Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CoverGirl Mascara...Don't Leave Home Without It!



I step out of the car, smooth my pants, straighten my shirt, take a cursory swipe at my hair for any fly-aways and do one last check in the mirror...yup, make-up's perfect. This gives me the boost of confidence I need to walk into that building and nail the interview.

It might sound petty, but when I know I look my best, I perform my best, and part of looking my best includes knowing when I have "hit the mark" with my make-up.

For a girl like me, a "bona fide" blond girl (not to be confused with a "bona fide BOND girl"...of which I am, clearly, not), leaving home without make-up leaves me feeling vulnerable.

A little bit "naked". Scratch that, a lot naked.

In fact, if I ever do forget to put on make-up, I walk around with this feeling of unease...this feeling that something just isn't quite right. When I finally realize what it is, usually after a passing glance (and accompanying gasp) in the mirror, I quickly grab my make-up "must have"...and that is my beloved mascara. (I even keep a spare tube in my purse and in my car. Just. In. Case.)

See, if I leave my lashes bare naked, it appears as though I have no eyelashes. As if God was on a budget and thought, "meh...we'll just skip the lashes on this one". It ain't pretty. Here, I'll even be brave enough to show you (ugh, I'm totally takin' one for the team, here, I feel so vulnerable):


In fact, I'm pretty certain that small children cry in fear when they see me without mascara. So, it goes without saying that I've done my research on my beauty product of choice. That I've trialed many (MANY) different kinds of mascara...from cheap ones to spendy ones and everything in between.

Of late, my choice has been a spendy version...the kind that offers you a free gift with purchase (I'm a sucker like that)...I've gotta admit, I've been smitten with it. When I was offered the opportunity to review CoverGirl's LashPerfection™ Mascara, I jumped at it, albeit with an attitude that nothin's gonna come close to my current fave.

When it arrived I tore into the package like I do every package that arrives at our house (I have a weird thing with opening packages.) and read the accompanying insert, which was totally wooing me with things like:

"...the lash wrap brush perfectly wraps each lash with volume." Um...yes please?

"...appearance of instantly full lashes with up to 3x more volume." *swoon*

"The magic is in the bristles of this innovative brush structure!" Stick a fork in me I'm done. You had me at "magic".

I immediately ran to the bathroom and applied a few coats to my (practically non-existent) lashes and was instantly impressed. Long. Full. Not at all clumpy. Not at all stiff or sticky.

Let me show you, again. Here is a side-by-side...me with no lashes and, voila!, me with lovely LashPerfection lashes!


And the clincher?

It lasted all day. ALL. DANG. DAY.

Dear high-priced department store brand mascara...you officially have some pretty stiff competition. Love, Me

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64 comments:

  1. I'm a stay at home mom, so I usually only wear make up when I leave the house. Every time I leave it gives me the added confidence to tackle the task at hand. Which is usually juggling 3 kids(ages 3,4, &5) while grocery shopping. They may be acting like monkey's but at least I look good while they are hanging from shelves! After all, what is more important than feeding you're family?! Oh, loving them! :)

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  2. My must have makeup items are mascara and lip gloss!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. mascara and lipstick are must have items that I don't leave the house without

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  4. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/122108842753531904

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  5. My must have make up is liquid foundation. Although very sheer one I use, it helps a lot especially on the days that I don't have enjoy sleep. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  6. i MUST have eyeliner. done and done! i look wretched without it!

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  7. Lipstick would be my makeup of choice. I rarely wear makeup. I wear it for occasions like job interviewing when it can really boost my confidence!

    thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  8. Mascara is my must have makeup item! I look absolutely dead without it! (I'm registered on
    blogher as warp65)

    Thanks,
    Tina Renee
    warp65
    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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  9. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/warp65/status/123149324384337921

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  10. Blogged! http://www.beautyblogish.com/2011/10/giveaways-galore.html

    katenicole1230ATaolDOTcom

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  11. makeup gives me confidence every day!

    katenicole1230ATaolDOTcom

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  12. My "must have" make-up is lip gloss

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  13. http://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/123604495337926656

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  14. https://twitter.com/#!/haolepinay

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  15. Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/#!/warp65/status/123149324384337921 $50 drugstore.com gift card!

