Drugstore goodie: Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara

Just as I was about to write this post, I googled for reviews on the Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara (~P500). I love it - it's among my top three on rotation - so I was surprised and appalled to find out that a lot of people hate it. It has such a low rating on Makeup Alley! Even my friend Julia of Bless My Bag only likes the #2 part of the mascara even though it's one of her top finds last year. Huh.

I don't know why that is. I find this mascara really good because:

  1. It delivers such great curl and volume. I use the #1 end to solidify the curl at the base of my lashes then the #2 to pump up the hair. My lashes stay up and fat all day! They look like falsies should I decide to layer on more than once per mascara wand.
  2. The waterproof formula doesn't smudge on me. I've worn this for 12 hours and I have not experienced any smudging or smearing.
  3. It comes away fairly easily with an oily makeup remover. No need to soak for long, unlike my other WP mascaras.

The only thing I dislike is that the tube is quite fat and the wands are on an annoyingly short stick. It takes some getting used to since I have small hands, but I don't mind because it's really easy to get the lashes I want with only a few strokes. 

I mean look at this:

I only applied one coat per wand here and got these results; I normally use two coats for seriously large lashes. I've been using this mascara for almost two months now and haven't been disappointed by the formula. 

Different strokes for different folks I guess! I'm just happy to find a new mascara that works for me. My favorite mascara of ALL time (Fairydrops!) is no longer available in the Philippines. This makes me sad. So I'm looking for rebounds, with a major S.

Curious: what beauty product do you love that everybody else strongly dislikes?