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COVERGIRL lip perfection: days 1 and 2

April 20th, 2011 · 11 Comments

So, remember a few days ago when I told you I had two fabulous COVERGIRL projects coming up?  This is the start of the second!

I was super excited when we decided on the details for this, because how much fun does it sound?  I tried out the entire line of COVERGIRL’s Lip Perfection lipsticks and picked my seven favorites — then I chronicled my week by each day’s lipcolor!

I was particularly excited about this project because the Lip Perfection is healthy (not just pretty!) for your lips, and my lips were in rough shape after this very long, miserable winter.  I ended up reapplying chapstick a dozen times a day because my lips were just so damaged.  I did COVERGIRL’s suggested “lip cleanse” and went without lip products for 48 hours before the week started, and I did a homemade lip scrub using raw sugar at the same time.

For Day One, I actually started with yesterday’s Kate Spade dress, which I paired with a pink shade of Lip Perfection in “Feline.”  This is actually a shade I tried a long time ago, and it quickly became the lipstick I threw into my purse every morning.  I love that it gives that pink glow without being too dramatic or bubblegum-y — the perfect ladylike shade to pair with this very ladylike dress!

Day Two, unfortunately, was rainy and totally disgusting.  Usually I would just abandon all hope of photos in weather like that, but last week I had no choice — I tucked my digital camera into the entryway of our roofdeck and ventured out with an umbrella.  I’m wearing Lip Perfection in “Delish” in the photo below, which was the perfect base shade for an understated look.  Somehow I can never go bold with my lipstick when it’s raining out!

So check back in to see me branch out a little with some amazing shades later in the week, and get psyched for a fabulous giveaway at the end of the project!

Above: COVERGIRL Lip Perfection, Feline (Shade 385).  Below: COVERGIRL Lip Perfection, Delish (Shade 255).

Tags: beauty · product and monetary compensation provided for participating in this project

foundation tips and tricks (and a giveaway!)

April 15th, 2011 · 63 Comments

I’m sure you guys remember the COVERGIRL Natureluxe foundation from my Oscars videos — it provided a smooth, even base for me to recreate Natalie and Mila’s gorgeous makeup.  But in this video, the foundation is the spotlight — in it, I show you some tips and tricks to get a flawless, natural look using nothing but foundation. 

The thing I love best about the Natureluxe foundation is that it feels SO light — way lighter than any other foundation I’ve tried.  It doesn’t give you that heavy, matted feeling if you wear it all day, so it’s basically become my go-to foundation most days since I tried it.  It kind of has the feel of a tinted moisturizer combined with the coverage of a foundation, which is pretty amazing. 

I don’t wear a lot of makeup on a day to day basis, but a great foundation is crucial to look polished, even if you wear nothing else.  My skin definitely has its issues — without foundation to even it out, it can be blotchy and uneven, and I definitely have to touch up my undereye circles on a daily basis.  But the trick of really good makeup is to fix all that without making it look like you’re wearing makeup — which is what this video will show you how to do!

And if you want to try the COVERGIRL NatureLuxe foundation yourself, COVERGIRL is giving away packages of NatureLuxe gloss balm and coupons for free NatureLuxe foundation to twenty five winners!  You can enter in two ways:

1) Leave a comment below telling me your favorite makeup trick!

or

2) Subscribe to the Sugarlaws YouTube channel and leave a comment on this video!  I’m going to be adding additional content there over the next few months, so get a head start now (and an extra giveaway entry) by subscribing. 

I’ll announce the winners a week from today!  Good luck everybody! 

UPDATE: The winners are… Shasie, Bonnie, Beverly, Ann Marie, Franci, Jen, Loves Lunch, stee, Rachel, Rachel from Love a la Mode, Grace, Elizabeth, Lynda, Christie R, Carol, Danita Roshonda Cozart, ANGIE LOREDO, anash, Colleen, Jen, and Youtube users kaitlyns0625, collifornia, MConanan, LilyM7 and LiveLifeinStyleBlog!  I’ll be emailing by Monday for your addresses!

Tags: beauty · product and monetary compensation provided for participating in this project

giveaway: COVERGIRL

March 7th, 2011 · 146 Comments

First of all, this has been such a fun project, and thank you guys so much for your awesome comments and tweets about it!  And, of course, thanks so much to COVERGIRL for sponsoring it!

I’ve found myself experimenting with all these products even more in the last week, thinking about what future videos I could put together!  I’ve used the violet-eye Natalie Portman look at least three times since I made the first video — who knew purple eyeliner would prove to be so versatile?!

But now the part you guys have been waiting for: the giveaway! 

For each of the looks I posted, you can win all the amazing COVERGIRL products I used!  So you guys can create your own Oscars-inspired (or just everyday) beauty looks!  For the full list of products, check out my Natalie and Mila posts!  I’m going to be picking two random winners, one for each look!

To enter, leave a comment below telling me who had your favorite look at the Oscars!  For an extra entry, follow @sugarlaws and @COVERGIRL on Twitter!  I’ll announce the winners on Friday of this week! 

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