As much as I love the new mascara (it's my new favorite, more on that below), the real stars of this collection are the ShineShadows. These are really easy to use cream eye shadows that last all day long! There are 6 different shades, I have 4 of them.
Available in: Ice Queen 300, Color Me Money 305, Platinum Club 310, Gold Goddess 315, Ooh La Lilac 320, Copper Fling 325
They are definitely shimmery, so they might be a bit hard to wear if you are a bit wrinkly. I've found that they do best over a lid primer. For a light wash all over I'll use a finger, but for anything more precise, even if it is just 1 color to my lid, I put some on the back of my hand and pat it on using a brush.
I'm constantly recommending 2 mascaras as a way to increase length and volume. You can do this with any products, the order doesn't matter, but I admit that sometimes I've found products don't mesh well together and I end up a clumpy mess.
The new Bombshell mascara takes the guesswork out of layering! There are 2 ends, the first is super volumizing with a molded plastic brush and the top coat helps add more length and volume, it has a regular nylon bristle brush.
Here is a quick look at before and after using the CoverGirl Bombshell Mascara, though these were taken during this tutorial, so I was basically applying without a mirror. So, these pics don't really do the mascara justice! In regular use it really does provide even more length and volume and hold curl all day long.
I find regular pencil liners easier for every day use, but when I use a liquid I do reach for a pen version rather than a potted or brush version. This liner has a great felt tip, it's long and thin and the pen itself is a bit shorter and fatter, which I think makes it easier to hold.
Available in: Pitch Black Passion 800, Chocolate Kiss 805
This is a very pretty hot pink color with same color and silver shimmer. I really like the CoverGirl nail polish formula, I don't have any issues getting 5-7 days chip free!
I'm wearing this lip color below, but it is very pigmented, feels a bit hydrating and I was surprised that it lasts for a good 3-4 hours without issues. Even when I'm sipping coffee continually.
I then used Ice Queen on my lid. I used a finger for a diffuse look, I applied mostly to the crease and up onto the brow bone for some shimmer. It goes most of the way down onto my lid, but not all the way to the lash line.
When applying to anything smaller then my entire eye area, I've found that it's best to use a brush. I put a little on the back of my hand and pat Color Me Money on to my lid up to the crease. I thought about adding some brown to the contour (CoverGirl Eye Enhancer in Tapestry Taupe is a good addition to this color combination), but decided that the look was fine without this added step.
Next I lined my upper eye with black liner. I used CoverGirl Ink It! in black, really pushing it down into my lashes during application. I then used a brush to smudge the line a bit.
I curled my lashes and used the Bombshell Mascara.
A close up look at my finished eyes!
The completed look! I added the Bombshell Explosion lipstick as well.
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CoverGirl Bombshell at ULTA