Covergirl Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara ($7.50) is from the new Hunger Games Catching Fire collection. The packaging on this one is almost exactly the same as the Covergirl Flamed Out Mascara but with a purple lid.
This mega curl version has a curved brush on the wand. If you have the Flamed Out mascara then you already know how fat and chubby the brush is. I was hoping this was a little slimmer but alas it is not!
The brush on this one is still absurdly fat and hard to use. The size of the brush makes it very difficult to get close to my lash line and into the corners. I do find that the curve of the brush seems to grab my lashes a lot better than a straight brush.
The formula is on the wet side but coats well in two layers. I do like the amount of length this gives my lashes but I don’t notice much additional volume.
As for being a “curl igniter”, I don’t think that’s very true. It doesn’t necessarily weigh down my lashes immediately after application but they also don’t stay curled throughout the day. Basically the curl of my lashes looks the same with or without it.
Overall this is pretty good stuff if you don’t mind taking your time to avoid making a mess with the huge brush. It gives my lashes way more length than the original Flamed Out version. I just wish they would tweak the brushes on these mascaras.
Have you tried the Covergirl Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara yet? What do you think of the brush size on them?