Packaging is light purple and has a mirrored look. For a drugstore brand, I actually don't have any complaints about the packaging. I like it more than the previous CG lipstick tubes. I think Cover Girl has done a pretty good job by putting the colors on the bottom of each tube and they are pretty darn accurate! One thing I do not like about these lipsticks has to be the scent, they have a old lipstick smell to them.The two colors I picked up are Delish (because it's nude, so it had to be done!) and Fairytale, because it's totally out of my "comfort zone"!
Delish is a browny nude. At the time I bought it looked to me as if it would be comparable to MAC's Shy Girl or Peachstock. Well, it was definitely nothing close to Peachstock so I didn't feel the need to even include it in my swatch comparison. As you can see in the photos below, it's not really comparable to anything! It is more comparable to Too Faced's Totally Nude of the 3 colors I compared it to, but it's not really a dupe.
|L-R (in swatches) Covergirl Delish, MAC Shy Girl, NYX Pumpkin Pie, Too Faced Totally Nude|
Fairytale is an intense, warm reddish coral. Again, at the store I thought it would be a good dupe for MAC's Impassioned and I was kind of wrong. While it is comparable to Impassioned and Rimmel's Nostalgia, they are all different. Fairytale has the most red of the three, Impassioned has more pink it and Nostalgia has the most pink.
|L-R Covergirl Fairytale, MAC Impassioned, Rimmel Nostalgia|
I absolutely love the way these lipsticks wear on my lips. They are super creamy and apply very smoothly. Fairytale has a really long staying power that after hours of wearing it, it leaves lips stained! I actually kind of like that, because I hate reapplying lipstick. In the past I have had red lipsticks that bled like crazy and I am happy to report Fairytale does not bleed! Delish, while a pretty color, doesn't have as long of a staying power as Fairytale. It's also not drying on lips like most nude lipsticks. They retail for $7.50.
Have you tried these Covergirl lipsticks?