Makeup Fails and Just OKs (NARS, bareMinerals, Armani, Urban Decay, and Covergirl)

NARS Copper Mini Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette, bareMinerals Bare Pro 16HR Powder Foundation in Medium 35 Warm, Armani Lip Power Long Lasting Satin Lipstick in 400, Urban Decay Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator in 60 Medium Dark, and Covergirl Clean Fresh Tinted Lip Balm in Red Maple Bloom Swatches

Sometimes products just don’t work out and it can be important to share those items even if I don’t want to do a dedicated review for them. These are just some quick thoughts on these products since I won’t be continuing to test them out for more in-depth reviews. Today I’m talking about the NARS Copper Mini Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette, the bareMinerals Bare Pro 16HR Powder Foundation in Medium 35 Warm, the Armani Lip Power Long Lasting Satin Lipstick in 400, the Urban Decay Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator in 60 Medium Dark, and the Covergirl Clean Fresh Tinted Lip Balm in Red Maple Bloom (limited edition shade, but permanent formula).

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Covergirl Trublend Bronzer in 420 Warmth and 400 Ebony (Swatches)

Covergirl Trublend So Flushed High Pigment Bronzers 420 Warmth and 400 Ebony Swatches
Covergirl Trublend Bronzers (L to R) 420 Warmth and 400 Ebony

I resisted buying these bronzers for a long time but I finally broke down last month. I have a soft spot for Covergirl, I think because it was a brand that got me started with makeup. I did mention these back in a Window Shopping Wednesday when they were newer to the market. A purchase like this is a big reason I don’t often do Window Shopping Wednesday posts because they end up becoming a shopping list of sorts. Anyway, I’m always paying attention to what Covergirl releases and with these bronzers, I was very curious to know how they compared to the bronzers that previously fell under the Covergirl Queen Collection. While I don’t have those older bronzers to do a direct comparison, I’m hoping it is still helpful to see what the new colors look like. The claims are big for the Covergirl Trublend So Flushed High Pigment Bronzer (they seriously could have chosen a shorter name 🙄). The brand claims it’s comfortable, high pigment, easy to apply, cream-like, lightweight, and blendable and I mostly agree. We’ll talk about the application and blendability near the end, which is my only slight disagreement. Alright, let’s get into some swatches.

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On Wednesdays We Window Shop (March 2, 2022)

KVD Good Apple Concealer Swatches Medium Dark Olive Skin and Covergirl Trublend Bronzer in Ebony and Warmth, Covergirl Trublend Blush in coral crush and temptation, Merit Beauty Signature Lipstick, Patrick Ta Double Take Creme and powder blush.

If you follow the beauty industry closely, then you know that new releases are happening all the time.  So let’s discuss what new products are on my radar right now.


I stopped posting these over a year and a half back. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. When I noticed that these posts were becoming more of a shopping list rather than just window shopping, I decided to take a break. But I wanted to give it another try to see if it can be an outlet to talk about makeup without buying so much of it. We’ll see how it goes.

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KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer Tan 161 0.33 oz/ 10mL**

KVD Good Apple Concealer, $28.00**:  I was so disappointed to find out that I can’t use this formula. While alcohol in the formula won’t be a deal-breaker for everyone, I don’t gamble with it on my dry, sensitive, eczema-prone skin. The alcohol is the fourth ingredient in this concealer, so that is a high enough amount for me to pass on buying. I did go in-store and swatch this so I’ve included those swatches below for anyone that may still be interested. It is getting very good reviews even from people with dry skin.

KVD Good Apple Concealer Shades 161, 162, 167, 169, and 173 Swatches on Medium Dark Olive Skin
KVD Good Apple Concealer Swatches
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Covergirl Trublend Blush (Sweet Seduction)

Covergirl Trublend So Flushed High Pigment Blush in 360 Sweet Seduction swatch on medium dark skin
360 Sweet Seduction

I first talked about this blush back in July 2020 and I finally decided it was time to give it a try for myself. There are only 3 shades in the Trublend So Flushed Line** and I purchased 360 sweet seduction. There is a lighter shade called 320 love me as well as a darker, more vibrant shade called 345 hot and frenzy. Update, January 25, 2022: Covergirl has added 2 more shades, coral crush and temptation.

I’m so glad I decided to give this a try because I love it just as much as the discontinued baked version of the Trublend blushes. The baked version was offered back when Covergirl was still owned by P&G and they weren’t cruelty free. If you don’t know, Covergirl is now owned by Coty and went cruelty free back in 2018.

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