Covergirl’s Total Tease is a high performing lash defining mascara for those who are looking for depth, separation that’s great for the office but can also stand its own paired with your going out makeup. It creates a classic and clean look plus plenty of lift which lasts all day. You will need some practice with the wand to find out which side of the applicator fits you best but the smooth, dark and creamy formula will surely impress even those with fine lashes like mine who would normally pass on a lengthening mascara. Does this look a little like the Benefit Rollerlash? Maybe. But this one ticks all the boxes and it’s been a key item in my current daily makeup routine. You gotta try it!
It’s official everyone, I have completely fallen in love with a new drugstore mascara and it’s been the favourite part of my makeup routine lately. Covergirl’s latest Total Tease mascara has a peculiar shaped comb style wand, is a bit tricky to learn but the result is everyday perfection.
Product: Total Tease Mascara* Waterproof
Price: $12.99 CAD
Availability: Drugstores nationwide
Would I (re)purchase: Yes!
DESIGN & APPLICATION
Housed in a sleek black tube (good-bye chubby space hogging Lash Blast), this has a three sided design with plastic bristles. Two full length sides are for applying the product all over and the precision side with longer bristles is for teasing away clumps.
The consistency is creamy and smooth with lots of depth. Despite being a lash separating mascara, it still coated my lashes generously and they were dark with just a few strokes whereas others in this category barely deposited any product. I found the brush wand itself just slightly too long for my eye shape so I would fill in the inner and outer corners with the smaller defining end. I love how this gave my lashes a classic defined but clean look, making them more visible yet not the chunky volume that I was used to wearing.
BEFORE – AFTER | Lashes are curled and with mascara
WEAR & LONGEVITY
As always I went with the waterproof version of this mascara to help me keep a curl throughout the day and not only did it keep my lashes up but they stayed up for 8-10hrs which is no easy feat! It does an excellent job of keeping my lashes lifted all day until I was ready to take it off. I wonder if this is a genius in formulation or because it applied consistently and smoothly over the entire length of my lashes.
I did notice some minor smudging onto my lower lash line but it wasn’t worse than all the other waterproof mascaras I’ve used to date and is only apparent at the outer corners of my eyes where my top lashes naturally touch the bottom when I blink. A quick swipe with a q-tip or tissue fixes it easily so I’m not bothered by it.
THINGS TO NOTE
Overall there’s no major complaints about this mascara. Be careful with the application if you are used to putting the wand right to the root of your lashes as it has sharper bristles and remember to turn the brush to the correct side each time.
THE FINAL VERDICT