Hi everyone!

My recent blog post, Top Beauty Brands to be Thankful For, really allowed me to reflect on what brands and products I love most and why.  But it also made me intrigued to try out some new beauty goodies.

That’s why I was super excited to find this box of new CoverGirl products on my doorstep. I received these items complimentary from Influenster   for testing and sharing purposes.

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The first item is the Peacock Flare Mascara , which retails for $8.99. The packaging is super cute – something that I think many drugstore brand products lack. But more importantly, the mascara works well. Before applying, I did two things. I curled my lashes using the Tarte Picture-Perfect Eyelash Curler and then applied one coat of Subversion Lash Primer.


For the price, it isn’t a bad product. I like how it doesn’t clump even after applying multiple coats. It certainly helps your lashes to appear longer to an extent, but is nothing too extraordinary.

I was also sent CoverGirl’s Melting Pout Gel Liquid Lipstick in shade 105, Gel-Ful. The first thing that I noticed is the product design, packaging, the applicator, and even the name are quite similar to one of Too Faced Cosmetics products, their Melted Lipstick.

I have taken a photo of both products side by side to see the comparison.

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To be honest, it kind of turned me off from the product. Drug store brands always try to imitate higher-end ones with packaging design and formula – providing customers with a cheaper alternative but basically ripping off someone else’s ideas.

Anyway. I actually really love the color – it’s very pretty and works as a great every-day shade. However, as a gel lipstick, there is basically no staying power to this product. So, I’m not a huge fan of this formula. It slides, it sticks, and it just gets in the way. Matte lipstick for life.

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Although I had some mixed opinions, I am glad I tested out these products. I really haven’t used anything from CoverGirl recently, and I would definitely be willing to try more of their mascaras in the future.






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