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Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Covergirl Tropical Fusion Quad: Review, Swatches

Covergirls New Tropical Fusion Quad Summer Colors

Covergirl may be a little late jumping on the bright makeup bandwagon, but, at least it's a start.  A few days ago, I blogged about Covergirls new promo ad for their summer makeup collection.  As predicted, I caved and purchased this tropical colored quad ($5.99) at CVS yesterday.

I debated purchasing this quad the entire time I was in CVS.  Mostly due to my recent purchase of covergirls eye enchancers in Gold Sizzle.  Being the very last on the entire display I wasn't going to pass this up.  Yeah, I'm weak at the knees when it comes to vibrant colors and makeup.

Overall, I was impressed more so with the tropical quad compared to the individual shades.  The teal and blue shimmery shades had fairly good color pay-off and was quite pretty.  I had high hopes for the orange shade because I really wanted it to work.  But, the pigmentation just wasn't there at all.  It was hardly noticeable on my NC30 skin.  You could substitue MAC's Fab & Flashy or another orange you prefer.  The yellowish/lime shade was a different nature than the other colors.  It was between a matte and satin texture that I really didn't care for and had ok color pay-off. 

Covergirl Tropical Fusion Eyeshadow Quad Photo Swatch

The teal and blue shades are the highlight of the tropical fusion quad.  Very pretty and shimmery with good color pay-off all around.  See some more swatches below.

Covergirl Tropical Fusion Photo Swatches

This is an big improvement from the standard neutral colored shades covergirl offers.  If they focus a little more on the pigmentation issues then we have a keeper.

UPDATE 6/26/08: After using this quad serveral times, I'm happy to report the teal and blue shades have fantastic color pay-off and those two colors alone are worth the purchase.

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Tags: covergirl, tropical fusion, review, swatches, eyeshadow

Posted by Steph at 08:22:am
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(5) Comments

Reenie said on Jun 22nd, 2008 2:43 am
Do you know when this will be available in canada? I've been looking everywhere for it and I cant find it!

Steph said on Jun 22nd, 2008 8:47 am
Hi Reenie,
It should be available now even in Canada. I've been looking for this quad for quite sometime and found it at CVS when I was least expecting it. If you see covergirls summer shades out in your store, this one should be with it. Good luck, and I hope you can find it soon!

Karen said on Jun 25th, 2008 4:00 am
I can't find the quad anywhere...I can't even find it in any online store! :(

Steph said on Jun 26th, 2008 5:13 am
Hi Karen, That's a bummer! Hopefully, you'll get lucky and find it soon. The cover girl display only held four quads total which, makes it that much harder to find. I hate when they do that.

Michele said on Jul 5th, 2008 1:46 am
I can't find it anywhere either :O! Do they sell it everywhere?

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