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.
1. COVERGIRL LASH BLAST
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!
2. COVERGIRL EYESHADOWS IN URBAN BASICS
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!
3. COVERGIRL PERFECT POINT LINER
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!
4. COVERGIRL EYESHADOW IN TAPESTRY TAUPE
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.
5. COVERGIRL LIP PERFECTION JUMBO GLOSS BALM
This rivals almost every other jumbo gloss/pencil that I’ve purchased at Sephora. I love the watermelon color for a pop of pink!
6. COVERGIRL BROW AND EYE MAKERS
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!