Queen Latifah has gone from music to television to film and back - and has always looked amazing. That's why I was really excited that Latifah created a cosmetics line with CoverGirl for women of color (which is a very wide range).
However, what some of you will be pleasantly surprised to hear is that many of these shades in the Queen Collection will work on anyone - you don't have to be very dark, brown or olive to carry them off. The formulas are fantastic, the shade range is beautiful and the product quality for a drugstore line, in particular, is very impressive.
CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer, Brown Bronze (shown above).
This is hands down one of the star products of the Queen Collection line. This bronzer really complimented my skin tone, and gave me a beautiful golden radiance with just a hint of flattering shimmer. It's a shade that many women (think Christina Milian - Gabrielle Union) could pull off very well. The finish and texture of the bronzer is very silky, light and creamy, and the brozner had great staying power. Note: There is also a lighter shade and one darker shade, so everyone really is covered with this product.
Shine Vibrant Hues Shiny Lipstick in Choco-Lotta, (shown left). Choco-Lotta is a shiny brown with a touch of red. It's another really flattering brown that almost anyone can wear. It's sheer and light with just the right amount of shine. Extremely moisturizing without looking greasy. The staying power is very good for a shiny formula, but you will need to reapply after eating, drinking etc.
Another fantastic lip shade is the Queen Collection Vibrant Hues Lipstick inToast of the Town. (Not shown here).
This is one of the prettiest and most versatile shades among the Queen Collection lipsticks. At first glance it's a mauve/brown, but it also has touches of rose and plum. It's perfect for a everyday "your lips but better look". Again, a beautiful texture and finish with great staying power.
This is another one of my "Drugstore Gems"! -RLB
Go-->CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer, Brown Bronze Q110
Go-->CoverGirl Queen Collection Shine Vibrant Hues Lipstick, Shiny Choco-lotta Q970
Go-->CoverGirl Queen Collection Vibrant Hues Color Lipstick, Spice It Up Q795
Go-->CoverGirl Queen Collection Vibrant Hues Color Lipstick, Toast of the Town Q430