Thursday, July 8, 2010

Easy,Breezy, Beautiful: CoverGirl Smoky Eye Kit

Welcome to Finance Foodie Presents: Pioneering Products. These series brings you the exclusive 411 on all the cool products that have recently come into the marketplace! 

“G.L.A.M.O.U.R.O.U.S… flossy flossy”

I’ve always been a huge fan of makeup products – the amount of time I spend browsing the makeup aisle in a Walmart is rivaled by only the amount of time I spend in the ice cream novelties section. Although the colors and different types of products are fascinating, it can get overwhelming – all the possible combination send me in a tizzy!

Not wanting to be the "Hot Mess" of the group when I go out on the town, I was uber glad that CoverGirl sent me three of their new Smoky Eye kits to test drive. Each of these fantastic kits include a CoverGirl SmokyShadowBlast eyeshadow stick, LineExact Liquid Liner, and LashBlast Volume-Blasting Mascara and come in three “looks” – Glamorous, Natural, and Bold.

I decided to try out the Glamorous kit for the Absinthe Tour of Boston last week because my thought process was: Absinthe=Speakeasies=Roaring 20’s=Glamorous. Now if you are a beginner (or an even veteran) with makeup you are going to love these kits because they come with step by step instructions (with pictures) that make creating the Smoky Eye easy as pie!

So here is me before, sans makeup and un-glammed up…

…and this is me after!

Cool, eh? Plus it only took me about 5 minutes to achieve this look – no muss and no fuss and out the door with time to spare!

***Giveaway***


Congrats #151! - ABostonFan
"green eyeshadow for my green eyes"\

Please email financefoodie [at] gmail [dot] com with your mailing address so I can send your prize! You have 2 days (48 hours) to respond or the prize goes to alternate winners
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CoverGirl and financefoodie.com is giving one lucky reader a $20 gift card to Walmart to buy their own Smoky Eye kit (or to pick up general snacks)

You can enter up to FOUR times:

1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your (or your wife's, girlfriend's, female relative's) must have makeup product (mine is black liquid eyeliner - it really gives my eyes a pop!)
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave a separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave a separate comment telling me this)
4. Stumble Upon or Digg this giveaway (leave a separate comment telling me this)

Contest ended Wednesday July 14 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

[Note: Smoky Eye Kits and Walmart giftcard were all provided to me by CoverGirl via myblogspark]

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Hyosun Lee said...

MASCARA!

Nicole C. said...

My must have is foundation!

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Mami2jcn said...

I follow you on Twitter @mami2jcn.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

Lip gloss is my must-have!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Mascara but usually I need it all to look decent! lol

frogz60@hotmail.com

dandmrobbins said...

lipstick

Pets and their people said...

it's a toss up between my black mascara and my lip gloss, I feel naked without both

Pets and their people said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/eyzofblu63/status/18045947840

Pets and their people said...

I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63)

Denise S. said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter: lazybones344

Denise S. said...

My must have is lip gloss.

Linda said...

Lip Gloss is a must have!
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

5webs said...

My must have makeup product is scented lip balm. Just having the scent under my nose makes me happy.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

mar said...

My must have make up product is lip gloss!

LWons@HotMail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

need chapstick- vaseline- gloss mrs.mommyyatgmail

Shel said...

Twitter follower @auntiethesis

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I never leave the house without a coating of black mascara on my lashes.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/18052310844

shel704 at aol dot com

Angela C said...

My must have item is under eye concealer...gotta cover up those tired eyes! LOL! THANKS!

mycreativecontainers@yahoo.com

Venus Montoya said...

Black Mascara is definitely my must have!

Mamushi Love said...

Lip gloss - I rarely wear makeup, but I do dabble with the gloss.

Mysharona said...

Gotta have eyeliner.

peg42 said...

I'm a twitter follower (peg42)
Thanks again
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

Mine is Mascara. I have the smallest eyelashes and without mascara, it looks like I don't have any.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/peg42/status/18058227583
Thanks again
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com I must have cover stick!!!!!!!!!

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/18058755274

cdziuba said...

cdziuba . Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

McKim said...

My dark brown Maybelline mascara. I can get by without anything else.

nikki said...

Got to have blush!

Tammylyne said...

My must have is my black eyeshadow that I use as liner! My eyes are almond shaped and small and without eyeliner its a disaster!

