I recently received a free Influenster box that had a tube of CoverGirl Plumpify Mascara and a tube of CoverGirl Oh Sugar Lip Balm in Caramel in it. I was sent these two products for free to review with the understanding that my opinions/thoughts on the products would be 100% honest. I decided to stop at my local drugstore and pick-up a few additional products to make this a more in depth review of the CoverGirl Spring 2016 line of products. Make sure to check out the video for more in depth thoughts and swatches!
Starting with the CoverGirl Plumpify Mascara from the CoverGirl Spring 2016 products, I wasn’t thrilled with this product. While it does do what it claims it should; provide volume, life the lashes, and plumpify the lashes, I just don’t think it does it as well as the CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara. Plus the wand is just to big and bulky for my tastes.
The Caramel CoverGirl Oh Sugar Lip Balm was the shade that I received from Influenster, to make the review of these products more fair I decided to pick-up shades that I’m more partial to…pinks. I picked-up Taffy and Punch from the CoverGirl Spring 2016 line. I have to say that I love how you can either wear these as a more light or sheer coverage or you can build it up a bit for a deeper coverage. Just know that you’re not going to get an opaqueness similar to a lipstick out these as they are balms. One negative I had about the Oh Sugar Balms is that the color doesn’t last the longest and it can go a bit gritty but reapplication is really easy due to how sheer these are.
While I was at the store I decided to pick-up the CoverGirl Roses TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette and the CoverGirl Nudes TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette, also from the CoverGirl Spring 2016 Collection. These are actually labeled on the package as being “Like a leading $50 eye shadow palette”. I have to say that for the Roses palette this is not the case. The shadows are inconsistent with matte shades that blend away to nothing and dark shades that make an eye look go muddy. The Nudes palette on the other hand is a lot better, it still has matte shades that get lost but the other shades in the palette are quite excellent.
From the products that I have tried I feel that the CoverGirl Spring 2016 collection has some high points and some low points. If you happen to be in the store I would skip the mascara and the Roses palette. If they have shades that you like I would suggest picking up an Oh Sugar Lip Balm. No matter what I think you should pick-up the Nudes palette, especially if you like neutral eye looks!