Maybe I will get a boyfriend: Review of Covergirl LashPerfection


I can not even begin to describe how busy and chaotic my work schedule is now – all self-inflicted. And when I can stick to my to-do list and remember that I can (and have to) turn down work (you know, so I can sleep and parent) things flow pretty smoothly. Being a web and graphic designer is one of my jobs; working on campaigns for an on-line company is another job. I am very lucky that both allow me to work at home. Which is where I confess that if I didn’t take my son to preschool three times a week I would live in lounge wear 24/7.

Lately my career has led to some really great opportunities to teach. As much as I love independently working in front of my laptop I also love showing people how they can hone in on their own creativity to make beautiful spaces on-line. A friend that manages a well-known social media group in town asked me to join her in presenting a program on design and I jumped at the chance.

On the morning of the program I had my laptop bag packed, my notes outlined, I was prepped and ready to go. My Mother looked up from playing with my son and said, “Honey. Aren’t you going to put on make up?”

Now my Mother comes from an era and a geographic demographic that does not/ will not/ could not EVER leave the house without makeup. Quick trip to the grocery store? Makeup. Off to the gym? Makeup. Mowing the yard? You guessed it. Makeup. She is also quick to quip that if I would put on a little makeup, “just a dab of mascara and a swipe of lipstick!” that I would find a boyfriend.

But as I looked in the mirror before my program I started to see myself how the people in the room might see me. I DO look different, better, with makeup on. If anything it looks like I have taken some time with my appearance, some care, before facing the world. I applied a few strokes of mascara and put on some tinted lip gloss. The transformation was instant and honestly it mostly came from within. I looked better. I beamed from giving a damn!

covergirl lashperfection

Inspired by my newfound appreciation for a touch of makeup I was excited to try Covergirl’s LashPerfection™ mascara. I wanted to try a mascara that was lightweight but also made my light-colored lashes look like they had volume. I have to be honest a LOT of mascara commercials and ads scare me because they make it seem like everyone should want these big, fat, thick, fake looking lashes. I don’t want that. I want something natural looking – just enhanced.

Because I have light lashes and I wanted to go with a more natural look I decided to try Covergirl’s brown shade. I have tried brown shades in the past and they are always too dark for me but this shade was right on. The wand didn’t have one of those OMG giant hairbrush kind of brushes – that was a nice surprise. On first use and every use since the mascara has gone on easily (no thick gloppy bits) and lasted through full humid Philadelphia summer days. I’ve been wearing it every day when I leave the house.

This morning a guy at the coffee shop totally winked at me. I was in shock because it was pouring down rain outside and my hair and clothes were a mess. But I’ll be…It must’ve been the mascara. (Maybe my Mother is right!)

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Comments

  1. says

    I don’t wear much makeup generally. And what I do wear is fairly minimal. But when I have a job interview I always take extra care to look more put together. And the added va- va voom touch is always lipstick/lipgloss. I don’t wear it on a regular basis, but when i know I need to look polished it’s my go to.

  2. says

    when im off doing photos at side splitters that I’m partnered with. That extra boost of mascara and a dab of make up and im all smiles and get lots of positive feed back :)
    makes a girl feel all nice! :)

  3. Nicole says

    I don’t know if I’ve ever relied on makeup to get my through a tough moment (confidence from within ladies!!), but I love having long, dark sexy lashes (thanks CG) to give the “look” to my super cute hubs!

  4. says

    I wear makeup when I go to new people things. Like my first moms club meetings. And I try to wear it more often than that because I find people treat me more like a grown up when I look like I try, but I keep forgetting.

  5. Robyn G says

    I only wear mascara regularly, and tend to only wear it if I’m around people who I don’t usually see. So if there is a meeting at work, I’ll throw on some mascara before hand, and I feel 10 times better than if I didn’t have it.

  6. Sara says

    I think makeup generally makes me feel a bit more confident, especially when I am headed into a space or situation in which I feel as though I do not have the upper hand. Mascara rocks!

  7. Kate says

    I’m like you, I rarely wear makeup. I think I wear it to weddings and press events. I hate fussing with stuff.

  8. Noelle says

    I always wear make-up to church. I guess there is something about “Sunday Best” that includes make-up.

