Monday, July 20, 2009

CoverGirl TruShine Lipsticks: Fair Skin Tones

One of my personal favorite drugstore lip products are CoverGirl TruShine lipsticks, in part because they're smooth and moisturizing on the lips and in part because there is such a huge variety of wonderful shades to choose from - 24, to be exact. Each shade has a corresponding number (I've swatched them in numerical order); in theory, the first eight are supposed to be most complementary to fair skin tones, the second eight for medium skin tones, and the last eight for deep skin tones. I think CoverGirl should get some credit for this effort, as I did find that I liked more shades from the "fair" range on my lips than from medium or deep. With that said, I think lipstick color selection is all about personal preference, and anyone could find shades they love in all three color ranges.

In an hour of insanity, I decided to do lip swatches of every single one of these shades, so in order to not bombard you with too many pictures, I'm breaking my post on the TruShine lipsticks up into three parts: the shades intended for fair skin, medium skin, and deep skin. Remember, though, that there's no rule saying you have to stay within some prescribed color spectrum!

CoverGirl TruShines retail for $5-7 each, depending on the store, and are available at almost all drugstores (though some stores have fewer than the full 24 shades available, unfortunately). I don't notice a scent with these. The wear is about average - I have to reapply after eating, drinking, etc., but not more than once every few hours otherwise - and, as I mentioned, they are exceptionally moisturizing. I think the fact that I was able to do lip swatches of 24 of these in an hour with no irritation is a great testament to A) how gentle the TruShines are on lips, and B) how totally awesome Neutrogena Night Calming makeup remover wipes, which I use for all my swatching endeavors, are. (More on those later - I plan to make a post on all my all-time favorite products at some point, and I assure you they'll make another appearance then!)

Finally, here are your CoverGirl TruShine lipsticks for fair skin tones. Blushberry Shine has become something of a cult favorite in makeup land, and while I do like that shade very much, I think Petal Shine is my favorite from this group:

TruShine Lipstick: Powderpink Shine, Lavender Shine, Coral Shine, Blushberry Shine, Wine Shine, Petal Shine, Fire Shine, Cinnamon Shine


  1. thank you so much! Found you via Makeup Alley. I want to get blushberry and either wine or plum now. I appreciate your swatches!

  2. i used your wine shine swatch on my latest blog post and linked back. let me know if it's not okay! xoxo

  3. are these discontinued? great swatches :)

  4. hi! everything looks really good on u! btw, did u use liner for your lips?

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