Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My favorite mascara
I'm always trying different mascaras and decided to buy this after Cover Girl went cruelty free. Honestly, I was shocked (in a good way) by the results. My lashes are average length and light colored. With this mascara they looked much longer and fuller. It was a super dramatic difference and more impressive than other (more expensive) mascaras I've tried.
Two caveats: You have to be careful when applying to avoid getting it on your eyelids. Also, I wouldn't recommend this for a natural, "no makeup" look, because (in my experience) it makes your lashes look way better than they could in real life!
This mascara is awesome!
Most Helpful Critical Review Great Mascara, Blue one SMELLS TERRIBLE
So I'm not generally a fan of covergirl mascaras because they don't give enough impact...but this one is great! The wand is great, no clumping, and it thickens, lengthens, and adds loads of volume. My only complaint is that the blue one smells so foul! It's like I'm putting death on my eyelashes and it's a huge deterrent! Covergirl, please fix this, I don't understand how it made it to the market with the terrible smell!! Other than that, I look forward to purchasing the black one because I love how it looks. This would be a 4 stars if it weren't for the smell and will be a 5 stars if it doesn't smudge!
Reviewed by 212 customers Good volume but...
Cat from PA
Definitely buildable, however my lashes don't hold a curl with it. It stays a bit wet for longer than I'd like, and it smells a bit of paint. That said, it does give better volume than some high end mascaras.
Tara from Clearwater, Fl
This does nothing for my lashes. The formula is way too wet even after using it for 3 weeks. I have to layer it up a lot to see anything, 3-4 coats, and it's so clumpy at that point. I'm about to just throw it away because it's not getting better.
Dhizzle from Cincinnati
This mascara is great. I do warm it up before use. I usually use clump crusher. But this is better for a fuller look. I'm not sure about the other reviews. But I think it's great.
the only mascara that works for me
Satisfied customer from new york
This is the only mascara that actually hold the curl of my eyelashes without weighing it down. My lashes always look good even at the end of the day. This is works on my asian lashes and adds length and volume. Bottom line i would purchase this again and would recommend to a friend. The only downside is it smells like paint but you'll get use it it.
Carebear from Dallas, Texas
I usually buy the $30 mascara but did not really want to spend that so I tried this one. It is just as good as 2 faced!
Does it's job a little too well
J1564 from undisclosed
I have been searching for a mascara for a while that added length and fanned my natural lashes out a bit, so when I first tried this product I was ecstatic to see it did just that! It definitely stays on and gave me the look I want, but it has been literally impossible for me to get off my lashes!! I've tried makeup wipes, micellar water, oil based removers, face washing with exfoliant, and many more and none of it comes close to removing it. It just clumps my lashes together even more and leaves them brittle. It's gotten so bad to the point my lashes just fall out from me trying desperately to remove it! If this was not the case, this mascara would easily be my favorite, but because I wind up with it stuck on my lashes for 3 days afterwards before it all flakes off I'm very underwhelmed.
Terir from Chicago
Too wet, splatters like paint, The applicator is awful. If ANY gets on you skin, it smears everywhere trying to remove it. Don't waste you money!!
LittleLynn from CO
I bought this a few weeks ago and it's absolutely awful. It's clumpy, doesn't make my lashes longer or more voluminous, takes forever to dry, is super messy, and if/when it dries, my lashes are like crusty and gross and are completely spidery. Don't waste your money on this, try any kind of Voluminous from L'Oreal.
sulma from texas
i like this mascara
I love this
Monica from Clovis
I'm constantly on the hunt for a good mascara & this one has me buying a 3rd. I never really rebuy a mascara & constantly buy all the newest including high end. This 1 has replaced a lorac & Lancome & would compare to Marc Jacob's velvet noir. I have thin straight lashes & this gives me thickness & 0 flakes.
Not so good
NotSoPrissy from Kansas City, MO
Messy, clumpy, sticky. I just don't like it. The brush is too big and shaped oddly to get good coverage without making a huge mess. I went back to Clump Crusher.
Sloppy and impossible to use
Tkn714 from Gulfport Mississippi
I bought Exhibitionist in black/brown a short time ago. It is nearly impossible to use. The wand comes out very sloppy with mascara all over it. I cannot get it on my lashes without getting it all over my skin. I also end up with mascara all over my hands because it's all over the tube. It is a complete waste of my money.