Gardenstatemom(at)aol(dot)com

Tammylyne said...

I follow on twitter. Twitter name is Tammylyne :)
Gardenstatemom(at)aol(dot)com

Tammylyne said...

I stumbled this post :)
Stumble name is Tammylyne :)
Gardenstatemom(at)aol(dot)com

Tammylyne said...

I tweeted :)
http://twitter.com/Tammylyne/status/18061710563
Gardenstatemom(at)aol(dot)com

kitkat234 said...

My must have is blush!
kitkat 234 at gmail dot comw

kitkat234 said...

Follow you on twitter @kitkat234
kitkat 234 at gmail dot com

kitkat234 said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/kitkat234/status/18062776080
kitkat 234 at gmail dot com

Allie said...

Mascara! for sure!

Karen said...

My must have is mascara. I think I look like an alien without it.
~K http://scr.im/nerak

cstironkat said...

I'm very fair skinned so I need my foundation with sunscreen built in.

coliebear said...

My must have item is mascara, otherwise my really light eyelashes disappear.
lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

cstironkat said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/18064170791

Kristi said...

I'm following you on Twitter as Kristisdeals1.

kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

Kristi said...

My must have is mascara. I don't leave home without it!

kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

dawns41 said...

My must have is Lip Gloss.

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Must have blue eye shadow. Very important. :) swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

Kiara said...

My must have is mascara.
austma7@aol.com

Egle said...

Mascara and lip gloss

egle(dot)mane(at)gmail(dot)com

kathyluman said...

Black Mascara is a must for me.
kathyluman@gmail dot com

kathyluman said...

I'm following @financefoodie1 on twitter.
kathylumsn@gmail dot com

kathyluman said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/18073630234
kathyluman@gmail dot com

slb3334 said...

lip gloss.

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

My must have makeup product is mascara.

jeanilynne at gmail dot com

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

Following @financefoodie1 on Twitter (@bloggyfinds)

jeanilynne at gmail dot com

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

Tweet (@bloggyfinds):
http://twitter.com/bloggyfinds/status/18076356099

jeanilynne at gmail dot com

Angelina0676 said...

EyeShadow!!

Shelley Johnson said...

My must have is mascara

Bloggytime20 at yahoo dot com

Angelina0676 said...

Foundation

Angelina0676 said...

Mascara!

SunshineforMoonshine said...

I love blush!

Leslie said...

My must-have item is blush. I just feel so pale and sick-looking without it!

chromiumman said...

guessing lipgloss

chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

Christy said...

I have to have mineral foundation or I just look blotchy and scary!

safety_chick@hotmail.com

Kristen said...

My must have is Almay cover stick.

couponboss at gmail dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Mine is mineral foundation.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Twitter follower: rhoneygee

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

mandala said...

Following you on Twitter (@mandalarctic)

mandalarctic at gmail dot com

mandala said...

It's Lip gloss for me :)

mandalarctic at gmail dot com

sweepmom said...

My must have make-up product is concealer.

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

MOISTURIZER ON MY FACE...IT IS SO DRY

Sharon Harmon said...

Mine is lip balm!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

April said...

I always got to have black eyeliner.

teenytig@sbcglobal.net

Holly said...

Must have for my daughter is her lipstick.

GALENA said...

mascara

Amber said...

I'm pretty low maintenance - I just need some clear lip gloss!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Cassie M said...

Mine is a pretty pink blush! I can't stand looking pale since I have such fair skin!!
Cassie
cjm92995@yahoo.com

Meredith said...

Lipstick i can't live without it!

Mom2anutball said...

Twitter follower {mom2anutball}

fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

Mom2anutball said...

I have to have lip gloss!
Thanks!

fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

Super Blogger Girl! said...

my must have are good applicator brushes, I get new ones every year and wash them really well, if you have good brushes your make up lokos so much better!

jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

marthajane said...

My must have is foundation. As I get older, I need it more and more to even out my skin tone.

ohstac said...

Have to have mascara!

ohstac said...

I follow on twitter (ohstac)

ohstac said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/ohstac/status/18134383514

mogrill said...

Mine is tinted lip gloss, I can go with nothing else if I have that.Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Sara said...

definitely lipstick and a smile!

Tina said...

My must have product is bronzer!

The Sunshyn said...

Black eyeliner has always been my must have, but it's starting to edge over to foundation.

The Sunshyn said...

