So I discovered while working on this post that the Covergirl LipPerfection LipColor line has been discontinued. I am not happy about this. It was already bad enough that I haven’t been able to find Covergirl here in Germany, just MaxFactor which is owned by the same company, but now I can’t even replace some of my favorite lipsticks when I travel home. Covergirl’s website has a page that shows you which of their Colorlicious shades match, and while some of them look like they might work as a replacement, others aren’t very close, but I’ll talk about that more when I talk about the specific shades.
I really like the LipPerfection LipColors because they are super pigmented and long lasting. Many of the brighter and deeper shades stain your lips, which if you’re looking for lasting power is great, though it can make removal a bit difficult. The shade range was incredibly large, so let’s hope that the Colorlicious line can live up to its predecessor.
I have six shades from the line, a few shades good for daily wear and some other bright, bold shades. I had trouble getting the lipstick to swatch accurately. Divine and Siren are much brighter in person and Heavenly and Fairytale have more pink to them. Eternal and Feline showed up pretty well, though.
I’ve had some of this lipsticks for a long time, so my preferences have shifted quite a bit. Right now I prefer Heavenly for a more everyday look as it adds a bit of color to the lips without being too bright. Covergirl says that the corresponding Colorlicious shade is Guavalicious, which, despite the dumb name, does actually look like a decent match. My other two favorites, Divine and Siren, are definitely bold colors. Divine is a purple with just enough pink to make it easier to wear, while Siren is a sparkly hot pink. If you don’t like sparkles in your lip colors, you may have to give it a pass, however. Their corresponding Colorlicious shades are Verve Violet for Divine, which I think looks too light and soft to be a match, and Eternal Ruby for Siren, which looks like a wine shade, so I have no idea how it is supposed to be a good replacement.
Two of my least used shades, Eternal and Fairytale were the first shades I bought, and I used to wear them all the time (as you can probably tell by the super worn off labels). However, I think my taste has shifted over the years. They are still beautiful colors, but I don’t find myself reaching for them nearly as much. Feline, as you might see from the sticker on it, was found in the clearance section at Walmart. I probably would not have picked it up if it were full price. The color is a pretty pink shade, but it is incredibly frosty. If it wasn’t so frosty, I would probably wear it a lot more. According to Covergirl you can replace Eternal with Enchantress Blush, which I don’t agree with. Enchantress Blush looks like a medium pink while Eternal is a very deep hot pink that can give a similar look to a red lipstick. The corresponding shade for Fairytail is called Euphoria which is another wine shade similar to Eternal Ruby. I don’t understand you Covergirl. “Oh, you loved this bright coral lipstick? I’m sure you want to replace it with a deep wine!” No, Covergirl, I don’t. I want another bright coral. The replacement for Feline is Garnet Flame which looks like an orangey-red. Covergirl, I think your replacement generator is broken.
Now I feel quite sad that Covergirl has retired this line. Hopefully when I’m in the US again, I can find better replacement shades than Covergirl’s website suggests.