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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cover Girl Sugar Coated Eyeshadow Quad / Review, Swatches, and Makeup Look

I picked up this palette quite a while ago and never to reviewing it until now. These are the new quad that Cover Girl recently launched. Since they are new, I was very curious to give them a try, hoping that perhaps the formula has also improved.
  • Black plastic case with clear cover and applicator
  • 5.5 g or .19 oz
  • Contains four eyeshadows: a dark greyish teal, a dark taupe, a light teal, and a nude.

  • I like the color scheme of this quad, which is why I picked it up. All of the eyeshadows are shimmery but the lighter two have more of a frost finish. They actually go very well together to create a makeup look.
  • As you can probably tell from the swatch above, this quad is really lacking in pigmentation. I did a few swipes in order for the color to show. As usual, I do my swatches without a primer.
  • Because the pigmentation isn't that great, I have to scrape the color with my brush and it takes several passes in order for me to get a decent color pay off to translate on my eyes. I'm really not liking that.
  • As far as blendability, they are not the greatest but I can still work with them.
  • I highly recommend you use a good primer with this quad. That is the only way you can get the color to show better and stay longer. I get about 6 hours of wear with a primer and even by then the colors have already faded a bit.
Final Thought
Cover Girl has done it again. I'm very disappointed with this quad. I don't think there is one Cover Girl eyeshadow that I've liked. The lack of pigmentation was a big turn off for me. I was highly hopeful with these new quads since they hold such pretty colors but there is no improvement in the formula; therefore, I wouldn't recommend these.
My rating: 5/10.

  • For this makeup look, I've used all of the colors from the Sugar Coated quad.
  • I started off with UDPP all over my lids.
  • I applied and blended the taupe color into my crease.
  • I used the nude to highlight my brow bone.
  • I applied the light teal shade to 1/3 of my eye lid.
  • On the outer corner, I applied the dark teal shade and blend it with the lighter color and into the crease.
  • I filled my brows with ELF brow kit dark.
  • I lined the upper lash line with Physicians Formula Eye Booster Ultra black.
  • I lined the lower lash line and waterline with Prestige Total Intensity Daring Green.
  • I used the dark teal shade from the quad to soften the liner on the lower lash line.
  • False lashes.
Overall, this look still turned out good and because the colors aren't very bright, you could sport these colors during the day too.
Is there any Cover Girl eyeshadows you would recommend? I think I'm starting to give up on this brand.  


  1. Too bad these are horrible, I was looking into these and thought I might even pick one up. I'm glad I read your review first! New packaging doesn't mean new formulation! Gahhh!

    1. yahhh that's so disappointing. Oh well at least you don't have to go through this.

  2. Urgh! I do not like this quad either! I love the colors, but not the pay off! Maybe i'll do another look with it to see if i can love it. LOL

    1. I know how you feel. I don't know if I'll ever reach for it again, lol.


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