Category Archives: Cosmetic Video Reviews

New Glosses and Lipstick from the Drugstore – June 2013

I’ve been keeping a bit more up to date with my YouTube channel than I have here on my blog. Sorry. I have been a little MIA. I did want to show you some of the new lip products I picked up at the drugstore that I’ve been enjoying for summer. I hope you’ll take the time to check it out.

June Drugstore Gloss and Lipstick Video

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New Makeup For May

I realize it’s been a shamefully long time since I’ve posted anything. Sorry. I could get into the nitty-gritty, but let’s just leave it at: my health isn’t perfect. To compensate for feeling terrible, and being poked and prodded like a lab rat, I’ve been doing a little retail therapy.

I wanted to share my most recent YouTube video with you about what I’ve been loving! I still have lots more that I’ve recorded and need to edit and upload. So like I tell my kids, “Chop, Chop lollipop!” I’ve got lots more to share, just give me some time.

Thanks for taking the time to check this out. Enjoy!

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Cover Girl Blast Flip Sticks Review

You already know I love lipstick, and all types of lip products. The other thing I love is adding new shades to my collection. I recently received 3 of the Cover Girl Blast Flipsticks in the mail from Buzz Agent. As a Buzz Agent I received these lipsticks for free, and I have fun sharing my thoughts, ideas and coupons with others.

Cover Girl Blast Flipsticks

Cover Girl Blast Flipsticks

If you’re not familiar with the Blast Flipstick, it’s a double ended lipstick that has a creme color on one side, and a shimmer or highlight color on the other. The idea is that you can use the more pigmented color over your entire lip, and highlight your pout with the shimmer. If you check out the picture of Sofia Vergara above, you’ll see what I mean. You can also use the lipsticks individually  or mix and match to your heart’s content.

My lipstick collection ranges from high-end tubes that cost around $30 each, to drugstore brands that cost between $6.50 – $9.50 each. I do have my favorites. Aside from my favorite colors and companies, here’s what I look for in a lipstick.

  1. I want something that feels good on my lips. It can’t be waxy, drying or grainy. I also don’t like it when it drags on my lips during application. I need a smooth application.
  2. I want something that I don’t have to constantly reapply. There are some sheer formulas with staying power.
  3. I need options. I love colors that mix well with others. I nearly never wear one shade alone. I’m always layering and mixing my lipsticks.

My perfect lipstick right now is from Hourglass. It costs $30 a tube but it’s worth every penny. I love the consistency, the deep pigments, and the rich moisture in this lipstick. On a scale of 1-10, the Hourglass lipstick gets a 9. I have to believe there is a better lipstick out there somewhere. Here’s how the Cover Girl Blast Flipsticks stack up.

I’d give these lipsticks a wink and a nod with a generous score of 6.5. Here’s why: For a drugstore brand, it’s good. There are 13 Flipsticks, and part of me wishes there were more. (you can watch the video for swatches) I found that one of the full size samples I received was a bit grainy. It was only the creme color side that was grainy, not the highlight/shimmer side. I wasn’t sure if it was just an issue with a batch of lipsticks in that shade, or if it was a formula issue with that shade. I found that some of the darker colors pulled on my lips when I was applying them. There was a bit of drag, and they didn’t apply smoothly. That’s not something I like in a lipstick. I did like that the color lasted well. I found the shades to be quite highly pigmented, and they stayed on for several hours.

I haven’t found a drugstore lipstick that rivals my favorite high-end lipsticks yet, but I do love that they are getting so much better. I hadn’t tried Cover Girl in years. After the last two Buzz Campaigns I’ve participated in with Cover Girl, I’m glad to say my opinion has changed, and I’m starting to shop Cover Girl again at the drugstore.

Where do you get most of your cosmetics? The drugstore, department store, or a specialty store like Sephora or ULTA?

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Red Lips

The Holidays are here! Thanksgiving is over, and over the next 5 weeks we’ll be celebrating even more. I know that there will be a party or two to attend, and the age-old question is always “What lipstick will I wear?” That was the question you were thinking of right?

I’ve had an abiding love of red lips ever since I was a child. All it took was one black and white classic movie to hook me. I instinctively knew those beautiful women were wearing red lipstick.

Heddy Lamar during Hollywood’s Golden Era

I raided my lipstick collection to make a video that included my favorite red lipsticks for you. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Holidays, and Happy Lipsticking!

Rebecca (The Lipstick Gal)

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Favorite Lipsticks for Fall 2012 Video Review

I can’t believe that it’s been so long since I’ve talked about lipsticks. I feel like I’m betraying my name as The Lipstick Gal.

I decided to create a video of a few favorites that would work great for this fall. Some are new, and some are old. I hope you enjoy it.

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Favorite “New” Cosmetic Items for September 2012

Well, it’s been a while since I uploaded a video to my blog. I thought it might be a good way to share some of my favorite cosmetic picks for September. I know that these aren’t new products, but they are new to me. I love coming across things I haven’t tried before and deciding if it’s good for me or not. These are just the ones that I’ve tried and have been loving!

I hope you’re doing well and enjoying your weekend!

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Video Review of August 2012 Favorites

Over the past several weeks I’ve been falling in love with some specific cosmetic products. I wanted to share them with you, and the easiest way was to make a video. I hope you enjoy it.

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Under Eye Concealer Review

After searching for 24 months for the perfect concealer, I think I found it. I’ve been wearing it non-stop for the past 2 weeks in 100 degree weather, and I still love it. It’s holding up better than the rest of my make up. I hope you like the video.

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Gucci Flora “The Garden” Fragrances

I was lucky enough to receive deluxe samples of 3 of the 5 new Gucci Flora Garden fragrances in the mail from Buzz Agent. I wanted to share my thought with you about them. I hope you like it.

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Spring Beauty VoxBox Video Review

So the fantastic people at Influenster sent me a Spring Beauty VoxBox with all sorts of goodies in it. I had lots of fun opening my box up yesterday morning, and would love to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it.

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