From time to time I receive questions about my beauty routine – hair, skin, makeup. And while I have no intention of ever making beauty topics a main focus of PBR, I do think that it’s fun to discuss on occasion!
I have always loved playing with makeup. This started back in high school but I will refrain from sharing those pictures with you. Let’s just say that it’s a good thing that white eyeliner and glitter powder are trends of the past.
Over the years, one thing that I have never compromised on is my makeup. I learned quickly that I do not like for other people to do my makeup. It just never feels like me, if that makes any sense. I had a makeup trial before my wedding and decided on the spot that I would be doing my own makeup on the big day.
Although I do have products that I am loyal to, I also enjoy browsing the makeup aisle and bringing home new products to play with. Recently, I was offered the opportunity to try CoverGirl’s new LashPerfection Mascara. Mascara has always been one of my very favorite makeup products so I immediately responded that I was interested.
I have quite a routine for applying mascara. I always start by gently heating an eyelash curler. I curl my lashes twice and then apply two coats of mascara. My lashes are pretty short so I have found that this method makes them look longer and thicker. I’ve been doing this routine since high school!
In the past I always splurged for pricy designer brand mascara but recently I have been experimenting with drug store brands due to becoming a little more budget conscious.
We have a winner. The LashPerfection Mascara applied beautifully with no clumps or smears and added a lot of length and volume to my lashes. My favorite thing about LashPerfection is definitely the brush. It is unlike any mascara wand that I have ever used (in a very good way!) and it covered every single lash.
I will say that I typically prefer a waterproof formula (LashPerfection is not being offered in waterproof at this time) due to the amount of sweating and teaching that I do but after wearing this mascara all day and through teaching a hot yoga class, there was no flaking or running. And I’ve enjoyed being able to wash my mascara off with regular face wash in the evenings.
The best part? LashPerfection retails at around $5.99 per tube which I think is a fabulous deal!
While we’re on the subject of make-up and looking great, you check out the “Looking Your Best” posts in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. There are some great application tips and ideas for switching up your look for fall!
Want a chance to win a $50 gift card to drugstore.com? In the comments, tell me about a time when using makeup gave you the added confidence for an important event in your life (wedding, prom, job interview, etc.). You can use the gift card to purchase all the beauty products you want!
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