I tried the Outlast Lip Stain pen, the Liquiline Blast eyeliner and the Smoky Shadow Blast eyeshadow dual end crayon.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?