On a whim, I decided to try the Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Mascara by Covergirl. Who knows, maybe I was sucked in by the clever marketing. What can I say, Rihanna’s eyes are gorgeous! The Covergirl mascara claims it can give you 4 times brighter eyes with its light-reflecting metallics. Well, after trying it out a few times, I’ve come to the conclusion that my eyes, look NOTHING like Rihanna’s with or without the mascara! Maybe the brown in my eyes is just too dark for this mascara to brighten. Either way, on a scale of 1 to 5 I give this a 2.5. On my eyes, it didn’t hold up to it’s claims at all. However, it did lengthen and separate my lashes fairly well and because of this I probably won’t replace it for a while.
These were my results. They weren't taken with the greatest camera in the world so the clarity of each varies a bit. However, I think you can still see the color fairly well and from my assessment, there's not much difference.