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Meet the CoverGirl Peacock Flare Mascara

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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 product testing and review purposes.

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’s not bad! It certainly helps your lashes to appear longer without applying more than just a few coats AND it doesn’t clump.

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.

While I wish the brand had been a little more original, I actually really love the color – it definitely works as a great every-day shade. However, as a gel lipstick, there is basically no staying power to this product. It slides, it sticks, and it just gets in the way. Matte lipstick for life.

Wearing both the mascara and the lipstick for a simple, everyday look.

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! What are some of your fave picks from CoverGirl?

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