I'm following you on twitter (The_Sunshyn)

The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted this
http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/18146720639

tomgibson7 said...

My daughter has to have eyeliner for her eyes. Don't ask me why, because I really dont know.


tom_gibson7@yahoo.com

tawnda said...

I agree... black eyeliner just makes my whole face seem brighter... nothing else seems to be able to 'complete' the look

ellie said...

twitter follow @eswright18
eswright18 at gmail.com

ellie said...

Under eye concealer is my must have product.
eswright18 at gmail.com

ellie said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/18151592805
eswright18 at gmail.com

Min K said...

I MUST have a good sunscreen.

llinda29 said...

must have lipstick

lsfish said...

Brown felt tip eyeliner, love it!

Ames said...

Mascara is mine!

Jessica said...

I follow you on twitter (@jjak2003)
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I am never without chapstick. I'm on a never ending mission to find "the one" that keeps lips perfectly moisturized AND gives a healthy tinted sheen.
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/18166839130
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

sksweeps said...

For me, it's blush.

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

clc408 said...

I must have a really nice foundation.

Ella said...

My must have is black waterproof eyeliner. I neeeeed it.

ellaetc(at)gmail(dot)com

Ella said...

tweeted! http://twitter.com/ellaanachronism/status/18194009981

Ella said...

Following on twitter @ellaanachronism

hale2005 said...

My aunt likes lipstick.

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

jmcharries said...

My wife HAS to have foundation. She is always worried about her skin and wants to put that layer on her face no matter what.

jmcharries@cox.net

jmcharries said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/JCHARRIES/status/18204888170

jmcharries@cox.net

jmcharries said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter under the name JCHARRIES

jmcharries@cox.net

crystalf said...

I don't wear a lot of makeup but when I do, I have to have foundation. Thank you!

skytoucher said...

It's a toss up between black eyeliner and lip gloss. I carry both in my purse.

gmmerrell said...

I tweeted about this giveaway at http://twitter.com/GMERRELL/status/18224966146

gmmerrell@yahoo.com

gmmerrell said...

I follow you on twitter (@GMERRELL)

gmmerrell@yahoo.com

gmmerrell said...

I have to have blush. My skin is what I have most issues with and I find it really helps!

gmmerrell@yahoo.com

Julieh said...

I follow you on twitter (honeypie411). honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Julieh said...

I can't do without mascara. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Deborah said...

My must-have makeup product is lip gloss.

Annie1 said...

Follow you on Twitter

greeeneyedwhwom

ty

nancyrobster at gmail dot com

Annie1 said...

I, like you, need a black liquid or pen eyeliner!

ty

nancyrobster at gmail dot com
(in Canada)

Annie1 said...

Tweet


http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/18243296818


nancyrobster at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

I'm following @financefoodie1 on Twitter @amandapersists

Thanks again!

Amanda said...

My must have is tinted lip gloss. That, some mascara and a Q-Tip, and I can do things that would impress Macgyver. Thanks for the chance to win:)

mogrill said...

Lip gloss for me!!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

DG said...

I follow you on twitter @deegee13

dreamzz12{at}aol{Dot]com

DG said...

it's actually cover girl lash blast mascara :)

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

DG said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/18249983535

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

DG said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/18249983535

dreamzz12{at}aol{dto]com

DG said...

I dugg this as deegee13!

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

erin m. said...

I need foundation to look like a normal human being!
panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

erin m. said...

Following Finance Foodie via Twitter.
http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

erin m. said...

Stumbled this giveaway post!
username:erinxduh
panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

tomservo56954 said...

My mother can't do without pink lipstick

Paul
tomservo56954 at comcast dot net

Susan said...

My must have make up product is moisturizer with sunscreen. I can go without anything else, but not my moisturizer.
Susan
mama2rob at yahoo dot com

Jenn S. said...

It is a tie between eyeliner, charcoal black and tinted moisturizer.

idahomom said...

idahomom7 is following you on twitter

idahomom said...

Raspberry with Green Tea from Softlips.

rah267 said...

crazyred61@yahoo.com
gotta have eyeliner. the roll up kind

Tethered Mommy said...

My must-have makeup product is black mascara. It actually helps me look like I slept the night before.

Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

Tethered Mommy said...

I’m following you on Twitter as tetheredmommy.

Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

Lona728 said...

following financefoodie1 on twitter (Lona728)

Lona728@yahoo dot com

Lona728 said...

