Results + Win It! I Took The COVERGIRL LipPerfection 7-Day Challenge
I tested out COVERGIRL’s “Runway Collection” curated by Pat McGrath. Plus, enter to win the entire collection!
-April Daniels Hussar
Today is the official last day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Spring 2012) here in New York, and time for me to write about my 7-day LipPerfection Challenge!
COVERGIRL invited me to test out their promise that wearing LipPerfection for seven days in a row would give me smoother, more luscious lips. They also promised that the intense color would not fade. You can read my introductory post (and see a pic of my poor, chapped lips) here.
I really did wear this lipstick every day for a week straight. Some of the time I was at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week events; other times I was slaving away over my laptop; and still other time I was being a mommy and doing mommy things like coaching my daughter’s track team or going grocery shopping (can you say glamorous?!). So, I would say this lipstick has been put to the test. And ….
I love it! I really can’t believe it’s only about $6.50. To me, the best aspect of this lipstick is that it REALLY. STAYS. ON. I mean — I was in the city allll day on the first day of Fashion Week, starting with a show at noon and ending with Fashions Night Out madness. By the time I was on the train home to the ‘burbs I was totally fried, and I know all my other makeup had melted off completely. But my lipstick was STILL ON, looking good! The colors are gorgeous and rich and really long-lasting.
And after a week, my lips are definitely in better shape than they were. Part of that could be just from wearing lipstick every day (normally I wear it probably about half the time), but I feel that the formula definitely had a positive effect. Now, I have to be honest — I did find that a couple of times during the week I wanted to add a top-coat of a glossier lipstick for a shinier look. But that’s not to say the LipPerfection is drying, because it’s not — it feels smooth and moisturizing. In fact, I was really surprised that I didn’t find this formula drying at all, which is so often the case with color-stay type lipsticks. (In fact, I totally avoid that kind of thing usually because I hate the way they make my lips feel — and look.)
I can really, honestly recommend LipPerfection. And yes we have two sets of the 16-shade Runway Collection to give away still — enter here!
Some highlights from my LipPerfection week:
Thursday 9/8: With our style+beauty editor PJ Gach (left), at the Allure Lounge. I’m wearing “DIVINE” … I LOVE that color! I don’t know what lipstick PJ is wearing because I’m evil and didn’t share my LipPerfection 🙂
From left to right: Sunday 9/11: Getting in the Halloween Spirit at the UNICEF lounge inside the main tent. Appropriately, I’m wearing SPELLBOUND. (And no I didn’t plan that!); Monday 9/12: With my bestie Amy after the Carolina Hererra show (AMAZING!). I honestly forget what shade I’m wearing — I’m pretty sure it was FERVOR; Today (9/15): Working from home, just now, corny self portrait with iPhone. Shade is FAIRYTALE.
And there you have it! Enter to win here!
April is BettyConfidential’s exeuctive editor. BettyConfidential received product and monetary compensation from COVERGIRL in exchange for me participating in this challenge and sharing the results with you. All the opinions and bad jokes are my own.
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