Saturday, April 24, 2010

Product Rave - NEW Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion

Finally a mascara I can give HG status! I was sucked in by the new pretty purple packaging of the new Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion mascara. I like the original Lash Blast pretty well, so I thought why not? I have very thin, short, sparse lashes so what I want, NEED in a mascara is volumizing, lengthening, able to hold a curl, no clumping or flaking. Is that asking too much? LOL!

I am always searching for that mascara that will do all of the above. I came pretty close with Apple Lash, but that can be very hard to find.

This mascara is FABULOUS! I can actually see my lashes! It is very volumizing, adds some length, holds a curl very well and 12 hours after putting it on it is still there and no flakies! The pigments are very black as well.

I hope they come out with a waterproof version of this one!

Definitely give this one a try, well worth it!

FTC Disclaimer: This product was purchased with my own money and I am not being compensated for this review.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

MAC Collection Haul & Review

I recently picked up a few items from the MAC Spring Color Forecast collection and the new Viva Glam collection.

Viva Glam's - I picked up Viva Glam Lady Gaga and Viva Glam Cyndi Lauper. GaGa is a baby pink, which on me really looks like a more opaque version of Ample Pink l/g, which is one of my faves. So these paired together are gorgeous! Cyndi is a coral-red, very wearable, to me a warmer version of Rebel. Very happy with both of these and it's even better that they're for charity!

Spring Color Forecast - I picked up 2 of the blush ombres, Ripe Peach and Azalea Blossom. Both of these are gorgeous on my fair skin, and very unique. Because these are like 3 in one colors, you can mix it up and get different looks. And Ripe Peach, I gotta say, it's like it was made just for me! It is so gorgeous with my coloring!

I also got Perky eyeshadow and Victorian lipstick. Both of these were from the Coral collection. In the pot and tube, these are gorgeous colors but just don't work for me. A little too warm for my skin tone. I may keep Perky eyeshadow because it looks great as a blush with a little shimmer on top of it!

All in all, I love this collection and I wish I had enough $$$ to buy it all!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

REVIEW - Cover Girl Smokey Shadow Blast

I had heard about these on Temptalia but didn't realize they were out yet until my cousin reminded me! So I saw them in CVS and went ahead and picked one up. I wasn't expecting much because I have never been very impressed with Cover Girl eyeshadows and I am not a big cream eyeshadow fan, other than using them as bases which I do almost everyday.

The color I got was "Silver Sky", a frosty silver and a muted purple/eggplant shade. One side of the "crayon" is rounded which is supposed to go on your lid and the other side is shaped like a lipstick and is supposed to be used for your crease and as a liner.

While I really liked the color on the rounded end, the pigmentation is horrible. I had to cake and cake this stuff on to get it to show up. After I did both eyes, I went back to look in the mirror about an hour later, and the stuff was almost gone! So I decided to try an experiment. On one eye I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance and did that eye again, having to pack it on again. On the other eye, I used Urban Decay Primer Potion (nothing gets through this stuff). Again, though only a few hours later, the color was fading. I am not even sure these would make a good eyeshadow base because although they are wet, I don't feel like their sticky enough to make a good base. They also do not dry to a powder finish as I expect a good cream eyeshadow to do!

So, to wrap it up, poor pigmentation, poor staying power, I would save my money girls!

I would love to hear any other ideas/uses for these!

FTC Disclaimer: Items were purchased by me and these are my honest opinions.