Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick has been around for several months now, receiving a lot of buzz from the media and the beauty community. They have an amazing selection of colors (44, to be exact), and of course, having Taylor Swift as your spokesperson doesn’t hurt either. I already own one of these lipsticks, and I really enjoyed it, but I picked up your typical pink lipstick shade that I always reach for first. Determined to purchase a lipstick shade “out of the box” for me, my eyes went straight to Divine, a blazing pure purple shade. There was only one left in the store, so I figured it must be attracting people anyway. Was Divine a good purchase?
I love the packaging on these lipsticks because they feel simplistic but rich. With a simple, square, metallic-colored container, they are easy to remember and identify in your makeup collection. The only complaint I have is that Covergirl uses gooey stickers to seal these lipsticks shut at the bottom, where the color swatch is. Once you remove it, you’re often left with a sticky, gross mess on your lipstick container as you can see in the photograph above. I’d be a lot happier if they could seal their lip products with a perforated seal so my lipsticks don’t have this sticky goo on them!
In the above picture, I dabbed a little bit of Divine on my lips, just for a subtle wash of purple color. I just wanted to prove that you can wear bold lipstick, even if you apply it lightly. If you were to mix it with another lip color at this point, or add some gloss on top, it would give you a demure pretty purple pout.
Worn full on, Divine is in-your-face purple, and I love it. I’m definitely never one to shy away from any kind of makeup statements, so I would rock this lip out in a heartbeat for a night out or a party. Surprisingly flattering, it made my teeth look whiter because of the cool blue tones, and it paired well with my skin tone.
I wanted to include a before and after picture in this post, too, just so you can see how dramatic lip colors can really amp up the volume of your lips, making them look more defined and simply gorgeous. Don’t be afraid to pull off an intense lip color!
Overall, I got a good 4-5 hours of wear out of this lipstick, particularly more because of the intensity of the color. I’d definitely try these out since they are around $6 a pop at most mass retailers, and you can often find coupons online for them, as well as “Buy One, Get One 50%” at your local drugstores. If you’re very sensitive to smells in lipsticks, I’d skip this one as it does have a bit of a synthetic smell to it.
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