ministry of Information, maybe the shipping process dried it out, maybe Drugstore.com sent me a couple of older tubes (since the mascara has been out for quite some time), maybe I just got a bad batch (it happens). Whatever that reason was, even though it broke my heart to do so, I figured I should stop repurchasing Maybelline Cat Eyes. Consequentially, every time I see a curved brush on a mascara now, I can’t help but hope that it might perform similarly, if not better. That’s why I was very excited to try out the Covergirl 3-in-1 Curved Brush Mascara and couldn’t wait for it to arrive!

This is what it says on the back. So far, so good.

The upgraded packaging did come across as a bit cheap (almost like tween makeup) but as far as I was concerned, the only thing that mattered was the mascara’s performance.

My heart soared once I confirmed that the mascara did indeed have a curved brush (because you can never be too sure from pictures online) after practically ripping it out of it’s packaging with eager anticipation. With bated breath, I carefully applied the Covergirl 3-in-1 Mascara to my lashes…

Only to find that there was zero change to my lashes. Nothing was being deposited on my lashes, to the extent that I actually ran the mascara across the back of my hand, hoping to see some pigment. Nada, zilch, nothing. The curved brush looked pretty and all but it was like the tube was completely devoid of any product, which was impossible because it came in sealed packaging that I had personally opened (read: ripped apart). I had ordered this mascara as soon as it was released, and immediately opened it upon its arrival, so it’s not like the dryness was a result of the mascara being old. I guess this was a case of “you get what you pay for”. So disappointing.

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