Maybe it’s because I’m on a budget, or maybe it’s because the stuff is actually good, but I LIKE CoverGirl eyeshadows. Yes, I said it!
My stash already has a purple shade and my makeup BIFFer from school has a variety of the single shadows, including a gorgeous teal. While I was at the mall I went into Target looking for some E.L.F so I wouldn’t have to pay for shipping. This Tar-jay had no E.L.F products, but I did stumble upon this bright CoverGirl compact called Tropical Fusion. I’m a sucker for all things teal and turquoise, so that eyeshadow in this palette sold me all by itself.
To the touch, the shadows are incredibly smooth. You can see on my arm (swatched over NYX Milk) and fingertips that they have surprisingly good pigmentation for such a wallet friendly price. The yellow green is the least pigmented, but I still got it to show up well over my NYX Milk base as you can see on the swatch. They aren’t shimmers as they might look in the pans, but they aren’t matter. There’s a slight sparkle on my eyes, so I’d say it’s a satiny type finish.They all also built well, like really! I’m also surprised at how nicely the orange applied. The thin line you’ll see in the photos was just one precise swipe, it took no layering at all. And they blended so easily. I’m in love with this palette.
So I have a semi-look and a look today. I also used my new DiorShow Backstage mascara in plum today as well as the Essence of Beauty brushes from CVS. Both products I LOVE.
This first look was just for fun. I left the colors very bright and added a wing with the orange along the edge of the blue. I was going out to visit family, not to a party or anything, so I decided to blend out the colors and tone the look down.
Here in the second look you can see it’s more finished. I added my purple mascara and lined my eyes with Clarins Urban Grey shadow and blended the nearly black color into my lid.
Look at my lashes! Compare the first look to the second and see my lashes are longer, thicker looking and definitely separated and defined! This is also the purplest purple mascara I have ever used. I used to use the Bourjois purple when Sephora carried it and the Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush purple mascara. I love this mascara and maybe in the future I’ll even dish out the full price on a black tube.