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  16. I rarely wear makeup. BUT, when I do, concealer is my friend :) Well, that and mascara. The two go hand in hand really.

    lifesdollop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I am willing to try anything on my lashes to make them look long and voluminous because without it my lashes look drab. Just in case my twitter status does not make the cut, (due to all of my tweets, here is my entry via this post:

    jlhasselbush@gmail.com

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  18. foundation is my go to item! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  19. foundation is my go to item! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  20. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/124303403189944320 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I, like you, have non-existent lashes (and eyebrows too)...apparently God was on a super tight budget with me :) So my definite make-up must have is mascara!

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  22. My make-up must have is mascara and eyeliner
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/124694632419442691
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. mascara!!
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  25. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/125446069474701312
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  26. Must have lipstick!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. A little blush is important aand now that I'm older i need to add a little pencil to fill in my eyebrows
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. My make up must have are blush and cover up stick (blemish hider).

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  29. my must have is lipstick
    sherricrawford70/at/yahoo/dot/com

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  30. My must have is mascara - and I am always on the look out for a new one!

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

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  31. My must have makeup item is my moisturizer which is also tinted and has SPF15. It does the job of three things!

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  32. Tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/129595053629915137

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  33. mascara and lipstick are my favorite items

    babitababita@hotmail.com

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  34. http://twitter.com/#!/zbabita5/status/130110549307559936

    babitababita@hotmail.com

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  35. Makeup gives me confidence when I sing in public.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  36. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/10/win-50-gc-to-drugstorecom-from-blogher.html

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  37. I have to have my eyebrow pencil!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  38. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/130411452522700801
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  39. I can't go out of the house without mascara and lipgloss

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  40. My must have make up item is a brow pencil, I have dinky short brows and have decided I look terrible if i don't shape them. :( then mascara!

    abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

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  41. i tweeted about the promo :) http://twitter.com/abitnerdy/status/130828263911211008

    abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

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  42. My must-have makeup item is eyeliner. I feel naked without it.

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

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  43. i have naturally curly hair and i NEED covergirl mascara on the days that me hairs doing whatever it wants to. speck135les at yahoo

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  44. I don't actually wear any makeup, aside from my lip balm addiction! LOL I use it several times a day and sometimes even in the middle of the night when I wake up to go to the bathroom! LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  45. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/131804165994328065
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  46. I feel completely naked without mascara! Without any other makeup, mascara still makes me feel completed!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  47. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/131914325014220800

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  48. Must have mascara in the house!

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  49. My must have makeup item is everything. I wear makeup everyday and can't imagine having to choose just one thing.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  50. I love a good black eyeliner

    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  51. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/angiewith3/status/132313696830636032

    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  52. I use lip gloss because I rarely remember to put on anything else before I leave the house.

    swedenesefamily at gmail dot com

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  53. http://twitter.com/#!/guyanese_gal/status/132316239136694272

    swedenesefamily at gmail dot com

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  54. My must have is for sure Mascara. I can do without everything else.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  55. tweeted too

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/132440956296380416

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  56. lip gloss; a little shine perks me right up no matter what else crazy is going on.

    swedenesefamily at gmail dot com

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  57. http://twitter.com/#!/guyanese_gal/status/132316239136694272

    swedenesefamily at gmail dot com

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  58. I'm like that about my mascara too, although I don't think kids run & cry when they see me without it. Nope, that only happens when I don't have the foundation on lol!

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  59. 2nd entry tweet @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/132519053909688321

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  60. This must sound a bit silly but my makeup must have is nail polish. I have gotten so used to just relaxing while just taking care of my nails that without it I feel awfully naked. :0

    untaintedbeauty at gmail dot com

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  61. also tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/wishfulsearch/status/132532675683680257

    untaintedbeauty at gmail dot com

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  62. Mascara is a must.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  63. I cannot leave the house without eyeshadow!
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  64. My must Have item is eyeshadow!
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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