Covergirl Exhibitionist Stretch and Strengthen Mascara wand and tube

Milabu Rating

  • Overall
    (3.9)

Price Category: Value

  • $8.97 Retail

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Pros

  • Lengthening
  • Intense pigment
  • No clumping (if you remove excess product off wand)
  • Flake free

Cons

  • Mascara gets stuck at the bottom of the brush
  • Formula isn’t easy to remove if you get it on your eyelids/face
  • Can transfer and smudge under eyes
  • Wetter formula
  • Curl can fall if lashes are straight and stubborn (like mine)

Overview

In terms of length, this Covergirl mascara delivers. But, it doesn’t have a long, smudge free wear.

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Our Rating Criteria

There are some winning Covergirl mascara formulas, will this be one?

With over 15 formulas to choose from, Covergirl has a mascara for everyone. For me, Lash Blast’s iconic orange tube is super nostalgic. And, more recently I’ve been loving the Lash Blast Clean formula. One of the newest formulas to the Covergirl mascara family is Exhibitionist Stretch & Strengthen, which promises to lengthen lashes up to 60%. While I can attest to the lengthening claims, I can’t say this mascara does much else for my lashes.

Promises vs. Performance: Exhibitionist promises a no-mess formula that lasts all day. Let’s test it.

If you’re looking for a lash extension effect in a mascara, Covergirl promises Exhibitionist Mascara will do just that. In fact, they promise up to 60% longer looking lashes! In addition, this Covergirl mascara is formulated with peptides, biotin, and provitamin B5 to strengthen lashes. It is said to be lightweight, and last all day free of flaking, clumping, or smudging.

Even in the Black Brown shade, this mascara has intense pigment right away. It defines and separates lashes without clumping. But, make sure you remove the excess product off of the wand. It can get stuck at the bottom of the brush pretty easily as the opening of the tube collects a lot of product. Exhibitionist lengthens my lashes as promised, and there is minimal flaking while wearing

But, there are a few things I don’t like about this mascara. First, if you get it on your skin when applying, you have to make sure to clean it off right away or else it will lift the makeup underneath it as well. Second, the wand/packaging situation. Like I mentioned, it can get pretty clumpy and messy. Lastly, the wear. I do not experience a no-mess formula that lasts all day. Instead, I have transferring and smudging under my eyes after several hours.

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Our Rating Criteria

How It Compares: I don’t love it.

In terms of length, this mascara does it’s job. My lashes look long and fluttery, still intense even with the Black Brown shade (to me, it was more of a soft black). The formula is clump free, but because it is a wetter formula, you have to be careful to not have excess product clinging to the wand. If it gets on your skin and dries down, it will remove the makeup underneath when you try to wipe it away. The packaging doesn’t make it very clump free either, in my opinion. In terms of wear, it doesn’t flake, but it does smudge and transfer under my eyes. I don’t hate this mascara, but I also don’t love it.

I’m going to be honest with you: there’s way better mascaras at the drugstore. Even from Covergirl! But, my all-time favorite drugstore mascara is Maybelline Lash Sensational (rated ****4.6). This is a holy grail for me, as it holds curl while volumizing, lengthening, and separating my lashes. It’s free of clumping, and never smudges, transfers, or flakes no matter how long I’m wearing it.

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Advertised Product Highlights

Covergirl Exhibitionist Stretch & Strengthen Mascara

WAND TYPE: Wavy bristles brush

SHADE: Black Brown

COLOR: Black

LONGEVITY: All day

BENEFITS: Lengthens; Strengthens lashes; Formula is infused with peptides, biotin, and provitamin B5; Gives a lash extension effect; Lightweight; No clumping, flaking, or smudging

OTHER: Ophthalmologist tested; Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers; Comes in 4 shades (Black Brown, Black, Very Black, Very Black Water Resistant)

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: No claims

Edited by Maddie

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