Review and Giveaway: COVERGIRL LashPerfection™ Mascara

I remember my mom allowing me to start wearing makeup in 7th grade. Not a lot, a bit of gray liner, some soft, pink lipstick, and mascara. I loved how this little bit of makeup could completely change my look — distract one from what I thought to be a large nose, make my lips look fuller, and give me long lashes like my younger sister. As I got older, I got more creative with my makeup — a strong lip would make me transform me into Rita Hayworth, a smoky eye turned me into a sex kitten, dewy skin and I felt years younger.

When I worked as a personal shopper, I won a makeover at our company convention. They cut off a good 10” of my hair, which was life-changing. But more life-changing was the makeup application — the artist used brushes in shapes I had never seen before, put shimmery, lemon shadow on my eyes, and even mixed shadow with gloss for my lip color. I was so inspired to get even more out of the box, treating my face like a canvas and the makeup as my paint. I was shocked by the final product of the makeover, but so inspired that I purchased a set of new cosmetic brushes that very weekend.

My sister putting the final touches on my makeup before going down the aisle

When planning my wedding, deciding on my makeup was just as important as deciding on my dress. I knew that makeup would complete the entire look, make me feel confident, feminine, and beautiful on my Big Day. I wore liquid liner and lots of mascara to perfectly complement my silk shantung gown and fingertip veil and loved the whole effect.

For me, makeup choices are just as important as my shoe choices or what necklace I paired with an outfit — makeup is the ultimate accessory. With makeup I feel more polished, I feel my look is complete.

If you are a regular reader of Wardrobe Oxygen, you know my favorite type of makeup is mascara. I feel naked without it! So when I got the opportunity to try the new COVERGIRL LashPerfection™ Mascara, I was so excited!

Usually, I am a “the more the better” sort of gal when it comes to lashes. I want them thick, I want them long, I want them full. I want to look as though I am wearing false lashes. However, this past summer I had been wishing for a more natural look that would go with cotton sundresses, sandals, and shorts. I was achieving that by wiping my mascara wand prior to application, but I wasn’t always thrilled with the results. It’s as though COVERGIRL was reading my mind when they created COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara!

I received a tube of black, which is the only color I wear for mascara. The brush is very stiff, almost feels like a comb instead of a brush. The bristles are spaced nicely to wiggle between each lash. After curling my lashes, I applied one coat and was impressed with the results — my lashes were darkened and looked miles long. That being said, they looked completely natural, as though I was born with gorgeous long lashes (just like my sister)!

My lashes with COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara

I applied a second coat, and then a third and was pleased with how well it layered — it didn’t give me spider lashes, just darker and thicker. I even wore this mascara to an outdoor concert, and the mascara held up through the humidity and heat and never irritated my contacts-wearing eyes. COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara is a fantastic day mascara, giving long, lovely lashes without clumps. With a few more layers, it would also be smashing for after-hours events.

Well here’s your chance to try this mascara out! BlogHer is offering one Wardrobe Oxygen reader a $50 gift certificate to Drugstore.com (one of my favorite online stores). Plenty of moolah to try out COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara or any personal care product that Drugstore.com carries!

How to Enter:
Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  2. Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  3. Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available hereEnter between October 4th and November 4th, 2011. Also be sure to check out the BlogHer Promotions & Prizes Page!

While we’re on the subject of make-up and looking great, you might want to check out the “Looking Your Best” posts in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. There are some great application tips and ideas for switching up your look for fall!

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  • Karrighi

    Sounds great!  I’ll have to give Lash Perfection a try.  Hope I get picked for the gift certificate so I can get some!  :-)

  • Amy Warren

    IDK, Allie, I LOVE my The Falsies Flared mascara! We’ll see ;)

  • Amy Warren
  • Sonia

    I love natural looking lashes without the brushed or false look…hope I win! 

  • http://www.catelinden.com/ Cate

    Like you, I love looking like I’m wearing false lashes! My eyelashes are naturally very long, so once I apply mascara, my eyelashes usually reach my eyebrows. (Don’t hate me!)

