CoverGirl

CoverGirl At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely available; a hugely improved selection of foundations, several with reliable sunscreen; good concealers; enviable pressed powders; some fantastic Lash Blast mascaras; mostly great eyelining options; a vast selection of lip color options, from the long-wearing Outlast to sheer lip glosses to the wholly impressive Lip Perfection lipstick; several great options in the Queen Collection.

Weaknesses: The older foundations are seriously lacking; the newer Advanced Radiance foundation has great texture but disappointing SPF rating; powder blush and eyeshadows; terrible makeup brushes; all of the "Clean" products contain irritating ingredients.

Since 1961, CoverGirl has been slowly building a portfolio of cosmetics that today is about as all-encompassing as a makeup line can be. Originating from the same "medicated" ingredients found in Noxzema Skin Cream (which was never medicated in the least, but seriously irritating for skin), the debut products are still available, albeit with slight modifications. The good news is that for the past several years CoverGirl has consistently updated their line with some very impressive products, especially their foundations, concealers, and vastly improved pressed powders. They also offer some excellent eye and lip pencils, lipsticks and lip gloss, and one of the all-time best long-wearing lip paints, Outlast.

What's puzzling is that although many of CoverGirl's latest products are progressive, they tend to hang on to the lackluster-to-poor options, including abysmal powder blush and eyeshadows and their long-standing, very irritating Clean Makeup. These items may be part of CoverGirl's humble beginnings, but you certainly don't see parent company Proctor & Gamble adding eucalyptus oil and menthol to their Olay products or to products of any of the other cosmetics companies they own. If those ingredients were so important, why not use them everywhere? Needless to say, the great products outnumber the disappointments, and the prices make it easy for those on a budget to be beautiful and enjoy some state-of-the-art products, provided they shop wisely.

CoverGirl's Web site is extremely easy to navigate, and presents a wealth of product information, along with practical (if somewhat cutesy) tips and tricks for successful makeup application and for finding the shades that work best for you. CoverGirl's consumer relations department is consistently helpful if you have any questions or concerns. For example, if one of your favorite items was discontinued, you might want to know what replaced it, and they will let you know. Such service and customer concern is yet another powerful reason to believe CoverGirl really has its (class) act together.

For more information about CoverGirl, owned by Procter & Gamble, call (800) 426-8374 or visit the Web site at www.covergirl.com.

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Best LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm CoverGirl Lip Gloss  $8.99
Poor Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation SPF 20 CoverGirl Liquid Foundation w/ Sunscreen  $12.99
Average LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara CoverGirl Regular Mascara  $6.99
Good Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner Pencil CoverGirl Eye Pencil  $8.49
Good Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder CoverGirl Pressed Powder  $6.49
Poor Queen Collection Natural Hue Concealer CoverGirl Liquid Concealer  $6.99
Good Queen Collection Lash Fanatic Waterproof Volume Mascara CoverGirl Waterproof Mascara  $6.49
Average Queen Collection Lash Fanatic Volume Mascara (Discontinued) CoverGirl Regular Mascara  $6.49
Average CoverGirl & Olay Pressed Powder CoverGirl Pressed Powder  $13.99
Best Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Pressed Powder CoverGirl Pressed Powder  $8.99
Best TruBlend Pressed Powder CoverGirl
- Tru
Pressed Powder  $7.79
Average TruConceal Concealer (Discontinued) CoverGirl
- Tru
Liquid Concealer  $7.79
Average Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Liquid Makeup SPF 10 CoverGirl Liquid Foundation w/ Sunscreen  $9.99
Good CG Smoothers BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer + Sunscreen SPF 15 CoverGirl BB Cream  $7.99 1.35 fl. oz.
Average Shineblast Lipgloss (Discontinued) CoverGirl Lip Gloss  $8.49
Poor Brow and Eye Makers (Discontinued) CoverGirl Brow Pencil  $2.99
Average Clean Makeup Oil Control CoverGirl
- Clean
Liquid Foundation  $6.99
Poor Wetslicks AmazeMint (Discontinued) CoverGirl Lip Gloss  $6.29
Good Wetslicks Lip Gloss (Discontinued) CoverGirl Lip Gloss  $5.99
Good CG Smoothers Pressed Powder (Discontinued) CoverGirl Pressed Powder  $7.79
Good Fresh Complexion Pocket Powder Foundation (Discontinued) CoverGirl Powder Foundation  $7.79
Good Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers (Discontinued) CoverGirl Lip Gloss  $5.99
Best TruBlend Liquid Makeup CoverGirl
- Tru
Liquid Foundation  $9.59
Good Volume Exact Mascara (Discontinued) CoverGirl
- Exact
Regular Mascara  $7.79
Poor Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadows (Discontinued) CoverGirl Powder Eyeshadow  $3.19
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