Summer is in full swing and with it comes some fun new products that I have been enjoying. Check them out:
Tarte Glow With The Faux – I already love Tarte makeup, so it didn’t surprise me when I fell in love with their tanner as well. I have been trying to be really smart and good with my sunscreen this year, but I miss my tan. Just carefully apply this foam with the glove and you will have a beautiful dark tan. While it promises streak free colour, that doesn’t mean you can be too relaxed about applying. I almost ended up with streaks because I was being careless. So apply it as if you are very concerned. My only issue with this tarte tanner is that my skin smelled like fake tanner for longer than usual. Most of the time the smell fades after you wash it off, but this lingered for a while. So stock up on body lotion that smells great and tan away!
Nuxe Nuxellence Eye Contour – Don’t judge a product by its size. This slim little eye cream is one of the best that I’ve ever used. This cream helps you get instant results for tired looking eyes. My under eyes instantly felt softer and more moisturized. The dark circles look less prominent and blend into my skin more. My eyes really seem to pop more in all the right ways.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Lip Plumping Gloss – Soap & Glory makeup is not common in Canada, but if you can get your hands on it, jump at the chance. This Pillow Plump lip gloss is one of my new faves that goes with me everywhere. It leaves a glossy clear (maybe slightly pink) finish on the outside, but what everyone can’t see is what’s happening on the inside. It has a “3XL Peptide Plump” ingredient that gives your lips a serious tingle. With that comes lips that look fuller than ever. It’s a look, and a feeling, that you are going to want to try for yourself!
Covergirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation – Sometimes you just need a good, trustworthy foundation without all of the tricks. This new Covergirl foundation is exactly that. It just gives you a great finish on your skin that looks natural. It’s nice to know that sometimes there are brands that you can just trust to make reliable products.
This liner has become my new best friend. I’m not crazy about how I look in black eyeliner. I think it’s too harsh on me. But this Espresso and Cashmere duo eyeliner is the perfect colour. It made me start wearing eyeliner, not only on the weekends, but to work! You don’t know just how big of a step that is. It’s huge. I’m like a new woman.
Many of my favourite mascaras in the past have been from Covergirl, so I was excited to learn about the new Clump Crusher mascara. I have fairly long lashes naturally, so they can get pretty clumpy with the wrong mascara.
I got this new mascara in the mail for free from BzzAgent from the new Covergirl Lashblast Collection.
I was heading out to a music festival the first weekend that I used it. I was excited to see the results. One coat was ok, but nothing amazing. My lashes looked sleek. There wasn’t a trace of a clump. Every lash was well defined. I needed another coat though. After a second coat, my lashes still looked hot! No clumps at all! I was impressed.
I left for my music festival with the threat of a storm approaching. When I got there, the sky opened up and it started to rain. I was stuck outside in the pouring rain with just my friends and my amazing lashes. The only problem was, my lashes didn’t look so great anymore.
Unlike the eyelashes of my friends, my mascara was running down my face. So while the Clump Crusher mascara may not create clumps, it also isn’t very waterproof.
Since that day, I have worn the Covergirl mascara many times. I actually really like it other than the waterproof issue. Two coats give the perfect length and thickness for day time drama with no clumps. You just have to decide how important it is for your mascara to rush.
CoverGirl recently released two new outlast foundations, Stay Fabulous and Stay Luminous foundation. On the outside they look fairly similar, so I tried both of them to see how they compare:
The packages of these two foundations look so similar that you would be hard pressed to know the difference from afar. The only obvious difference is that the Stay Fabulous foundation has blue highlights, while the Stay Luminous foundation is red and white. Otherwise they look the same, but it’s what inside that counts… right?
Both CoverGirl foundations smell the same and appear to be the same consistency when you pump it out of the bottle. It’s only once you start to blend it in that you start to see the difference.
Stay Fabulous is more of a dry and matte formula. This foundation doesn’t spread as much because of the finish. It goes onto your face a bit thicker. It’s not heavy at all, but it doesn’t blend into your skin seamlessly. This foundation covers all of those little blemishes leaving you with the perfect complexion. It also leaves your skin feeling really soft and powdery.
On the other hand, the Stay Luminous foundation is a bit lighter and more watery. It spreads well and is a bit runny, but not so much that it is bothersome. Unlike the other foundation, this one blends into my skin really well. It’s not even visible on my face at. It looks like it has a bit of sparkle in it, because it really does give my skin a glow. It’s not a sparkly glow, but something that looks very natural and dewy. It doesn’t give you as much of a perfect complexion though.
Overall these two foundations are very evenly matched, now it’s up to you. I personally like the CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation better because I love the matte finish. If your skin is dull though, I would recommend the other foundation. The choice is up to you!