CoverGirl Lip Perfection: Delish, Heavenly, Romance, Rush, Kiss Review, Photos, Swatches

CoverGirl Delish Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Lip Perfection: Delish, Heavenly, Romance, Rush, Kiss

Here are five shades from the Nudes/Corals/Reds portion of the CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipcolor ($6.99 for 0.12 oz.) range. When it comes to seeking out rich, opaque lipstick with an affordable price tag, LipPerfection is at the top of my list. The only issue I had with the formula is that it is not as moisturizing as it claims to be. They can be on the thicker side, because they are so creamy.

  • Delish is a warm, medium peach with a subtle shine and opaque color coverage. It is similar to MAC Fashion City but is a touch darker. It’s a bit less pink compared to Illamasqua Brink and YSL Peach Passion. Giorgio Armani #507 is lighter.
  • Heavenly is a medium-dark neutral pink with a glossy shine and opaque color coverage. MAC Blossom Color is lighter. NARS Montego Bay is lighter and more coral.
  • Romance is a medium-dark pink with a beige tint, but it’s still more pink than it is a beige or nude. The color coverage is opaque, and the finish has a soft shine. It’s a touch less pink than Chanel Darling. It is darker and less pink compared to MAC Mehr. It is step or two darker than MAC Gem of Roses and MAC Supreme Style. This shade is great for an everyday lip.
  • Rush is a toned down coral with a creamy finish and opaque color coverage. Make Up For Ever #4 is a touch pinker and has a soft, frosted finish, but the color is still similar.
  • Kiss is coppery coral with a extremely frosted finish. The color is still opaque, but the finish is definitely one of the frostier ones I’ve come across. Chanel Teheran is more vibrant with a stronger orange base. MAC Drive Me Wild is more orange and has gold shimmer/sheen rather than the whiter frost of Kiss. Milani Coral Bora Bora is similar in color but has a softer frost finish.

For a full review of the formula, please read my original review! 🙂

CoverGirl Lip Perfection: Delish, Heavenly, Romance, Rush, Kiss Review, Photos, Swatches

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CoverGirl Delish Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Delish Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Delish Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Delish Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Heavenly Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Heavenly Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Heavenly Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Heavenly Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Romance Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Romance Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Romance Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Romance Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Rush Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Rush Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Rush Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Rush Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Kiss Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Kiss Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Kiss Lip Perfection Lipcolor

CoverGirl Kiss Lip Perfection Lipcolor

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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They do sell similar products, but not the exact same. You can often find Max Factor dupes with Cover Girl and vice versa. They were around the same price, when M.F. was still sold in the USA drugstores. The lipsticks from M.F. are even better than these, in my opinion. That’s if they haven’t changed them.

Hmm, I could indeed look at Max Factor, but that brand costs at least twice as much as Covergirl! Right now, I always skip Max Factor because they’re so overpriced here.

I missed out on Gem of Roses (it was sold out) and have been wondering about a dupe so I will definitely look at these. I bought another CG lipstick a while back and was surprised by how good they are. Will totally be looking for “Romance”.

I have a CG lippie in darling. It is a lovely colour! Really pops on my NC25 skin. I often don’t like the feeling of lipstick on my lips (or gloss!) but this lippie feels like nothing to me. I don’t really have dry lips, and I have oily skin, so this lipstick is just fine for me in that department 🙂

I have Kiss. While it’s a great shade for summer on me, I agree that’s it’s not as moisturizing as it claims. I consider it non-moisturizing. It doesn’t dry out my lips and it doesn’t add moisture though either. But still I like it! I need to check out these other shades too.

All of these colors look amazing on you! I get the feeling they wouldn’t be as nice on very fair skintones. That’s the reason I’ve stayed away from this line so far.

I don’t know if it helps, but I have very fair skin (we’re talking ivory levels in the winter) with a cool undertone, and they work just fine on me. The only thing I’d be careful with is some of the burgundies and coral tones.

I know what you mean, Stephanie. I won’t be wearing any of these colours either. But I feel it also has to do with how pigmented your lips are to begin with… mine are pigmented to start off, and adding lipsticks as bright as thse makes them VERY bright in contrast to my pale skin 🙁

me too because these are the only two I have. CG is weird for me, the rest just aren’t colors I can wear, turned fuschia, too bright, or or too dark 🙁 I have better luck with Maybelline ColorSensational, but that’s a different review I’m sure 🙂

they all look gorgeous on you. huge thumbs up on all the beautiful and clear swatches.very’s just a shame we don’t have covergirl make up here in ireland.

I love all of these on you, but after my last experience of buying CG Lip Perfection after your reviews, I don’t think I’ll be picking any of these up (my lips are really pigmented, so they show up quite differently on me).

AHH, but Delish is beautiful… eh, maybe I’ll give them a try again. It won’t hurt.

These are all so pretty! It’s a bummer that I can only find these for about $10 here in Canada. I’ll stick with my Rimmel lipsticks until these go one sale 🙂 I don’t really feel the need to buy from high-end brands when it’s so easy to find great drugstore products thanks to Christine!

Hey Chrisine, I know these are rated A, and a lot of MAC lipsticks are given a B… does this mean that the A lipsticks are better than the MAC B lipsticks?