Missymay322 from Los Angeles, Ca
I thought it would be fun to get a colored mascara since all you could see is my eyes with these masks on. Turns out I thought ring. The formula of this mascara is not good. It took 4 coats to see a hint of blue. It also don't do anything as far as length or definition. So just save your money for a better colored mascara.
TQW from Simpsonville, SC
I look for mascara with a smaller, thinner brush that will lengthen and separate my lashes. I hate mascara that has a thick brush and clumps lashes together.
Probably one of the worst mascaras I've ever tried
BaiLee from Hannibal
This mascara would only be good for layering over other mascaras. It barely did anything for my lashes. I will say that they separated my lashes and didn't make them look clumpy like other mascaras do. I used Maybelline's Big Colossal waterproofs over this mascara and it looked great. Disappointed because I love Covergirl, but I do NOT like this product.
Loooong, soft lashes
LilyR4 from San Diego
This mascara rocks! I use the brownish black color for my green eyes and fair complexion. It warms me up and highlights my eye color. I HATE when I have to work to build up volume and length with a mascara. My eyes get tired! This one builds up quickly and gives you a gorgeous lash look.
Awesome but ruins contacts
Court30lee from Bend, Oregon
I've been using this for 2 weeks. It's awesome! Only issue is that if you get even a tiny bit in your eye and you're wearing soft contacts it will stick to the contact and no amount of cleaning remove it.
my new fav!!!
alexa from new york
i wasn't sure if i would like this product due to the varying reviews but i decided to try anyways. within one use it became my new favorite and go to. i love everything about it from the wand to the formula. my lashes have never looked better!!! a bonus is if i accidentally leave it on overnight it doesn't really flake to my under eye or lid! i definitely recommend this mascara
Good Layering Mascara
Yeli from Philadelphia
It doesn't deliver what I'm looking for on its own, but layered with the benefit roller lash it's great
Pain is beauty
Aubrey7114 from undisclosed
I loved how my eyelashes looked long and thick and I usually love covergirl mascara products, but this mascara caused my eyes to feel painful, watery, and suffer from an adverse reaction. Do not reccomend at all for people with sensitive skin/eyes.
Shadyy L from Sactown CA
I tried covergirl exhibitionist mascara 2 days ago and it really stood out to ME. I have decent length lashes, flat near the tear duct until 3/4 of my eye then the very spazzy curled lashes at the outer corner of my eye. The way I apply mascara is on my lash roots first (I never stroke up and through). Gently shaking the brush side to side (minimally as if it was vibrating). I let it sit for roughly 15-30 seconds to allow it to thicken and stay in place. Finally I go in again after dipping my mascara wand in the tube. Beginning at the root of the lash stroke it all the way through coating them completely in mascara. This will give your lashes a fuller look. If u have time repeat the first step 2x. ++It's vegan
Madison from Fresno
This beats all high end mascaras... but I noticed my eyelashes started falling out. This is the only change in my routine. After a week of losing around 8 eyelashes a day and now having ugly lashes I switched to my old mascara a the shedding started to slow. I would remove it as gently as possible but I would literally blink my eyelashes off. Pretty bummed.
Clumps on eyelids
NotSatisfied from Kentucky
Every time I use the mascara, the end of the brush near the wand leaves large smudges on the eyelid or under eye. You have to wipe it off almost completely to not have this happen.
Terrible smell overpowers the aesthetic
S from Massachusetts
I bought this mascara in Very Black and Black Brown colors in the same order. Both tubes were clumpy and pretty dry from the moment I opened the packaging, but the worst part is the smell. It's not a scent - a smell. I thought that maybe that would dissipate over time and gave each a try. I could only use each once because I could feel my eyes becoming irritated by the mascara straight away. My car reeked of this mascara during my morning commute, so clearly was pungent even after dried. While the look is decent and it stays on very well, I can't risk infecting my eyes with whatever is in those tubes.
Hated this at first
SkinCareObsessed from Portland, OR
I hated this when I first tried it. But what I've found is I have to build it up quite a bit, or let it mostly dry between layering, and then it's wonderful! And on "no makeup" makeup days, 1 layer looks very natural but defines my lashes. This mascara takes more time vs the essence lash princess, so if I'm in a rush that's what I'll use instead. This is more voluminous and piece-y and the lash princess is more clumpy volume (in a good way!) and false lash like. I also like layering the two. Something to note is you get A LOT for your money. This mascara contains 1.15oz of product and most mascaras have anywhere from 0.29-0.34oz!