Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cover Girl | Lip Perfection Lipsticks

I'm going to start today off quite negatively and say that this week SUCKS. My college completely screwed up my weekly routine with their "special classes" schedule to make up for days we had off. Basically it meant that days I actually had off from school (re: blogging/vlogging days) were now days I had to wake up and go to school (I know, I know #firstworldproblems!) It's just unnecessary and I'm not even sure what day it is anymore because yesterday was a Wednesday but I had Monday classes. AGH, just try to imagine how confused I am with all of this! Now that my little rant is over...

Today I will be reviewing my itty bitty collection of Cover Girl Lip Perfection lipsticks. These were one of the first lipsticks that I had ever bought (after my Top Shop Rio Rio lipstick) and I'm 99.9% sure it is what started my love affair with lipsticks. So almost a year and a half ago I was watching one of Rachel Whitehurst's (she used to be icallitambrosia on YouTube but now I think it's just her name) and I can't remember if she was talking about this lipstick or just wearing but it looked amazing on her! It was bright and fun and at the time she said she was loving it! That's how I found out about this whole range of lipsticks.

The packaging on these lipsticks is sleek and doesn't over do it. The top cap is a sort of purple-y/gray chrome that looks really cool, but it's prone to some fingerprints. Then the bottom has the color name on it and the best part is that the color of the lipstick matches the bottom bit! I don't store these upside down, but not having to pop open the cap saves so much time! The lipstick themselves are super pigmented. I would have never guessed that drugstore lipsticks could be so ... awesome?! All of these are also quite moisturizing. When I wear them I never feel my lips getting all dry and crinkly. They stay put for hours, too. I've never scientifically tested this, haha. But I'm someone who is always paranoid of having lipstick on and checking to see if it's smeared off and these lipstick absolutely don't! Even when you're drinking! A little might transfer to the cup but it's still there bright as day! 

The colors I own are Spellbound (this is the one Rachel had!), Tempt, and Hot Passion.  Spellbound is bright fuchsia. In the tube it leans more purple but swatched and on the lips it grabs more pink. Tempt is also a bright fuchsia but this one leans more more pinky-red. Last is Hot, which is a bright red color with the tiniest tinge of pink in it. The swatches below speak better about the color than I can describe! There's a huge array of colors and tones to choose from so if you're not into the brights like I am, you'll surely find a color that suits you!

At $6.99 per lipstick these Cover Girl Lip Perfections are a steal! They're highly pigmented, moisturizing, long lasting, and come in colors that everyone can enjoy. If put to a blind test I'm sure I would have thought these were a high end brand, they're that good!

What do you think? Which do you like the best? Have you tried these lipsticks before?

22 comments:

  1. I used to hate lipsticks, used to think only old people wore it! Oh how much I have changed! I now hate lip gloss and love a good lipstick. I've heard a few people talk about these and have never got around to trying them, maybe I will now :)

    www.beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk - maybe you could check my blog out if you have a minute, would make my day because I love your posts! X

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    1. LOL, I used to think the same thing and the exact same way now! You should def. try them, at least one :)
      Sure, I'll def. take a look! xx

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  2. omg these are seriously so pretty. I saw a bunch on clearance at target and now I'm regretting not picking any up! I'll have to go back and grab some :D

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    1. ON CLEARANCE?! Run, run, to get one! :D

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  3. I haven't tried this brand before but the pigmenation and shades are amazing! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They really are amazingly pigmented! :)

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  4. I have one of these in a dark, vampy purple and you're right...the formula is great! They are long lasting and not drying - two of the best criteria! I may pick up one of your bright ones for the spring xx

    Also this has been a terrible week for me school-wise as well...glad I'm not alone. We're one day away from the weekend though. Cheers :)

    x Lindsay

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    1. Which color is that?! Yeah, I agree, they hit the two most important aspects! Ooooh, you def. should they're SO much fun to wear in the spring!

      We'll get through it somehow and start fresh on Monday! :)

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  5. Oooh love the look of Hot, apparently it's the one Taylor Swift always wears, so it's definitely sold me. :-)

    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I heard that and I wonder if it's true! Yeah, that's enough to sell anyone :)

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  6. Ah wow, you've definitely sold me on these. I've been wanting one for a while now after hearing about the Taylor Swift association with Hot Passion, but I think I'm going to go ahead and buy one :) Temptation does seem especially nice! Figures Rachel would be wearing such a bright color lol!

    PS. It tagged you in a post :)
    http://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca/2013/02/confessions-of-blogger-tag_21.html

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    1. LOL, yeah and back when she was always wearing these bright lips! You should def. go ahead and get one! Sometimes they're even on sale for Buy 1 Get 1 50% off! :)

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  7. i love these lipsticks, i have hot and love it, with the lip liner it just doesnt budge :D
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Right?! The staying power is crazy! :)

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  8. Havent tried these yet...but my fav just by looking at the pictures is Spellbound envutee!!

    Xoxo

    Sarahvillarim.blogspot.com

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    1. It's my fave, too! But maybe because it was the first one I got ;)

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  9. Your pictures are so pretty Jess!! I really love these lipsticks too, I have Divine which is a purpley color, and a bright pink....the name has totally left my brain though. Haha! :)

    xx

    aly

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    1. Thanks Aly! I've never seen Divine! And I'd love to know what the name of the bright pink one you have is! :D

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    2. Ah finally found it! It's called Temptress! :D

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  10. These lipsticks look amazing. I've been wanting to pick up Hot passion for a while now but I don't know why I haven't yet! xx

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    1. You def. should! It's going to be an awesome color to wear in the summer time :D

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