Cover Girl • Shadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been using this eyeshadow for about a year now, and its okay...but honestly I would like to find a better eyeshadow. It's acceptable quality and that's why i continue to use it rather than go out of my way to find a new one. The color pallettes are great, as well as the shades chosen.
But the texture is what really bothers me. It has a coarse, powdery texture and falls/flakes into my eyes while i'm trying to apply my eyeliner after the mascara and this eyeshadow. It smears across the creases of my eyes and is hard to wipe out of the creases...
So, overall, its acceptable...if color is what you're searching for. But if texture of eyeshadow bothers you, I would reccommend seeking out a different brand.
-Really, i have a love-hate relationship with this eyeshadow...-
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I used this eye shadow all throughout high school (and most of college). Up until recently, I've been a minimalist/simpleton with makeup, so Cover Girl's eye shadow was just fine for me. Just slap some color on the eyelids, and walk out the door. For that purpose alone, I think these are great.
Speaking from experience, I think that this eye shadow is inconsistent. Different colors have different qualities. I've always found that the lighter colors worked better. And as for blending, I don't recommend using this stuff if you plan on using more than one color. The shadow is quite powdery and can be difficult to blend.
I've moved on to other brands, but if you're just starting with makeup and you don't want to be fancy, then go with this. To be honest, I still buy this eye shadow in the white color and use that as a highlighter and it works fine for me in that purpose.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I haven't used Cover Girl eyeshadows in a while but the last time that I've tried, they were a bit dusty. The same is true of Maybelline. I usually stick with Revlon or Avon eyeshadows which work pretty well for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Even among drug store brands Cover Girl has always been on the cheap side. At just $2 for an eyeshadow I figure why not. I bought Lime Alive, which was new for summer '08. It looks very bright lime green in the pan, but applies closer to yellow. Once applied the color is somewhat sheer.
I was a bit disappointed in the products consistency. It's a bit chalky/cakey and could stand to be more finely milled.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I purchased the Cover Girl eyeshadow in Sands (shimmering) Even the darkest shade in this trio is light, but a full color. I love these shadows. They are very light, smooth, and easy to apply. I can hardly ever find a "brown" tone I like. I wear neutral shadows, and I use Mary Kay hazelnut a lot. In fact, I go through pan after pan of this. Back to the Cover Girl Sands - very nice. I would buy again. One drawback is when you take the security tape off, the name of the shadow goes with it. I wish they and other cosmetic companies would label their products more carefully, and this goes for many high end perfumes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
katield seems to be quite an intelligent human being - read her review.
as for my own addition - this product, well, to be perfectly erudite and to the point, sucks.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I've only tried drug-store eye shadows, so I can't comment on how Cover Girl shadows compare to department store shadows. But Cover Girl is definitely my favorite drug-store brand. I love the color selection, especially Shimmering Sands and Soft Blossoms, they look amazing. These two trios are definitely my signature colors. I can't find color in the other brands that I really like. These look great on, and last all day for me. I plan on trying Urban Decay eye shadows soon, because it looks like they have an amazing eye shadow collection. I'll have to see how it compares.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
really like cover girl eye shadow! one of my favorite brands in everything
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I used to use this crap back in high school when I didn't have a car and didn't know any better, so I just bought stuff from the drug-store because it was within walking distance. Now, I still buy things from the drug-store all the time - I'm not a snob - but eye-shadow is not one of them. There's a severe difference in quality compared to department store brands. I know spending $17 on eye-shadow seems crazy if you can get it for $4 at CVS, but I'm telling you, they're not even close to being the same product.
Cover Girl seems, to me, to be one of the worst. Aside from the loose powders, these are just terrible. Come to think of it, most drug-store brands carry pretty good loose powders. Anyway, the traditional shadows are bad. They're difficult to blend, almost always too matte looking despite whether or not they're "pearl" or whatever they call it. The slab of shadow breaks all the time, for no good reason. I have to put on like 20 applications of it if I want it to actually show up and it doesn't even stay on. After a few hours I have some shadow in my crease and that's about it.
Some people might think, "Cover Girl's fine, it gets the job done" and I thought that, too, until I actually bought some quality shadow. Honestly, Cover Girl isn't even that cheap. . I mean, if it's Wet n Wild or whatever that's like a dollar, fine, you're allowed to suck. But Cover Girl has this giant ad campaign, they've been around forever, and have yet to improve or lower their prices. I don't think their shadow is anywhere near worth $4. It certainly isn't 4x better than Wet n Wild, as their price would seem to indicate.
