Sunday, August 7, 2016

review: covergirl katy kat eye mascara

High expectations can be a dangerous thing. Especially when it comes to makeup. I remember seeing the display of Katy Kat Eye mascara. There it was in all its glory. Cute packaging and a larger than life photo of Katy Perry. I darted over to that display faster than you could imagine. (Katy Perry is one of my favourite artists. I love her music, her dramatic sense of style, and endless creativity.) Despite the fact that the product was brand new? The display had already been pretty picked over. There were only a few of the Katy Kat Eye mascaras left. That included Black, Very Black, and Perry Blue.

I'll admit. The Perry Blue was pretty intriguing....but a blue mascara is a little out of my wheel house. In the end, I opted for Very Black. I wanted to get a good idea of how the mascara performed. Choosing black made it easier to compare this product to other drugstore mascaras. So, how was the Katy Kat Eye mascara? Here is what I liked and disliked about it.

  • What I Liked: 
    • The packaging is sleek and stylish. I love the simplicity of the black and white. It definitely makes a statement. 
    • This mascara definitely lives up to its name. It is very black which adds some drama to the lashes.
  • What I Didn't Like:
    • The mascara wand is awful. It has a "360 Sculpting Brush" that is supposed to create voluminous lashes. What it actually does is pull on the lashes and cause the product to clump up unnaturally.
    • The overall appearance was also lacking. Comparing this to Cover Girl's The Super Sizer (which is actually cheaper) the results are sub par. It doesn't do much to lengthen or add volume to my lashes. Very disappointing. 
Overall, the Katy Kat Eye mascara is a dud for me. I would not repurchase. On the plus side? There is some fantastic Katy Perry makeup at the drugstore right now. Forget about the mascara and grab one of the Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks instead. The colours are beautiful, they feel comfortable on the lips, and they have good staying power. Want to see a few of the shades in action? Take a look at the creation of beauty is art YouTube channel.

Have you tried anything from CoverGirl's Katy Perry line?

xo Shannon


  1. Great job on the video Shannon, all thse shades look gorge on you, girl esp the last one is so beautiful.

  2. I want!

  3. Fab post! thank you for sharing.


  4. Nice post girl ! thanks for sharing

  5. Lovely post!

  6. I love the packaging too! Great review- I know to steer clear of this one! Xx

  7. These lippies are SO GOOD! I was incredibly impressed! I actually didn't hate the mascara but i hear you on the wand! Wouldn't purchase again either! xoxo

  8. Very lovely! I like this so much.

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  9. packaging always lures me in! (but then, I don't even try to beat covergirl mascara anymore)

  10. Oh the packaging is super pretty darling
    Great review

  11. Well, we don`t have this brand, but I can see its great mascara