I’ve used Cover Girl cosmetics. I like Cover Girl cosmetics. But never before did I feel TRANSFORMED by Cover Girl, than at the CVS Reinventing Beauty lounge, when makeup artist Jake Bailey sat me in his chair and worked his magic on me.

Me and Julia of All About The Pretty

Me and Julia of All About The Pretty


Keep in mind, I’d already done my own face. But by the time Jake was done with me, I felt like a brand new woman.

Do you like? Here’s what he used:

Jake highlighted the apples of my cheeks with Cover Girl Simply Ageless blush #230 (or Lush Berry) – I was a bit apprehensive when he was putting it on. It seemed like A LOT of blush, but it photographed beautifully.

Then he went over my existing liner with Cover Girl’s Outlast Eyeliner in Indigo.

After that he used Cover Girl eyeshadow in Purple Pop, and WOW. Purple shadow with brown eyes FTW. Now there’s even more reason for it to be my favorite color.

On my lips, Jake used delicious Amazemints gloss in shade # 605, AKA Everything’s Rosy.

I was absolutely thrilled with my makeover, and Jake was so sweet and friendly and warm. He made me feel beautiful, and now it’s my turn to pay it forward!

TWO lucky Afrobella readers can win the four items Jake used in my Cover Girl makeover. All you have to do is tell me — do you have a favorite Cover Girl makeup item? If yes, what is it and why?

I’ll close these comments on Monday afternoon. And I’m about to make it rain with giveaways, so get ready! This will be an epic month!

Edited Monday 8:45 pm — Comments are CLOSED! I’ll choose winners at the end of this week!

