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CoverGirl Limited Edition Capitol Collection Glosstinis Part 2

So, FINALLY, I found one of the collections I've been stalking the drug stores for... finally.Finally.FINALLY! Since this is a rarity of late, I wasn't quite sure what to do, but I had coupons and they were having a sale, and 5 minutes later... the entire collection (plus one) and I were happily bounding out to my little Fit. Self restraint, you say? What's that?!?

CoverGirl Capitol Collection Glosstinis
Scalding Emerald, Rogue Red, Sulfur Blaze, Black Heat, Flamed Out, Pyro Pink, Inferno, Seared Bronze, Violet Flicker

CoverGirl Capitol Collection Glosstinis
Natural Light/Shade: CoverGirl Capitol Collection
l to r: Violet Flicker, Sulfur Blaze, Seared Bronze, Scalding Emerald, Rogue Red, Pyro Pink, Inferno, Flamed Out, Black Heat

CoverGirl Capitol Collection Glosstinis
Sunlight: CoverGirl Capitol Collection
l to r: Violet Flicker, Sulfur Blaze, Seared Bronze, Scalding Emerald, Rogue Red, Pyro Pink, Inferno, Flamed Out, Black Heat

CoverGirl Capitol Collection Black Heat, Flamed Out, Inferno
Natural Light: CoverGirl Black Heat, Flamed Out, Inferno

CoverGirl Capitol Collection Pyro Pink, Rogue Red, Scalding Emerald
Natural Light: CoverGirl Pyro Pink, Rogue Red, Scalding Emerald

CoverGirl Capitol Collection Seared Bronze, Sulfur Blaze, Violet Flicker
Natural Light: Seared Bronze, Sulfur Blaze, Violet Flicker

My Capitol Collection hails from my alternate CVS. They had 2 displays, and if I wouldn't have been so excited to see them, I probably would've remembered to take pictures. I blame it on the sparkles, too. There were 2 displays, both were likely recent additions, as most of the products were still intact. I actually had to open the shrink-wrap on the little booklets that came with the displays. :)

As I'm typing this, I'm wearing Black Heat, and it's the 2nd time I've worn it since I got it. I would probably say it's my favorite from the collection. Also, I was really impressed with the pigmentation of this collection. The pics above are just 2 coats! Scalding Emerald is the most sheer of the bunch, while Rogue Red, Black Heat, and Sulfur Blaze are probably tied for the most pigmented.

Remember how I said I'd have to see this collection in person? Well... this is honestly one that you do need to see swatches. I was surprised by the difference in swatches versus bottle color on some of these shades. I still maintain that it would've been nice to see different finishes... BUT... I do have to admit, I really ended up liking this collection more than I thought I would. If you're a fan of sparkles and glass flecks... You'll definitely want these for your stash!

Which Capitol Colors are you on the lookout for?

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