Archive: Cover Girl

Another COVERGIRL product to AVOID!

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COVERGIRL has done it again. After their disastrous Bombshell mascara fiasco I had planned on forgetting about how awful the stuff was. And then I tried their Felt Tip Liner – and IT TOO has let me down!

I am a HUGE liquid eyeliner person. ESPECIALLY the kind with felt tips, I find them easier to use than the ones with the brushes. When I first tried this – right out of the package, I loved it. It worked beautifully – went on smoothly, washed off easily.

The second time was not so easy. The brush got all wonky, and didn’t work properly. The third time I went to use it, I opened it up, and the top of the brush had completely separated from the bottle, and spilled black liner all over my bathroom. Check out the reviews – I’m not alone.

I don’t know COVERGIRL….. you’re not hitting the mark these days!

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A COVERGIRL Bombshell WARNING….

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Let me start out by saying I am a HUGE fan of COVERGIRL’S mascara, for the most part. Their LashBlast mascara is pretty much the only mascara I use. Recently I was sent their new Bombshell Volume Mascara to try out. The very first time I tried it – I LOVED it. CG claims the mascara provides ‘ten times more noticeable lashes vs. bare lashes’ and I would agree.

But THEN I tried to take it off. The stuff does NOT come off, and I have some pretty serious makeup remover. First I tried washing it off with my regular foamy face wash. Didn’t come off. So I thought okay, I’ll use my oil makeup remover. STILL didn’t come off. At this point I’m getting pretty frustrated – so I turned to a cotton pad, doused with makeup remover. I rubbed and I rubbed and I rubbed, and when I looked at the cotton pad, I was SHOCKED to see several eye lashes had rubbed right off. I now have two noticeable patches where my eyelashes are missing.

When I wear mascara now, I have to push the eyelashes next to the patches over to the bare areas towards the center of my lashes. I threw that bad boy in the garbage IMMEDIATELY.

And THEN yesterday while scrolling through the Daily Mail, I found I’m not alone. A LOT of women are reporting the same problem I had, with eyelashes falling out. Read the story here.

So what does COVERGIRL have to say for themselves? They say it “wears like a waterproof” mascara, so it may be more difficult to remove. Wow, ya think? They now say that they are changing the packaging on their mascara urging women to use oil-based makeup removers when taking the product off. But I tried that – and even that doesn’t work. Not completely, anyway. CG has released a statement:

COVERGIRL values all feedback from women who use our products, and takes their input and reviews to heart. Many women have told us that they love a dramatic, dark lash look from a mascara with staying power. But, some other women have said they find mascaras like Bombshell difficult to remove. So, we’ve taken steps to more broadly communicate the need to use an oil-based remover with long-lasting mascaras. For example, there is a how-to video tutorial on our YouTube channel, and we regularly respond to questions from women who call, or contact us in social media. In addition, we are in the process of updating the Bombshell packaging to advise use of an oil-based remover. We still encourage anyone with comments or questions to reach out to COVERGIRL at 1-800-426-8374.

I write this post as a warning. Sure – the mascara looks great – but it better because you’re never going to be able to get it off!

Skip this product – it is SO not worth it!

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COVERGIRL’S Bombshell ShineShadow by LashBlast is FANTASTIC!

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Transform your eyes into bombshell sexy. Each shiny or shimmery Bombshell ShineShadow by LashBlast contains reflective pigments so your eyes dazzle when light hits your face.

I really love these little guys. They are packed FULL of color, and the looks you can achieve are endless! I found them incredibly easy to use, and was shocked by how much I loved them. I thought meh – how good can they be? Trust me – they’re awesome! As always, COVERGIRL is totally affordable, so why not try all 6 colors?

  • 6 long-lasting cream shadows for shimmer or shine
  • Blendable formula contains reflective pigments
  • Easy, breezy application

How to apply:

1. Apply color across eyelids with your fingertips and blend upward into creases.

2. Draw a thin line along your upper lash lines using Bombshell Intensity Liner and extend it upward toward the end of your brow lines like a flick. Connect the flick to the upper lash lines to create a triangle shape.

3. Complete the look with one coat of Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara.

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*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.


New Contest! People’s Choice Awards #OnMyWay2Fab

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Proctor & Gamble and Walgreens have partnered with Tim Gunn and the People’s Choice Awards (PCAs) to help one lucky MakeHerUp reader get on their way to fabulous for the holidays.

Here are some amazing products in the #OnMyWay2Fab collaboration:

COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara

  • Flaunt the next big thing in lashes with Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara! The brilliant two-step Bombshell Boost System combines extreme volume with an intensifying top coat for big, sexy bombshell lashes.
  • Step One: Apply the extreme volume basecoat.
  • Step Two: Finish with the intensifying top coat.

Pantene Damage Detox Cream

  • Pantene Damage Detox Cream is the first total hair system to reset damaged hair to look and feel like new.

Venus and Olay Sugarberry Exfoliate Razor

  • The Venus & Olay razor’s 5-blade technology exfoliates for surface skin renewal, while Sugarberry-scented Olay Moisture Bars help lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness.

Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream

  • Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream penetrates rapidly to deliver anti-aging ingredients 10 layers deep into skin’s surface. Results:
  • 1 Day: Reduces the appearance of lines, boosts hydration & brightness
  • 14 Days: Skin is noticeably firmer and skin elasticity is improved
  • 28 Days: Reverses the look of up to 10 years of wrinkles

Delish Chocolate Bars

  • Indulge yourself with a taste of creamy German milk chocolate. This chocolate bar is a decadent treat made with real Black Forest milk combined with sweet caramel and a touch of salt that are guaranteed to ignite your senses.

Studio 35 Nail Polish Remover Pads

  • Extra-thick felt for artificial nails
  • One pad cleans all 10 nails

Studio 35 Blender Brush

  • The perfect tool to create a flawless look. The foam tip utilizes an exclusive micro-pore formulation that will not absorb too much liquid makeup, while the infused vitamin E provides a superbly smooth surface for application.

MakeHerUp is excited to team up with P&G who is generously giving one lucky MakeHerUp reader their very own #OnMyWay2Fab bag. This is the very same fab bag that will be featured during the People’s Choice Awards! If that isn’t enough to get you excited this amazing fab bag is valued at over $85!

The MakeHerUp fab bag will include:

  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Lip Perfection Lipstick
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara
  • COVERGIRL truMAGIC Pore Minimizer
  • Crest 3D White 1 Hour Express Whitestrips
  • Pantene Damage Detox Cream
  • Crest 3D White Vivid Radiant Mint
  • Oral B Toothbrush Advantage 3D White Vivid Soft
  • Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash
  • Venus and Olay Sugarberry Exfoliate Razor
  • Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream
  • Delish Chocolate Bars
  • Studio 35 Nail Polish Remover Pads
  • Studio 35 Blender Brush

 Want your own “FAB BAG”? Just use the rafflecopter widget below to enter. Good Luck!

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Disclosure: P&G sent me samples of the above mentioned products. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are alwasy 100% our own.