These eyeshadows are just okay.They are kinda hard to blend (only certain colors, like brown smolder).Most of them are very shimmery, and not too colorful.So if you don't like too much color, these are okay.The only ones I'll probably buy again are tapestry taupe, snow blossom, and platina.These are fairly decent.I haven't tried any of their other colors except for brown smolder, which was ehhh.They are slightly talcy smelling.They are just okay.
I love most CG products and this is definitely one of them. I do not however use the little spongey brush thingy that it comes with. I use an actual eyeshadow brush, and using this product with a brushbrush, it works FANTASTICLY! It gives you the actual color you see and you can either make the color lighter or darker with however much you want to put on your eyelids. When I use this mascara, I put a primer underneath it, and then put on the product so that way it stays on all day and doesn't crease. It WORKS. I love it!
I bought this in Knock Out Pink and was happy with the results. I applied mostly in the crease using the MAC 217 and it came out a really pretty shade of mauve-ish pink. I've never seen the MAC Barbie "playful" LE color in person -- but I'm wondering if this is similar (and would love if someone could confirm/deny!) I think this pink color would look even nicer on chocolate brown eyes. I usually only wear one or two shadow colors at a time so I'm not sure how well this would blend for more complicated looks, although I didn't have any problems. I did have to layer it slightly but the color payoff was there. For the cheap price tag and flattering color I'm very happy with the decision to purchase.
So I bought this last week after reading many reviews. I have it in Swiss Chocolate because I have blue eyes and I thought this gorgeous color would make my eyes look great. I immediately opened it when I got home and started applying it with the sponge brush included and instantly remembered why I wanted to stay away from Cover Girl eyeshadow.
The color is gorgeous in the package, however, it does NOT carry over to your eyelids. It has no pigment. It only left shimmer with a very light hint of brown. I was extremely disappointed. And from what I've read, Cover Girl frequently has shimmer in their eyeshadow?
I guess it's back to my old eyeshadow, a brand that I cannot find anymore...
I really enjoy the prices of CG products. I recently bought a couple CG eyeshadows since I haven't bought any CG products in quite some time. I bought this in Aqua Paradise, a very bright beautiful teal color, and a beautiful blue quad set. I was so excited considering the colors were awesome looking in the package. I got home right away to do some swatches, and to my dismay they were NOTHING like they were in the packaging. The applicator itself is SO scratchy, I hate using it. I can't use any of my make up eye brushes because of the fact that the eyeshadows are pressed so hard, my brush won't pick any of it up. They are really hard to blend and you seriously have to apply for a good 5 minutes before you get ANY color payoff. It sucks because the price is so good that I would definitly go back and buy more. The only color that I have bought that actually had a great color payoff was the teal color. I recently bought a dark blue one that I have yet to try, but doubt it's going to be any good. I wish these were more pigmented and applied a little easier. Also, since you have to use their applicator, you get serious fallout underneath your lashes. No matter what I do to get rid of it, it never works and I constantly have to wipe all the make up away before I go anything because of how much falls off the applicator. I would recommend this to someone maybe wanting a subtle look with their make up, or somebody who doesn't have alot of money to spend on make up. If you have the money, I would go to a different brand if you want a color payoff, because you won't be getting it with CG.
You get what you pay for.
Cover Girl's eye shadows are always too shimmery,
and VERY HARD TO BLEND.
that's a major factor for me,
blending is soo important!
Covergirl does not have great eyeshadow. I have this in Aqua Paradise and Violet Frappé and I'd have to say, the frosty colours are more pigmented. Although Aqua Paradise is not BAM in your face bright, it is pretty bright, but Violet Frappé is a dud. It is so sheer, you barely see it. The textures of the Cover Girl eye shadows are so powdery and not creamy at all. You also get a lot of fallout with these. If you would like a better drugstore eyeshadow, pick NYX. They are comparable to higher-end brands.
I have this in the Seaglass Trio with shades Jade, Seafoam and Sun sparkle. I was so excited to try them on when I bought them. However, when applied the colours looked nothing like the colours on the tray. I was really disappointed. I have tried Eye Enhancers in other colours, especially a nice bronze palette, and they've worked alright so I will take off two lippies only. I won't buy the Seaglass palette again but may buy other colours.
I'm surprised that Cover Girl has not improved their eye shadow formula in the last ten years. The colors look great in the packaging and they are very cheap. However, when you apply it the color is not as rich. The applicator that it comes with is very scratchy and irritates the skin. It is like using fine grit sand paper to apply eye shadow. Also, the powder disintegrates easily and goes on splotchy. The consistency is very bad. I'll be sticking to my L'oreal Eyeshadow.
I bought all of the new colors when Rite Aid had a b1g1free sale on them...which made them around $1.66 each I think.
I thought for the price you couldn't go wrong.
The color inside the packaging is gorgeous! However, it takes packing this product on your eye to get any type of color pay off at all.
I used a primer before applying them, and they looked pretty darn good for about 2 hours. After that they faded and left me with gross greyish blue mess on my lids.
I will say however that I didn't have any problems with :Lime Alive" staying in place with a good payoff all day. It was the only one however.
I gave these to my 5 year old to play dress up with.....for her they work great...for me...not so much.