Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara Review

Big, bold & beautiful! That’s what every woman expects to get out of her mascara. So, does the newest COVERGIRL mascara pass the test? Let’s jump right into my COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara Review.

A close up of Covergirl Exhibitionist mascara sitting on a white marble counter top next to a small succulent in a gold pot and a bunch of lavender sprigs.

Let me start by saying I’m a mascara snob. I’m blessed to have been born with long lashes that are a prominent feature of mine. I take the best care of them as possible. I don’t have lash extensions nor do I wear false lashes regularly. Influenster sent me the COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara and Exhibitionist Mascara Primer complementary and I couldn’t wait to try them out.

Personally, I rotate my mascara frequently but have a few tried and true that I always keep in my makeup bag. Now, which mascara is the best? It all comes down to personal preference. I have this theory that your lashes get used to a specific mascara and then it doesn’t work as well. There is no science or proof to this – other than it’s just my personal thoughts and experience.

COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Primer

I’m not a huge mascara primer person, in general. I’ve always used a mascara that I thought got the job done solo. While I’ve tried a couple of primers – none have ever found a permanent place in my daily routine.

The feature that stood out the most about the COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara Primer was that it wasn’t white. It’s off-white, maybe ecru. That caught my attention plus it didn’t smell horrible. You know what I mean about primers smelling super strong and chemically, right?

I coated my top lashes with the mascara primer and then let it sit for about 30 to 45 seconds before I went in with the mascara.

Covergirl Exhibitionist primer want propped on the tube of primer. All is sitting on a white marble counter top next to a small succulent in a gold pot and a bunch of lavender sprigs.

I applied the Exhibitionist mascara as I usually would – wiggling it from base to the tips of the lashes and thoroughly coating the lashes. I got an even application with none of my lashes sticking together. I’ll have to say I think the primer played a role in giving the lashes length.

Here’s what my eyes looked like with the mascara & primer. You can see they’re long, voluminous and nicely separated.

Primer Impressions:

  • The first thing I noticed was the wand. I love mascara wands that are slightly concave in the middle which helps deposit the product more evenly across the lashes while separating so there are no clumps.
  • The primer creates a nice foundation for the mascara to do its job and I really like it.
  • Using the mascara without the primer gives pretty similar results but the mascara doesn’t appear to be as lengthening without using the primer first.

COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara Review:

Overall, I can say I’m really impressed by the mascara. I love that COVERGIRL products are cruelty-free and they’re a fantastic drugstore makeup product that everyone can afford.

  • Look: My eyelashes are bold and draw the attention directly to my eyes. I only needed to use one coat of mascara.
  • Volume: The mascara definitely volumizes. The primer definitely helps with this as well – ensuring that all the lashes are evenly coated and don’t clump up together – giving that nice fanned look of false lashes.
  • Length: The primer is the real prize winner here. Right after applying the primer you could see the additional length that you got from the product.
  • Feel: This is the true test for me and COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara passes the test. My lashes were soft, flexible and not crunchy. There’s nothing I dislike more than crispy feeling lashes.

I’d put the COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Mascara & Primer up there on the best drugstore mascara list.

Also, check out Elle Magazine’s article: 10 Editors On Their Favorite Mascaras.

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