Featured in this review: Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder, Vivid Impact Eye Liner & Lash Fanatic Mascara. These are good additions to the QC line. My favorite is the Vivid Impact Eye Liner.
Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder
What It Is
A matte pressed powder to give natural, long-lasting coverage. If you want a natural, minimal makeup look, this lightweight pressed powder might be what you’re looking for.
Lasting Matte Pressed Powder is designed to provide lightweight coverage that is natural looking. The powder is great for oily skin to control shine and resist fading. It is also designed to be paired with the Natural Hue Bronzer (available in Light Bronze, Brown Bronze and Ebony Bronze) to provide shimmer without the shine.
Since I have dry skin, I’m not crazy about matte formulations and tend to stay away from most pressed powders, but the Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder in Golden blended into my skin, matching perfectly. In spite of having a matte formulation, it wasn’t too drying. If you liked the Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder, you’ll probably like this, especially if you have oily skin. Lasting Matte Pressed Powder is available in Light, Light Golden, Golden Medium, Medium and Medium Deep shades.
Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eye Liner
What It Is
An eyeliner designed to have the intensity of a liquid with the effortless application of a pencil.
Vivid Impact is a double-ended eyeliner that includes a smudger; with a waterproof formula that provides long-lasting color.
I love all of the shades from the Vivid Impact collection, which includes Midnight (black), Jade (jewel-toned green), Amethyst (a shimmery gray/reddish-purple), Gilt (sparkling deep gold—think gold leaf) Truffle (dark brown) and Cabernet (wine-colored). The pencil goes on smooth like a liquid without the tugging of some drier pencils and with the precision that can be difficult with some liquid liners. If you want a minimal but glamorous eye look, this eyeliner can be used for just a touch of shimmer or dramatic color.
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Queen Collection Lash Fanatic Mascara
What It Is
Lash Fanatic is described as an eye-opening volumizing mascara to create the appearance of twice as many lashes.
Lash Fanatic Mascara features a specially designed brush that coats and separates each lash from root to tip. It has a non-clumping, volume-building formula to give four times more volume and the appearance of twice as many lashes. The mascara works like a lash-fanning comb and is designed with micro channels in each bristle to deliver lots of mascara to each lash to deliver up to four times the volume. It promises to last all day without flaking or clumping. The mascara is available in Black and Very Black.
I wouldn’t say that Lash Fanatic made my lashes look more voluminous, but it definitely separated and lengthened them and made them more noticeable. There was no clumping or flaking. (I have to use an eyelash curler before applying, since once they are lengthened they actually touch my eyeglasses and smudge them!)
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CoverGirl Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder is available in six shades for the suggested retail price of $8.99.
CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eye Liner is available in five shades and has the suggested retail price of $9.99.
CoverGirl Queen Collection Lash Fanatic Mascara is available in two shades (Black and Very Black) and has the suggested retail price of $6.49.
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