I got my hands on the CoverGirl TruNaked Nudes and Goldens eyeshadows palettes before they were released here because I couldn’t wait. Actually, I didn’t have a good experience with an affordable/drugstore eyeshadow. It was a quad of neutrals that looked muddy on me and would darken over hours of wear. I didn’t like it. But I hate not using makeup or putting makeup to waste, so I just used the dark shades for my eyebrows. Since then, my eyeshadows of choice were from high-end brands. But the postive reviews on the CoverGirl TruNaked palettes got me intrigued and their swatches were promising.
CoverGirl only had three TruNaked palettes at the time–Nudes, Goldens, and Roses. I would have gotten Roses too, but I wasn’t into pinks. Read on further for a review per palette. 🙂
I’ll start off with the Nudes, since I use it more often as it is in my Project Pan.
The shades in the Nudes are (left to right):
Buff – Sheer pearl white with micro-shimmer. Usually my brow bone highlight.
Shell – (Matte) Off white/Ivory. I use this to set my eyes or as primer, or highlight on the brow bone.
Champagne – (Shimmer) Light champagne. Sometimes I use this alone when I’m too lazy for a full eye.
Fawn – (Matte) Pale brown. My crease shade.
Mink – (Shimmer) Light bronze.
Cocoa – (Matte) Cool brown (I’m not that good identifying warm and cool shades. 😆 Kindly correct me if I’m wrong.)
Coffee – (Shimmer) Slightly darker than cocoa.
Sable – (Matte) Deep cool brown. Shows patchy in the swatch (see video below), but applies good on the eyelid.
There’s a good mix of mattes and shimmers here. They have good color payoff (except probably those that are light or near my skintone) and have decent longevity at about 8 hours before I get creasing. Using a primer does help prolong and make my eye makeup look as though they’re newly applied for hours. My primer at the moment, by the way, is the Wet n Wild Photofocus Eyeshadow Primer–this I highly recommend! All the eyeshadows have kickback, which I don’t really mind.
Joiz made an evening look with this palette. 🙂
She finds that the Nudes palette looks a whole lot invisible on her for day looks unless she uses the shimmery shades, which is not a bad thing, but she doesn’t always go for shimmers on a day makeup.
I pressed a bit hard on the shadows and swiped my fingers on each shade several times that’s why there were bits when I swatched on my arm. I couldn’t help doing that. Sorry!
Left to right:
Creme – (Matte) My skintone. 😆
Chiffon – (Shimmer) Pale gold.
Cookie – (Matte) Medium beige. It’s also near my skintone too. 😆
Sunkissed – (Shimmer) Bright gold.
Camel – (Shimmer) Medium brown with some gold.
Ginger – (Shimmer) Bronze.
Ecru – (Shimmer) Looks moss green on the pan, but is more brown when applied. It’s far from ecru. 😛
Sierra – (Shimmer) Carob/deep brown.
All the mattes in this palette swatched poorly; however, they all apply and blend great on the eyelid. Sunkissed is what I use the most in this palette. It’s so hard to resist!
Here’s another look from Joiz using this palette.
I say GET IT. Or get them all! 😆 The two eyeshadow palettes are great to create daytime and evening looks with.
The eyeshadow palettes come in a plastic compact with a clear cover. I think some would dislike that it doesn’t come with a mirror, but I actually like that I can already see the shades whenever I decide on what eyeshadow to use. The plastic feels just a tiny bit sturdy–sturdy enough to take around with you–but a drop could highly likely result to loose powder eyeshadows. 😆 The palettes also come with a dual-ended sponge applicator.
Price and availability
Each palette is Php695. CoverGirl is available in The Landmark and SM Department Stores, BeautyMNL, Zalora, and Lazada. As of writing, CoverGirl has a sale and each palette are at Php679.
Honestly, that’s not much, but a discount is still a discount. 😛