Today it’s time for something a little different. Instead of sharing an unboxing video and then talking about the box, I’ll be talking about a single item that I received from BzzAgent for reviewing purposes. I actually received three separate BzzAgent campaigns all at once, so I have a single unboxing video to share with you for those, and then I’m going to talk about a single one of those items, as per the campaign “activities”.
So first off, please check out the unboxing video, in which I show off campaigns from Covergirl Super Sizer, Secret Clinical, and Herbal Essences Naked Collection:
Not a bad little haul, am I right? Of course I am! And I’ve been having quite an excellent time testing these products so far. Lucky for me, BzzAgent has started making “Blog Post” an option on the activity list for some campaigns, so today I get to earn points on the site by talking to you about one of the items I just showed you, the “Super Sizer”, by Covergirl.
Now, this mascara makes some bold claims. With the special “Lash Styler” wand, Covergirl insists that you can gain up to 400% more volume in your lashes. I can’t even begin to say where that figure comes from, but I can tell you what my experience has been so far.
First off, I do have to say that using the “Lash Styler” has proven to be a lot easier than I was expecting. I’ve never been skilled when it comes to makeup application, so I figured the fact that there’s a special way of using this was going to turn into a disaster right from the get-go. Luckily I was very pleasantly surprised. Basically, you start with the core of the wand right at the base of your lashes, and twirl as you move upward to the end of your lashes, then repeat until you’ve achieved your desired effect. The process was so easy even a clumsy fool like me was able to figure it out in seconds, so that’s definitely a huge plus!
Second – and this sorta goes along with the ease of use – is that I’m a big fan of the wand itself. It’s nice and thin and delicate, which is exactly what I look for in a mascara wand because I find that the thicker wands deposit too much mascara at once and I wind up with tons of clumps and uneven application. I didn’t have that problem at all with this wand, so I was quite happy with the overall application process.
Third, and most importantly: the results. Now let me say this right off the bat: you are not going to get super-thick, “400% more volume” lashes with a single application. This is definitely the type of mascara that requires multiple layers if you’re trying to accomplish a very dark, voluminous look, but the point is that you can accomplish it. Me personally, I look mostly for length and boldness of color, and this I was easily able to accomplish with one application and a little bit of touch-up around the edges. To prove just what a difference can be made with that single application, I posted this photo to Instagram, showing only one eye done:
Not the greatest picture, perhaps, but you get the idea!
So clearly you can see that with a little bit extra effort you could create some lovely, thick lashes by applying a few times over. For me, personally, I love the look it gives me with just the one application, but those are my preferences.
In conclusion, I’m really rather enjoying using the “Super Sizer” as my new go-to mascara. It’s easy, it works, and it gives me the kind of look I want with minimal effort. I’m really glad that BzzAgent chose me for this campaign so that I could test it out, and I definitely recommend it for anyone looking to enhance their eyes. Two thumbs up. 🙂