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 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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Covergirl Trunaked Queenship Cream Shadow Stick (960 unruly)

After hearing some rave reviews about these Covergirl Shadow Sticks, I decided to check them out. I love a good purple eyeshadow, so I bought the shade 960 unruly.

Covergirl trunaked queenship cream shadow stick 960 unruly medium dark skin swatch
960 unruly

This formula is creamy enough to glide on the eyes without tugging.  Unfortunately, it does dry pretty quickly. I’d suggest doing one eye at a time so you can blend before it dries down completely. It has good pigmentation and doesn’t take much product to get the true color. I was surprised by the finish.  To me, it appears mostly matte with a hint of sheen once applied to the eyes. I expected it to be shinier with more of a shimmer finish.  I’ve only used this product with my fingers, so I’m not sure how it might perform when used with a brush.

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Covergirl Clean Fresh Cream Blush (shade 370 Butterflies with swatch)

Covergirl Clean Fresh Cream Blush (370 Butterflies)

I’ll cut to the chase, I do not like this blush formula.  Not only is it difficult to get a smooth application, but the metallic finish of the shade I purchased (butterflies) accentuates texture.  I’ve used cream blushes before, but this is my first experience with a more liquid formula.  The consistency isn’t runny, it has enough thickness to it that it doesn’t run down your hand or anything like that.  I would imagine there is a learning curve, but I’ve given it enough chances to give up on that thought.

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