And I never really thought much about Covergirl eye shadows!
Okay, let's start off w/ the review part. I noticed the Covergirl endcap display when I was doing truck. I think everything is like a dollar or so more at Ulta than at places like Target or Meijer and these were on a "save $2" sale at Meijer two weeks ago, which made it around $1.69...and that is cheaper than it would be w/ my employee discount at Ulta, so I dove in and bought one.
The first thing I noticed is the packaging. I prefer the new packaging to the old blue one, so definitely an improvement. I'm not sure if these are also reformulated, but I've never been a huge fan of CG eyeshadows and I really like this one, so take it as you will.
According to Covergirl:
This collection of great shades is designed to make your eye look go from day to night. They blend effortlessly to bring your eyes out beautifully, without overshadowing. Experiment using them together or as single shades."
This set blends nicely. The pigmentation isn't CRAZY amazing but it's decent enough for the price. I've been using it over NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in "Milk" though - I haven't actually used it by itself. The lightest shadow isn't super impressive on its own, to be honest. It also faded the most. They all show up nice in swatches, but I definitely wouldn't wear this trio w/o a primer or a sticky base underneath.
It's a nice, more toned down smoky eye though. And depending on how you wear it, it can be a more natural mod eye. I really like the midtone mushroomy-taupe shade. Actually, if you're like me and think that super metallic silver smoky eyes can look a bit bizarre on you, you might want to check this trio out. It feels and looks warmer. And the midtone shadow is more gray than brown but it works.
My only real complaint would probably be that the deepest charcoal shadow isn't actually that dark. It's a different shade than the midtone one, because it doesn't have the brown undertones, but they look almost the same on the eye.
Now onto the FOTD stuff.
Obviously, if you were recreating this look, you would want to blend more. I had to reapply my makeup because my eyeliner was halfway down my face and my eyeshadow was all but gone, haha. And I never blended, apparently. Nor did I apply a brow bone highlight. Ah, well, shit happens.
- Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray.
Ulta Professional Matte Prime.This has been discontinued. Revlon® ColorStay Active™ Light Makeup in "Natural Beige"This has been discontinued.
- Korres Quercetin & Oak Concealer in "Light".
- Maybelline Dream Matte® Powder in "Beige".
- N.Y.C. Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in "All Over Bronze Glow".
- Physicians Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Powder in "Translucent".
- Physicians Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in "Rose".
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer.
- NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in "Milk". (Apply to eyelid only...don't bring it past the eye socket.)
- Covergirl Eye Enhancers Trio in "Smoke Alarm". (I used the lightest shade on the eyelid, the midtone shade in the socket, and the darkest in the outer-v area.)
- Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow in "Nude". (The lightest cream shadow as inner corner/brow bone highlight, fifth shadow down on the lower lashline, the black shadow blended into outer corner.)
- Physicians Formula Eye Booster™ 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in "Ultra Black". (Review here.)
- Maybelline Master Drama™ Cream Pencil in "Midnight Master". (Review here.)
- Tarte lights, cameras, lashes!™ Mascara in "Black".
- Benefit they're Real! Mascara.
MAC Viva Glam Cyndi. This was limited edition. :( You can learn more about the Viva Glam Program here. essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in "Wanted!".This color was limited edition.