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 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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25% off Sale at Milani Cosmetics (with blush swatches)

If you’ve had your eye on any Milani products or need to repurchase your essentials, now is the time.  The sale has already started and it expires on 17 August 2020 at 11:59 PM PT.  You will need to use the code “FF2020” at checkout.

Milani Baked Highlighter in Rosa Italiana, Rose Powder Blush in Spiced Rose, and Baked Powder Blush in Sunset Passione
L to R: Baked Highlighter in Rosa Italiana, Rose Powder Blush in Spiced Rose, and Baked Powder Blush in Sunset Passione

I thought I’d share some swatches I haven’t shared before.  Milani has expanded the shade range for the baked powder and rose powder blushes.  I had trouble finding swatches of the new shades, so hopefully, these swatches will help others who have been looking for them.

Milani Baked Powder Blush in Sunset Passione Swatch
Milani Sunset Passione

The new shade I have in the baked powder blush range is 15 sunset passione ($7.99) and it is described as a bronzed terracotta with a satin finish.

Milani Baked Powder Blush in Sunset Passione Swatch
Milani Sunset Passione

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Underrated Eyeshadow Palettes (with swatches)

Being underrated is obviously very subjective.  Amanda from Makeup.Just.For.Fun on YouTube got me thinking about this topic when she posted a recent video on her underrated neutral palettes under $30.  For me, an underrated product is one that no one ever talks about, or they used to talk about it but now you don’t see it mentioned.  So let’s get into my opinions about some underrated palettes.

e.l.f Nude Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette, $10

e.l.f Nude Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette SwatchesThis one is underrated to me because you used to hear a lot about these 10-pan palette options from e.l.f., but now people are really focused on either their bite-sized Eyeshadow quads or the 18-pan eyeshadow palettes.

I was trying to branch out and get a different color story than I normally pick out, so I went with this version of e.l.f.’s 10 pan palettes instead of the warmer Rose Gold Sunset Palette.  As I certainly could have predicted, I mostly only like the warmer shades (6 and 8).  I found that I could only get use out of shades 5 – 10 based on 1 and 4 being too light and shade 2 and 3 being too light and sheer in the application.  Shade 5 was a bit sheer and took more building and I wasn’t crazy about the shade on the eyes.

e.l.f Nude Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette medium dark skin swatches

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