Coloring Myself Beautiful with COVERGIRL LashPerfection™ Mascara

I live in a house with men: two young boys and a husband. The one tool in my busy, full-time working mom arsenal that is a constant source of support regardless of the testosterone-fueled chaos is my makeup. It is all mine. I do not share lip gloss or foundation with my household. No one else gets to indulge in the magic of gel eyeliner and no one else appreciates the transformation that happens when mascara is properly applied. It is a luxury that is truly my own.

This year has been full of events that have required I shed my macaroni-and-cheese-stained mom gear, discard the fluffy hair scrunchy, slip into a pair of heels and take my face to the level of “Girl, You So Fine” that only makeup can achieve.

I gave a huge presentation at work in front of colleagues, which I had slaved over for months. While I knew my slides were intact and my quips might get a nod or a laugh, what solidified my confidence in what I was doing was how I looked. And let me tell you, I thought I looked phenomenal. I was wearing a designer dress that didn’t come from a thrift store or clearance rack. I had a new haircut. The lynch pin to my look was my makeup, the vehicle that would deliver the content I had worked so hard to prepare. I looked great, I felt great, and it really emboldened me at such a nerve-wracking time. I needed that glam, and makeup delivered.

Mascara is the most crucial element to my makeup artillery. To answer the perennial question about what you bring with you to a deserted island, mascara would be my sole glam item along with the very unglamorous but necessary items like a hand-crank radio and a machete. It’s that important to me. I could sacrifice my bag of lipsticks and powders, but my eyelashes need that attention whether I’m on a deserted island or in the dessert aisle of the grocery store.

I tested out COVERGIRL LashPerfection™ in black/brown, a color I have never tried in any mascara before. Usually I aim for a noir shade but I was surprised how it brightened up my eyes. I loved how quickly the color held to my lashes, and after a few applications, it instantly plumped them up. No spidery clumps needing extra refining. With other mascaras, particularly expensive ones, I usually have to use an eyelash comb after application. Now, I don’t have to worry about exhausting my precious time in the morning because I have a gunk on my face. I can just sweep and go, ready to handle two little boys who never seem to keep their hands off a just-made-up face.

While we’re on the subject of make-up and looking great, you might want to check out the “Looking Your Best” posts in the Life Well Lived section of There are some great application tips and ideas for switching up your look for fall!

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  1. Make up always helped me feel my best for job interviews, and big events like my wedding and friend’s weddings.

  2. I remember getting my makeup done professionally for prom and feeling like a princess!

  3. My first job interview
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  4. Leann Lindeman says:

    I don’t wear makeup very often, but when I do it gives me the confidence I might need to get through the day!

  5. I attended an event in New York last August and I had my makeup professionally done by a makeup artist for the first time ever…It was amazing!

  6. I shy away from a lot of makeup, especially lipstick, but on my wedding day when I was made up to the nines, including lots of lipstick, I never felt more beautiful or confident.
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  7. beveanne mckinley says:

    i wish i could apply it more easily i love how covergirl mascara makes me look and ffeel. and ivve gotten several jobs while being dressed to the nines.

  8. I had my makeup professionally done for my wedding and it helped make my day brighter and, since I cried all the way down the isle, I am glad they used waterproof makeup! LOL I knew I would cry a lot during the wedding, so that was one less thing to worry about!
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  9. Betsy Hoff says:

    I remember my interview for my current position at work. I went and got my makeup dome because I had a giftcard for a local spa and couldn’t figure out what to do with it! I nailed the interview and got the job!

  10. I wear makeup everyday and it always makes me feel polished, confident and pulled together.

  11. I use makeup for any important occasion – weddings, reunions, job interviews, etc. Anytime I want to present myself at my best.

  12. Got to say, in my much younger days for sure.

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  14. april yedinak says:

    when I go out on the very rare date

  15. swedenesefamily says:

    After returning to the country from one year in Europe, I had to look for a job. I hadn’t worn make up while overseas but I decided to put on my professional face and head with confidence into those job interviews. I was lucky enough to find a temporary placement that lead to a permanent job in my field.

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  17. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    My first date. It was the first time I wore makeup, & I just can’t seem to get that burst of confidence I felt that day back.

  18. ANGEL JACKLYN says:
  19. Its usually one of those days when you just wake up and think that the day is going to be long and dreadful.
    So I pretty myself up with a bit of makeup. Pretty on the Outside helps me feel Pretty on the Inside and makes the day a bit more bearable.

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  20. Makeup gave me confidence when I met my inlaws for the first time.

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