Review: Cover Girl Smoky Eyes + $20 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

July 19th, 20106:00 am @

It’s time for another Frugal Bon Vivant giveaway! I had the chance to try a ridiculous amount of Cover Girl makeup recently — from the Cover Girl Smoky Eye line. We can thank Drew Barrymore for the smoky eye inspiration. Ha!

So when I first opened the box of Cover Girl goodies, I was a little confused because there were three more boxes to open, all proclaiming to be the “Smoky Eyes” kit, and then I noticed in the corner of each box that there were slight differences — bold, glamorous, and natural (obviously my first choice). So the Smoky Eye line is: CoverGirl SmokyShadowBlast, LineExact Liquid Liner, and LashBlast Volume-Blasting Mascara.

Step 1: CoverGirl SmokyShadowBlast. I’m not much of an eyeshadow person… too much time and I rarely get it even. However, I’ve always been a big noticer of eyelids. Slightly odd perhaps, but when I wear eyeshadow, it’s fairly noticeable, you can see my entire eyelids even when my eyes are open, and I have big eyes — chock it up to gigantic eye sockets? Anyway, I really liked the roll-on eyeshadow (double-ended). Super quick and easy, I would actually purchase this product.

Step 2: LineExact Liquid Line. I seriously don’t “get” liquid liner! Not a fan. Is it my nature girl roots? I tried the liquid liner, and did a bit of smearing, but it felt like I had liquid liner on my eyes, kind of heavy. I’ll stick to my brown “crayon” pencil eyeliner.

Step 3: LashBlast Volume-Blasting Mascara. I’m a strictly a brown lash mascara girl since I have lighter hair, so it was nice to see brown mascara included!  I’m a Maybelline Great Lash (pink/green) user by default, but I really liked this one. I could probably be convinced to use any mascara, provided it didn’t make my eyes water, came in lighter shades, and wasn’t prohibitively expensive; so I’ll be adding this one to my “mascaras that work for me” mental list.

MyBlogSpark & Cover Girl have offered up a $20 gift card to Walmart to one of you — so let’s get this show on the road!

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PRIZE: $20 giftcard to Walmart provided by P&G.

GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 11PM PST

ELIGIBILITY, DISCLAIMER ETC: One winner. Ships anywhere in the US. One entry per e-mail address. Winner will be randomly selected. This product review was based on using complimentary Cover Girl product provided by MyBlogSpark. Bloggers also received a Walmart gift card to share with their readers. Cover Girl does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor does it endorse any opinions expressed within this blog.