12.13.2012

Covergirl Sheerly Nudes.

I was perusing the aisles at the drugstore the other night, and the Covergirl Eye Enhancers Quad in Sheerly Nudes caught my eye, which is odd because it literally looks like the most basic and boring eye palette ever. However, I've been quite into nude, everyday eye makeup lately and relying on slightly dramatic winged liner instead to spice everything up.



When swatched over unprimed skin, I find that all four shades are quite powdery, and the three lightest shades are also a bit chunky. None are intensely pigmented. However, applying it to my lids over UDPP seems to fix the powdery issue, and surprisingly, I don't actually experience any fallout. As far as pigmentation is concerned, all 4 shades have decent pigmentation when used over UDPP. The three lightest shades are quite pale anyway, so those with medium or darker skin tones may have a hard time getting them to show up.

Not that you can really tell, but I have the third shade on my lid, the second shade in my crease, the first shade in the outer v/crease, and the fourth shade on my browbone.

Overall, I actually really like the subtle nude, taupey eye makeup paired with winged liner. I feel that the two complement each other perfectly, and the slight shimmer in the eyeshadows keeps it from looking too boring. 

Are they the best shadows ever? No, but for just under $5, it's a palette I wouldn't mind traveling with or chucking in my handbag for whatever reason because it's not a huge loss if something happens to it. 

What do you guys think? Versatile nude palette or just painfully boring?


18 comments:

  1. I wish we could get this brand in the UK. Seems great for the price. I love a nude eye as well. x
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  2. Those are some surprisingly great light neutral shades. The winged liner is definitely a must, they compliment each other great. Covergirl seems to be stepping it up lately! xo, Mal

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  3. I've never had any luck with Covergirl eyeshadows. The biggest problem is probably my skin tone. I always had to scrub at the powder with the sponge tip applicator to make anything transfer, and then it didn't show up. However, I didn't use a primer so that's an interesting concept. For me, this palette isn't very interesting. BUT I'm traveling soon and I'm worried about what to bring so, like you said, under $5 is very appealing!

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  4. I have never tried any covergirl eyeshadow before but I keep hearing about this one palette that is suppose to be really good!

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  5. I am super shy about eye shadow (I always go neutral) and I kinda love these colors. Sad that they don't really have the best color pay off but like you said, for the price it might be a good deal for neutral shadow lovers :)

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  6. Not a bad palette for the price. I'm not a huge CG fan, but the colors look pretty on you.


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  7. I always love nudes and neutrals so I think any eye palette that has this type of shades are a winner! It looks great on your lids ^_^

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  8. Well that palette is probably not the most pigmented in the world but it sure looks lovely on your eyes :) love the taupe-nude eye with a flicked out liner <3

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  9. Thank you, Lina :)

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  10. Thanks, girl! :)

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  11. I'm not typically a CG fan either, but this palette was alright :)

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  12. I know, right? If they had good pigmentation, this palette would be amazing! I love taupey nudes.

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  13. Ooo, what palette is it, just out of curiousity?

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  14. Yeah, the shadows were much more smooth and pigmented when used over primer....you should try it and see if it works for you too!

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  15. Glad you liked it, Mallory :)

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  16. Thank you :)

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  17. Thank you, Alice :)

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