I have read the reviews and I have to say, on the whole, I love these eyeshadows the best, next to Maybelline and Avon. I always put foundation on my lids first, and I find if I use CoverGirl pressed powder over that, then my shadows stay put for a good portion of the day and I have OILY skin. Most shaows will crease to some degree but these have the least.
I am very fair so I love to play with different colors. I have in my collection of these shaows: pink chiffon, aubergine queen (which I mix together as highlighter and then the darker color for the crease), midnight jazz, stormy lites, ice princess, crystal waters, and my favorite neutral, shimmering sands.
I will always be a Cover Girl fan.
Uniformly sorta sucky. There are a few exceptions, but generally, the texture (sorta dry and not all that blendable), pigmentation (poor) and wear (sorta fade away after a few hours--odd) are not good. I'm also not crazy about the packaging (classic DG flip-top compacts with rectangular pans) since they take up space and it's not easy to depot the pans. Sorta cheap, but the quality is low, so it's actually not a good deal. Avoid these (and L'Oreal and Maybelline and Revlon, generally) and go with Milani, Jordana or (some) Prestige eyeshadows--better pigmentation, texture and in small pots with standard-sized, round pans that are easily-depotted. They also tend to be cheaper too.
I actually have had good experiences with these eyeshadows. They come in some really pretty colors. I have the quad in Crystal Waters (very shimmery white with shades of green and blue). I also have the Violette Frappe single and it is one of the prettiest purple eyeshadows that I have ever tried. I also have the singles in Sapphire Sparkle and Shimmering Onyx. These eyeshadows blend well and look very nice on.
I bought this in a shimmery pinky color...it was nice as a highlighter. I also bought it in Aquamarine, a teal color. It goes on pretty well, idealy it would have more pigment...after a few hours it turned to a weird greasy grey-blue color.
Some of these are nice for shimmery highlighters, don't expect much out of the bold, dark colors.
I liked this eyeshadow because the colors looked really pretty, but after very few hours this eyeshadow fades away like magic and gives you a weird ghoulish eyed look. I don't think I will be buying this eyeshadow anymore. The ice princess colors is what I'm talking about.
goes on clumpy and package opens
Ugh, these suck!! I think they reformulated the eyeshadows, because I have the Shimmering Sands trio, which has decent pigment. The singles, however, are very chalky and have NO pigment despite constant digging into the powder! Picked up Violet Frappe on a whim, and what a mistake! I got it on sale, but it's still totally not worth my 2 bucks! Save your money and check out Milani and Jane, drugstore brands that offer GREAT eyeshadows!
What was I thinking? I've heard that Cover Girl products are getting better and better, but that is definately not true for this eyeshadow! It flakes, most of the colors are too frosty. There is no staying power and most of the shadows don't look good on me. Stupid me, I bought 3 of them and tossed out 2, but kept one, since I thought I could make it work with my new Revlon eyeshadow (which I love!) Won't repurchase.
I have this product in Stormy Lites. After more experience with make-up, this is the most poorly milled eyeshadow I have ever encountered, even worse than strange, brand-less free eyeshadows. Because the eyeshadow exsists in huge particles of matte, metallic, sparkles, or whatever shade you've happened to choose, it has zero staying power because it can't adhere to your skin. It also gets all over the place. You'd figure that something in such huge chunks would at least have some pigment - but no. I can't find anything positive about this eyeshadow. Buy mark's i-marks, they're so much more worth the money.
Don't expect truly fabulous, opalescent, multidimensional colors like the more expensive brands turn out, but for drugstore shadows, these are quite enjoyable. I use French Vanilla as a basic eye-brightener on those puffy days, and Heather Brulee as a very striking deep violet pearl that looks great over brown eyeliner and really accents my brown eyes. Both shades are labeled "neutral," but I would call the Heather Brulee (or any purple) more of a cool shade.