Have you ever heard about a product that everyone seems to be using and finally one day you pick it up and literately kick yourself for not trying it sooner? Well I didn’t kick myself but I did ask myself what took me so long… It seems that quite a few of the YouTube channels I watch have been using this foundation and recently it was on sale and I had a coupon, so I thought what the hay, I will give it a try. Oh my word, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
I have stayed away from Covergirl products in the past for two reasons. 1. When I was first starting out with makeup, Covergirl was the cheapest, so that’s what I bought and it holds a lot of bad makeup decision memories for me…. 2. Covergirl has made me breakout in the past, so I pretty much just swore off the whole line, which I now realize was stupid!
This foundation has great coverage and has done an awesome job of keeping my oily skin somewhat matte throughout the day. I will say, for me personally, I still use a primer and a concealer. But I have bad skin, if you have clear skin, you may be able to skip these products and only use the foundation as advertised.
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation (my shade is Classic Ivory)— Full Price $9.49 at Target and Walmart
Alright you all know my obsession with find the best mascara right? I mean how hard is it to create a formula that lengthens, thickens, curls and makes your lases look luscious? Apparently it is impossible because I have yet to find one that does all of the above. During my last online shopping spree at Sephora I needed to spend a bit more money to get my free shipping so I headed to the ‘Palettes and Value Sets’ section of the site to see if I could find a deal. And low and behold look what I found….
Lash Stash To Go $25.oo (valued at $51.00)
::This set includes::
– Mascara voucher
– 0.14 oz Benefit BADgal Lash in Black
– 0.2 oz BUXOM Lash in Blackest Black
– 0.12 oz Korres Volcanic Minerals Voluminizing Mascara
– 0.09 oz Lancome Définicils in Black
– 0.16 oz Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!™ in Rich Black
The mascara voucher is for a full size of one of the mascara included. I am so excited to try them all! My goal is to try each mascara on its own with no curling, then with my lashes curled, then just with a primer, and finally curled with a primer. I will do my best to document with pictures the outcome of each and share it with you all here. AHH, I cannot wait to start!!!
Have you used any of the mascara’s I received in this kit? If so, which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments section or on Twitter.
Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Waterproof Mascara — Walmart $4.97
I went to Wally World last week and headed over to the makeup aisle as I always do whether I need anything or not. I was however on the hunt for a waterproof mascara as my allergies have been acting up. My go to waterproof mascara is Wash-Off Waterproof from Avon.
It really is a great product but you know me and my unfaithfulness to mascara, I am always on the prowl for the latest and greatest. I didn’t want to spend more than $6 so I headed to Wally. I have not really heard anything about this particular line from Revlon and to be honest I don’t think I have used a mascara from Revlon before.
First Impression: Formula seemed a little thick and I don’t like spidery looking lashes so I was nervous what the results would be. The brush is pretty big which means I will get it all around my eyes. Actually the brush size might have nothing to do with it, I think I just make a mess when I put on mascara regardless of the size of the brush.
Application: For a Semi-thick formula it went on pretty smoothly. I did notice the effects of spider legs starting to appear with a second coat so I don’t think that this is layering mascara, and if it is you will need to do it fast. My first coat wasn’t dry when I started to get the spider effect. I did end up getting mascara on my eyelid but again, I think that is just me, but I don’t think the large size of the brush was doing me any favors either.
Conclusion: This mascara “plumped” up my eyelashes and made them fuller and gave a bit of volume but did not add any substantial length. Next time I wear this mascara I will first put on a lengthening mascara and then layer this on top and see if I like the results better.
Do you have a favorite waterproof mascara, or are you still on the hunt for the holy grail of mascara? Let me know!