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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Covergirl Clean Matte Collection Review & Giveaway

Sponsored: A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a young lady at a PR group. She stated they really liked my weekly Snapchat Stories posts. That made me feel good, because those posts are truly a labor of love. HaHaHa But I do them because they're informative to me & others! So see! When you don't think anyone is reading your blog...people are READING your blog! I was asked if I would like to try Covergirl's Clean Matte Collection (which has new packaging). I looked at Covergirl's website and noticed the products said "FOR OILY SKIN". I let her know, I have DRY SKIN and didn't think these would work for me. She responded by saying, "although recommended for oily skin, the COVERGIRL CLEAN MATTE BB Cream works for ALL skin types and just fights against the extra shine for those who do have oily skin." So I told her to send me the collection, I would try them and give my thoughts.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

Covergirl Clean Matte 560 Classic Tan Liquid Makeup - Sweet

I'm just realizing I never told the PR Company what shade to send me. LOL So I want to give a BIG shout-out to the person that picked this shade for me. Look at my hand (click on the picture of my hand below to make it larger)! Is that a close match or what!?! Perfect! I haven't tried a Covergirl foundation in YEARS! The last Covergirl products I purchased, were from their Star Wars Collection (2015). Remember my Princess Leia costume? Well this liquid foundation, surprisingly worked well for me! If you click on my picture below (to make it larger), you'll see that this foundation blended really well with my skin. Despite it being formulated for oily skin types, my skin never felt dry. As a matter of fact, my skin had a little glow to it. I wore this all day Saturday, while I was doing home chores & cleaning. It really did a great job at controlling oil. No matter how I perspired or being in & out of the New Orleans humidity, this foundation held up well. It wasn't until around 3pm that it started dissipating. I have NO CONCEALER on in the picture below! I consider this foundation to be lightweight to medium coverage. It's creamy. It's not heavy. It's very silky. You have to apply quickly, because it doesn't linger on the skin. I tried it with a beautyblender, but the beautyblender absorbed too much product. So I used my fingertips to apply the foundation instead. You know how skeptical I can be, so overall I thought this foundation was really good. It surprised me. As far as the packaging, I wish it had a pump. When you have to pour, either too much product comes out or it gets messy.

Covergirl Clean Matte 540 Medium BB Cream

Sweet (Oily Skin) Bittersweet (Other Skin Types) Not Sweet (Dry Skin)

The BB Cream has a different consistency. It's thicker. It's more powdery. It seems to give more coverage than the liquid foundation above. I have dry skin, so this showed up my imperfections (lines etc.). So I won't count that against my rating (if you have dry skin or lots of imperfections I wouldn't get this because it will show them up), so please consider your skin type & skin condition. This probably would work better on someone with Oily Skin. The coverage was pretty decent, but as you can see from my picture you will need a concealer. Just as the liquid foundation, this did a great job controlling oil. I'm use to BB Creams being a little more lightweight, so if you have oily skin and need a BB cream that gives more coverage ... this is for you.

 Covergirl Clean 565 Tawny Matte Pressed Powder - Sweet

This shade of pressed powder was a little dark for me LOL, so I decided to use it as a bronzer. The formula is really good. It's lightweight. It covers well. It definitely controls any oil on your face, without making it look cake-y or powdery. I really love the packaging. You have this blue compact encased in plastic, with a working mirror and they give you a powder puff. Very sleek. Very chic.

Covergirl The Supersizer Fibers Mascara in Brown - Bittersweet

This is NEW! I tried the Super Sizer Mascara from the Star Wars Collection and thought it was ok. I feel the same way about this mascara (despite it's claims about 400% more lashes). There was some lengthening. There was some volume. But it seemed to clump my lashes together. The wand is really nice, because you can really get both your upper & lower lashes. It's just an ok mascara to me. If you look at their website, this got great reviews. But there were some that felt the way I did. I can only give my opinion.

A Covergirl Clean Matte Giveaway For You!

The PR agency sent me some extra products (pictured below)! So I thought a giveaway would be nice. The shades are medium & medium/light. Very universal. If these don't match your skin tone, I still encourage you to enter. Think of others! There may be a family member, co-worker, neighbor or someone you can give these to (it would make them very happy). Another option would be to donate these products to your local women's shelter. It's a good deed, that's needed and would be appreciated. This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Snapchat Story Favorites No. 11

Here's a round-up of my favorite Snapchat Stories! See others HERE
Follow me on Snapchat at averysweetblog

National Junk Food Day

via cosmomag snapchat 

I hope you're not hungry :) Last Thursday was National Junk Food Day! These two ladies gave Cosmopolitan Magazine Snapchat followers a visual treat to the best junk food restaurants in NYC! They went to Catch, Black Tap, BingBox, Joe's Pizza, Union Fare, Brother Jimmys, The Smith NYC, and Cool Mess! I have to go to New York. I want to eat and visit ALL of these places!

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck

via popsugar snapchat

A Hello Kitty Cafe Truck! How cute is this!?! I forgot what event they were at, but they serve bottled water, donuts, petit fours, cookies and a plethora of sweet treats. The packaging is adorable!

Bare Minerals Bare Pro Foundation

via lusterlux snapchat

Boxes of Bare Pro Bare Mineral foundation were sent out to influencers (available at Ulta). Not familiar with their products and no swatches, but ummmm that cake tho!?! LOL

LUSH Hair Treatments

 via lusterlux snapchat

LUSH has NEW Hair Treatments! They look like cake pops! LOL You melt them down and apply them to your hair. There are a number of different kinds. I want to try.

