Covergirl Eyeshadow Palette: Jewels

Note: Finger swatches without primer. Wear test has not been done.

CG jewels
M=matte, S=satin, G= glitter

I am SO DAMNED late in the eyeshadow game it is not even worth commenting on! I missed out on ALL of the Urban Decay and Kat Von D palette releases that housed rich deep jewel shades! #PaletteRegrets

Wandering around my local Walgreens I spied this little gem…ahem jewel. The Covergirl Jewels palette. Usually palettes like these are prone to #PaletteFail but not this one!

I love it !  They definitely look better on the eyelid than as a swatch!

CG Jewels Swt

First things first.  The star of this palette is shade 7. A golden shimmer that looks like a SHEEN ! Not a hint of glitter or gold flecks.

I wore it on my cheeks and it was just how I like my highlighter to be!  A ‘wet’ look without a sign of micro glitter! Ofcourse you have to be SO careful dipping your brush because it is flanked by 2 dark shades.

Shade 3 is a bronze shimmer but not a ‘wet-sheen’ like shade 7.GoldBronze

1 is a shimmer with a pink shift to it.

Shade 2 a milky-pink matte and does have kick up so be careful with it.  Actually shade 3 is also very soft. Lay the brush flat and gently swipe to pick up.

Shade 8 is a matte black with micro silver glitter. It disappears on the eye. It’s not a deep dark black and with very little fall out. In-fact I did not notice any.

Now for the shades that pulled me to this palette. Alas natural light just doesn’t do the shades justice!CG PurpBlueGreen.001The purple and blue are rich, silky, satin shades.The purple applies more opaque than the blue.

The blue applies best with a finger. But when applied with a wet Mac Fix+ brush it really pops! Use the black to anchor the blue and blend it out to the crease.

Both purple and blue look gorgeous when used along your the lower lashline. I used a wet brush.

Shade 2 was my brow bone shade for both eyes.

Shade 6 is a beautiful olive with gold glitter. It applies well with a flat eyeshadow brush but needs a glitter glue. It has fall out and as the day progresses you will have flecks on your face. But glitter, irrespective of price, usually has this problem. It’s the nature of the beast!

What I really like about this palette is all the shades show up, and are flattering, on my NC40 Indian skin-tone.

I am impressed.

Well done Covergirl !