    Love the new header, by the way!!

  • Dee

    I’ve tried many mascaras, but always come back to Diorshow because like you I want to look like I’m wearing false lashes.  That being said, I’m always on the lookout for new beauty products!

  • Kate

    Oooh, this mascara looks great! Love the more natural look and would love to try a new one.

  • http://www.stumbleintostyle.blogspot.com/ EvaNadine

    who wouldnt want to win this giveaway? i know i would!
    ::crosses fingers::

  • http://www.stumbleintostyle.blogspot.com/ EvaNadine

    also, i posted about your giveaway here:
    http://stumbleintostyle.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway.html

  • sarah

    been searching for my hg mascara!

  • Lee

    I will give this one a try.  I used The Falsies that Amy mentions, but found it got clumpy after just a couple of weeks. My new go-to mascara is the COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Mascara in the skinny yellow tube.  Loving it.  Natural look, while still showing up behind my glasses.  It gives my lashes nice length and definition without clumping.  Like others, always eager to try something new though!

  • mami2jcn

    I’m not a big makeup person, but the 3 things I do use are lip gloss, blush and mascara.  I think great lashes make a great impression.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • Morgan Kiser

    I just ordered some Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara because I’ve heard so many people talk about it, but I am a sucker for Cover Girl–I have two different kinds of Lash Blast in my make-up kit right now.  Sometimes I even layer them and then go over my lashes with one of those little comb thingies.  

  • Patti_NotDeadYetStyle

    I’ll give this mascara a try, whether I win or not! I’m always looking for the holy grail of mascaras  : >

  • Connie

    Oooh, pick me! I need all the lash help I can get!

  • http://lindsayinnyc.wordpress.com/ LindsayInNYC

    I’m like you when it comes to mascara – love them full and dark! But then again, some days you just want something natural :)

  • http://lindsayinnyc.wordpress.com/ LindsayInNYC
  • Blueshi72

    I need to start wearing mascara again…and all the rest of my makeup bag, too!

  • hewella1

    I don’t leave the house without eyeliner and mascara.

  • Kelly E

    I have been looking for a good mascara, would love to win so I could try this.

  • Christina

    I just got my first order from drugstore.com and I’m hooked…would love some moolah to go on another shopping spree :)
    OMG…I can’t imagine getting 10 inches of hair but off…but I’m glad it worked for you…maybe I’ll brave short hair someday :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6Z7U2TSXRCOWON22MTYA6BMDWA Michaela

    This sounds promising – I often have clumping problems with my mascara.  Plus I usually have to buy the waterproof version otherwise the product somehow migrates from my lashes to my under eye area, which seems weird to me.

  • Alexis

    I love mascara, and I would love to try this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/avengingophelia Grace Mitchell

    I never use more than one coat–this could be a whole new world for me…

  • Luciana Rossi

    Mascara is my beauty must have. I love covergirl!

  • Mbuchanan55

    The older I get, the more I need the mascara!

  • Margot

    I am looking for a new mascara so here is me hoping!:-).

  • susanlanai

    I love mascara and love to try new ones that come out to see how they’ve changed.  It would be great to try this one out.

  • susanlanai
  • Dorothy

    I would love to give it a try!

  • http://chiralcraft.wordpress.com/ Laura

    Sounds great – I prefer a more natural look to my lashes and was very sad when my favorite Neutrogena non-wax mascara was discontinued. Still looking for a new perfect mascara!

  • http://therecorddish.blogspot.com/ Jameil

    I’m not a huge makeup user but mascara is a staple!  Once my aunt said, “Where are your eyelashes??? Where did you get those little stubby things.”  STAB ME IN THE HEART, WHY DON’T YOU??? Apparently my dad’s side has long luscious lashes.  Ugh!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jennifer.offenkrantz Jennifer Offenkrantz

    I have short blonde eyelashes, so I’m always on the hunt to find a mascara that makes me look like i have some! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07895555836217154797 Hopey1Kanopey

    I am actually looking for new mascara right now. I have sensitive eyes and work long hours-I’m in dire need of a mascara that can handle both! I’d love to give this a try.

  • Karina

    I’m looking for a new mascara, and your lashes look great!  I would love to have the chance to give it a try.

  • Cat

    I have the worst time with raccoon eyes – generally within two hours, my makeup has slid to places it shouldn’t be.

  • Mary Joy Argo

    Would love to win and try out different kinds of mascaras

  • Rachel

    I have short sparse lashes, I’d love to see if this works for me.

  • Jennifer

    Hmm, I doubt anyone will read this far down in the comments, but it seems I should write something. I really do love this blog and am a regular reader.

  • http://www.wardrobeoxygen.com/ Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen

    I’m reading :) Thank you!!

  • Victoria

    I’m a mascara addict. I’ll try it.

  • jewelknits

    I really like the fact that you can do more than one layer and not end up with spider lashes.  Totally love your look!

    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

  • http://www.twitter.com/collifornia colleen boudreau

    I’d really love to try this mascara, I hope I win! :)

  • melindajoy

    love these products! i want to try their mascara

  • melindajoy
  • Flyergal82

    mascara is key for me-i’m fair so i need lots of it

  • Kelly Massman

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

    thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  • h1ba

    I am a cosmetic junkie.  I love it all!  For me, makeup is all about enhancing and working what I’ve got rather than covering it up.  

    Great giveaway!

    h1bah1ba at yahoo dot com

  • Yvonne S

    I absolutely need a bit of concealed and mascara to look presentable on a daily basis. Thank you for this giveaway!

  • http://twitter.com/misaacmom misaacmom

    Sometimes I invest in department store brands for certain items – mascara is one where I find the drug store brands work as good, if not better than, the “premium” brands.  thanks for the great review – Love covergirl!

  • http://twitter.com/misaacmom misaacmom
  • Yvonne S

    I tweeted about this giveaway! https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/Grimlock710

  • Katelynn

    makeup gives me confidence every day! 

  • Katelynn
  • JessieC

    Makeup gave me extra
    confidence in my wedding day!

    tcarolinep at gmail
    dot com

  • JessieC
  • http://naturallyalise.com/blog naturallyalise

    I am definitely someone who is a mascara junkie.  It is amazing how somthing so small can make such a big difference!

  • http://naturallyalise.com/blog naturallyalise
  • Leann Lindeman

    I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I do like mascara!!!!!

  • Scg00387

    i love mascara it gives me the confidence for job interviews

  • Scg00387
  • Kaitlin

    Mascara is my favorite makeup!  I’d totally buy some if I won this!

  • http://marylandmel.com/ Melissa

    What a great giveaway- thanks for hosting!

  • http://twitter.com/PurpleLarkspur PurpleLarkspur

    Mascara makes me feel “put together”. Would love to try this!
    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

  • http://twitter.com/PurpleLarkspur PurpleLarkspur
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PAS7ZJPNSSCKHHRMSN62LPVK2Q Jan

    I love mascara. It’s my favorite make-up. I’ve never tried CoverGirl but would love to give this one a try especially since it didn’t leave any clumps. That’s my biggest issue.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PAS7ZJPNSSCKHHRMSN62LPVK2Q Jan
  • Tina M

    Thank you for the giveaway. I love mascara

  • Tina M
  • Lauren

    I use this mascara and love it. It never runs! I’d like to try more covergirl products.

  • Marci M

    Makeup Rule #1 – Never leave the house without mascara!

  • Emily

    I have started looking around at different mascara — my eyelashes recently stopped holding a curl! So frustrating. Maybe with this GC I could get several different kinds & test them in quick succession…

  • http://www.smilesandsinging.blogspot.com/ Keren

    I have been looking for a good mascara. I love trying new products too.

  • Sherricrawford70

    makeup made me feel pretty at my wedding too

  • Margaret

    The eyes are really the thing people notice first, so I definitely try to pamper them the most. I’ve used CoverGirl’s products in the past and I love their mascaras and their eye pencils, and they make such a difference. I can go from looking tired to amazing with a swipe of mascara and a shimmery shadow!

  • Melanie Duke

    I am always on the lookout for a good mascara!

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

  • nanjhall

    This mascara sounds like something I need to try out.

  • nanjhall
  • slehan

    Makeup gives me confidence when I sing in public.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • slehan
  • nuthouse

    I need to try this mascara – I usually have clumping issues!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  • nuthouse

    tweeted:  http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/130415624202629121
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  • Debra Ford

    I remember getting my makeup done professionally for prom and feeling like a princess!

  • http://www.alittlenosh.net/ Amy @ A Little Nosh

    I’ve never tried this one. Gonna have to check it out!

  • Speck135les

    covergirl mascara has been with me through all of my happy milestones and kept me from looking like death warmed over on most of my worst ones. one thing i can say for certain that being less tan graceful and poking yourself in the eye with the mascara wand is worth it sometimes.and if i ever have to leave a lover again i want my covergirl there wa a song 50 wys to leave your lover i dont care how you do it do it with qpplied covergirl mascara

  • angie lilly

    I do not see an actual sweepstakes prompt, so I am just going to share a time when makeup was important to me.  I hope that is OK!  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! 

  • angie lilly
  • http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/ coriwestphal

    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

  • http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/ coriwestphal
  • Carmen

    Mascara is just about the only makeup I use now.

  • Georgia

    Would love to try the mascara for sure. Thanks!
    gmissycat at yahoo do tcom

  • Georgia

    Tweeted too

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/132447754692734976

    gmissycat at yahoo do t com

  • SwedENese Family

    I love drugstore.com; they do have a great selection of products.

    swedenesefamily at gmail dot com

  • SwedENese Family
  • Wanda
  • Wanda

    I love Covergirl Makeup

  • Kytah00

    YEAH I’LL BE SWINGING BY THE DRUGSTORE TO GET MYSELF A TUBE OF THIS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER I WIN. THANKS FOR THE AWESOME REVIEW & EVEN AWESOME-ER GIVEAWAY!

  • Kytah00
  • Eaglesforjack

    I would love to try this mascara mine is so clumpy makes my eyes look bad. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  • Cinde

    The Cover Girl Mascara sounds great!  Thanks for the chance. :)

    createwithme@clearwire.net

  • lynnsdisqus

    Wow, that mascara looks awesome! I’d love to try it!

  • lynnsdisqus
  • Mari

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

     

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  • Dramaqueensmum

    I’m always trying to find a mascara that I like. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

  • Dramaqueensmum
  • monica powell

    I am still on the search for a perfect mascara! May have to try this one! I just hate clumping!
    smallstarshines@yahoo.com

  • rein1234

     need a new mascara I dont care for the one Im using now, this one looks great.

  • Amy

    Wow, you have beautiful eyes and wonderful lashes!  I would love to try their mascara! Yes, what a generous giveaway!  

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • Susan
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  • Katy K

    I love trying different types of mascara…still looking for that perfect one!  It’s the one thing I can’t leave the house without.  

  • Aubreylaine

    I’d love to with this. I can’t live the house without mascara :)
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/jen.tink1 Jen Tink
  • http://www.facebook.com/jen.tink1 Jen Tink

    That looks awesome! I’m so sick of my mascara.

  • brenda

    I love natural looking lashes,I  would love to win!

  • http://profiles.google.com/gypsie.spiryt Christy Compeau

    I’d like to try it!

  • Tara Huff
  • Tara Huff

    I love mascara, too!  I feel naked without it :)

  • Nancy Reid
  • Nancy Reid

    Beautiful eyes ~ the COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara did  a nice job. Your brows look fabulous as well.

  • http://weallgrowuponeday.blogspot.com/ MJ

    I am a mascara addict as well. I have used it all, drugstore brands, high end brands, heated curlers, anything. I am jealous of all those girls that are born with a lush lash line (my daughter). I will def. have to try this out, thanks for the review!

  • Karinaroselee

    a new make up routine helps me get through the times when i hate my hair