Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beauty Cheat Sheet + CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara

Happy Tuesday!

When I am in a hurry, I narrow down my makeup routine to my essentials: concealer, blush, lip balm, lip gloss, and mascara.

Why are these 5 items my essentials?
Concealer for covering up dark circles and blemishes, blush for some color, lip balm because no one likes dry lips, lip gloss for some shine, and mascara because I find that it really opens up our eyes and makes us look prettier. :)

Apply Mascara So Your Lashes Look Huge:
These tricks work a little like falsies, turning any mascara into a fringe-fattening machine.

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I'm really glad I found this Beauty Cheat Sheet -- following these three steps really makes all the difference!

My new favorite mascara: COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara!
(Yes, I really love CoverGirl!)

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Experience COVERGIRL's first ever volume + length mascara! 
The fiberstretch formula and oversized brush make every little lash bigger, fuller, longer-looking, and more dramatic.
*Also available in Water Resistant!*

- Super volumizing + buildable fiber-strength lengthening
- Thickens and extends the look of your natural lashes
- Signature blast brush

If you've seen a lot of my older posts, you'll probably remember that I swear by and love CoverGirl products, haha!
They are affordable and they work really well!

Price: $9.49 at Ulta/ $9.99 at Walgreens

Available in four shades:

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Very Black (800), Black (805), Black Brown (810), and Brown (815)

I don't really know if you can see the difference in the shades (probably not because they all look the same to me, haha!), but you get the idea. ;)

What are your makeup essentials? What brand is your favorite mascara?
Have you tried CoverGirl's LashBlast Fusion Mascara? Thoughts?

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79 comments:

  1. Ahh, beautiful header!! We love this post! Very inspiring. :) And good luck to all the giveaway entries!

    Follow your gorgeous blog for sure!

    Love,
    MLU the blog.

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  2. girl i am ALL about lashes. I cheat tho, I get extensions (oops!) these tips are ah-maze though!

    xx
    Cat

    flaunt and repeat

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    1. haha! ;) i guess i should probably check out extensions! ;)

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  3. Hey
    Thank you! Yes for me too;)
    Great Blog
    I follow you! If you want you can follow me too
    xoxoAmelie♥

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  4. great post!!
    it's a good advice :)

    xx

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  5. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  6. thanks for sharing! unfortunately, we don't have cover girl!

    xoxo, andie
    Fashionista's Pick

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    1. no prob! and i'm sorry about that, cover girl really needs to get their stuff to other countries! ;)

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  7. I have tried a million mascaras (from cheap to super pricey) and this one is the best! Great recommendation!

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  8. I like the orange tube version of this. A fave.

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  9. I am a mascara junkie! Thanks for the recommendation!

    http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

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  10. I always forget to use concealer but I really need to get back to using it again. My fave mascaras are Dior Show and Lash blast.

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    1. i would love to try dior show, i've heard so many good things about it! :)

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  11. Great review. I just get out of using any of it. I wear glasses..so it gets on my glasses...and its messy.

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    1. thanks! and yeah, i don't wear mascara when i have my glasses on. ;)

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  12. I love these tips, thanks for posting them on here, I'm gonna try them out! And CG mascaras are super awesome!;)

    Love, Belle

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    1. you're welcome and let me know what you think! :D

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  13. I am always on the hunt for a new mascara, and this one I have not tried...so now I might just have to! Lovely review! :)

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    1. thank you, i'm glad you think so! and please let me know how this mascara works for you. :)

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  14. I love Minka Kelly! She is so pretty.

    I use MAC Opulash and it gives you majorly fabulous lashes, esp with these tips!

    ♥Abbey
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    1. oooooh, i'm gonna have to give that a try, then! ;)

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  15. Love Lashblast, but for some reason I've been super into the Maybelline Falsies mascara lately!

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    1. oooh, i want to try that too! i have such a long list of mascaras to try, haha! ;)

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  16. we have the same routine! my fave mascaras are hypnose from lancome and beauty rush from victoria's secret, they're nice! try them too! :-)

    Babi

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    1. i actually have hypnose from lancome, but i haven't used it, whoopsie, haha. ;) i'll try the one from victoria's secret too. :)

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  17. i definitely going to keep those tips in mind!

