Monday, August 15, 2016

Katy Kat Collection from Covergirl ~ Mascara

I received a Covergirl matte lipstick and mascara from the new Katy Kat Collection to test from BzzAgent.

You can find the review for the lipstick here.  The mascara I received was in the Very Black colour.

The Facts:

  • The 360° Sculpting Brush sweeps lashes up and out
  • They don’t flake, smear or smudge
  • Perry Blue delivers 10X Volume + Fullness (plus, it’s the first-ever electric blue mascara by COVERGIRL!)
  • Very Black, Black and Waterproof Black deliver 10X Volume + Darkness
  • Each retails for $10.99 at drugstores

  •                                          Before mascara                                          

    After mascara

    My Thoughts:
    I found this mascara has a bit of a learning curve to it.  The brush is different than other brushes I have tried.  The bristles spiral around the wand and I find that it picks up too much mascara each and every time.  If I were to apply directly from the wand without wiping off the excess mascara, I would have very wet, clumpy looking lashes.  So I have learned to wipe the excess mascara off before applying.  After doing so, I am quite pleased with the results.

    The mascara really does help to lengthen and add volume to my lashes.  It even holds a bit of a curl without using a lash curler.  I find it makes my eyes pop.  It does not smudge or flake during the day and washes off amazingly easy with soap and water.

    I am a fan of Covergirl mascaras but have to admit this is not one of my favourites just because of the brush and how it collects excess product.

    If you are interested in giving this mascara a try, here's a coupon for $1.00 off from SmartSource.

    I received this product free of charge for review purposes.

    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    Katy Kat Collection from Covergirl ~ Matte Lipstick

    I received a mascara and lipstick to try from BzzAgent.  These products are part of the new Katy Kat Collection from Covergirl. I'm a fan of Covergirl products so was excited to give these products a try.

    First up is the lipstick.  You can see a review for the mascara here.
    I received the colour Sphynx to test.

    The Facts:

    • There are 11 highly pigmented colours to choose from: Sphynx, Pink Paws, Magenta Minx, Coral Cat, Crimson Cat, Cat Call, Kitty Purry, Cosmo Kitty, Maroon Meow, Catoure and Perry Panther
    • Each is infused with nourishing butters such as shea
    • A soft finish and creamy feel help the lipstick glide on smoothly
    • It’s not dry or dragging on your lips
    • Each retails for $10.99 at drugstores

    • My Thoughts:
      I really enjoyed using this lipstick.  When I first found out it was a matte finish, I was worried that it would leave my lips feeling dry.  However, I was quite wrong!  This lipstick applies smooth and creamy.  It feels like velvet on my lips and does not dry them out at all.

      The shade Sphynx is the perfect "my lips only better" shade for me and works really well with my skin tone. It is fairly pigmented and the above swatch is just two swipes of colour.

      As for staying power, it lasts well as long as you don't eat or drink with it on.  After eating and drinking, a reapplication of the lipstick is needed.

      Overall, I am really impressed with this matte lipstick and would purchase in the future when this product runs out.  I do find the price a little high for lipstick and would hope to use a coupon or find it on sale.

      You can print a $1.00 off coupon at SmartSource.

      I received this product free of charge for review purposes.