CoverGirl has been a favorite brand of mine for many years.
I’ve had a serious relationship with their classic Lash Blast mascara for about 3 years and can’t imagine liking anything more.
Beyond that, I always find myself gravitating toward the neutral shadows and simple products they provide at great price points. I like that they haven’t retired old classics (like the brow pencils noted below), but are constantly adding fresh, new products to their line.
If I had to direct someone to a particular brand at a drugstore, it would be this one. Or Revlon. Both are great, but I think you could build an entire makeup collection from CoverGirl alone and be satisfied.
I picked my “must-try” products from CoverGirl to inspire you to check on the line if you haven’t in a while.
CoverGirl Products 1 of 7
CoverGirl Lash Blast 2 of 7
This has been my favorite mascara for a few years now. It's layer-able, works with other mascaras as well, and won't weigh your lashes down!
CoverGirl Eyeshadows in Urban Basics 3 of 7
It's like it was the first "Urban Decay Naked Palette." These colors are universally flattering and can work together to create a really pretty eye makeup look!
CoverGirl Perfect Point Liner 4 of 7
I love the smudge tool on the end of this liner. Plus, you never need to sharpen it, which is a huge plus in my book!
CoverGirl Eyeshadow in Tapestry Taupe 5 of 7
This is just about as close to Mac's Satin Taupe as you'll get. It's a little warmer and a little lighter, but it really is a beautiful taupe eyeshadow.
CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm 6 of 7
This rivals almost every other jumbo gloss/pencil that I've purchased at Sephora. I love the watermelon color for a pop of pink!
CoverGirl Brow and Eye Makers 7 of 7
If you are looking for a matte brow pencil that is cheap and works perfectly on blondes, these are for you. This was the first brow pencil I ever used!