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Rated 4.12 out of 5 stars
I was so happy when Cover Girl was recently certified as cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, and was eager to try one of their well-regarded mascaras.
My mascara has to be:
- priced < $10
- waterproof; able to hold up on my very oily skin
- able to hold a curl
- dark brown
I'd been happily using Pacifica Aqua Force for years, but when Cover Girl went cruelty-free I decided to give one of their mascaras a try, especially since Cover Girl products are more widely available than Pacifica's.
Clump Crusher is good, but not thrilling. It does lengthen and define well, but it doesn't impart much volume, and, rather ironically given the product's name, it seems to make my lashes stick together a bit. Worst of all [for me], it doesn't seem to hold a curl especially well. On the plus side: It comes in black-brown, which isn't true of many mascaras, and it looks "clean," not heavy, on the lashes. It also stays on well, on my *very* oily skin.
In all, Clump Crusher is a good everyday mascara; I'll use it for the standard three months, then I'll have to choose between this mascara and Aqua Force.
Ulta mistitled this mascara. Covergirl does NOT have a WATERPROOF version of Clump Crusher. This one is WATER-RESISTANT. Waterproof and water-resistant mean two different things. Waterproof mascaras hold a curl, expecially for stubborn, stick-straight Asian lashes. Water-resistant does not. I really don't see a point in water-resistant mascaras because they still smudge like a normal one. I wish Covergirl would make a WATERPROOF version of this mascara because it's actually pretty good. It defines and separate lashes nicely, and it gives decent length and volume. However, because it is NOT waterproof, it makes my lashes go straight back down when I apply it. Do not buy this if you have stubborn, straight, hard to curl lashes. It won't hold a curl at all. I just use this mascara on my bottom lashes.
sarah from united states
this is great for someone who wants an EXTREMELY natural look. it takes forever to build this up because there's not much product inside. this is a very dry mascara. it does do a great job separating, but it gives little volume and your lashes will fall down easily if you blink.
Courtney from Phoenix, AZ
This mascara is seriously great. I've tried a lot of different brands over the years, both drugstore and prestige, and I think this is one of the best I've used. Extremely affordable price point, and I love how my lashes look. My lashes almost look like they are falsies, but it just highlights what you already have. I love that it gives me the length I want without clumping up. It even does good with reapplication. My only con would be that the brush is just a little scratchy, so be careful when you're doing the base of your lashes.
dont have a nickname from Illinois
I bought this about 3 weeks ago. It was very dry and would hardly come off the wand. I am not happy with it and will not buy it again
Mads from Del
i will forever love this mascara, it's only one i've held on to all these years. please don't discontinue!
Fern from San Diego
I always purchase waterproof mascaras to hold a curl, regular mascaras make my lashes droop. Same thing happened with this one despite it claiming to be waterproof! My eyelashes went straight immediately. Will never be able to make this work
Karen from Dallas Tx
Hard to get out of the tube. Not any mascara on brush!
Deb from Elk Grove
Will be returning this? One of the worst mascaras I've purchased
DeeRC from CT
I used to purchase the waterproof version religiously. It really did the job, no clumps, lasted etc. One day I purchased and realized it was water resistant. I didn't think much of it until I actually put it to use. It leaves me racoon eyes after 6 hours. If I sweat just a bit there it goes, smudging. I don't know why the formula was changed but this mascara used to be a gem. Now it's meh. Bring waterproof back, please!!!!!!!!
Kris from CA
This mascara sucks. I have the regular (non waterproof) formula in black/brown and it smudged less than this one that claims to be waterproof. If you have oily lids, stay away from this one.
sayjahxx from IL, USA
I had high hopes for this, but it takes me so long to do my mascara with this product. I always use waterproof mascara and this is the first one I've tried that immediately drops my lashes after applying. On the plus side, I do really like it for my lower lashes as it doesn't flake or smudge, and doesn't clump.
Mel from Indiana, USA
My all time favorite. Any time I try new mascaras, they just don't compare. I get fantastic lift, separation, and length for my lashes. I prefer length over volume, so that's what I look for. Just a classic and always at a great price. Sometimes the OG's just can't be beaten.
Andie10 from Hobe Sound, FL
I keep trying some of the newer mascaras and more expensive...keep going back to this one! Long lasting, no clumps I have had people ask what mascara I wear..I do wear contact lens..and I am almost 60...it's the best!
Karenmary from MN
clumps, too much gets on the brush. Wouldn't buy it again.
Rain from Washington
I use this everyday, I love the way it looks. The applicator is great, it goes on smooth and even, no clumping even with multiple coats. But it is in no way waterproof or even resistant. It comes off super easy even just slightly rubbing your eye, I can fully remove it with just water at the end of the day.
mar25 from Utah
two complains about this mascara. One, it is not waterproof and two, it makes your lashes fall after curling them.
Mart21 from Lake Ozark, MO
I bought this before going to a pool because I realized I didn't have waterproof mascara. This was the only mascara on my eyelashes at the time and it started rubbing off after getting my face wet once. After an hour, there was absolutely no mascara on my eyelashes anymore, but I had black smudges all around my eyes that wouldn't rub off. Would not recommend if you are looking for a real waterproof mascara.
Echo12 from undisclosed
The tube says waterproof but the description says water resistant. I haven't been able to find an actual waterproof version in the store. Does it exist?
sarahl319 from undisclosed
This is an okay mascara in my opinion. It was nothing absolutely mind-blowing. The wand is a great brush to go through your lashes after you put on mascara (after you use up the mascara). It did not hold a curl for that long which is a big priority for my stick-straight lashes.
karliannemarie from undisclosed
Love this mascara!! I use this every day! Great if youre lashes are pretty long naturally and gives a good natural look! Absolutely love!!!!
itslilaglenn from undisclosed
The quality of this mascara is very nice! I have hazel eyes and the black mascara really stands out from it. I would improve this product by actually making it waterproof because I tested it and the mascara ran down. Covergirl Clump Crusher was very easy to apply!! I made this eye look with the mascara and they made my lashes look SO LONGGG
tenzin1 from undisclosed
I love this product! Ive been looking for the perfect mascara and Ive finally found it! I have thin and kinda short lashes(plus my lashes are super straight)and this mascara makes my lashes look very full, long and curled! Definitely recommend
elainee6 from undisclosed
I have been using Covergirl Clump Crusher for years. I always get the water resistant. I love the curved applicator brush. It goes on smooth without clumping and lasts all day. I use Covergirl eye makeup remover to take it off. It stays on while I swim and doesn't run when my eyes water. I definitely recommend this mascara.
chiliconcarne from undisclosed
Holy grail every day mascara. It doesn't give much volume at first, which is just what I look for on an every-day basis. It holds a curl pretty well, and wears nicely too. I usually wear the washable version, but the colour won't smudge when it gets wet; it just wipes away like it was never there.
maryo34 from undisclosed
I think Ive found my OG mascara, finally! A dry formula that makes my lashes look a mile long and doesnt end up under my eyes at the end of the day. Im in love!
ashleybri18 from undisclosed
I love this!! Favorite mascara ever. I have gotten so many complements. The black gives a more natural look and the very black give a beautiful almost false lash look! I use this during my workout and kickboxing and it doesn't smudge has a few flakes but nothing you can't quickly brush off.