Friday, January 03, 2014

Quick and Easy Eye Look with CoverGirl's Bombshell Collection!

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CoverGirl Bombshell Makeup Collection Review and Tutorial
You may have seen my initial excitement over the new CoverGirl Bombshell Collection over on Instagram. I've since become completely addicted to the Bombshell Mascara, and the other items in the collection (the ShineShadows in particular) are pretty amazing!


Cover Girl Cream Eye Shadows Review and Swatch Pictures
Bombshell ShineShadow by LashBlast

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.

CoverGirl Bombshell Mascara before and after
Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara

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.

CoverGirl Bombshell Mascara before and after

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.

Cover Girl Bombshell Intensity Liquid Eye Liner Pen Review
Bombshell Intensity Liner by LashBlast

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

CoverGirl Bombshell Nail Polish Swatch Picture

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!

CoverGirl Bombshell Explosion Lip Stick swatch

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've been wearing the ShineShadows pretty often since getting them! This quick look takes me under 5 minutes when I'm doing my makeup. You can watch the video or read the directions below!

Easy CoverGirl Eye Look with Shine Shadows
I started with a prepped eye area, just with a basic eye primer. If you don't have one, use concealer to cover up any visible vessels and pat gently with some translucent powder.

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.

Fast CoverGirl Eye Look

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.

5 Minute Makeup Look With Shine Shadows

A close up look at my finished eyes!

Easy Every day eye look with shineshadows from CoverGirl

The completed look! I added the Bombshell Explosion lipstick as well.


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12 comments:

Angela Sherman said...

very pretty! I'm going to have to pick some of these up!

daydreaming beauty said...

Love this look on you Christine! I picked up the Bombshell shadow in Bronze last week, but haven't tried it. Do you remember years ago when CG had squeeze shadows that were similar? I loved them!! Love that hot pink lip on you! :)

MarciaF said...

Do you know you have Ricola in your Rafflecopter?
And I want this collection especially the green shadow, the mascara and the eyeliner!!

Narine Okjian said...

Wow I love the shadows! So practical to use!. Not a big fan of the nail polish finish though.

Narine - Mad About Beauty

LoriU said...

Really really love your hair in that last photo!

Anonymous said...

Didn't you say under the "About Me" section that you had no wrinkles? It looks like you have wrinkles under your eyes and on your forehead to me.

Christine Mikesell said...

Ah, the dangers of blogging too long (I haven't updated the About Me page there in years, I should do that), and also taking pics after 5 straight days of on call! Those are bags under my eyes, 5 days of not sleeping well (I wake up every hour basically to check my phone or talk to the hospital) makes me look like that. You can see I don't have wrinkles in the outer corners in the other pics. And the forehead thing is weird, it comes on when I've been super expressive (aka- talking) a LOT. Since I made the video I was making a lot of faces. Some people botox this, but since I'm still mostly mistaken for 10 years younger than I am (I'm 36) I'm fine with it! Thanks for pointing out my wrinkles and bags though, always good to have people looking out for me.

Cassandra Eastman said...

Such a beautiful look, thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

I didn't say you had wrinkles in the outer corners of your eyes; I said you had wrinkles under your eyes. You can see in the above photo crinkley skin under your eyes. You don't need to be so defensive. You're beautiful, and I wasn't trying to insult your appearance by any means. Anyway, if the skin under your eyes is crinkled, I would consider that to be wrinkles.

I don't believe in botox at all, actually, I hate the frozen face look. But you do not really look 26. I am 22 and you look more like 10 years older than me than 4. Not that my opinion should matter to a beautiful doctor! I just was saying the "I have no wrinkles whatsoever" statement wasn't that realistic. You do appear to have minor signs of aging on your face but obviously you are a radiant and attractive woman.

Laura MyNewestAddiction said...

I actually bought this mascara this evening!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the product review and demo! You look wonderful! I have been wondering about these products and I am always on the hunt for a new mascara! Mine always seems to travel from my upper lashes and create a smudge right under my lower lashes. So annoying! Any issues with this for you? I figured you really put this through its paces given your schedule.

Christine Mikesell said...

I don't have that issue with Bombshell. I do sometimes have that issue, though I admit it hasn't happened to me in a few years, there were some older formulations from Maybelline and Lancome that smudged on me.

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