Showing posts with label CoverGirl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CoverGirl. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Drugstore Makeup Tutorial for Summer 2011!

LiveLoveLaughs1209 requested a drugstore makeup tutorial. At first I was like...drugstore? But I own very few drugstore products! However, I took the opportunity to get an education in affordable makeup. My naivete was short lived when the first product I purchased was a total DUD! So buyer's beware - Revlon Cream Shadow Quads are bad news bears! However, I found some really nice drugstore products that I am really starting to love! Enjoy!


Products Used:
  • Cover Girl NatureLuxe Silk Foundation #325 Sandstone
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector in Light #10
  • Milani Minerals Baked Bronzer in Soleil #5
  • Milani Minerals Powder Blush with Brush #201 Luminous
  • Revlon #20 Naturally Glamorous Eye Palette
    • Light Champagne
    • Cool Brown
    • Deep Black-Brown
  • Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
  • Avon Super Shock Eyeliner in Khaki Shimmer
  • Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black
  • L'Oreal Pencil Perfect Self Advancing Eyeliner in Black
  • Mac Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe (I forgot to buy a drugstore eyebrow pencil, sorry!)
  • L'Oreal Infallible Lipstick #421 Charismatic Coral
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Lip Gloss #110 Fruity Pink

Monday, May 2, 2011

CoverGirl's Queen Collection Lipstick - Made Exclusively for Women of Color!

CoverGirl's Queen Collection Lipstick - Made Exclusively for Women of Color!!!

Don't let the statement "Made Exclusively for Women of Color" fool you....the Queen Lipstick Collection, designed for CoverGirl's spokesman, Queen Latifah, has a lot of color to offer ALL WOMEN!!!  This lipstick is wonderfully silky smooth and provides generous amounts of color and is offered in several tones, browns/spices, corals/reds, mauves/berries, neutrals/nudes, pinks/roses and plums/wines.  Each of these tones consists of 4 different shades.

I chose Paint the Town/Deslumbra a La Cuidad because of it's "true" red shade.  This lipstick offers an abundance of color and I am easily able to wear the coral/red tone I selected and I'm loving the shade.

The lipstick goes on silky, light and smooth and the shade is very close to the packaging color and the nice thing about CoverGirl products is that they can be purchased at your local grocery store, Target, Walmart which adds that extra bit of convenience.  The lipstick has a very light whipped cream scent that isn't overdone and not detectable once applied.

Another bonus that I will give to this lipstick is its packaging.  Its packaging is a sleek brown shade, similar to the Hourglass lipstick packaging look, albeit probably not quite as heavy. In addition, the packaging contains a color indicator at the base of the lipstick which is very true to the actual lipstick shade and always a plus when you are purchasing drugstore makeup that you don't have the luxury of always trying before buying.

The lipstick is a mere $7 for 3.5 g or .12 oz. and I would consider a great price for a nice product.

Product Details:
3.5g/.12 oz
0515 Paint the Town, Deslumbra a La Cuidad

Product advertisement: This lipstick's "silk therapy formula is infused with silk moisturizers designed to maintain moisture levels so lips feel smooth and look gorgeous"

0515 Paint the Town, Deslumbra a La Cuidad

0515 Paint the Town, Deslumbra a La Cuidad

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lip Combo Review - Covergirl Divine Lipstick and Revlon Orchid Lipgloss

I have heard a lot of good reviews of Revlon lip products lately, so when I was at the store this afternoon I decided to pick up a Revlon lipgloss. While there, I found this lovely lipstick by CoverGirl. I decided I should do a lip combo with the two colors and review them each for you.

I ended up buying Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Orchid and CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Divine. These colors are both great for creating a nice cool-toned pink lipstick combination. I love the Revlon Colorburst because it's a fairly nude gloss with a light gold shimmer which just enhances the lips without making them look overly glossed. I also like how the Revlon Colorburst Lip Glosses are not sticky or gummy. They are really smooth on the lips. My only negative on this product has to do with packaging. I really dislike the applicator on the Revlon Colorburst Lip Glosses, I find it very difficult to apply the product. I also dislike the scent.

I really love the smooth and creamy texture of the CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks, however the creaminess does take away from lasting power. Additionally, I dislike the scent of the lipstick because it does not cover up the play-dough-like smell of the product. I also wish the tip of the CoverGirl Lip Perfection's bullet or applicator was less pointed and more rounded for easier application upon first use.

Please also note, CoverGirl's Lip Perfection Lipstick in Divine is a close dupe for Mac's Up the Amp and a little less pink than Mac's Peacocky! Yay!!!!

I hope you find this review helpful! Enjoy!

CoverGirl Divine + Revlon Orchid
CoverGirl Divine + Revlon Orchid

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Smokey Taupe/Gray Look for Work

One of our resident Beauty Gurus, Laura, was kind enough to show us some photos her beautiful makeup look for work this week! She was also kind enough to share with us what products she used!!! Thanks Laura!!!

Products Used:
  • Tarte Clean Slate
  • Revlon ColorStay in 180 - Sand Beige
  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Light
  • Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer in NW15 (so pale!)
  • Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder in 02 - Stay Neutral

  • Mac Personal Style - contour
  • Stila Cheek Color in Cream - on apples and blended out

  • UD Primer Potion
  • NYX Iced Mocha (on lid, into crease)
  • Kat Von D Ludwig Palette - Lucifer (matte black) blended into crease/outer v
  • Kat Von D Ludwig Palette - Tequila - highlight, inner corner, blended into crease/outer v to blend/lighten up Lucifer
  • Ulta Automatic Eyeliner in Black
  • Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (always!)
  • CoverGirl Lash Blast in Black

  • Nivea Milk & Honey Lip Balm (light layer so Myth didn't show dry skin/lines)
  • Mac Lipstick in Myth
  • Mac Lipglass in Prrr