With the fall arriving, it is time to start thinking about making some changes to my makeup routine. I like to make a transition from paler colors to more vibrant hues that accentuate my fall wardrobe. The Queen Latifah CoverGirl Collection caught my eye this season as it advertiesed its vibrant hues. Exactly what I was in the market for! The first shade that I tried was the Shiny Cocoa Bean in the lipstick. This is a very pigmented shade on the darker side. I like this shade for an evening look and when I am feeling bold and sassy, I dare to wear it to work during the week. The formula is nice and creamy. It has a nice shine that is not overpowering.
In the glosses, I have to rave about the platinum pink shade. This shade has just the right amount of pink, not too much of a red undertone. Now as for the staying power of the gloss, I found myself quite disappointed. The gloss does not endure for much longer than an hour or two. If you are one to do a lot of talking on the job as I do, then you may find yourself reapplying often.
If I had to choose between the glosses and lipsticks, I would certainly go for the vibrant hues in the lipsticks! The shine never quits, and the staying power is super!
Rating: The lipstick 4 out of 5. The gloss 2.5 out of 5!