Fast and Fresh Beauty Routine with Covergirl

It's summer, and if you're like me, your skin might be a touch oilier than it usually is. Covergirl has your back, or your skin, with Clean Matte BB Cream. Get flawless coverage and stay shine-free all day. It's oil free and it won't clog your pores too. 

If you're into dramatic lashes but you don't have the time or skills for false lashes (like me, unfortunately), then Covergirl's Super Sizer Fibers mascara is for you. Get tons of volume and length with just a few swipes of the brush. Built in fibers create a falsies effect for you, easy peasy.

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Disclosure: The Super Sizer Fibers mascara and Clean Matte BB Cream were provided by Covergirl through BzzAgent for consideration. All opinions posted are honest and truthful- 100% real!

Loreal Root Cover Up in Light to Medium Brown

I was excited to try Loreal's Root Cover Up. I am a first time mom who colours her own hair. Sometimes, I don't have time or I'm too busy to take care of my roots. Root Cover Up is a great idea, spray on temporary product to conceal roots. I love the can's teal colour, it's cute and user friendly. Just shake, spray and let dry, and poof! Roots covered up!

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if they made it to cover *just* grays, because it does almost nothing to my roots. My hair is naturally black, with some gray here and there and coloured light brown. I chose Light to Medium Brown, and my hair matches the colour on the can. When sprayed on, the product just makes my hair feel gummy. It does not conceal my black roots at all. It only seems to coat it in a slightly lighter colour, nothing like the colour on the can.

I really, really wanted to like to Root Cover Up, as it would definitely make my hair look better in between colouring. Sad to say, it did not work for me.

Disclosure: The Loreal Root Cover Up in Light to Medium Brown was provided by Loreal through Influenster for consideration. All opinions posted are honest and truthful- 100% real!

Lise Watier HydraForce Hydra-Protective Comforting Creme

This winter was relatively mild by Canadian standards, but whenever the mercury drops, so does the humidity. It wreaks  havoc on my skin. I was born and raised in a tropical country, where it doesn't get any lower than 20 C. We'd go on vacation to colder places during winter, but my skin was never exposed long term to winter. The coldest place I've ever been to is Harbin, China, -40 C with windchill. Needless to say, I wasn't there too long.

Growing up, I had combination skin, normal with an oily T-zone. That's pretty much how it is most of the year. During winter, my skin just dries up. My oily T-zone will become normal, borderline dry, and the rest is just parched. Don't get me started on my cuticles, they end up looking like dry cracked desert land and it turns me into a compulsive skin picker, but that's a story for another day.

This is the kit Glam Sense and Lise Watier sent. This super cute skin testing device came along with a full size jar of HydraForce Hydra-Protective Comforting Creme to test and review.  It plugs into a smartphone's headphone jack and measures skin's moisture level on the Hydra-Detect app. Let's take a look at my results.

Those were the numbers for my left hand, forehead and left cheek, respectively. I did what the app told me to do (I try to follow instructions as best as I can, lol) and applied HydraForce. Hydra-Protective Comforting Creme has a floral scent I like. Initially, it's a little strong and I think some may not like it. It would probably have been better to have a much milder scent, or even go fragrance-free. The texture, I love. It's light and reminds me of a gel-creme. It absorbs quickly too. 

After waiting a few seconds for my skin to soak up the Comforting Creme, I tested the suggested areas again. Behold, my face was more hydrated! According to the app, my hand was still a little dry, but the moisture percentage did go up. 

More than those scores, my skin feeling softer and more supple tells me that it's more hydrated. I'm liking the boing-boing effect I'm having now that I've used it for about three weeks. No more talking and then wincing when my face feels tight. Thank you Glam Sense and Lise Watier for sending me this HydraForce kit and saving my skin!

Disclosure: The HydraForce Hydra-Protective Comforting Creme was provided by Lise Watier through GlamSense for consideration. All opinions posted are honest and truthful- 100% real!

truBlend is tru-ly Good!

I'm usually wary of purchasing or choosing foundation online, because what you see (on your screen) might not be what you get. That was my first dilemma when I chose the Cover Girl foundation through BzzAgent.  I tried to look for swatches online, and chose my shade. I prayed that it would match, and thank goodness, when it arrived, it was good!

tru Blend applied nicely. The formula was just the right texture, not too thick and not too thin. Perfect for Goldilocks. It applied smoothly, and since I got the right shade, it looked very very natural. I've used fingers, a sponge, a foundation brush, a stippling brush, and a flat top kabuki to apply tru Blend. All of them worked. The sponge, foundation brush and kabuki gave more coverage, while the stippling brush gave a lighter, buildable coverage. The fingers were easiest, and because of the added body warmth from the finger tips, made application easy. One less tool to wash as well.

I'm glad that they packaged this in a pump bottle. A number of brands and products are too, but you'd be surprised that there are still some liquid foundations in regular bottles. (Check out the bottle of CG clean Oil Control in the photo. It looks like it has a screw-type cap. Me no likey.) The pump prevents contamination and keeps the product fresh. The pump also helps you measure how much product you use. For example, for lighter coverage I use only one pump applied evenly and blended well. It's much more convenient, and helps me skip guessing and constantly taking out product.

Now that it's winter, I normally skip powder foundation and use liquid. I only use powder to finish or keep oilies at bay. I find that truBlend, although not marketed as such, was moisturizing enough for me this mild winter without slathering on moisturizer.

Overall, I believe Covergirl's truBlend is a good foundation at the drugstore level. It's an affordable product that work well.

Disclosure: The truBlend liquid foundation was provided by Covergirl through BzzAgent for consideration. All opinions posted are honest and truthful- 100% real!

Full Lash Bloom

I recently received Covergirl's Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara (what a mouthful that was!) in very black. And by recently, I mean a few weeks ago.  Anyhow, Covergirl promises "touchably soft full lashes, a flake-resistant formula, and full separated volume." It also boasts being ophthalmologically test and suitable for contact lens wearers. 

Covergirl offered us a choice among four mascaras, including LashBlast Volume, LashBlast Fusion, Clump Crusher by LashBlast and my pick, Full Lash Bloom. I chose this one because hey, pink is pretty! But really, who likes crunchy lashes? I know I don't. My only gripe so far is that it's not waterproof. Otherwise, it's a decent drugstore mascara. Stay tuned for more in-depth review as I take it out for a few more spins.

Disclosure: The Full Lash bloom mascara was provided by Covergirl through BzzAgent for consideration. All opinions posted are honest and truthful- 100% real!

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