Got $10? Then you have enough to scoop up one of the best mascaras we've tried this year — and you'll still have plenty of change left over. The latest addition to Cover Girl's LashBlast family, Clump Crusher mascara ($7) promises tons of volume and perfectly separated lashes. The curved brush has short, stiff bristles that deposit just the right amount of mascara. The result: more voluminous (but still natural-looking) lashes with nary a clump in sight. If you're looking for an everyday swipe-on-and-go mascara, this might be the one you've been waiting for.
Post-Grammys, there's been a lot of talk about how amazing Taylor Swift looked. And we have to agree: her makeup and hair were pitch perfect. We were especially taken with her lip color. It looked like she wasn't wearing anything at all, even though the shade was just a little more intense than bare lips could be. "Taylor wanted her lips to be very natural," explains Ms. Swift's makeup artist, Lorrie Turk. The trick to faux bare lips, according to Turk, is actually very simple. "I applied Cover Girl LipPerfection lip color in Enthrall to her lips with my fingertip to push the color in," Turk says. The result was a pretty, barely there stain that would make a great date-night lip look.
For her SAG Awards red carpet look, Christina Hendricks was inspired by Brigitte Bardot's infamous smoky eyes and nude face. Makeup artist Vanessa Scali chose to modernize the look with a creamy gunmetal shadow. Ready to crib Christina's screen-siren makeup, which features CoverGirl products? Just keep reading.
To create Sofia Vergara's signature bombshell look, makeup artist Kayleen McAdams relied on "a lot of lashes and a glamorous smoky eye." This easy-to-wear, sexy look is a good choice if you have a formal event coming up. So to get Kayleen's instructions for doing it yourself, just keep reading.
To create Julia Stiles's look for the SAG Awards, makeup artist Jake Bailey says he went for a "rich hippie" feel, with smudgy, dramatic eyes and an otherwise "bare" face. We've got the step-by-step on how he did it, so to see how you can get the boho luxe look on your own, just keep reading.
I imagine that after sitting through a lengthy award ceremony, there's only one thing to do: party! With so many stylish stars in attendance at last night's People's Choice Awards, it was only customary that they would pop up at glitzy afterparties. Some of our Fab faves headed to CoverGirl's 50th anniversary party, where they showed off flirty dresses, dazzling jewels, and, of course, flawless makeup. Taylor Swift shifted from peach to black, Lauren Conrad and Sophia Bush had nude attitudes, and current CoverGirl spokeswoman Drew Barrymore glowed in a bright orange maxidress. Click through to see all the chic celebs, and cast your vote for the night's most Fab.
Cover Girl LashBlast is one of the most popular mascaras on the market, and it's definitely one of Team Bella's favorites. That's why I think it's cool that Wired broke down all the ingredients in the LashBlast Luxe ($8) formula and explained them in layman's terms.
We rarely think about beauty products on the chemical level, even though we're generally very picky about formulations, so it's nice to see an in-depth look at why and how something like mascara works. The piece dispels the old "bat poop in mascara" myth by explaining that guanine (not to be confused with guano) used to be a key ingredient in most mascaras. It also highlights the magnetic molecules used to get your mascara to adhere to your lashes and keep it from separating in the tube. And one more fun fact: you also shouldn't wear mascara if you're having an MRI, because there's so much iron oxide in the stuff that it throws off the imaging apparatus.
Blue eyeliner can go two ways. In the worst-case scenario, you resemble Dee Snider from Twisted Sister. (No offense, Mr. Snider.) Wear blue eyeliner well, though, and you'll have a more daring and unexpected look.
Yesterday I tried out Cover Girl LiquiLine Blast ($8) in Blue Boom, a metallic royal blue dreamed up by makeup guru Pat McGrath. I applied it close to the lash line, then gently smudged it upward to create the illusion of a smoky eye. Many compliments were had. So the idea that blue eyeliner has to look totally '80s? We're not gonna take it anymore.
Looking for a fresh makeup palette? Take a cue from Rashida Jones, then, who wore this unexpected purple and green smoky eye makeup combo to the 2010 MTV Movie Awards afterparty last night. Using CoverGirl products, makeup artist Molly R. Stern created the fresh-faced look. "Rashida's dress was simple and black," she said. "So we wanted to play up her makeup with a bit of color."
To re-create this colorfully smoky eye, use Smoky ShadowBlast in Citrus Flair ($8) on the lids. Next, add definition with Exact Eyelights Eye Shadow ($8) palette for brown eyes. Stern then lined Rashida's eyes with the new LiquiLine Blast in Violet Voltage and then applied LiquiLine Blast in Green Glow in the inner corners for an extra glow. Finish it all off with a sweep of Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude ($8) on the lips, followed by ShineBlast Lip Gloss in Smoulder ($8.50) for shine.