Monday, June 13, 2011

On Make Up and Luck

One of the reasons you and I are pals is the fact that we both appreciate the plucky power of serendipity. Right? Well, remember when I felt the need to divulge every last item in my bag(s)? Within two hours of hitting "publish" I was presented with the opportunity to review some CoverGirl loot. As in, free make-up. As in, I can now toss my ominously named "666" $1 lip liner that appears to be made of plastic. It doesn't even line, ya'll.

The honest truth is, I've always been a fan of CoverGirl make-up. I think it's the Noxema smell of the powder or something. It has a hold on me.

I have never in my entire life bought anything other than drug-store make-up. All I've ever needed was found in the aisles of grocery stores and drug-stores. As a twerpy teenager I would tag along with my Mom to Kroger just so I could look longingly at the CoverGirl make-up. I usually didn't buy any, because I never had any money. But I knew every available product and the color names of most. I was a girl obsessed.

Walking into Kroger two days ago armed with a $30 card to buy CoverGirl make-up felt like a full circle moment. I do believe Oprah would agree. I had finally arrived. I was there not only to gaze, but to bring it home, baby.

I can't properly articulate the pressure I felt in making my selections. I was compelled to go out on a limb, and I did, but I also managed to keep most of my wits about me and buy things I knew I needed and would use.

Sidenote: The Country Woods eye palette! I wore that out between the years of 1992-1996. It warmed my heart to see that it was still alive and kicking. Best browns ever. And so very nostalgic.

After much delibaration and consternation and picking up-putting back-picking up-holding against my forearm-putting back-doing math in my head-and-picking back up, I had reached my decision.

With my $30 I purchased:
Natureluxe foundation (already use/love this, but needed a darker shade for summer)
Outlast lipstain in Cinnamon
Cheekers blush - plumberry glow (a bit brighter than I normally go, but why the heck not?)
Cheekers bronzer - golden tan
liquiline blast eyeliner - violet voltage (this was my wild card and I love it! ps - it's not made of plastic. It lines like a dream.)

So there you have it.

Now the big question: Will this inspire me to more regularly Put On My Face?

Here's hoping it will.

Thank you to Kroger and CoverGirl for sponsoring this review. While CoverGirl provided me with a $30 gift card to purchase CoverGirl products at Kroger stores, the opinions I've expressed here are solely my own, represent my honest viewpoint, and not that of CoverGirl, Kroger, or Proctor & Gamble. I am making no claims about the products, just expressing my thoughtful opinion. Clever Girls Collective supports Blog With Integrity.