Covet Waterproof Eyeliner

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$19 
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Category:
Makeup > Eyeliners > Waterproof Eyeliner
Last Updated:
10/18/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Everything about this twist-up eyeliner is amazing … for about 15 minutes … after that it begins to fade and smudge. The creamy texture is wonderful for smooth application, but the color just doesn't stay put. If you have watery eyes, or are dealing with humidity—forget about it—this is absolutely not a waterproof eyeliner. Another drawback is that almost all of the shades have noticeable glitter. If you want glitter around your eyes, fine, but at least get it from a product that stays put. The way this product moves around, getting the glitter in your eyes (ouch!) is a real possibility.

Considering the cost, Covet Waterproof Eyeliner shouldn't have any drawbacks! For better options, check out our list of Best Products.

Pros:
  • Applies smoothly without pulling on the skin.
Cons:
  • Smudges and fades quickly.
  • Not waterproof as claimed.
  • All but two of the shades have glitter.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills product line was developed by "definitive eyebrow expert" Anastasia Soare, a woman who owns a chic Beverly Hills salon. Her namesake product line is built around specialty brow products and shaping tools based on her criteria. Although she has expanded the line to include skin-care and other makeup items, the brow products remain the heart of the line; the skin care seems to be little more than an afterthought.

What sets the Anastasia line apart is the wide selection of brow-grooming products and their impressive shade range for natural-looking brows. Overall, the line is a mixture of both good and bad products, at a relatively high price point. We were expecting to find great brow pencils from a line devoted to perfecting the eyebrow, but Anastasia failed miserably with their extremely hard-textured Perfect Brow Pencil.

Their skin-care products also rank low in terms of efficacy and high in terms of misleading claims, and the mascara misses the mark completely. There are a few so-so makeup products you can ignore, and some of the brow kits have a frustrating mix of good products and awful products.

On the flip side, what's great about Anastasia Beverly Hills are their fabulous brow powders, good brushes, brow-taming products, and some helpful products such as Brow Fix, Brow Pen, and Tinted Brow Gel. They also have a beautiful Blush Quad and a couple of good highlighter pencils. Many of the products cater to those who are new to brow shaping (including a brow stencil set), and, depending on your local department store, you may even be able to schedule an appointment with an Anastasia brow specialist who can show you the way, following the namesake company founder's famous Golden Ratio. For more information about Anastasia Beverly Hills, call (800) 310-3773 or visit www.anastasia.net.

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