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.

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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)!

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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 (one of my favorite online stores). Plenty of moolah to try out COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara or any personal care product that 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 There are some great application tips and ideas for switching up your look for fall!


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  1. Karinaroselee
    December 6, 2011 / 12:20 am

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

  2. December 6, 2011 / 12:20 am

    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!

  3. Nancy Reid
    December 6, 2011 / 12:20 am

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

  4. Tara Huff
    December 6, 2011 / 12:20 am

    I love mascara, too!  I feel naked without it 🙂

  5. brenda
    December 6, 2011 / 12:20 am

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

  6. December 6, 2011 / 12:20 am

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

  7. Aubreylaine
    December 6, 2011 / 12:19 am

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

  8. Katy K
    December 6, 2011 / 12:19 am

    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.  

  9. Amy
    December 6, 2011 / 12:19 am

    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

  10. rein1234
    November 5, 2011 / 4:46 am

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

  11. monica powell
    November 5, 2011 / 3:14 am

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

  12. Mari
    November 4, 2011 / 11:18 pm

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


    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  13. lynnsdisqus
    November 4, 2011 / 10:30 pm

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

  14. Eaglesforjack
    November 4, 2011 / 7:19 pm

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

  15. Kytah00
    November 4, 2011 / 7:07 pm


  16. Wanda
    November 4, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    I love Covergirl Makeup

  17. SwedENese Family
    November 4, 2011 / 3:24 pm

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

    swedenesefamily at gmail dot com

  18. Georgia
    November 4, 2011 / 1:22 pm

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

  19. Carmen
    November 3, 2011 / 5:36 pm

    Mascara is just about the only makeup I use now.

  20. November 3, 2011 / 2:12 am

    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

  21. angie lilly
    November 2, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    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! 

  22. Speck135les
    November 2, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    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

  23. Debra Ford
    October 30, 2011 / 5:15 pm

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

  24. nuthouse
    October 29, 2011 / 10:47 pm

    I need to try this mascara – I usually have clumping issues!

  25. slehan
    October 29, 2011 / 7:59 am

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

  26. nanjhall
    October 27, 2011 / 11:55 pm

    This mascara sounds like something I need to try out.

  27. Melanie Duke
    October 26, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    I am always on the lookout for a good mascara!

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

  28. Margaret
    October 25, 2011 / 9:00 pm

    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!

  29. Sherricrawford70
    October 24, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    makeup made me feel pretty at my wedding too

  30. October 18, 2011 / 2:18 am

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

  31. Emily
    October 17, 2011 / 2:50 am

    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…

  32. Marci M
    October 16, 2011 / 9:46 pm

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

  33. Lauren
    October 16, 2011 / 5:46 pm

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

  34. Tina M
    October 16, 2011 / 5:24 am

    Thank you for the giveaway. I love mascara

  35. October 14, 2011 / 3:01 am

    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.

  36. October 13, 2011 / 6:16 pm

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

  37. October 13, 2011 / 6:04 pm

    What a great giveaway- thanks for hosting!

  38. Kaitlin
    October 13, 2011 / 1:10 pm

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

  39. Scg00387
    October 13, 2011 / 2:12 am

    i love mascara it gives me the confidence for job interviews

  40. Leann Lindeman
    October 12, 2011 / 1:36 pm

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

  41. October 11, 2011 / 10:43 pm

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

  42. JessieC
    October 11, 2011 / 3:55 am

    Makeup gave me extra
    confidence in my wedding day!

    tcarolinep at gmail
    dot com

  43. Katelynn
    October 10, 2011 / 6:14 pm

    makeup gives me confidence every day! 

  44. October 9, 2011 / 5:45 am

    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!

  45. Yvonne S
    October 9, 2011 / 5:42 am

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

  46. h1ba
    October 8, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    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

  47. Kelly Massman
    October 8, 2011 / 1:15 pm

    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!

  48. Flyergal82
    October 8, 2011 / 3:55 am

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

  49. melindajoy
    October 7, 2011 / 7:17 pm

    love these products! i want to try their mascara

  50. October 5, 2011 / 8:04 pm

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

  51. jewelknits
    October 5, 2011 / 8:04 pm

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


  52. Victoria
    October 5, 2011 / 8:03 pm

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

  53. Jennifer
    October 5, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    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.

  54. Rachel
    October 5, 2011 / 8:01 pm

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

  55. Mary Joy Argo
    October 5, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    Would love to win and try out different kinds of mascaras

  56. Cat
    October 4, 2011 / 9:04 pm

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

  57. Karina
    October 4, 2011 / 9:00 pm

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

  58. October 4, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    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.

  59. October 4, 2011 / 8:16 pm

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

  60. October 4, 2011 / 7:33 pm

    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!

  61. October 4, 2011 / 6:25 pm

    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!

  62. Dorothy
    October 4, 2011 / 6:23 pm

    I would love to give it a try!

  63. susanlanai
    October 4, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    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.

  64. Margot
    October 4, 2011 / 5:42 pm

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

  65. Mbuchanan55
    October 4, 2011 / 5:24 pm

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

  66. Luciana Rossi
    October 4, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    Mascara is my beauty must have. I love covergirl!

  67. October 4, 2011 / 4:01 pm

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

  68. Alexis
    October 4, 2011 / 3:57 pm

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

  69. October 4, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    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.

  70. Christina
    October 4, 2011 / 3:48 pm

    I just got my first order from 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 🙂

  71. Kelly E
    October 4, 2011 / 3:34 pm

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

  72. hewella1
    October 4, 2011 / 3:26 pm

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

  73. Blueshi72
    October 4, 2011 / 2:35 pm

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

  74. October 4, 2011 / 2:28 pm

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

  75. Connie
    October 4, 2011 / 1:55 pm

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

  76. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    October 4, 2011 / 1:53 pm

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

  77. Morgan Kiser
    October 4, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    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.  

  78. mami2jcn
    October 4, 2011 / 1:39 pm

    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

  79. Lee
    October 4, 2011 / 1:37 pm

    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!

  80. sarah
    October 4, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    been searching for my hg mascara!

  81. October 4, 2011 / 1:25 pm

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

  82. Kate
    October 4, 2011 / 12:44 pm

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

  83. Dee
    October 4, 2011 / 12:41 pm

    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!

  84. October 4, 2011 / 12:11 pm

    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!!

  85. Sonia
    October 4, 2011 / 11:52 am

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

  86. Amy Warren
    October 4, 2011 / 11:20 am

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

  87. Karrighi
    October 4, 2011 / 10:43 am

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

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