There’s A Reason This Super Cheap Mascara Tops All The Best-Of Lists

There’s A Reason This Super Cheap Mascara Tops All The Best-Of Lists

Covergirl’s golden oldie LashBlast Volume Mascara more than delivers on its promises of “volume” and “waterproof,” and that’s why it’s this week’s “Chosen One.”

Fresh off the results from the 2017 Reviewers’ Choice Awards from Influenster, a product-review platform with over 3 million users, my longstanding and probably overly-intense feelings about Covergirl’s LashBlast Volume Mascara have been validated: It is indeed the best.

Crowned “Best Drugstore Mascara” based off 13 million reviews, among LashBlast’s many excellent qualities is its accessibility: A tube of the good stuff will set you back roughly $7 and you can find it at any drugstore or grocery store, and probably the occasional auto-parts store.

All for good reason. As someone with fine and “slippery” lashes—meaning mascara likes to slide off and dog pile on my dark under-eye circles—the waterproof version of LashBlast has been a revelation, and while I’ve dabbled with other mascaras here and there, since it made its debut in 2007, it’s been my go-to.

Seriously, put that stuff on and it’s not going anywhere.It’ll withstand your Cardi B-themed cardio-yoga class, a swim in the ocean, allergy season, and even having an accidental meltdown at a baseball game because you’re PMS-ing and “Take Me Out to The Ballgame” is just, ugh. So sweet.

It’s also not messing around with its “volume” claims. I’ve never been a fan of mascaras that aim to lengthen my lashes into that borderline creepy, dismembered-daddy-long-legs territory. But provide me with the illusion of having lashes that are thicker than a newborn’s, and I’m all in.

Accordingly, the mascara formula is thick, and especially at the beginning of a tube, it can result in a lot of excess product on the wand. And it being the stalwart soldier that it is, it’s more or less impossible to remove without an oil-based makeup remover—Almay’s Longwear & Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Pads work like a gem, as does Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil.

On that note, don’t bother using something like olive oil in a pinch, because it doesn’t do anything aside from making you smell like salad dressing.

Ready to start batting those super reinforced, battle-ready lashes? Pick up a tube here.