I have a palette from Urban Decay that I bought a year ago with nine shadows in it. It was $30. That's actually cheaper than buying 9 Cover Girl shadows. I have almost all of each shadow left and I use them basically everyday because they're amazing. They don't fade throughout the day, they're vibrant, very easy to blend, etc. Basically everything Cover Girl is not.
I know it's tempting to buy this stuff. I STILL am tempted to buy it because all the colors look so nice and fresh but they will NEVER look that way on your face. It's not like I have the money to go buy department store shadows at my whim, but if you invest in a few good ones, they'll last forever and you'll never need or want this brand again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
i have several of these and yes they are hit or miss. i use the light colors (bedazzled biscotti, mauveberry, rosy outlook) under my brow, as an enhancer. the dark colors are tough to blend. i don't think that i've ever actually finished an entire pan of this stuff - it does get weird after a couple months of regular use. i don't know if its the oil from my skin transferring to the applicator and then to the shadow or what. the color i've had best luck with is 'golden sunrise' goldy and shimmery and i sometimes use that one on my lids and line underneath with it too. not the worst (try maybelline's shadows- UCK!) but definitely not as awesome as Urban Decay.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
alittle sheer for me
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Time after time I buy this product hopeing it will get better; it never does. While I love their selection of colors, the shadow gets all hard and cakey in the pan. When you rub the applicator over it hardly any shadow gets on the applicator. I do wish they'd improve, but you do get what you pay for.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use CG eyeshadow in Tapestry Taupe and Bedazzling Biscotti. They are decently pigmented and wear evenly. For a daytime look they are very good for the money. I haven't tried other shades but as far as I understand they are hit-or-miss and some are pretty crappy. I would definitely recommend these two neutral shades though!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Nice colores BUT!!! contains QUATERNIUM 15 wich is according to my studying book is "the geatest formaldehyde releaser among all cosmetic preservatives causing dermatitis and allergies". Formaldehyde was prohibited for usig as sanitizer years ago due to the concern that it might be cancercausing.
I had eyeshadow trio that contains this preservative and got bright pink irritationg on the corner of my eye. Their loose powder contains quaternium 15 I and noticed that I was getting headaches. Another product that has it is their powder bronzer.
Girls watch out for quaternium 15 and take care!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Good stuff. I've used other eye shadows and they have gotten all clumpy after a few hours. I hate it when it leaves creases and I'm walking around w/out knowing it. This stuff doesn't clump, and if it have I haven't noticed and I usually see these kinds of things. nice colors too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Surprisingly, these work pretty well..better than Maybelline at least. I just wouldn't use the dark colours because they show creases prominently. If you use the lighter shades the creasing won't be so obvious. All in all, it's not bad.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Poor pigmentation, creases and fades in a blink. What else?
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Review on Sea Glass trio. - I'm really surprised at some of the good reviews C/G shadows get on MUA. The colors are absolutely gorgeous in the package, but if you want to wear them, forget it. They are very dry and chalky, and the pigment stays in the case. It just does not transfer to you. Oddly enough, the lighter colors transfer better than the darker colors. The sea glass trio has a greenish yellow, and two greens, one being darker than the other. When I put these on the yellow barely showed up at all. Then when I put the two greens on they hardly showed up either. They look like three totally different shades in the case, but they all three look like the same dry powdery greenish yellow color when you put them on. UPDATE - I originally tried these shadows on over day old makeup. They go on a fresh face of makeup much better. However, I do not like the sea glass any better. It looks really horrible on my face. It's toooo shiney and just plain ughly!!!!! The Crystal Waters, on the other hand, which I panned previously also goes on a fresh face of makeup much better also, and is quite pretty. However, I think I would not repurchase. Not my favorite.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I hate cover-girl cosmetics- I donít understand why I seem to always buy something from this brand when I am at the store...I bought some eye shadow it didnít even go on - at all- I am not even exaggerating. I hate cover girl and I will try not buy anything next time I am at the store
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
this stuff is pretty good! i bought it in Violet frappe. It goes on great,pretty evenly and rich. im not sure why there are people complaining that it doesnt go on enough-i found that it went on plenty with little effort. i guess some people want to look like Vegas Showgirls?well then that explains why its not enough for them. =) anyways,the color is a deep pretty violet,and it really makes sea green eyes pop out! shows up very nice against my brunette hair. will repurchase!