CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadows
The last few times I visited the cosmetics section at Kmart, I decided that I could only buy eyeshadow. I kept buying lip products, and blushes, but I never bought any eyeshadow. Since CoverGirl was buy one, get one free, I decided to buy their Eye Enhancers Single Eye Shadows. I went with Tapestry Taupe and one that reminds me of MAC’s Sushi Flower, Melt-down Mauve. I’d heard on YouTube that CoverGirl eye shadows weren’t the best, but when I heard this, they’d been talking about CoverGirl’s Exact Eyelights Eye Shadows, so I thought that maybe these would be different. I DID have the matte quads, in other colors, from a REALLY long time ago, and I don’t really use them, but I really wanted to take advantage of the sale, so I decided to get them. And do I regret buying these? YES! They have some really nice colors, though, but the pigmentation of these is horrible. They look so beautiful in the pan, but I feel as if they disappear on your lid when you try to blend them. The singles cost around $3, and I think that if you buy e.l.f Studio eye shadows for the same price you get a lot more pigmentation. Most of these shadows are shimmery, and I think that makes them a little better, but I still don’t like these. Another thing I dislike about these is that the packaging hasn’t changed in a long time. So many items are coming out with really cute packaging, and I feel like these shadows are being left in the ’90s. I don’t use sponge-tip applicators, but another thing I noticed about these is that the applicators are really big, and seemed to be a little beat up when I opened the package. Complete disappointment. I’d say that my favorite eyeshadow of the two is the Tapestry Taupe. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about this color. I feel like it’s the most pigmented one of the two (even if it’s the lightest one) and that it’s the prettiest. It’s just a nice shimmery taupe. Melt-down Mauve is a toned-down red that ALSO reminds me of NYX’s single eyeshadow in Cherry (REMINDS ME…NOT a dupe). This color applies very translucent, and blending out makes it disappear as well. I’m definitely NOT impressed, and recently CoverGirl has inched down from my FAVORITE brand, to “What the heck was I thinking?”
I love taupes. This lovely Stila Diamond Lil tagged along when I bought my Soleil Tan de Chanel.
Is it grey? Brown? Silver? Cold? Warm?
It flashes gold and silver at the same time.
Taupes, olives, grays, and mauves are my favorite eye shadow colors.
While I was writing this, my boyfriend looked over on my screen.
“What is a taupe?” He asked in his delightful French accent.
“Oh, it’s a color that’s a mix of gray and brown.” I replied.
“No, it’s that animal from the ground. It’s ugly.”
So I googled Mole+French and I got this fug image.
Then I googled Mole+French+Person and I landed on this delightful blog, which I believe is going to become my future.
Chris gleefully declares, “You’re my petit taupe! I poo on your head!”
I do love the French.