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Michelle says:
October 1, 2009, 9:07 pm
Yeah, a giveaway!!! My favorite Cover Girl item is CG Lashblast mascara
Julieta says:
October 1, 2009, 9:15 pm
As always Patrice you look gorgeous...what a beautiful pic and what a nice post. Go Afrobella.com.
Laney says:
October 1, 2009, 9:16 pm
I love the lashblast mascaras and the wetslicks!
BK says:
October 1, 2009, 9:33 pm
Love the covergirl eyeshadows.. it was my way to experiment and learn what colors worked for me without breaking my pocket.. the quads and triples are PERFECT and they have staying power..
Soleilchocolat says:
October 1, 2009, 9:48 pm
Hmm..I LOVE the Lash Blast mascara (in the orange tube) because it gives me incredile length and separates my out oof control eyelashes. I also like Perfect Blend pencil liner in basic black because it glides on smoothly and sometimes I use the smugde applicator for a smoky look.
Aki says:
October 1, 2009, 9:58 pm
My favorite Covergirl product is the Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude. It stays on forever, works great with my skin tone and is perfect under any lip gloss (or lipbalm when I'm less glamorous). It doesn't feel cakey or tight on the lips-- it is just like nothing is there. And when it does fade hours later? It fades evenly; no lip outlines or other strangeness.
soukho says:
October 1, 2009, 9:58 pm
I love Cover Girl Face Powder for everday use. It works great, comes in a variety of colors, it blends easily with my skin tone, does not cake or go on too heavy. The packaging is great, it comes in a durable flip open case and the powder puff is made of good quality cotton, so it does not fall apart. The powder is long lasting and has lasted me thru a full day out without coming off. For the price you get a nice sized compact case and a nice travel mirror is included in it. I like Cover Girl's face powder and will use it for a while!
Candy says:
October 1, 2009, 11:55 pm
I'm a big Covergirl fan to bella. Their Toasted Almond is my exact skin color. I was so dissapointed when they discontinued it in certain lines (all the ones I used of course). But that's not my favorite, I love the eyeshadow in dazzling metallics. One of the colors is an orange, which I use as a blush. I read in Iman's the Beauty of Color that orange is a great color for brown skin, and I didn't believe it at first, but I tried anyway and it really is true. In addition to being a great color, Covergirl's dazzling metallics has just a little bit of shimmer, which I love. It just looks great.
kalanit says:
October 2, 2009, 12:04 am
cover girl's wet slicks in peaches and gleam is the only gloss that i've EVER repurchased! i have one in every bag. its just a splash of color and shine. perfect for both day and night.
Ke' says:
October 2, 2009, 12:28 am
I love what he did that look is really you and I am also a big fan of cover girl but mostly the eyeshadows and mascara's
tanmitch says:
October 2, 2009, 2:02 am
Looks like a lot of us love the LashBlast mascara! I started using it because of a coupon at Costco (bella on a budget) and found out that I love it!
Eve says:
October 2, 2009, 2:04 am
My favorite item is the Lash Blast Luxe mascara. It is a great mascara because it elongate and thicken my short sparse lashes, making them the focal point of my face and I like that, especially for a night out. And it is on the lower end of mascara prices so that is nice too.
KCurly says:
October 2, 2009, 6:25 am
I've never used Covergirl, I don't think, but I just wanted to say you look fab!
Charrise says:
October 2, 2009, 7:48 am
Cover girl Lash blast mascara is by far my favorite drug store mascara. Oh and I so feel you on thinking he might have put on too much blush! It' a little scary because you do NOT want to look like a clown! Lol You look great!
Amanda says:
October 2, 2009, 8:45 am
My favorite item is Cover girl lash blast mascara. I wear it with or without make-up and It just makes my eyes pop!
Zoe says:
October 2, 2009, 9:11 am
My favorite Cover Girl product is their Queen Collection foundation and powders. I'm in love with it and it has renewed my faith in drugstore brands.
T.T. says:
October 2, 2009, 9:12 am
I have used CoverGirl since I could remember! I remember longing to have rosy cheeks when I was a teenager and going to the local Winn Dixie (yes, I am from the country) to select my blush!! Oh the memories!! As I got older I started wearing more expensive makeup such as lines from MAC and Sephora, however, when the Queen Collection (Queen Latifah) came out, I was allllll too happy to use the brand endorsed by my idol!! Currently my favorite CoverGirl product is the Queen Collection mineral powder.
islandgirl says:
October 2, 2009, 9:45 am
I love the Cover Girl Fruit Spritzers Lip Gloss. It provides a great gloss without that typical sticky feeling of others and it lasts forever. It has great kiss appeal!
Liz says:
October 2, 2009, 10:53 am
Forget the makeup - your hair looks fabulous!!! Cover Girl? The AmazeMint glosses are just lovely; the hint of color with gloss makes my day.
Danielle says:
October 2, 2009, 10:55 am
After L'Oreal stopped making Le Grand Curl, I was faced with seaarching for a new mascara. My eyelashes are very long and thick but stick straight. I've found that I really like Cover Girl's Lash Exact because although it doesn't curl my lashes it does make them pop! The formula seperates my lashes to make them really stand out. Second to the that would be Cover Girl's Exact Eyelights. I know many have not liked it but the brown eyes color makes my eyes sparkle.
Roz says:
October 2, 2009, 11:55 am
I haven't used Cover Girl since I was in high school and we won't say how long that's been. Back then it was the eyeliner and mascarra. But I've been reading some good things about their Lipstain and have been thinking about using that. Your makeover looks really nice.
pets says:
October 2, 2009, 12:42 pm
You look luminescent but not shiny aka greasy....glowing....and even more beautiful
Halifax says:
October 2, 2009, 1:04 pm
I like their Wetslicks, fun to use
Angela Walker says:
October 2, 2009, 2:37 pm
I've used the Blackest Black mascara to create a dramatic eye. It was something fierce!
Los Angelista says:
October 2, 2009, 4:09 pm
You look gorgeous! Hmm... I like a lot of Cover Girl lip products. Right now I've been loving the Outlast Lipstain in Teasing Blush. Very cute color and it lasts!
TrueGem says:
October 2, 2009, 7:13 pm
I love the perfect point plus eyepencil in black onyx. it has a smudging tip on the end which is perfect for blending and making the eyeliner look more natural. It is the only eyeliner I use. It glides on smoothly and stays all day!
naturallyyours says:
October 2, 2009, 8:19 pm
I like the LashBlast Mascara. It makes my eyes pop like crazy.
nadia says:
October 2, 2009, 9:17 pm
Covergirl, I love a lot.I had switched from using Black Opal foundation.
Gina says:
October 2, 2009, 9:35 pm
I don't have a favorite Covergirl product. I'm sure they are all great though and I'd love to try them.
Natalie says:
October 2, 2009, 10:43 pm
I love, love, love the Covergirl wetslicks. I only use sugar maple. It's the one staple in my makeup bag.
LaToya W. says:
October 3, 2009, 12:15 am
I love lashblast. It is the only mascara I've used that doesn't clump up as I put it on.
andrea says:
October 3, 2009, 11:12 am
my favorite item is queen's powder foundation. i've been using it since they introduced the line and have found the product to be very comparable to those found in dept stores.
Paula says:
October 3, 2009, 1:39 pm
My favorite cover girl item is the lash blast mascara. I also love the Wetslicks Amazement Lip gloss in freedom of peach.
Tayo says:
October 3, 2009, 7:16 pm
My favorite Covergirl product is Outlast lipstain. I love to "kill two birds with one stone" so to speak with makeup products. The lipstain looks great on my lips and I also use as cheek stain for a different look.
Swirlz says:
October 4, 2009, 1:11 pm
You look stunning! I would have to say that my fav. Cover Girl product is their eyeliner in Charcoal...I've used that shade for over five years, and I still love it! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
sabreena says:
October 4, 2009, 11:07 pm
You look MAH-VALEOUS darling. Can normal people go to FW you looked like you had soo much fun, I might want to try to crash since I live in NY. I see that I am among the cult following of lashblast in the orange tube. One a side note It is actually available at Costco in a 3 pack for like 9 bucks for the bella on a budget. I share the 3-pack with two friends so its like $3 each :D.
Elita says:
October 5, 2009, 9:08 am
I like their new "Bright Eyes" collection. I use the one for hazel eyes, even though my eyes are brown. This is the palette on Rihanna in the ads. So gorgeous!
Dejah says:
October 5, 2009, 11:05 am
Hello!! My favorite covergirl products are definitely their Lipglosses which are very budget friendly. I adore Covergirl Amazemint lipgloss in Plum Crazy. The color is a nice pink with lots of SHINE minus the stickiness.
Chris says:
October 5, 2009, 1:25 pm
I love the lashblast mascara! I also really like the eyeshadows. I typically purchase MAC shadows b/c of the color payoff and staying power; however, I found that many of the covergirl shadows are also very rich in color and look good on brown bellas! ;)
FabAt35 says:
October 5, 2009, 3:11 pm
I love the Queen Collection bronzers to give me the VaVaVoom that my face derserves! Thanks Afrobella for the fab giveaway!
themackdiva says:
October 5, 2009, 7:59 pm
I love Cover Girl's exacteyelights mascara because it makes my lashes shimmer and my eyes glimmer!


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