Back in the day, I used almost exclusively CoverGirl products. I preferred the lightweight foundation, sheer coverage, and low prices. I was young, after all! In my opinion, because of all of those things, CoverGirl is one of the best drugstore brands for teens. This does mean it has a few issues when it comes to applying a full face as an adult, though.
This was my first time using the primer, and I was pleasantly surprised! I grabbed the one for combination skin, and it was very smoothing, and hydrating. I will likely be using this one again. I had been using the Ready, Set, Gorgeous foundation on and off for awhile (it even made it into my favorites), so I knew I’d love it. It doesn’t, however, have a whole lot of coverage, so I usually fix my problem areas with concealer, especially under my eye. The concealer, while still lightweight and fairly creamy, does not have a lot of coverage (which for me, defeats the purpose of concealer), especially for the under eye. I was surprised with how light it was, especially in comparison to the foundation (both were the lightest shades I could find in store).
I had trouble finding a bronzer to use, but finally landed on the bronzer/blusher combo. It helped create a little bit of dimension on my face. It didn’t seem to have quite enough color for my cheeks, though, so I also used the “Cheekers” blush in plumberry glow. It doesn’t seem like CoverGirl has changed their blushes in decades, but I don’t think they need to; it provides plenty of blendable color.
Confession: I filled in my brows prior to this video. I tried to find the one brow product CoverGirl seems to have in their line, but I couldn’t. But, many young girls don’t need to worry about filling in their brows quite yet (as they didn’t live through the early 2000s when we plucked our brows into oblivion).
I was very excited to use the truenaked nudes palette, as many drugstore brands have been coming out with something similar, and they’ve all been pretty good! This palette had much more pigment than the old Cover Girl eye shadow singles and quads had. This is definitely a great starter palette, or even an addition to your neutrals collection.
The liner tripped me up. It has a flat paddle shape, which seems good in theory, but I could never seem to gain control of it. It skipped, was thick when I wanted it thin, and vise versa. During the video, you can see me struggling. I wished I had grabbed the pencil liner instead.
Clump Crusher has been my holy grail mascara for quite awhile. I love how buildable it is, easy removable, and it makes my lashes look great!
I finished off the look with a lipstick I regretted. This is in the shade “yummy pink”. To be honest, I didn’t see a lot of lipstick options in store, and I recall using lip gloss as a teen, since my lips hadn’t yet magically lost their pigment.
So there you have it. CoverGirl is great for, in my opinion, sheer foundation, blush, their new eye shadow palettes, and mascara. Just like many drugstore companies, there seem to be a few products lacking.
What are your favorite CoverGirl products?
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