Drugstore Buy of the Week - CoverGirl The Capitol Collection

CoverGirl has a genius new collection!  They've teamed up with the soon-to-be released second installment of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, to release a limited edition makeup and nail line.   

Even if you're not a Hunger Games fan (or super fan!) there's a little something for everyone in this collection.

The overall color palette focuses on shimmery, metallic versions of purple, green, gold, orange and red.  The collection has nine nail polish shades, six Smoochies lip glosses and a special Flamed Up Mega Curl Mascara.  And that's not all!  There's also CoverGirl's very first nail stickers in different designs, like the flames (shown above).

Let's start with the polishes:  These are their mini-versions of the full sized Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss bottles, called Glosstinis.  The polishes still feature a full sized brush  with flexible bristles, however, for easy application.

Unlike most of the shades in their permanent Nail Gloss range, these are much more sheer, with a thinner, yet still smooth texture.  They are buildable, but overall, these will provide much more of a shiny, shimmery effect that deep pigmented color, no matter which shade you choose.

Some of my favorite nail shades were, Black Heat (a very cool deep forest green with a black base and gold/green metallic shimmer).  Inferno is a very nice shade for Fall, combining a maroon with gold and bronze metallic shimmer.  If you're looking for a cool Red, Rouge Red is a Orange-Red with lots of golden metallic shimmer.  Another shade that was nice for a soft, shimmery look is Scalding Emerald.  This is a very sheer green, filled with green, blue, gold and bronze metallic shimmer - so pretty!  Keep in mind Scalding Emerald is one of the sheerest shades in the collection however (even with several coats).

The nail stickers are fun and have a clear background which were perfect to layer over any of the Glosstini shades.

The collection also features the six, equally sheer, shimmery Smoochies Sizzle Glosses, and the Flamed Up Mega Curl mascara for those of you who really want to amp up naturally straight lashes. - RLB
Go-->Available at drugstore and mass retailers nationwide.  Visit CoverGirl.com/Catching-Fire to view makeup looks inspired by each Hunger Games district, which use the Capital Collection and existing CoverGirl products. 

*These products were provided courtesy of CoverGirl PR for reviewing purposes.


Maria said...

pretty colors.
Can you make a more specific review about the nail lacquers?

Palacinka Beauty said...

Sure Maria - look out for a follow up post soon! :)