Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cover Girl Shimmering Sands Eyeshadow Trio Swatches and Review

     My Walgreen's is currently having a sale for Cover Girl (Buy one get one 50% off), so I picked this eyeshadow trio up. I really did not need this.

     Cover Girl Shimmering Sands Eyeshadow Trio is a shimmery palette with a pinked white, a tauped champagne, and a light brown. Honestly, this was a waste of money not because I have way too many eyeshadows in these shades, and honestly, I think there are better eyeshadows in the drugstore (Wet n' Wild). One of the only things I really like about this palette is the texture of the shadows- not to hard, but not so soft that you get fall out. The palette is obviously very nice for neutral/natural looks but it's nothing special. I don't find that the colors have any depth to them. Although I knew these shadows were going to be all shimmery, as suggested by the name, I think it's too much shimmer for this palette; I would have loved to seen the darkest shade be a satin or matte finish eyeshadow. The shimmer as masks the colors, although swatched the colors look different, there is basically no difference on my lids. Other than that, I think all I can say is that I will probably wear all these colors as lid colors and I don't think I will like using this palette one its own (I have a FOTD with this featured which will be in my next few posts). I get about 5-6 hours of wear before the colors on my lid begin to look exactly the same.

If you are looking for good neutral eyeshadow palettes from the drugstore, I highly recommend the Wet n' Wild ones. They are swatched and reviewed here:

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  1. @RainyDaysandLattes: I love them too! They're great quality.

  2. ITA, I like the WnW trios a lot better though I've personally only tried Sweet As Candy.

  3. @JC: I love Silent Treatment the most! It's just a bit more unique. Walking On Eggshells is a really perfect natural trio though. (: