CoverGirl: Catching Fire Capitol Collection Review

covergirl catching fire capitol collection review

CoverGirl launched their new Capitol Collection in collaboration with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a few months ago. The Capitol Collection consists of Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Glosses (in 12 shades/flavours), Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara (in Very Black Blaze), and LE Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis (in 9 shades). You may have already spotted these limited edition products in store, but I'd like to share my thoughts on one of each type of product from the collection.

Ooh and CoverGirl also has a fun interactive Capitol Beauty Studio on their website, where you can view 12 unique makeup looks from 12 different districts and try to recreate your favourite one with their video tutorials, before/afters, and time lapses! I recreated a look from District 12 here although my favourite look by CoverGirl would have to be District 10.

covergirl catching fire capitol collection hunger games flamed up mascara review
covergirl catching fire capitol collection flamed up mascara review

Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara: Very Black Blaze "Max curl and volume instantly. Curl igniter brush adds volume and curl to every lash. Smudge and flake resistant."

I didn't think this mascara was going to work very well before trying it out because it isn't waterproof, and I need waterproof for my straight lashes. I actually found it to be a lot nicer and hold my curl at least a bit, whereas usually my lashes will just fall straight with most non-waterproof formulas. It looks very natural on. I'd like to try this in a waterproof formula though, so that I can actually have a curl! It coats my bottom lashes very well but the thick brush is a bit of a downfall for sparse, thin, or short lashes. 

covergirl catching fire capitol collection hunger games smoochies sizzle gloss review
covergirl catching fire capitol collection smoochies sizzle gloss review

Lipslicks Smoochies Sizzle Gloss: Violet Flare "Sheer colour, moisture, and shimmer shine. 100% smoochable lips."

This is a super sparkle and glittery lip gloss! This colour in particular is light purple but goes on the lips very sheer. Smoochies Sizzle Gloss would be great for younger teens, or those who favour super sparkly lip glosses! It isn't really my thing, and I felt like the sparkles itched because I could feel them on my lips. That is really how sparkly the gloss is.. The good news is, it isn't drying and it didn't dry out my lips, and smells delicious.. like grape candy. I believe the other glosses are much more pigmented, so it's worth a shot to check out the swatches on those!

covergirl catching fire capitol collection hunger games glosstinis seared bronze review
covergirl catching fire capitol collection hunger games glosstinis seared bronze review
A few days after application. No base/top coat.

Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis: Seared Bronze "Limited Edition Colours. Perfectly portable size. Glossy colour lasting up to one week."

I love the uniqueness of this polish. It looks like a sparkly rose gold to me, with its pink, orange, green, and gold glitter. My nails look shiny at every angle and alter from a bronze gold, to a pinky gold depending on the angle. The whole collection is super fun because they all contain very glittery nail polish just like this one. What could be improved is the opacity.. I applied 3 coats and still wasn't super satisfied with the opaqueness. Although the lasting time is excellent. I have a few chips around the tips of my nails (I didn't apply a top/base coat btw), but it seems as if it could last longer than a week (if my nails didn't already grow so much!). 

What do you think of the Capitol Collection? Anything in mind that you'd like to try/have tried? 
You can see the rest of the Capitol Collection on CoverGirl's website here.

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.