once upon a time a few weeks ago, i naively went to walgreen’s to get my favorite mascara, the covergirl lash exact length mascara (i’ve mentioned it a bunch of times on the site). i headed to the covergirl aisle. i saw the colorful tubes. there was no yellow one. there was no lash exact length.
i got back in my car. i drove to cvs. i repeated the above. i drove to another walgreen’s. alas. it’s gone.
i got home and did some research. it has in fact been discontinued and is, quite literally, gone. so i did 2 things. first, i did the reasonable (read: unreasonable) thing of ordering a couple backups on amazon. then, because i knew that someday these precious backups would tragically run out, i tried to find a dupe, drugstore or otherwise.
turns out, there are very few mascaras that have a similar brush to the lash blast length. like just the one that you will read about shortly. i searched lengthening mascaras, tinting mascaras, best mascaras, but found nothing of interest. then, i decided to look at all the mascaras that sephora has to offer in hopes of spotting something similar, and i did! the winner hails from dolce&gabanna – which really is a bummer cause that means it is price-aaaaay – and is essentially the same mascara. do you know how lucky you guys are that i did so much research and solved this problem for all of you? you’re welcome.
but seriously, my new d&g mascara is pretty rad. i decided that because this one is more readily available (albeit only online), i would continue with the d&g and save my covergirls for the really special moments when nothing else will do. it seems weird to have to buy a high end dupe for a drugstore product, but no complaints as long as i have some form of my most favorite mascara.