Easy Breezy Brow Powder Kit
If you compare the ingredients in CoverGirl's Easy Breezy Brow Powder Kit to one of its eyeshadow palettes, you won't find much difference. No surprise, it performs exactly as you'd expect a powder eyeshadow to perform when used on your eyebrows.
The right shade of powder eyeshadow can make a great brow-filling powder, but this formula isn't particularly long-lasting, it rubs off easily, there's a lot of fallout, and while the powder may fill in brows with complementary color, it doesn't do anything to tame or shape them. The colors are limited, too; in particular, if you have very dark brows without a hint of red, you won't find a shade that matches or enhances your color.
We recommend you take a hard pass on this lackluster brow powder, and invest in a product that actually does what this one claims to do. One of our best brow shapers and fillers will leave you happier and your brows in better shape—and several picks are in the same price range as this one.
- Fragrance free.
- Powder rubs off easily and isn't long lasting.
- Doesn't tame or shape unruly brows.
- Color choices are limited, with nothing for very dark brown or black brows.
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.
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 Coty, call (800) 426-8374 or visit the Web site at www.covergirl.com.
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