When the new year hits, everything seems to slow down for a bit. Even though we are gung ho to stay on top of new routines, resolutions and regimens … we also just kind of … take a step back.
We scale back our eating habits (to make up for the weeks of bad eating during the holidays); we simplify our social calendar (to take a break from the night after night of holiday parties and meetups) and most importantly, we scale back on the shopping (this doesn’t need an explanation as to why we do this … just wait for your credit card statement to arrive …)
But a new year also means a new you. And for a beautythusiast sometimes that means a little pick me up or change to our wardrobe, hair, or makeup.
Luckily, we can still make such changes and go easy on the wallet. YAY!
COVERGIRL has some innovative and totally on trend products arriving nationwide January 2013 so that you can start the new year off right. I’ve been playing, and testing, and loving! And with none of the new products being over $20.00 – how can you NOT love?
COVERGIRL+OLAY Concealer Balm
This is the first product I ripped into. I love concealers in stick form for their portability factor and this is no different. While it is lighter than most concealers (it IS a balm), it’s quite smooth and hydrating. Upon touch-ups, I didn’t feel any drag and it didn’t look cakey on top of what was already there. It’s best for under the eyes and slight redness.
COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss
When I was invited to peruse the not yet available products back in November 2012, the colours of the polishes caught my eye immediately … I immediately brushed each available colour on one fingernail each also. No base coat. No topcoat. Just one layer each of the colour. And it stayed on my nails forever. I am pretty rough on my hands, so chipping is inevitable with me no matter what the brand or polish – but let me tell you – my blogger friends and colleagues were laughing weeks later when there was STILL polish sticking around. Watch out for Go Go Mango …
COVERGIRL CGSmoothers BB Cream
Okay, I know – plenty have already moved on to trying to get their hands on a CC cream, but lets pay some homage to the original – BB. There are plenty on the market right now from department to drugstore and pricing can range from as little as $10 to as much as $60. I know plenty of ladies who like to have full coverage from their BB all why reaping the benefits it can provide: hydration; correcting skintone, brightening, etc. I find this BB cream blends very easily into the skin, looks dewy and natural, and most importantly is sheer in coverage. This is a great choice for those who want to perfect their skin using a BB cream but don’t want super heavy coverage. I am partial to tinted moisturizer coverage over foundation, and this is a BB cream I can get on board with. :)
Alright – these are just a few of the new products I have put through my own personal test lab (a.k.a played with as I sat in front of my vanity wondering what makeup look to do for the day). There are a few more to look foward to including the Jumbo Gloss Balm, the new Clump Crusher Mascara and their 3-in-1 Foundation – which I plan to get to soon. Until then, you can add the top three to your new year new you shopping list …