Friday, June 6, 2014

CoverGirl Eye Enhancers Quad in 265 Sheerly Nudes

Every time I test out a drugstore eyeshadow quad, it's in the hopes of finding a good dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette - soft, pigmented neutrals. It doesn't really matter what finish the shadows are (matte, shimmery, etc.), as long as there's variety. Unfortunately, the CoverGirl Eye Enhancers Quad in 265 Sheerly Nudes ($5.99) is not my ideal neutrals palette. 

I had heard good things about the CoverGirl Eye Enhancers Quads but a quick swatch and an attempt at a simple eye look had me disappointed. There is a good variety of finishes - the rightmost shade is shimmery, the centre are pearl, and the leftmost shade is matte. However, the matte taupe-brown is the only piece of the quad that shows promise. The others are hard and lack pigmentation. 

The swatches above took intense swirling and 5 swipes of the sponge applicator to become remotely detectable by my camera. Yes, perhaps a good primer might help to intensify the shades but whether something looks better with primer is never a deciding factor for my eyeshadow purchases.

It's too bad that not every single product from a brand can be a home run. If you're looking for better eye makeup offerings from the brand, try the CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencils or Bombshell Shine Shadows

Have you tried any disappointing products lately? 
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