Thursday, 28 April 2011

Product Review: Covergirl Makeup

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I tried the Outlast Lip Stain pen, the Liquiline Blast eyeliner and the Smoky Shadow Blast eyeshadow dual end crayon. 
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First up is the Smoky Shadow Blast stick I have been lusting after ever since I saw it a few months ago in Nylon Magazine, and the main Covergirl product I wanted to pick up in the States. This was mainly because of the amazing eye makeup Drew Barrymore is wearing in the advert, but the idea that you can get two eyeshadow cream colours in a crayon like stick is pretty useful too!
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They give really good coverage, and are really, really easy to apply. The colour also stays really well. The only downside is that, as with most cream eyeshadows down the cheaper end of the spectrum pigment gets trapped in the crease after you've been wearing it for a while. It was not actually that hard to recreate the makeup in the advert when I paired this with the matching eyeliner. I will most certainly be picking some more of these up in different colors next time I'm in America!
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Next is the matching eyeliner I picked up a few days after falling in love with the eyeshadow. I'm really big on anything purple, especially around the eyes (I'm totally in love with my plum Benefit mascara) so this seemed like the perfect eyeliner for me!
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It is a little bit grainy, and not as easy to apply around the eyes as it is on the back of the hand, but it is what is to be expected from a drug store eyeliner (though the ones by Rimmel are amazing!). With a little bit of patience is does the job and looks fantastic. I like how it has a lot of brown pigment in it so it blends in with your everyday makeup. As for the smudge stick on the end, with the eyeliner it is very very hard to achieve the effect around the eyes so I think it may be redundant. 
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I first tired a Covergirl Outlast Lipstick pen last year when I was doing my makeup at Kokopelli Blu's house when we were getting ready to go out for the evening and I fell in love with it - the colour stayed on for so long! 
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I must say, I picked out one of the darker shades but the colour is still a bit too bright for me. However, it is really easy to apply and while is is still wet you can wipe a bit off for the lighter finish. It lasts for ages, but is really hard to get off. Even the last remnants can not be removed with a lip scrub - this can be either a pro or a con depending on which way you look at it! It also has a nice sweet but subtle taste and smell. 

Have you tried any Covergirl products? Which would you recommend? 

23 comments:

  1. This is really interesting! I've had Covergirl referred to me a few times but I've never managed to try any. I might have to get my hands on some of that Lip Stain!

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  2. Ooh! I want that lipstain! Is that only available in the States? Totally picking that up when I'm visiting my folks this summer, and let me know if you want me to grab anything for you too! xoxoxo

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  3. that lip stain looks amazing! id love to try a few costmetics, but whenever i say covergirl in my head it sounds like "coverrrrgurrrl cosmetics" like how they say it in americas next top model! xx

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  4. I don't think I've ever tried this brand, so thanks for the reviews. The lip colour looks so lovely, but I always hate having to svcrub of lipstick.

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  5. nice post
    love youre blog! I'm following now!
    wanna follow me?
    love,xx

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  6. I lurveee the outlast lipstain. I'm not really a lipstick gal but these are perfect because they last for ages but you don't feel like you are wearing anything!

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  7. Oooo will have to investigate xx

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  8. I have always been weary about lip stain as opposed to lipstick, but I am really loving this color!

    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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  9. I've always wanted to try the lipstain AND that color combo of the shadow blast... it looks so great on Drew.

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  10. im afraid im terrible with makeup! all i use is mascara :S

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  11. I so need that smockey eye liner! Sounds like it's so easy to apply, but don't think it's available in my country yet! btw, love your nail color!


    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

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  12. we don't get covergirl over here but that red is gorgeous! will have to check it out when I'm in the states!

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  13. I'm a giant fan of lip stain, this looks amazing. x hivenn

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  14. lip stain looks so amazing!

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  15. Hello there! Oh I love me some Covergirl, although at the moment I'm dabbling in Sephora products. Love the review you posted; keep up the good work! :)
    xx Sarah Ashley

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  16. I've never tried any covergirl, but I have to say I like the look of the lip stain. I am all for makeup that lasts and lasts, as I am way too lazy to reapply!

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  17. that lip stain is a gorgeous colour!
    i recommend their mascaras! they are all amazing!
    xx

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  18. Your nail polish, is so cute! Lovely Blog!
    Robby

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  19. what shade did u get from the lipstain. is that plum out or wild berry wink?? thanku yeah and another thing is it like really stain matt or glossy?

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  20. I don't know the name of it as I got it such a long time ago, but it says it is shade 402. And it is not totally matte, but I'd say it is more matte than glossy!

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