Review: Covergirl | Lip Perfection Lipstick Collection + Swatches

I hope you’re ready for some colour today because this post is bursting with a rainbow and then some. When it comes to lipsticks, colour is my top priority and Covergirl’s Lip Perfection Collection was made for painting the town in pretty nudes, sassy pinks and seductive reds.
Brand: Covergirl
Product: Lip Perfection Lipsticks*
Colours: 40+ Shades (plus Limited Edition releases)
Size: 3.36 grams
Price: $10.99CAD (msrp)
Availability: Drugstores nationwide
Would I (re)purchase: Yes!

Ingredients: (May vary slightly between shades)
Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil (Castor), Isopropyl Isostearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Acetylated Lanolin, Ozokerite, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax (Candelilla), Paraffin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Carnauba), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Lactate, Fragrance, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit (Shea), Silk Powder, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Propylparaben, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Mica, May Contain (+/-):, Iron Oxides, Lauroyl Lysine, Titanium Dioxide, Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake, Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake (CI 15985), Carmine (CI 75470)

The Lip Perfection Collection is packaged in a square shaped, dark aubergine steel chrome casing with colour corresponding end caps for easy shade selection. The product itself smells like traditional lipstick but with a hint of sweetness, not a favourite but not a deal breaker either. The ingredients list reads surprisingly almost like a lip treatment with its concoction of vitamin E, shea butter and green tea to name a few.

L – R | 256 Creme | 395 Darling | 323 Delicious
The colour opacity throughout the collection seem to be medium to full coverage with just a few of the paler shades being a light to medium. And while the consistency is smooth and easy to apply (but not too much slip), I did find some of the lighter colours to go on slightly patchy especially on dry lips (eg. “Creme“). Most of the medium to darks however did not have this problem and went on with full colour in one swipe beautifully. The majority of them also have a satin or soft shine finish.
L – R | 327 Bombshell | 297 Sweet (LE) | 308 Ravish
Beyond the shade selection, what really impressed was the surprisingly long lasting effect of this formulation. While not advertised as being a long wearing product specifically, I found these Lip Perfection lipsticks to last well beyond 4 hours even with regular talking and tea sipping. In fact, I wore Hot Passion for the Vancouver Fashion Week backstage filming and it looked great even by the afternoon.
L – R | 305 Hot Passion | 350 Eternal | 355 Tempt


The Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lipstick range is a great place to start building your basic lipstick collection. There’s no fancy bells and whistles with this product but I feel that it does what it’s supposed to do as a lipstick and it does that very well. A full spectrum of colours to choose from, smooth application and great opacity, these lipsticks are just dependable when you need them. Do note a few of the brighter shades can stain your lips and this is not the most moisturizing pick for dry chapped lips but otherwise a fabulous drugstore basic.

Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own. For more details on how I blog, visit my blog policy page.


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