Explore what’s trending in beauty with step-by-step makeup tutorials, new products, stylish seasonal content and more. From trending makeup colors to beauty tutorials that will keep your look fresh, you’ll find all the latest and greatest in makeup here. Stay up-to-date on the hottest makeup trends and exciting product releases from COVERGIRL.
Q: How do I stop my lipstick from feathering?
A: Before applying your lipstick, you need to make sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturized. Smooth, hydrated lips make an ideal canvas for lipstick that stays on. After prepping is complete, line the outline of your lips with a lip liner that matches your lipstick shade to help fill in any fine lines that can lead to feathering. Then, fill in the rest of your lips with the liner before applying your lipstick on top to help prevent any lipstick bleeding. Try our Farewell Feathering Lip Liner Pencil for a liner that hydrates, resists feathering and bleeding, and matches every lipstick shade.
Q: How do I get my makeup to stay on all day?
A: To ensure that your makeup doesn’t start sliding off around lunchtime, you need to start with prepped skin—this means exfoliating, moisturizing, and applying a primer like Outlast All-Day Primer. When you’re applying cream or liquid makeup products, make sure to set with powder to help keep your foundation, concealer, and blush from moving around. Finish your look with a setting spray like Clean Fresh Prep & Set Water Setting Spray to keep your makeup in place all day long.
Q: How do I pick the right shade of foundation?
A: First, you need to identify your skin’s undertone: is your complexion warm, cool, or neutral? Warm complexions have yellow undertones, cool complexions have pink undertones, and neutral complexions have a mix of both. Once you’ve identified your undertones, you can test our different shades on your skin—jawline and chest are two places where you can test makeup to find an accurate match. Gently blend in the foundation, does it disappear? If yes, you’ve found your shade!
TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation comes in 40 different shades so you can find the perfect shade to match your skin tone.
Q: What are the top three essential makeup products everyone should have?
A:If you’re new to makeup and starting to build a basic makeup routine, we recommend starting with concealer that matches your skin tone like Clean Fresh Hydrating Concealer, a mascara like Lash Blast Volume Mascara in brown or black, and a classic lipstick like Exhibitionist Lipstick in a color you love. Start with these basic makeup products and build your collection from there!
Q: How do I choose the perfect red lipstick?
A: There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing a lipstick—everyone is free to wear the colors they love! As far as we’re concerned, the only decision you need to make when choosing the perfect red lip is whether you want a matte lipstick like Exhibitionist Ultra Matte Lipstick or something glossier like Melting Pout Vinyl Vow Liquid Lipstick.
Q: Are COVERGIRL products tested on animals?
A: No, none of our products are tested on animals and all of our makeup products are cruelty free. Learn more about what it means to be cruelty free and COVERGIRL’s Leaping Bunny approval here.
Q: How often should I wash my makeup brushes?
A: It’s a good idea to clean all your makeup brushes weekly—which includes brushes you use for foundation, concealer, and powder. For brushes that you use for different shades like eyeshadow brushes, clean between each use to avoid color mixing.
Q: How can I conceal dark circles?
A: Choosing the right shade of concealer is important when you’re concealing under-eye dark circles. You want to choose a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone to brighten the area in a natural-looking way. A common mistake is choosing a concealer that is too light, which can look unnatural and will not provide the best coverage.
Try Full Spectrum All Day Idol Brightening Concealer for a concealer that naturally brightens and provides all-day coverage.
Q: What is the difference between BB cream and CC cream?
A: BB is short for “beauty balm” or “blemish balm” and is a sheer-coverage makeup product with added skincare benefits. CC stands for “color-correcting” or “complexion corrector” and offers a higher-coverage makeup option that helps conceal redness and dark circles. Opt for a BB cream like Clean Matte BB Cream when you want a lightweight, sheer foundation for easy everyday wear.
Q: How do I apply tinted moisturizer?
A: Using a tinted moisturizer like Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation is an easy way to meet your skincare and beauty needs in one quick step. No need to use a makeup brush or sponge—apply tinted moisturizer with your fingers and blend it out like you would a regular moisturizer. You can add another layer of product or apply a concealer like Clean Fresh Hydrating Concealer to areas that require a little more coverage if needed.
Q: How do I stop my eyeliner from smudging?
A: Making sure to prep your eyes before applying eyeliner is the best way to prevent your eyeliner from melting or smudging. Use an eyelid primer like Lid Lock Up Eyeshadow Primer for all-day protection. If you’re using liquid eyeliner, make sure it’s fully dry before moving to the next step of your makeup routine.
Q: How do I contour?>
A:To contour your face, first create a base with a face primer. Apply your foundation with a beauty sponge and set it with pressed powder. Next, use a contouring palette like Full Spectrum Contour & Correct Expert Cream Palette to contour your cheekbones, drawing a line from the tip of your ear to the corner of your mouth. Use the same palette to contour your jawline, hairline, and nose. Finish with a highlighter, blush, and setting mist.
Check out our how-to tutorial with Garret Hahn for step-by-step instructions on contouring and highlighting.
Q:What glitter can I use for lip gloss?
A: Glitter makeup is a trend we love, but it’s important to make sure that you’re choosing glitter products that are safe and appropriate for your lips. Try Melting Pout Glitz Glitter Lip Gloss, which is available in two high-impact glitter shades.
