COVERGIRL Katy Kat Collection.

In case you missed the big beauty news, COVERGIRL has teamed up with one of their very own faces Katy Perry to create a one of a kind collection: the Katy Kat Collection. This was truly a collaboration combining Katy's artistic vision with COVERGIRL's beauty expertise. Katy was involved with everything when it came to creating the Katy Kat collection — from the shades to names to packaging, the collection including 13 highly-pigmented and moisturizing demi-matte lipsticks plus a hot new mascara are all Katy's vision.

COVERGIRL Katy Kat Collection

The COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick is a new kind of matte lipstick, unlike most traditional matte lipsticks. Sure, matte lipsticks are popular, but most women don't want a flat matte lipstick or one that dries out the lips. COVERGIRL did their research and took to their labs and created this new, demi-matte formula that delivers beautiful color, moisture and a really nice velvety smooth finish.

The Katy Kat Matte Lipstick shades:

  • Sphynx
  • Pink Paws
  • Magenta Minx
  • Coral Cat
  • Crimson Cat
  • Cat Call
  • Kitty Purry
  • Cosmo Kitty
  • Maroon Meow
  • Catoure
  • Perry Panther
  • Purrsian Pink
  • Tame Tiger

COVERGIRL has always does right by their lipstick formulas and this one is no exception. The colors are very well pigmented and these glide on the lips smooth and even with no dragging. The demi-matte description is pretty right on. It is more on the matte side the longer you wear it, but this means color is extremely rich and I appreciate how longwearing these are. The lipstick actually starts out pretty creamy then seems to dry down to a matte; it really is a different formula. If mattes aren't totally your preference but you crave fun shades, try these and add a dot of clear or pearl gloss to the center of your lips. I really like the pink nude shade in Sphynx.

COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks
COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick Cosmo Kitty, Sphynx

COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick Cosmo Kitty, Sphynx

Katy and COVERGIRL’s new longwear mascara, COVERGIRL Katy Kat Eye Mascara, comes in black and a great for summer and totally on par for Katy, daring blue. The Katy Kat Eye rocks lashes to the next level with 10x the volume and lashes swept up and out. Katy made sure the brand used a new formula for her mascara and they did. This new formula uses a special blend of waxes that delivers a wet application so that lashes receive an immediate intense, dark appearance… yet it doesn’t smudge. This also means there's more time to sculpt the lashes before the formula dries. I'm really liking the formula. Tough I'm not bold enough to wear the Perry Blue shade, it is great to use all over lashes or just on the tips for a fun, flirty look.

COVERGIRL Katy Kat Collection Perry Blue

Look for the COVERGIRL Katy Kat Collection at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer in July. The products will range in price from $6.99 - $8.99. 11 of the 13 Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks are exclusively available on pre-order through Walmart. Sign up today at www.katykatcovergirl.com.

Urban Decay Summer 2016 Collection.

The Urban Decay Summer 2016 Makeup Collection is here and it's all about flawless, radiant, bronzed skin. With new products like bronzers and highlighters and shade extensions to their Naked Skin line up (more Foundation and Concealer) along with a Color-Correcting Fluid to conceal flaws perfectly, these are products you want in your summer makeup bag.

Urban Decay Summer 2016 Collection

A must-have for warm-weather months is the new NAKED Skin One & Done. This is a hybrid complexion perfector that comes in six shades. This very lightly tinted complexion perfector feels like a primer on the skin but has some tint to it, just not as much as a tinted moisturizer. It smoothed and blurred away my imperfections, giving my skin an airbrushed, perfected look, without looking made up. It's a true no-makeup look. It offers very little to no coverage — just perfecting.

I suggest using NAKED Skin One & Done after color-correcting and perfecting the skin with the new Color-Correcting Fluid. The Color-Correcting Fluid comes in five shades to neutralize different skin flaws. If you have redness or blemishes, pick green; if your skin is dull, pick yellow; if your skin is really sallow or has yellow undertones that need cancelling out, pick lavender; if your skin has blue undereye circles pick pink; if your skin had sunspots and really dark undereye circles, pick peach.

I use the green Color-Correcting Fluid under my eyes as my undereye area gets very red and irritated this time of year because of allergies and the shade targets and corrects the redness with ease. I've also tested the peach on sunspots and it works like a charm.

No summer look is ever complete without a bronzer and this collection offers two new shades in Beached Bronzer. I love how this silky powder bronzer warms up the skin in either Sun-Kissed for more fair skin or Bronzed for medium or darker skin tones. It leaves such a perfect bronzed glow that radiates the look of the real sun.

To finish the face, you will want to add this seasons must have gorgeous glow with Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter. With three gorgeous shades to choose from, skin is glowing and radiant in a flash. I love how soft yet creamy the texture is, it really is hard to choose just one — that's why I have two of the three. I have Fireball (peach with pink shift) and Sin (champagne), there is also Aura (iridescent light pink) available.

Eyes are not left out of the collection with two 24/7 Pencils. There is a 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Heartless and 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Walk of Shame. Heartless is a perfect light frosted pink that is great for highlighting the inner corner of the eye and brow bone. And Walk of Shame is a brand new water liner that is the perfect nude shade to brighten the eyes by lining the inner rim. This is a waterproof, all-day wear pencil.

Shop for the Urban Decay Summer 2016 Collection now at urbandecay.com, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, select Macy's stores, beauty.com and Nordstrom.