Capitol COVERGIRL Catching Fire Look: District 12

In honour of the new Hunger Games: Catching Fire film, CoverGirl has brought out their new Capitol Collection! Along with their new collection (which you should already be seeing in stores!) they introduced the interactive CoverGirl Capitol Beauty Studio which showcases 12 very unique looks for the 12 Districts of the Hunger Games. I decided to recreate the look from Katniss's very own District 12: Mining. 

I used the photos and videos from CoverGirl's Capitol Beauty Studio to give me a better understanding on how to recreate the look, however, it obviously didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted it to! Although it was fun to see the quick video tutorial, face charts, before/after, and time lapse of the model's look for each District. 

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The products used for all the different looks can be viewed in depth on their website, you can see District 12's here. I didn't have 2 of the eye products used for this look so I compromised and used products I already had at home.

I changed the look up a bit and added yellow eyeshadow not only to the inner corners but to the lid as well. The products I used are pictured below although I forgot to include CoverGirl's Ink It! in Black Ink*, which I used as a base for the upper lid.

- Apply CoverGirl Ink It! in Black Ink* (black pencil liner) to entire upper lid, defining it near the brow.
- Go over this by packing on 'Crave' (matte black) from Naked Basics Palette to the upper lid.
- Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk as base for inner corners and eyelid (only where I apply the yellow)
- Add a bright yellow shadow (I used my Coastal Scents 252 Palette) to the inner corners and a little bit to the lid if you please.
- Mac Print Eyeshadow (greyish black) to blend the black and yellow shadows.
- Line outer corner of upper lash line with Cailyn Gel Liner in Black.
- Maybelline Rocket Volum Waterproof Mascara for lashes.

- Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily Skin in Buff all over face.
- Yaby Concealer in Buff to lighten brows (didn't work too well :p)
- CoverGirl Clean Glow in Spices* as a bronzer.
- Nars Orgasm for blush.
- Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stain in Chic on lips.

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What do you think of my recreated look? I'd love to see your looks as well! From any of the 12 Districts on CoverGirl's Capitol Beauty Studio or from the movie itself.

Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own. #CapitolCOVERGIRL
Products marked with an asterisk* were received for review.

Maybelline Rocket Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara Review

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maybelline rocket volum volume express waterproof mascara review

I've devoted my eyelashes to this mascara for more than half a year and I think it's time I share my thoughts on it! Many people had said they don't particularly like it, but I took the plunge and bought it anyway (twice, this is my second tube). The packaging claims 'explosive volume from root to tip and 6X clump free volume.

For reference: My lashes are straight, sparse, thin, and long.

I don't see 6X the volume but I do notice it lengthens my lashes with minimal clumping.The brush has plastic bristles which I find to work best with my thin lashes. It also doesn't pull out too much product making it easy to start light and build volume if you desire! My lashes are straight and thin and I find the formula to be less wet than other mascaras and slightly more sticky. In return this helps stick to my lashes and hold the curl. I haven't noticed a problem with it transferring to my lower lashline, and I've never seen it flake off.

The brush and formula is comparable to CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara, however, my lashes have thinned down and I find Maybelline's Rocket Volum to work better. The CoverGirl formula is wetter and the brush is a little too larger.

Bare lashes; curled

maybelline rocket volum volume express waterproof mascara review example worn
Lashes with a few coats of Maybelline Rocket Volum Express Waterproof: 411 Very Black

If applied properly, minimal clumping can be achieved. I like to wiggle the brush around at the root just a bit, then apply less pressure while reaching the tip so my lashes won't weigh down. It's hard for me to find a mascara that holds a curl (those with straight lashes.. I know you feel me!) but I think this does a good job. It really minimizes the need for me to wear too much eyeliner and adds depth to my eyes. I don't think it gives a natural effect but It works well and is suitable for me. However, I won't say it is a HG product as I don't have experience with too many other mascaras and would like to try some more first!

Find it at your local drugstore, Walmart, Ulta (US).

Have you tried Maybelline's Rocket Volum? Was it the waterproof or regular formula? What are your views on it?

My first time at IMATS 2013, Toronto!

Quick update on blogging: I haven't been able to post at all really for the month of November :( I have plenty of reviews and a Hunger Games inspired look coming, but it has been a busy month (school-wise) and it was my birthday a few days ago (I celebrated by watching the premiere of Hunger Games: Catching Fire courtesy of Beauty United!) I will definitely get back into things within the next few days, I promise ^_^

Two weekends ago I attended my very first Toronto International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) 2013! I was so nervous to go but I had so much fun, despite having to wake up so early. I've definitely acquired a few new makeup tips and got to hear from some of the best in the business. 

Last year I missed out because I procrastinated and didn't buy my ticket in time, and the price at the door was crazy at $50. This year, my friend made sure we bought our tickets in September, which were considered Advanced Tickets, and at the lowest price of $30!

I'm by no means a make-up artist, although my friend is an aspiring make-up artist... does that count? I just have been longing to experience IMATS for quite some time... and discover and shop some good deals! 

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Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation Review

After hearing how well this foundation covers, I went to Sephora to purchase my first ever Kat Von D product! I chose this in Light #45 which is a new shade, but supposedly for yellow undertones. At first I was unsure about whether the undertone was right for me, but I realized it was a pretty close match to my skin. I ended up returning it after a few days because it just wasn't right for me...

I only tried this for 2 days, so I am unsure of whether it will break you out or not.. Sorry I can't be of help in that category :( But I can say that it is a very thick and matte foundation. It really did make my skin look dead when I put it on, so I'd recommend contouring, and using bronzer and highlighter with this. A little really does go a long way, and I used a thin layer to (almost) flawlessly cover my entire face. It does a great job of concealing under the eye as well. I did find it a bit heavy, and it was definitely super hard to take off. Although what made me return this product is the smell, and the way it accentuated my dry spots. I really didn't like the siliconey scent! It made me look very flaky, and to be honest, I felt like a cheaper foundation would be just as good.

I wanted an everyday foundation, and this is definitely something you'd use for special occasions, where you need high coverage. Overall, this would probably work for you if you want flawless coverage; don't have dry spots or flakiness; and don't mind the heaviness of this product.

Thin layer of foundation on left, bare face on right. As you can see it has very good coverage. Please ignore how scary I look with my makeup incomplete!

Have you tried Kat Von D products? How do you like them? I'd love to try something else from her line.