Must have pink lip gloss

Lona728@yahoo dot com

Deb said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter

fairydancer35

Deb said...

My must have is mascara...i can go without a lot, but I need a bit of mascara to go out!

Deb said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/18315153281

Debbie C said...

I have to have mascara and lip balm.

Nancy said...

My must have is mascara!

Audrey said...

I must have lipstick :) Thankyou

Lissa said...

Definetly lipstick!

melissamcnicol at yahoo dot com

ABostonFan said...

green eyeshadow for my green eyes

melissa.elliot1547 at aol dot come

Valeen said...

Mascara is my "must have"! I have red eyelashes and it's not very attractive without mascara!

sweepyhead at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I feel naked if I leave the house without mascara. It makes me look healthy and awake. :)
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

tweet! thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/18377654683
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow you on twitter @Aerated
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

loni said...

Eyeliner for sure!

trippyjaent at hotmail dot com

Hotsnotty2 said...

Mine is also eyeliner, I can't leave the house without it! Thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Jennifer Neal said...

Charcoal pencil liner!

terri142 said...

My must have is black mascara.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

terri142 said...

tweet!

http://twitter.com/terri142/status/18387007357

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

terri142 said...

I follow you on twitter.(terri142)

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

foundation!


covertpeace(at)gmail(dot)com

Brenda said...

tweet

Brenda said...

twitter follower;
paz247

Brenda said...

stumble

Brenda said...

dugg:
http://digg.com/people/Forays_of_a_Finance_Foodie_Easy_Breezy_Beautiful_CoverGirl


covertpeace(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My must have is Mascara. JD

SamneneD@aol.com

Lisa P@www.isitmondayalready.com said...

Lip Gloss it can make a face made up!

pixie13 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/18400436323

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

pixie13 said...

I follow you on twitter @pixie13sweeps

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

pixie13 said...

Chapstick is my Must-Have. I do not leave the hose EVER without at least one tube in my purse & i always have at least on tube by my bed.

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Carol W. said...

My must-have makeup item is lipstick.

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

amp said...

Never leave the house without mascara!

smilekisses said...

Mascara--mascara--mascara!
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

Katie R. said...

My must have makeup item is mascara.

Dancehottie1621@aol.com

jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

My must have cosmetic is Merle Norman Forest Green Eyeliner.
Thank you so much for the giveaway.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

iplaytrack1224 said...

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
=]

Melissa B. said...

I always wear mascara and lip gloss.

barbara.montyj said...

Must have - Mascara!
Brings out my eyes.
barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

barbara.montyj said...

I follow you on Twitter @JalapenoMama
barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

barbara.montyj said...

It' a tweet!
http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/18449151912
barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

Louis said...

following you on twitter at rosidentevil

Louis said...

can't live without mascara

Louis said...

here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/18456726393

Laura said...

My must-have make up item is powder foundation

The Perfect Bridesmaid said...

I need mascara-i am fair with blonde hair. Mascara is my best friend.

flyergal82 at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

I'm following you on Twitter (@neverdene).
- amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

Amy said...

My only must have is also black liquid liner. A secondary must have is a taupe eye pencil that I use to line my lips and tone down my lipstick.

Thanks!

amysweeps at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I dugg this post. My username is neverdene.
- amysweeps [at] gmail [dot] com

Amy said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/neverdene/status/18462865375

amysweeps at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

My must-have makeup item is any mineral makeup's mineral veil (I'm currently using Sobare Beauty). But, the veil gives such a nice matte finish to my face... love it!

Thanks for the chance!

mybabyblessings [at] gmail [dot] com

maryslogorrhea said...

My must have is lip gloss!
mmg (at) roadrunner (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I have to have lip gloss.
shawnac68@hotmail.com

Shanna said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter
@ShannaEAnderson
shanna.elizabeth@hotmail.com

Shanna said...

FACE POWDER! =]
shanna.elizabeth@hotmail.com

Marie said...

I follow you on twitter -- doodlebug40.

marielay@gmail.com

Marie said...

My must have is under-eye concealer -- at least lately since I never seem to get enough sleep with two kids!

marielay@gmail.com

nms147 said...

my foundation is always a must, it really even out my tone
nms147@hotmail.com

Jessilyn82 said...

Twitter follower-jessilyn82
jessibear19(at)aol(dot)com

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