Beauty Bakerie

via beauty bakerie cosmetics brand snapchat

I have never heard of this brand! But the packaging & names are so pretty!

Laura Geller's NEW Just Blushing Palette

via lauragellerbeauty snapchat 

No swatches, but Laura Geller has a new blush palette. 

NYX Vivid Lights Eyeliner Swatches

via ultabeauty snapchat

If you like bold color, then these NYX Vivid Light Eyeliners are for you! 

Maybelline Photoshoot

via maybelline snapchat 

Can you believe model Adriana Lima is 35? And she has 2 children! I wish they would've taken a still snapshot of her romper because it was too cute. Also loved the way her heels tied in a bow.

Illamasqua Sketch Markers

via illamasqua snapchat

So I showed you guys the Too Faced markers a couple of weeks ago. Illamasqua has some also! Pretty colors. 

Popsugar DIY Sharpie Tie Dye Sneakers

via popsugar snapchat

I so want to do this! You only need several things and you'll have some cool sneakers.

MAC Star Trek Collection (Swatches & Events)

via glamtrashmakeup, maccosmetics, trendmood1 (instagram), popsugar snapchat &

It was all about Star Trek & The Star Trek MAC Collection on Snapchat this week. I tried to find the best swatches! Ummm, look at those blues & purples. Anyone gonna be an Orion girl for Halloween? LOL

Clinique Summer Proof Your Makeup 

via clinique snapchat

Clinique took their snapchat followers to Bloomingdales this week in NYC. I keep eyeing that gorgeous sand castle. So pretty! They featured some products that will keep you shine free.

Lush Cosmetics Beat The Heat

via lush cosmetics snapchat 

Are you a LUSHIE? Lush gave some tips on how to keep their products cool and you too :)

Tata Harper Tour

via totalbeauty snapchat

I have never tried any Tata Harper products, but now I have a new respect for how they're made! She invited some influencers and gave them a tour of her home, land and how products are made BY HAND.

Chapstick NEW Total Hydration Tinted Lip Balms

via glamourmag snapchat

Chapstick has some new tinted lip balms. I always love their Christmas ones :)

L'Oreal La Palette Plum

via loreal snapchat

Here are some swatches of L'Oreal's Lip La Palette in PLUM.

Ever Blinks Mink Strip Lashes

via arshia snapchat

I want to try strip lashes just once. I'm more of a natural girl. I hear the Ardell Wispies are really light and good. These were pretty also. Never heard of Ever Blinks!

NARS Fall 2016 Color Collection

via narsissist snapchat

I better get on the ball and swatch their Summer Collection. They're already talking about FALL :S

Jo Malone Holiday 2016

via beautylogicblog snapchat

Jo Malone candles & packaging are so sleek & sophisticated. She's come out with some sets for holiday.

Sigma Smoke Screen Eyeshadow Palette

via sigma beauty snapchat

There are 3-4 of these palettes (I featured them several weeks back), but I keep looking at this one. 

Kat Von D at Sephora Singapore

via sephorasg & katvondbeauty snapchat

There's a Sephora in Singapore! Kat Von D met up with fans! And can we just admire that huge lipstick!!!

Jeffree Star & Kat Von D Feud

via jeffree star snapchat

Onto some beauty sour news. Kat Von D & Jeffree Star have ended their friendship. I hated to see this. Kat Von D ended things first. View her video here. And here is Jeffree's reply.

CHI x Zendaya Collaboration

via readysetsnaps & totalbeauty snapchat

CHI has partnered with Zendaya. She has a new cordless curling iron. 

OFRA Cosmetics Foundation Swatches

via OFRA Cosmetics snapchat

Since I don't know much about OFRA, these foundations swatches should be helpful.

Hourglass NEW Vanish Foundation Stick

via hourglass cosmetics snapchat & website

I've been watching beauty influencers and this foundation is THICK! It's a foundation + concealer. I see more people using it as a concealer. This is definitely full coverage and you can also use it to contour. I need to go to Sephora to see this in person.

Lime Crime SADDLE Velvetine Lipstick

via limecrimemakeup snapchat

 Can't you tell we're jumping into Fall? New shade from Lime Crime!

Coming Soon from L'Oreal Cosmetics

 via lorealmakeup snapchat

Oooh! L'Oreal is being hush hush!  New eyeshadow palette. New mascara. Intrigued.

Physicians Formula

via physicians formula snapchat

 Lots of sparkle here! There are a couple of these palettes. This one is in Copper Nude.

The Balm Custom Single Eyeshadow Palettes

via thebalmofficial snapchat

Did you know The Balm has single eyeshadows!?! They also have 8 & 16 pan holders to hold them. Their packaging is always so cute.

Popsugar When To Trash Your Makeup

via popsugar snapchat

So after all of that makeup talk, this handy chart tells you when to get rid of it. LOL
I keep things a little too long. LOL

Building Block LA

via the zoe report snapchat & the new york times magazine

 If you're a fan of Black & White clothing, feast your eyes on Building Block LA! Their handbags are so beautiful. I love their geometric shapes. Looks architecturally designed :)
Loved their birthday celebration also. Those cakes!

Who What Wear: How To Plan Outfits Like A Celebrity Stylist

via whowhatwear snapchat

I've always wanted to do this, but never had the time. It's a great way to mix n match outfits in your closet. Maybe I'll do one outfit post a week next year on my blog. Something like What's in Kim's closet? LOL Maybe. Maybe not.

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