Yes – these wear better and have more color payoff. Some MAC lipsticks are great, others are just so-so. A lot times MAC lipsticks are rated as a group because MAC will release 4 in a collection – and I can’t do 20 posts for one collection, so I group them – and if one shade (or more) is a poor performer, it will drag down the average score. For example, MAC lustre lipsticks I find drying, so they are rare highly rated and MAC usually has at least one in each launch.

The way I do grades is that an A means an A, no matter the brand, price tag, etc. Whether it’s $1 or $100, if a product gets an A, that’s the equivalent to another A. I hope this helps!

I have Heavenly & like it a lot. It’s one of the closest ones I’ve found to MAC Birds of a Feather, at least how it looks on me personally (pigmented lips, and most pinks just don’t show or aren’t opaque enough)

All of these colors look really flattering on you, I like Heavenly and Delish in particular. The only color I tried (Darling) was too purple on me, bleh

I have delish, sultry, temptation, and divine. The color range is absolutely lovely and this is the first drug store brand lipstick that doesn’t bother my nostrils when I wear it. I hate lipsticks that are overly scented. I love the opaque creamy goodness of delish and sultry. It’s really nice to see drugstore brand lipsticks changing up their finishes rather than offering everything in a frost finish.

I actually bought Heavenly and when I read your original post, I was curious as to what you would say about it. I like the color, although I find it somewhat clashes with my NC20 skintone.

The formula is pretty good as far as pigmentation and lasting power go, but I hardly ever wear this lipstick because of its scent and taste. I absolutely HATE the taste! They taste like plastic mixed with some sort of cheap perfume; it kind of reminds me of the toy lipsticks I had when I was little. If I accidentally lick the inner part of my lips while wearing Heavenly, the taste remains for quite a long time, until I can’t take it anymore and end up wiping it completely off with a tissue.

I was surprised you described the scent as just “slightly” waxy… Maybe there was something wrong with the one I bought?

I don’t lick my lips – so I don’t really taste lipstick generally. The only time I do is when I’m testing out a new formula actually, so I can speak on that aspect in the review, but I modified a lot of my habits so lipsticks would last longer (e.g. not licking lips, not rubbing/pressing them often!). It has a waxy taste but it didn’t linger for me, and I didn’t notice it when I eat/drink.

I have Heavenly and it looks awesome on my NC 42 skintone. The lipstick lasts for a good amount of time too..I am going to check Ruch for sure. Thanks Christine for your efforts and reviews.

Hi.. this is my first time commenting and I do want to let you know what a great job you do.. not just with swatching but also with presenting it on the website. The new look of the website is great!

I bought two of these lipsticks after reading your previous review and liked the color but these lipsticks have a very strong synthetic smell. I have used a lot of brands from chanel, guerlain, lancome to clinique, maybelline, revlon.. even a covergirl earlier but these are the worst in terms of smell..


You could try leaving the cap open near a bowl of vinegar or lemon juice to help reduce any synthetic scent (if you mean the actual scent, not the ingredients’ scent together)! Mine weren’t bad – and I’ve smelled some really synthetic lipsticks (usually fruit-based ones are the worst offenders) and NARS’ lipsticks used to smell like crayons.

Not fair. Each one looks progressively MORE amazing on you. Great review, as usual! I love it when drugstore options are unexpectedly fantastic.

I’m pleasantly surprised to see you review these. 🙂 I own several shades from this collection – easily one of the best drug store buys I’ve gotten in awhile. A lot of them are perfectly opaque and go on very smooth. I found some of the purple and lilac shades to be slightly dry going on, but I suspect that’s because they’re so pigmented. I just threw lip balm underneath them and they wore fine.

On a side note, though, I will say the website’s swatch gallery is a little deceptive. The colors are brighter in the tubes.

I need Heavenly! These are so pretty, I’m so impresses they’re a CG product. Do you find they feather easily or at all? (Please forgive me if you mentioned this in the review… I must have somehow overlooked it!)

I need to pick up rush and romance. I’m quite surprised at these colors and the opacity. As far as not being as moisturizing, I fix that by applying over balm. I never wear opaque lippie only because I”m older and it just ages me even more to do so. You look lovely as always Christine. You have the amazing ability to look good in just about anything my dear. 🙂

I have several of these, including Rush and Romance, but never even gave Heavenly a glance. What was wrong with me? That is a gorgeous pink! I will have to pick it up now. And I kind of like the way these smell, kind of a burnt sugar.

I ended up picking up Heavenly and gosh is it ever lovely! The only thing I don’t like is the smell so I think I am gonna try and let it “off gas” in my room.
Last week I also picked up Guerlain Champs-Elysse and HOLY that is one amazing lipstick. Once you go Guelain, nothing is the same D:

I love most of the colours such as heavenly, romance and rush but I just can’t seem to like kiss at all. But all of them look really creamy and nice!! Would Mac midimuave look pinkish on a warm toned NC 35?

Hi Christine, I don’t know if you’ve reviewed this specific color, but I know you’ve reviewed this Brand: it appears as though a lot of the Kat von D lipsticks are being fazed out…do you know how Kat von D’s Painted Love Lipstick in “Cathedral” compares to the CG LipPerfection in “Rush?”
Thank 🙂

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