Some of you have been patiently waiting while I’ve been frantically trying to find the time to get this Cover Girl contest show on the road. FINALLY, I’ve recorded my video, which didn’t come out as clear as I had hoped for, but it was my first time using my FlipCam to do a video on makeup and it was hard holding it and doing the makeup at the same time. So the back story is that Cover Girl sent me a gigantic box to my office, which barely fit into my cube, which contained all three of their smokey eye kits, which are available at Wal-Mart and wal-mart.com. (Possibly other stores as well)! I tried out two of the three kits and the Natural kit was my most favorite, and apparently everyone elses since it’s sold out at wal-mart.com!! Not only is this kit inexpensive ($16.50) but it contains everything you need to get the quickest smokey eye I’ve ever accomplished. There’s no mess since the double-ended eyeshadow is cream-based. You get not only the double-ended eyeshadow, but you also get Lash Blast Volume mascara and a Line Exact Liquid liner.
Cover Girl Smoky Eye Kit in Natural – Tutorial
Watch the video to learn about how to use the Cover Girl Smoky Eye kit, get ideas for your own video or photos for the contest!
1. Use the rounded tip of the Smoky Shadow Blast, the lighter shade of the eyeshadow stick, to apply all over your eyelid, except under your brow bone. You may use your favorite eyeshadow primer before applying.
2. Apply your favorite highlighting product under your eyebrow.
3. Apply the dark contour color, starting from the outer corner, working your way in. Apply to the bottom lash line for a bit more of a dramatic smokey look.
4. Blend crease with flat shadow brush. Shape your crease line with Q-tip.
5. Apply liquid liner starting from the inner corner and out towards the edge of the outer corner. You can wing out the end of the liner as shown.
6. Optional: Apply your favorite eyeliner on the inner bottom rim.
7. Apply the mascara (Lash Blast Volume) as shown. I added two coats, but it is up to you how much volume you want!
Now it’s Your Turn! Win Prizes!
Get your video camera, digital camera, cell phone camera… and show me how YOU apply a smokey eye!
Girls and guys, makeup artists, gurus, bloggers, beginners, etc. please send me your photos, video, or blog URL showing how you create your favorite smokey eye look. I will judge based upon creativity and quality / clarity of your media sent to me. I will feature the winning entries on KristaDior.com.. and of course the PRIZES are as follows:
Awarded to best smoky eye demonstrator as judged by Krista Dior. A $20 Wal-Mart Gift Card, which can also be used on walmart.com, a Cover Girl USB Flash Drive to keep all of your awesome photos on, and a cute Cover Girl makeup bag. Your entry will be posted on this blog for thousands of people to see!
2nd Prize –
(left) A Cover Girl Smoky Shadow Blast in Tempest Blue along with a Black Lash Blast Volume Mascara.Your entry will be posted on this blog for thousands of people to see!
3rd Prize –
(right) Cover Girl Line Exact Liquid Liner in Brown and Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Brown. Your entry will be posted on this blog for thousands of people to see!
Random Prize –
Given to a random Facebook Fan! Become a Facebook Fan today for a chance to win! A Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Blackest Black!
The Rules and Disclaimer!
Contest begins on August 1st, ends on September 1st, 2010 at midnight. Winners will be chosen about a week after contest ends, depending on how many contest entries received. Winners names and contest entries will be posted to this blog unless requested to keep private. Krista Dior will not be responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged prizes. If winner is under 18 years of age, I must receive verbal parental consent before posting photographs or videos to my blog.
To enter: Please send your full name, age, state of residence, photos or videos of yourself demonstrating a smoky eye look on yourself or someone else to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject header: COVER GIRL ENTRY. If chosen as a winner, I will need your full address so that I may send prizes. Prizes may take up to 4 to 8 weeks to arrive via USPS. Contest open ONLY to US residents.