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Monday, March 21, 2011

Just Wait Till You See My Covergirl Makeover

Are you ready to see my after photo?  Well hold on to your panties we're getting there.  

I was always a makeup fiend.  It kind of fits the rest of my life.  Whether it's clothing, crafting, makeup or cars, I've always been a bling girl.  Bring on the shine and glitter.  I don't know where it came from.  It wasn't from my mother or my sister.  Mom always had a classic refined sense of style.  And my sister being a teen in the 70's always was the natural beauty.  I always envied her skin.  In the days of the flower child she was the one with the easy going, simple is more natural look (natural with makeup of course).  

So what's different for me now?  Well I'm 51 (next moth), instead of 30 and I don't dress up as much as I used to.  And as I've grown older my makeup style and needs are different too.  I have always worn lipstick.  There would hardly be a day you would find me without some form of  lip coverage.  I'm finding myself looking for more coverage than in the past.  More of a creamy lipstick than a lip gloss.  Yet I still want a natural everyday color, nothing too heavy.  When I worked, I was thrilled when they came out with the all day lip colors.  I don't work outside the home anymore, and I don't want the dry heavy lip stain now. 

When I was asked to be a part of the Covergirl 50th Celebration, I was one happy girl, (yes, I use the term girl loosely too). 
Lucky for me, Cover Girl, launched Lip Perfection Lipstick, a new collection of lipsticks created by beauty guru Pat McGrath, which contain silk proteins to transform dry lips in just 7 days!  The collection consists of 44 new shades too! 
So are you ready for the new me?  
The suspense must be killing you.  Well, here we go.......

So what do you think?  Beautiful, hun?!
What do you mean, you don't think it's me?  Are you calling me a liar?  Well, maybe I fibbed just a little.  I really didn't think Drew would mind.

Did you really think I would be so bold?  Silly you.  If I was 20 years younger I might have a go at a before and after.  Believe me I want one!  And I've been brainstorming about something like that too. Be patient, it takes guts, girls.
The colors are really, really pretty and the creaminess is just what I wanted.  I chose one sheer color for summer called Sweetheart #390 (see below).  It will be a great everyday shade.
I also chose a darker shade for a little more polish called Soulmate #320.  Love this color for those special times.
 My son tells me that my sweet granddaughter takes after me and him.  She's already a clothes perfectionist and has been all girl since she was a baby.  I can see dreams of makeup dancing in her head.  Watch out Covergirl, here she comes.

In review, I am a fan of covergirl.  I love the new shades and the creaminess is just what I was looking for.  My lips were already in pretty healthy condition since I usually put lip balm on at night when heading to bed.  After 7 days of use I didn't find any drying from the lipstick, as a matter of fact just the opposite.  They were soft though I didn't see an enormous change.  The only negative is that this lipstick doesn't stay on for hours but I never expected it too.  Remember I was going for creamy and not long lasting.  So it fit the bill for me.  I truly love the colors I chose.  You can checkout out all the beautiful colors for yourself, right here at covergirl.

Would you like to try Covergirls Lip Perfection?  I have 4 coupons for $1.00 off.  Just leave me a comment and I'll be happy to send one to the first 4 people who would like one.

Don't worry Drew.  You're career's safe!

Disclaimer:  I received both items free from BzzAgent in order to review.  And as always these are my honest opinions.  You can read more about them at http://www.bzzagent.com/ Transparency is everything. 


  1. Love Covergirl-- I haven't tried the Lip Perfection yet, but think I'm due for a new shade. What do you think? :)

  2. Hi Tracy-

    I love lipstick and if I were stuck on a desert island I would have to have my lipstick! I have a cover girl lipstick that I love, but they discontinued it. I have to use a lip brush now to get the last bits of it out.
    My best- Diane

  3. Hey Tracy,
    You look GREAT! In all pics, abstolutely fabulous! Hope your week is off to a great start!

  4. Wow, has anyone ever told you that Drew Barrymore looks like you???? LOL I think I've worn lipstick about 4 times in my life, and that was 4 too many.

    Just stoppin' by to say Hi.


  5. loved the post!!!!
    i had so much fun reading it!
    happy night, :)