  9. says

    I wear makeup when I have to go to court for work. Or when I’m going to be around my in-laws. It’s too much trouble for every day. :)

  10. says

    I am makeup stupid – but I wear it much more now that I am working outside the home. My biggest confidence booster with makeup? When I defended my masters thesis, I was all dolled up and felt confident!

  11. says

    I don’t ever wear makeup except if it’s a formal occasion maybe I’ll wear some lip gloss, but in grad school I went to take my student ID photo and my friend insisted that I use her clear lip gloss. It was my best ID photo ever! Sadly the next year the school redid their IDs and I had to get a new inferior photo.

  12. says

    I’m the same — more likely to not wear makeup than to wear it. But I have tried to start including just a touch of makeup for date night with my husband. (Baby steps, I tell ya!)

  13. Amy says

    Right before I had my daughter, I made a promise to myself (and to my husband) that I would make a huge effort to 1) shower daily and 2) put on mascara and eyebrows. :-) Without mascara and eyebrows, I look like a young boy… leaving the hospital after a procedure, the candy striper said “take it easy fella”. I figured at a time when I wasn’t feeling paritcularly attractive, I could use all the help I could get.
    BTW – You are looking beautiful! That renewed confidence is definitely shining through!

  14. says

    I’m with your momma, I almost always have makeup on when leaving the house. Which dates back to high school and not feeling super confident if I didn’t have a “mask” on. (I mean, I hope my makeup isn’t thick enough to make an *actual* mask, but… :o) So I guess it gives me confidence all the time – because without it I have little.

  15. Farah says

    I find myself browsing the make up sections of stores. I have never done that but I am trying to put forth an effort since I realized that I am losing sleep by the day and I need a bit of help to looking acceptable

  16. says

    I am newly divorced and started going on dates. After a long day a work or a long weekend doing the mommy gig, taking time to do my makeup helps me get into the dating mode and it makes me feel more confident to put my face out there again.!

  17. Voxproxy says

    I remember wearing blue mascara (it was the 80s!) in junior high and feeling buoyant. Now I am much more conservative and only wear black mascara. I miss the feeling of buoyancy!

  18. Susan Smith says

    When I was dating I always made sure I was wearing makeup as it came me extra confidence especially when it was a first date.

  19. says

    I’m not a make up person and usually don’t wear any or have very light make ups on. When I attend my husband’s company dinner, I wanted to look my best for him and I put full make up on and I sure felt great and more confidence meeting his colleges for the first time. We both had a wonderful evening at the event.

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  20. says

    Whoa. In all the pictures of you I’ve seen I’ve always thought what lovely eyes you have (and I don’t mean that in a creepy, Red Riding Hood kind of way….), but that mascara really makes them POP! Keep on, keepin’ on girl. You’re right to get many winks! ;)

  21. says

    I rarely wear makeup. I wear it for occasions like job interviewing when it can really boost my confidence!

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  22. says

    Anytime I got out with friends. I know they don’t care what I look like, but I feel a lot more confident when I’m made up and feeling pretty.

  23. Katie says

    I don’t wear any makeup on a regular basis, so when I do, it definitely feels “special”, like on a date night with my wife. :)

  24. Samantha W says

    I usually don’t wear makeup. I did wear it for my wedding day and I felt like a princess. Hmmm…that was four years ago…I think I still have most of that make-up…I should probably work on that.

  25. Michelle says

    I was gorgeous in college. Now sans make up….I look horrible. I totally was able to hook my college boyfriend into thinking I never wore make-up. And then one day my roommate was yelling at him about how I wore makeup than anyone he knew. I had the va-va voom. :)

  26. says

    Makeup made me feel so much more confident when I went to a job fair a few weeks ago! It helped ease my nerves because I thought I just looked more alive :)

  27. Lauren says

    I’m sort of the opposite – I feel more like myself without the makeup. Ironically, when I went to my prom a million years ago, I let my best friend do my makeup. She had me wearing blue eyeshadow up to my eyebrows and I thought I looked AMAZING. Seeing pictures nearly 15 years later, I can’t help but laugh and shake my head. But damn if I wasn’t feeling great that night.

  28. says

    I always make sure I’m wearing make up if we go out on a Fri or Sat night. Even if we are just going to eat real fast. When I look at the other, younger, thinner, prettier girls, I always feel like I measure up better and feel more confident with make up on.

