CoverGirl Bombshell Review and $100 Gift Card Giveaway!
23 Feb 2014
I have something really exciting today! I was given the opportunity to try out and review CoverGirl’s newest Bombshell collection (available now at Walmart and Walmart.com) and to host a giveaway for my readers. I haven’t done a giveaway in a while, so I’m pretty excited that I get to do this for you guys. One lucky reader will win a $100 Walmart gift card. Yep, a hundred bucks! Walmart is a great place to shop for the latest in beauty and you can find the Bombshell collection, including the products I’m reviewing, both online and in-stores. Enter the giveaway below!
I was given the chance to try out its newest line, which I was happy to do of course! I love trying out new products, so I can share my findings here. I picked out a couple of the newest products: the Bombshell Volume Mascara, the Intensity Liner and two Bombshell Shineshadows. Check out my review below and go ahead and enter your name and email in the box as well. The winner of the $100 Walmart gift card will be randomly selected in two weeks.
Below is my review of the new CoverGirl Bombshell products I’ve been using.
♥ Bombshell Volume Mascara
From Walmart’s website: a revolutionary dual-system mascara that delivers big Bombshell lashes! Bombshell Volume mascara is now the best-selling CoverGirl product at Walmart. This entirely new mascara experience, unlike any other two-step offering available, features a first-of-its-kind Boost System that has two brushes and two formulas for mega volume and dramatic intensity. It’s time to take lashes way beyond big.
Step 1: Extreme volume basecoat that loads on the volume with a big brush and mega-volumizing formula to thicken lashes; the result is volume that’s even and clump-free.
Step 2: Dark, intensifying topcoat that seals the look with a dark, smooth finish; the proprietary micro-thin lacquer offers maximum impact and lasting power in just one coat.
Not one, but two mascara brushes.
brush 1: volumize
brush 2: intensify
I have this mascara in ‘Very Black (800)’. I’m a mascara junkie and so far I’ve been enjoying all CoverGirl Lashblast mascaras, so I was happy to try this new one! It takes some time to apply (it being two steps and all), but for me it’s worth it. I have decent lashes and can tell a big difference once I applied two coats of the ‘1’ side of the tube. I finish off each eye with one coat of the ‘2’ tube after that. Perfect! Lots of volume and no smudging or flaking. The only downside to this product is that the packaging is really bulky and heavy. Also, the mascara itself smells very chemical to me. However, I like the results, so I will surely repurchase it myself when I run out.
♥ Bombshell Intensity Liner
From Walmart’s website: Intensity Liner that provides liquid intensity for 24 hours of sexy Bombshell eyes Bombshell eyes can be intense and your liner should live up to the look. Intensity Liner is a precision felt tip pen with a smooth formula that glides on for a little or a lot of deep, dark sexy.
The longwear liner is available in two shades, Pitch Black Passion and Chocolate Kiss, both providing liquid intensity for 24 hours of sexy Bombshell eyes.
swatch on my arm (no base)
I have it in the shade ‘Pitch Black Passion’, a name that describes it perfectly. It’s very, very black, which I love! Unfortunately I do need to apply an eyeshadow primer first (even if I’m not wearing eyeshadow), because it will definitely smudge on my oily lids. It’s very watery and therefor not very long lasting, in my opinion. However, if you’re new to liquid eyeliner, this is a great liner to experiment with. The felt tip makes it very easy to use.
♥ Bombshell Shineshadow
From Walmart’s website: Shine Shadow by LashBlast provides sexy shimmer and shine shadow that lasts all night. With big sexy Bombshell volume, you need sexy shimmer and shine shadow that lasts all night. Shine Shadows feature reflective pigments that play with light to bring dimension to any look.
Available in six buildable, blendable, get-me-noticed shades, each shadow is easy to apply and leaves behind a creamy shimmer finish. Shades: Ice Queen, Platinum Card, Color Me Money, Gold Goddess, Copper Fling and Ooh La Lilac.
Copper Fling on top, Platinum Club at the bottom, no base.
I have 2 shades: in Copper Fling (325) and Platinum Club (310). Both of these Shineshadow shades have frosty finishes to them, making your lids very sparkly! Very pretty for night time. The formula is creamy and glides across the lids. Blending is a little hard because of the formula, but workable nonetheless. I apply these with my fingers, but you can definitely use a brush (a flat, synthetic one). With these I’d also recommend applying an eyeshadow base first, because they do tend to crease a little bit, especially if you have oily lids like I do. I also recommend applying a matte shade in the crease to make it more wearable during the day.
Below is a video with a 5-minute look I did using my CoverGirl Bombshell products. I applied a couple of coats of the Bombshell Volume Mascara (two coats of step 1 and one coat of step 2), Platinum Club Shineshadow on my entire lid, I dabbed a little bit of Copper Fling in the center and I of course applied the Bombshell Intensity Liner.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway (scroll up for the Rafflecopter box), I’ll announce the winner in two weeks. Good luck!
The Walmart gift card and information have been provided by CoverGirl.
The giveaway is open to residents of the United States.
The winner will be chosen randomly using rafflecopter.com
Ends on Monday, March 10 at 12 am EST.