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  18. heey thanks for your lovely comment :))
    nice blog anyway

    xx
    Bella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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    1. you're welcome and thank you! :)

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  19. great post and blog now following please follow back :)
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  20. these are really great tipps Mimi! My essential is Bobbi Brown Calypso Coral cheek and lip color and always carry my Loreal Lash architect Mascara with me and some gloss, usually have tons of them spread all over the place:) x Marina

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  21. Haha, glad you think the shades look the same too because I was wondering if my eyes were working correctly! I'm so bad with mascara and always wind up with raccoon eyes. I wish my lashes were just automatically beautiful :)

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    1. haha, yeah, they look exactly the same to me! and i wish that too! ;)

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  22. I LOVE the Beauty Cheat Sheet - I seriously need to try those mascara application tips out! :)

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    1. i'm glad you loved it! let me know how they work out for you! :)

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  23. The lower lash thing never works for me ;_; I usually end up looking like I didnt sleep for 2 days ^^

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    1. oh gosh, me too. i forgot to mention that that is the hard part for me. :/

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  24. Great cheat sheet!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  25. Really great blog!

    Maybe youre interested in a blog cooperation! Pls read my newest blog entry for more information <3


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    Sara Bow
    www.sarabow.com

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    1. thanks! and yeah, sure. what do you have in mind? :)

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  26. thats what i use!! and i LOVE it!!! my favorite!!

    xx Kelly

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  27. I think mascara really does make such a huge difference!! It makes my eyes look so much bigger than they actually are :)

    Little Petite

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    1. i totally agree, that's what it does to my eyes too. ;)

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  28. I've used this product before and liked it a lot. I recently switched but am not as happy with my new formula. May be switching back soon!

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    1. i'm sorry to hear the new formula isn't as good as you'd like it to be. :/ but yay for switching back! ;)

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  29. Tested this last year, it was alright but then soon afterwards I went cruelty free. I like the brush. XOXO

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    1. yeah, the brush is really good. :)

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  30. just found your blog from a friends page and i LOVE it hun!
    your reviws are fantastic!
    newest follower! <3
    say hi back sometime?
    xoxo!

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    1. aww, thank you so much for visiting and following my blog, that really means a lot to me! i will definitely visit yours too. :)

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  31. lovely post :) your blog is great!

    Lia
    http://theperksofbeingagirlygirl.blogspot.com/

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  32. I'm all about the eyelash extensions!

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    1. i've never tried eyelash extensions before, but i'd love to give them a try. ;)

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  33. I should try this one! I like mascara, but i'm scared to use them, i don't like it when it smears that's why i use the gel kind, lol.

    --Olivia :)

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    1. haha, don't worry, you'll get used to it too! practice makes perfect. ;)

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  34. great post love mascaras they are my go to item!


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  35. Mascara and eyelash curler are my essentials

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    1. they are part of my essentials too! :)

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  36. Oooh great tip! Thanks for the technique :)

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  37. Thanks for the great tips, I didn't even know you could get lash primer! i really need a new mascara, so I will be checking this one out. Carmex and concealer are real essentials! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. you're very welcome! let me know how you like it! :)

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  38. There is no reason not to love CoverGirl. They work magic almost all the time! Thanks for sharing this cheat sheet. I will definitely try it when I go out this week. As for a favorite mascara, I don't have one yet. I'll keep you posted! :)

    Lots of love, B
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    1. i totally agree, i really love covergirl! i hope you find a mascara you'll love soon! :D

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  39. i'm the same as you! my everyday makeup consists of concealer -- to hide eye bags and blemishes, bronzer -- to contour my face, blush -- to add a bit of color, lip balm -- i don't really like to use lip gloss, and mascara -- to make me look more awake. thanks for sharing these tips. i'm definitely going to try them. :D

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    1. you're welcome! and i should add bronzer to my routine, gotta get a good bronzer! ;)

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