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CathyCat Play All Day Mascara Product Review

If there is one makeup product that I have tested out & use the most is mascara. This is one of the first makeup products that I began wearing & I continue to wear, even if I don’t have any other makeup on.

CathyCat Collection

In 2022, Avon launched a *NEW* makeup collection, fmg CathyCat Collection, which is all about being Sassy, Sexy & Cool. Currently the collection includes 3 products:

Learn more about Avon makeup by checking out Avon Makeup Guide

CathyCat Play All Day Mascara

A no-budge, water-resistant mascara you can wear from dawn to dusk. This long-wearing mascara coats each lash with rich pigments that will not budge or smudge for nine lives of perfect wear with nourishing formulated blend of conditioning coconut, argan oils and lash-supporting panthenol. 

Best For

Anyone looking for a water-resistant, no budge macara


  • Affordable
  • No budge, water resistant formula
  • Longwearing
  • Nourishing formula with coconut oils, argan oils & panthenol



How to Purchase

You can now purchase CathyCat Play All Day Mascara online for $17 each. However, if you shop through an Avon representative, in person or online, you can take advantage of customer exclusive pricing of $13.99 each as well as other benefits such as FREE SHIPPING with your $60+ order, exclusive sales & more.

Learn more about the benefits shopping with an Avon representative by clicking here


When shopping with Avon, you can shop with confidence with the backing of their 100% Money Back Guarantee within 45 days from your order bill date.

To learn more about Avon’s guarantee, click here or speak to your local Avon representative for their return policy on representative delivery orders.


Avon Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara

The first mascara that I thought of compared to the CathyCat Play All Day Mascara is Avon’s Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara. This is a customer favorite that are staples in many makeup routine as it is an affordable waterproof mascara that will not smudge or flake all day however, you can easily remove with soap & water. Avon also has Love at 1st Lash Waterproof Mascara formulated with Love Waterproof Complex with Lashrez, olive oil & Vitamin E. This is great for those looking for that false lash look.

For everyday makeup looks as well as occasions like going to the pool, consumers want long lasting mascaras that won’t smudge or budge while also having their lashes look their best. According to Good Housekeeping beauty lab testing, these are the top 11 best mascaras in 2022 (Teich & Wnek, 2022):

  1. Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara
  2. Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara
  3. Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara
  4. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Waterproof Mascara
  5. Covergirl Peacock Flare Waterproof Mascara
  6. Diorshow Pump’N’Volume Waterproof Mascara
  7. Benefit They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
  8. Maybelline Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara
  9. Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara
  10. Covergirl Lash Blast Clean Volume Mascara
  11. Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

Learn more about these mascaras & how Good Housekeeping do their beauty lab testing by checking out 11 Best Waterproof Mascaras That Won’t Run, Smudge or Smear

My Pros

  • Last all day without smudging or flaking
  • Very black
  • Love the packaging style
  • Affordable
  • Brush allows me to be able to use on my upper & lower lashes
  • Nourishing lash formula
  • Easy to remove w/ my makeup remover

My Cons

  • Doesn’t lengthen or separate lashes
  • Not the best with layering (tends to clump more when do)
  • Water-resistant rather than water-proof

Consumer Reviews

One of the many benefits of shopping Avon online is that you are able to check out what other customers have to say about a product. Here are what some customers said about CathyCat Play All Day Mascara:

Rating: 1 out of 5.

This mascara has very light coverage & was hard to layer. I also didn’t like the way it came off. Even using eye makeup remover and a cleanser, I was left with small black dots of mascara everywhere.

Colie from Wisconsin

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This mascara is awesome I have been in Avon Cosmetics love her for years and years and I love how they are keeping up with the trends quality performance at an affordable price honestly the products just keep getting better and better I love the look of this product and the performance it literally grabbed all of my lashes and gives me the fake lashes affect

JC from Texas

Rating: 2 out of 5.

In the last year, I have tried all the Avon mascaras that were available, did not like any of them. All seemed dried out. I used to love the “Multiply Mascara” which was discontinued, and nothing comparable has been offered.

Melinda from Chino, CA

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Brush was not as soft as expected and pricey.

Kathy from Winter Park, FL

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I LOVE my new CathyCat Play All Day Mascara! My lashes look spectacular with no clumps or flakes! I love that there’s never any smootz to clean off my pillowcase in the morning. That’s a first!

Angela from Undisclosed

According to the CathyCat Play All Day Mascara product page on, the average rating is 4.1 stars out of 5 stars.

My Final Thoughts

I will admit that this is one of those times where packaging got me. When I saw Avon what the products looked like in the What’s New, I immediately had to get at least one of the products and I have to say I am really happy I picked the Play All Day Mascara. At that time, my go to everyday mascara, Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara, was out of stock and I was looking for an alternative anyways.

When I first applied this, I immediately was reminded of the Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara. The wand was similar & how my lashes looked overall was similar. The only difference I noticed right away was that my lashes were extremely black which I actually liked because it gives a more voluminous look.

This past summer I have continually tested out this product & it has passed the wear test each time as well as last all day. I’ve worn this with no issues even playing in the pool with my kids. However, I will say, when I did go underwater, I did not some smudging on the corners when I got out. That is where it being water resistant rather than being waterproof makes it a “con” for me.

Now for me, the main issue I had with this mascara is that it really didn’t add length or much change to my lashes overall. I know for me, depending on what look I am going for, especially my eyeshadow look, that will determine what I would like my lashes to look. Sometimes I just want long, separated lashes. Sometimes I want full, voluminous lashes. For looks like that, the CathCat Play All Day Mascara is not the one I will reach for.

However, when it comes to an everyday look, this is perfect. For me, my everyday mascara needs to last all day without worrying about it moving about being a busy single working mom of 4 boys. To be honest, I was shocked in how well it lasted. I typically apply my makeup around 7am each morning & don’t take it off until 8-9pm that night. So that is a full 12+ hours without smudging, flaking or giving me those dreadful raccoon eyes. What surprised me what that it looks just like when I first apply it.

Just like with everyone else, the one thing I can’t stand with water proof or water resistant mascaras is the difficulty to remove them at the end of the day without rubbing too hard. With CathyCat Play All Day Mascara, I never had an issue with removing this, no matter how long I had it on. I will typically use Uoma Go Awf! Au Natural Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup, however, I’ve also been able to easily remove it when I went on vacation with just my facial cleanser & water.

I’ve tested out & used many mascaras, high end & drugstore, and I know how difficult it is to find a no fuss, long wearing mascara. So when I find one that I can rely on to wear in my “everyday life”, you can bet your bottom that this is going to be a staple in my makeup collection and it won’t break the bank every 3-6 months when I update my mascaras. This is a mascara I would definitely recommend to my customers who are looking for an alternative to the Wash Off Mascara because it’s out of stock again and to customers who are looking for a no fuss, basic mascara.

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