Review & Swatches: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks in Sultry, Kiss, Spellbound, Embrace, Darling, Fairytale

Price: $6-7
Availability: Target, WalMart, Ulta, Drugstores
Size: 3.5 g / .12 oz.

Company’s Description

Bright, gorgeous color that can transform your day and your lips. Enriched with Silk Therapy Complex, our formula helps sustain moisture levels and helps create soft, smooth, beautiful lips in just 7 days.*
* vs. bare lips

Lip Perfection Lipsticks are CoverGirl’s newest lipsticks and come in 44 shades. CG has divided the shades into 4 categories: Browns, Lilacs/Mauves/Burgundies, Nudes/Corals/Reds, and Pinks to Roses. The breadth of the color range for this line is amazing.

For this review, I tried the colors Sultry, Kiss, Spellbound, Embrace, Darling, and Fairytale.

Packaging: 9/10
For being a drugstore brand, these lipsticks have very sophisticated packaging. These rectangular tubes come in semi-matte, semi-reflective, slate/purple plastic. The bottom of the tubes show the lipstick color.

Though the packaging looks nice, it does get fingerprint marks on it very easily. I also wish the name of the product (instead of only the name of the color) was somewhere on the packaging.

Quality: 9.5/10
These lipsticks are excellent. First, they are very, very pigmented and opaque. Second, they have the right level of softness, which makes them apply smoothly. Third, they are long-wearing, especially the bolder colors. In fact, some of them (like Embrace, Fairytale, and Spellbound) are so pigmented that, even after I took off the lipstick using makeup remover, the color was still there. For some of them, I had to wait a day to continue doing swatches because the color adhered so strongly.

These lipsticks have a scent to them–sort of a mix between vanilla and plastic. The scent isn’t strong, so unless you’re extremely sensitive to smells, it shouldn’t bother you.

The only negative I have about this lipstick is that the sparkly ones will leave micro-glitters behind if you accidentally smudge them or after you remove them.

You also shouldn’t make anything of CG’s “beautiful lips in just 7 days” claim. There aren’t any ingredients in this lipstick that will change the appearance of your lips over time.

Ease of Use: 9/10
The lipsticks apply easily because they are smooth and soft. For the softer/neutral colors, you can apply them out of the tube. For the brighter colors, I’d suggest using a lip brush. They are so pigmented and opaque that you’ll want a brush to apply it precisely.

Price: 9/10
For $6-7, this is a great price for a great product. Plus, you can usually buy drugstore brands at sale prices, like buy-one-get-one 50% off.

92.5/100
Toss if: you are very sensitive to smells
Try if: you want to try out bright colors but have been afraid to–this line has great bright colors, you can return them easily if you don’t like them, and they don’t cost much
Buy if: you want smooth, opaque, pigmented lipsticks


CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks Packaging

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick Names

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks in Sultry, Kiss, Spellbound, Embrace, Darling, Fairytale

Swatches in Sultry, Kiss, Spellbound

Swatches in Embrace, Darling, Fairytale

Bare Lips

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Sultry Applied

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Kiss Applied

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Spellbound Applied

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Embrace Applied

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Darling Applied

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Fairytale Applied

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14 Responses to Review & Swatches: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipsticks

  1. Amna says:

    I just love your swatches

  2. Lisa B. says:

    I missed these swatches! Sultry and Darling are on my list!

  3. Chels says:

    When I first looked at your bare lip picture, I was all, I MUST GET THAT ONE. And then I looked at the caption. OOPS. Lol.

    I actually bought fairytale a couple days ago and had to return it because it looked craaaazzy on me. But maybe I should have kept it and tried brush application instead of using the straight tube…Wish I saw your swatches first! I think I’ll give these a second go.

    All these look amazing on you btws.

  4. milee says:

    *drools* Thank you so much for the fantastic swatches!! It’s so rare to see someone’s bare lips before they do the lip swatches, so thank you thank you thank you!!

  5. Caressa says:

    THANKS ALOT!
    I loved the review helped me alot :}
    Caressa

  6. Nicole O. says:

    Love love love Spellbound! I’m also thinking about getting Divine. Thanks for the swatches! Definitely trying these. :)

  7. Erica B. says:

    I am glad you swatched these. I bought embrace and spellbound and I am hooked. I think they have lovely colors and they don’ dry out my lips!

  8. Lorraine ER says:

    Thank you for swatching and posting these. I’m really curious about this line of lipsticks but I don’t like buying without seeing swatches beforehand. I know I at least want Embrace, cuz it’s gorgeous!! I haven’t seen a full display anyplace though- just a mini one with a few colors and a liner or two. I wonder if that is because it hadn’t officially launched yet? Any idea?

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