  29. Asia says

    Now that I am getting older – 37 next month! – I find that I want to wear make-up to work and to social gatherings where I will see a lot of people. I just wear a little foundation, blush, powder, and mascara, and it makes a huge difference, really helping me to feel polished. In my teens and 20s and even early 30s I wore make-up only very rarely, but now I feel like it really gives me a boost and helps me continue to feel good about my appearance.

  30. says

    I only wear makeup when I need a confidence boost. My entire first semester at college, I felt like a big faker. I wasn’t smart enough to be here! I’d fooled everyone and soon the intellectual house of cards would come tumbling down! So I’d wake up a half hour early every morning to put on some mascara, eyeshadow, and lip gloss. With the makeup on, I wasn’t ME. I was an actress playing the role of a college student. And that gave me the confidence I needed to get through that first semester and realize that I was good enough. And smart enough. And doggone it, people like me. :)

  31. says

    So I changed careers this year, going from teaching at the college level to temping as anything from a banquet server to a designer’s assistant, and…deep breath…I kind of lied on my application when I said I had banquet serving experience. I KNOW. But my family insists on eating three times a day and I’ve BEEN to banquets and you can Google ANYTHING and…yeah. My first night as a banquet server I did the full-face makeup that I do about three times per year and put on my bowtie and I ROCKED IT! Banquet service is totally easy. I don’t even know what I was afraid of (probably dropping a huge tray of dishes, which I actually HAVE done, and yeah, it did pretty much suck) but the makeup definitely helped :)

  32. LAMusing says

    I rarely wear make-up day to day, but when I have a meeting it adds that extra boost of confidence

  33. Maureen says

    The event that I went to recently was my high school reunion. I am not in high school anymore and well I wanted something to help me feel younger.

  34. says

    Oh my goodness make up definitely helped me feel confident enough to make an amazing maid of honor speech for my best friend. :) I always thought I would grow out of my fear of talking to a big crowd, but nope same ol fear, but making sure my make up is just so and that I don’t look half bad, sure helps :O)

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  35. Kerry says

    Even if I just go to the grocery store, makeup gives me more confidence. It seems like I always run into someone I haven’t seen in 10 years on the days I go to the grocery store!

  36. beveanne mckinley says

    on my wedding day, in other countries there are arranged marriages and tyhey last a lifetime for those of us in america we are not so lucky its luck of the draw. when i had my face and hair arranged perfeectly including covergirl mascara my husband lifted my veil at the altar and looked at my teary (but not mascara streamed thank you covergirl)face and told me that while i looked like a model he couldnt love me any more than with his whole heart i melted and the fear went away.

  37. says

    I had my makeup professionally done for my wedding and it helped make my day brighter and, since I cried all the way down the isle, I am glad they used waterproof makeup! LOL I knew I would cry a lot during the wedding, so that was one
    less thing to worry about!

  38. says

    Makeup has gotten me through every job interview I’ve ever had! There is something about knowing you look good on the outside, that makes you feel good and confident on the inside!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  39. Carmen says

    I needed a bit of confidence last fall when standing up for my sister’s wedding – at 8 months pregnant. I just felt huge.

  40. ewhatley says

    I wear makeup everyday and it always makes me feel polished, confident and pulled together.

  41. says

    Four weeks after my first daughter was born I had to attend my husband’s work Christmas party. Sleepless nights, breast feeding I was hot mess. Minus the hotness. I learned how the right shade of lipstick and mascara could be your best friend. LOL.

  42. Georgia says

    Those days were when I was much much younger. I still love my mascara but I don’t have any certain time when wearing makeup gives me that extra va-va voom confidence to get through a moment these days.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  43. swedenesefamily says

    Some lip gloss before I go my errands always makes me feel a little peppier about them.

  44. ANGEL JACKLYN says

    It does everyday. I honestly don’t think I can leave the house without it, especially since my skin is getting worse as the years drag by

  45. lala r says

    wearing makeup makes me feel different, sexy and beautiful. im just a lipstick only kind of girl but wear light makeup for special occasions.

  46. Mari says

    Makeup gave me confidence when I met my inlaws for the first time.

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