Finally here with part 2 of my 3-part series to review some new Covergirl makeup! I received an amazing package with a bunch of products via PR and decided to share the hits and misses.
Easy Breezy Brow Sculpting Set
What it is: Enhance your brows with a bold touch. Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow Sculpting Set features a rich brow pomade and built-in angled brush. Create strong sculpted brows that won’t stray with ease.
There are 4 shades for this brow pomade:
Rich Brown is slightly dark, but it’s a good match for me. Swatches are combined with the brow pencil, shown in the brow pencil section after this one.
This potted brow pomade is similar to Benefit Ka-Brow in packaging. The lid comes apart to become an angled brush for application. This is such a cool idea, especially for travel. The angled brush is fairly effective.
The pomade itself has nice pigmentation, though not as smooth as Ka-Brow or ABH Dipbrow. It’s easy to build and blend the color.
I have fuller brows, so it’s not very noticeable if color fades through the day. I do feel that this lasts quite well though.
I am surprised, but I quite like this. It’s easy to use for whatever brows you want – bold or more natural. Again, I can’t comment on how it would work to fill in sparse brows, but I like it a lot to further shape my full brows.
Easy Breezy Micro-fine Eyebrow Pencil
What it is: This brow pencil with a built-in spoolie has a micro-fine tip that lets you easily fill and define your brow. Best of all there is no sharpening required.
Shades + Swatches
The brow pencil shades coordinate with the pomade shades:
Both the pomade and pencil are swatched below.
This brow pencil has a spoolie on the other end. It’s rough on my skin. I don’t use it.
The pencil itself has pretty good precision to create brow hairs. The color deposits well, except with the Rich Brown shade (my best match). I need to press down fairly hard to get it to show up and I worry about breaking the pencil (or hurting myself). Soft Brown has better pigmentation than Rich Brown and I can get away with using that shade.
Once the color is on, it lasts well and looks natural.
This is a decent brow pencil, with the exception of the Rich Brown shade that seems to be a dud. It might not be a bad pencil to have around for brow emergencies.
Get In Line Eyeliner
What it is: Line your lids with ease with Covergirl Get In Line Liquid Eyeliner. It has a contour grip for easy holding and an ultra fine tip for perfect precision. Create an alluring wing tip or kitten eye.
Shades + Swatches
There are 5 different shades/finishes of this liquid liner:
Major Matte Black
I love the finish of Major Matte Black and Bold Brown – they are super matte. The teal is very pretty too, but both the teal and black crystal have a light base so the color is inconsistent.
The formula is on the thin side, but is able to produce a line of various sizes due to the brush tip.
It is very important to shake this liner before using in order to get an even, non-patchy line. Otherwise, the color skips horribly.
If the liner has been shaken, it is easy to create a fluid line. It is a little hard to keep strong consistency in the line thickness, but it’s not impossible. If it’s not perfect, I have to avoid going back over the line with another pass because the liner will flake off. So, it’s best to get it right the first time.
The liner doesn’t smudge once set, but the color bleeds. Furthermore, the liner will flake off throughout the day.
This liner is a lot of work for mediocre lasting power. It’s a miss for me.
Lid Lock Up Eyeshadow Primer
What it is: Lid Lock Up eyeshadow primer gives you all-day, crease-proof eyeshadow security. Prep your lids to maximize the wear and intensity of your shadow.
This primer comes in a tube with a doe foot applicator. It has a light, but tacky, consistency to grip eyeshadow without feeling like anything is even on my lids.
It’s important to blend this out to make sure it doesn’t cake up in any spot. I swipe directly onto my lid and then blend out with my fingers. It doesn’t dry down too quickly, so there’s time to blend. It’s invisible on me, unless it has caked (which only happen once when I didn’t blend properly).
I set with powder after blending, rather than waiting for it to dry. It works better this way for me.
Pretty much everything about this primer reminds me of the NARS Smudgeproof Base. The Covergirl one is just a little bit heavier on skin.
I am a huge fan of the NARS primer because it feels (and looks) like nothing and keeps my shadow in place on my hooded lids. This Covergirl primer does pretty much the exact same thing. If you like the NARS primer, I’d definitely recommend checking this one out – it’s a pretty strong dupe!
Katy Kat Eyeshadow Palettes
What it is: 10 shades created for Katy’s different looks – natural to dramatic!
Shades + Swatches
There are two palettes: Cool Kat and Hot Kat.
Cool Kat has a colorful, sporadic theme, while Hot Kat has a warm, neutral theme.
Not to be a jerk, but I had extremely low expectations for these palettes.
These shadows are soft and beautifully pigmented. Kick-up isn’t really a problem, but there is some fallout to the glittery shades (more-so in the Cool Kat palette).
It’s easy to blend these shadows and create a variety of looks. I pair them with the Lid Lock Up primer and my looks last all day. There are a few exceptions, again, mainly from the Cool Kat palette. The left half of that one has the super glittery shades that create some fallout.
I absolutely love Hot Kat. The color scheme is beautiful and easy to use, plus the shadow formula is a surprise hit. Cool Kat’s color story doesn’t make a lot of sense to me and the shades don’t have quite as solid of performance as Hot Kat.
I can’t find these online anymore (I waited too long to get this review up! So sorry!). I’d check your CVS, Target, Walgreen’s, etc for Hot Kat. These palettes retail for $10.99.
TruNaked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette
What it is: Add drama to your eyes with this smoky eyeshadow palette. From matte to satin to sparkle finishes, this Covergirl TruNaked eyeshadow palette has sultry and smoky shades all with serious staying power. The eight intensely pigmented shades are perfect to mix and match.
Shades + Swatches
This cool-toned, smoky grey palette has 8 shadows, swatched below. A lot of the shades ended up looking pretty similar.
This one isn’t quite as buttery and pigmented as the Katy Kat palettes.
The mattes (5th, 7th, and 8th from the left) are the worst in pigmentation and are kind of chalky. The plum (6th) and navy (4th) satins are quite bland and just look grey. The only decent shades are the first 3 and pop on the lid with beautiful shimmer.
The colors end up muddying together and creating a boring smoky eye.
Pass. The shimmery metallics are okay, but overall this palette doesn’t create a great smoky eye.
Peacock Flare Mascara
What it is: Our Peacock Flare Mascara features a feather-fan wand designed to catch, coat and separate each and every lash. Lashes will have full on length and definition with this volumizing mascara. Also available in waterproof.
The plastic wand catches lashes well to smoothly lengthen and define. It doesn’t add much volume. Layering doesn’t add too much in the way of clumping, but it doesn’t help add much more volume.
The mascara is somewhere in the middle between wet and dry. I don’t end up with any smudging, but sometimes my lashes get stuck together.
The overall effect is natural, even though the color of the mascara is super black. The mascara lasts pretty well, though doesn’t hold a curl very long. The waterproof version holds a curl longer.
I do like this mascara for an everyday natural lash. It’s not amazing, but good for my minimal makeup looks. It also works really well for lower lashes. I’d say it’s nice to have for emergencies, but the packaging is so bulky, I wouldn’t choose to keep this one in a travel makeup bag.
Overall, there are a few hits and misses here. I most enjoy the Lid Lock Up Eyeshadow Primer and the Hot Kat eyeshadow palette. The brow products are pretty good for me too, especially since I’m low maintenance. The liners are the biggest miss for me, followed by the smoky palette.
Have you tried any of Covergirl’s eye products lately? ↓