Q: How do you do a pink eye makeup look?
A: Pink eye makeup is another trend we love. Check out our video tutorials on how to do a pink smokey eye and how to achieve a colorful eyeshadow look for two glamorous pink eye makeup options.
Q: How do I do a cut crease?
A: Cut crease eyeshadow looks are a fun way to up your eye makeup game. The cut crease look draws attention to your eyes and adds depth to the eyelid. First, apply an eyeshadow primer to help ensure your look lasts. Then, apply your base eyeshadow color across the lid. Next, select a darker eyeshadow shade to outline your crease. Make sure to use a soft blending brush to soften the lines of each color.
For in-depth instructions on achieving a cut crease eye, watch our video tutorial with Safai Kelly.
Q: How do I choose the best nude lipstick for my skin tone?
A: COVERGIRL has a range of nude lipstick to match any skin tone. First, determine your skin tone and undertone. Are you fair, medium, or deep? Do you have more cool, warm, or neutral undertones? For lighter skin tones, consider pink nudes. Medium skin tones should opt for warmer nudes that mimic your skin tone. Dark skin tones work great with chocolatey nude colors. Consider your natural lip color. Look for a shade that closely mimics or is slightly lighter than your natural lip. Finally, what finish are you going for – matte, cream, satin, gloss?
Q: How do I apply blue eyeshadow?
A: Be sure to start any eye makeup look with an eyeshadow primer, this will help ensure minimal fallout and rich pigment throughout the day. Start with a neutral lid by selecting an eyeshadow shade that closely mimics your skin tone. Pro tip: looking to eliminate a step and simplify the look – use Exhibitionist Lid Paint Cream Eyeshadow in Nude Awakening as your base. This cream shadow provides smudge and flake-proof wear all day. Next select your blue shadow, we’re into the trending baby blue shadow look and are opting for Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow in Sterling Blue. Gently dust the baby blue shadow across the lid, blending upwards into your crease to avoid any harsh lines. Once you’ve achieved your preferred color saturation, finish with some black mascara for an easy, breezy blue eyeshadow look.
Q: How do I wear white eyeliner?
A: Eye Look #1: Are you looking to make your eyes appear wider, brighter, and more awake? Try applying white eyeliner Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in White Out to your inner waterline.
Eye Look #2: Create an easy, breezy cream shadow look by using a generous amount of white eyeliner to cover your eyelid. Creating a thick line over your lid will give the illusion that you’ve covered the entire eyelid when your eyes are open. Finish the eye look with some black mascara and you’re done!
Eye Look #3: Are you feeling a litte more daring and bold? Create a graphic double winged eyeliner look and draw a winged cat-eye shape with Get in Line Liquid Eyeliner in the color of your choice. Check out our Winged Eye Look tutorial for easy step-by-step instructions. Once you have both eyes looking symmetrical, trace your cat-eye with Perfect Point Plush Eyeliner in White Out. Finish your graphic eyeliner look with a coat a black mascara for a final touch.
Q: How do I get a messy eyebrow look?
A: Messy eyebrows are a hot trend. In order to achieve them, start by filling any holes or gaps that appear with a product like Easy Breezy Brow Micro Fine Fill & Define Pencil, being careful to mimic hairlines. Flick the pencil upwards to mimic eyebrow hair. Use the spoolie at the end of the pencil to help blend any harsh lines. Finally, use a brow gel to comb and set the eyebrow hairs in the upward direction.
Q:How can I keep my foundation from settling into wrinkles?
A:First off, moisturize. Creating a well-hydrated base for your foundation is important to help prevent your makeup from settling into wrinkles and fine lines. Once you’ve applied your makeup, you can also try the damp sponge trick. Use a damp makeup sponge to gently apply pressure everywhere you’ve applied foundation to remove excess makeup and help create a natural look.
Q:Is liquid or powder foundation better for aging skin?
A:While there are benefits to both liquid and powder foundation, many experts recommend using a liquid foundation as it slides on more smoothly and avoids settling into fine lines and wrinkles. However, the choice is ultimately up to you!
Q:What is the best way to apply makeup on mature skin?
A:When it comes to applying makeup, the only rule we have here at COVERGIRL is to have fun. Just because you’re working with mature skin doesn’t mean you have to hold back on bold color and experimental makeup looks! If you’re concerned about the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, create a solid base for the rest of your makeup look with an age-defying foundation and develop a top-notch skincare routine to make sure your skin is always moisturized.
Q:What ingredients help support anti-aging?
A:When you’re looking at the ingredient lists of our Simply Ageless products, you’ll see a few key ingredients in common. Glycerin is key for moisturization and is included in every product in the collection. Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are two ingredients that help refresh and even out skin tone for youthful, healthy-looking skin. Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) helps moisturize and brighten and vitamin B5 (panthenol) helps hydrate and smooth. Vitamins A and E, argan oil, and coconut oil are key ingredients for moisture and hydration.
Q:Does vitamin C have anti-aging properties?
A:Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant ingredient, which means it helps neutralize damaging free radicals that come from stressors like sun exposure. Vitamin C also helps support collagen production, which helps support healthy skin and prevent premature aging.