In every single picture I’ve taken today, I look like a grumpy piano teacher (see above).
Yes, I know this for a fact! When I was a kid, I took piano lessons (mostly against my will), and every week, my teacher, Mrs. L, would sit there with pursed, tight lips as I pounded away at the keys like a gorilla in a Hello Kitty T-shirt.
Sometimes I’d see Mrs. L frowning out of the corner of my eye, so I’d bang out all the wrong notes on purpose, look up at her, and smile ever-so-sweetly…
Hahaha! Sorry, Mrs. L.
I’d be cranky, too, if I had to teach a surly, disinterested student clearly counting down the seconds to freedom, but maybe I’d look a little less tense (perhaps cheerful, even) if I were wearing a few coats of COVERGIRL’s Clump Crusher Mascara ($6.99).
It landed on drugstore shelves a couple months ago in four “shades” (Black Brown, Brown, Very Black and Black).
The hook/special sauce? The curved brush. COVERGIRL says the little plastic stubs and the shape of the brush help it separate lashes while coating them from root to tip and dodging lumps and bumps.
And when it comes to length and separation, ala long, fanned-out lashes for interested, perky looks, I think Clump Crusher’s great. It doesn’t come with a bunch of bells or whistles, like lash conditioners and vibrating brush wands, but it lengthens, separates and holds curls like a champ. Plus, it’s only $6.99, which isn’t bad at all, especially beside an increasing number of drugstore mascaras in the $10-13 range.
My favorite thing about it? Endurance. I think it looks just as fresh after a full day as it does first thing in the morning. No flakes, no smudges. Just lifted, long, luscious lashes.
For gals who long for drag queen lashes, FYI — you may want to layer Clump Crusher with a thickening mascara, because while it does a decent job in the thickening department, it’s no Chanel Le Volume out of the gate.
AVAILABILITY: Available in four shades at drugstores, Ulta and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Hey, shawty! It’s your birthday!
Well, pass me a slice of cake and a glass of champagne, because MBB just turned six. Today.
Can you believe it? Some of us have known each other more than 2,000 days.
What can I say? Thank you very much for visiting, whether you’re a new reader or an old friend. It’s been a blast growing up with you, and I look forward to many years to come. I hope you’ll keep being the Dorothy/Rose/Blanche to my Sophia.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,