CoverGirl's Mascara Volume Exact Review
Plump 'em...Dont Clump 'em
This mascara is designed to give easy high volume, clump free lashes. My lashes need all kinds of help. They need volume, curl, separation and length.
This mascara has recently won the CEW award for best mascara under $12. I was in doubt that it was better than Max Factor's Volume Couture.
Volume Exact's has a similar rubber brush to Chanel's Inimitable and Max Factor's Volume Couture. According to the press release the magic is in the bristles of the brush. Each "bristle contains two tiny micro-chambers, or grooves, that completely surround each lash, coating each lash individually and allowing more of the formula to coat every lash. " I can not rave enough over these type of mascara brushes. I am so hooked that I use my Max Factor brush in all my mascaras including Dior's Blackout.
Exact Mascara delivers on volume. It creates a bold lush lash. My lashes are not fan-like but they do appear to have multiplied in size and volume. There was no clumping issues but I did make a mess during the application. The Cover Girl Mascara was heavier on my lashes than Chanel or Max Factor. This made it more difficult to keep a curl.
I did a comparison of all three mascara wands. Max Factor and Cover Girl appear to have the exact same rubber brush. Cover Girl's wand is less slanted and the bristles are not as soft as Max Factor. Chanel's wand is significantly smaller in size with softer and denser bristles.
I prefer Max Factor's Volume Couture Mascara to all of the mascaras I have tested. It is a great value. It delivers on all its promises and has a great price tag.
Have you tested all three? Which do you think is better and why? Let us know in the comments!
Disclosure: A press sample of this product was provided by CoverGirl Cosmetics