CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner Review, Swatches and Photos

February 5, 2012

The latest addition to CoverGirl Queen Collection are six new Vivid Impact Eyeliners that promise to create striking, lasting eyeliner looks with the effortless application of a pencil.

CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliners

With a smudger tip on one end, the Vivid Impact Eyeliners look exactly like CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner. The only difference? The colors, which are marketed towards women of color but much, much better in my opinion and perfect for anyone. Midnight is a flat black; Truffle is a flat brown; Jade 310 is a dark teal with shimmer; Cabernet is a dark burgundy; Gilt is an olive green with shimmer and Amethyst is a silvery purple with shimmer.

Just like the Liquidline Blast, these eyeliners have a creamy texture that glides on like butter with zero skipping and tugging. Color payoff is also excellent and once it sets, it will not budge, not even if you rub it or put water over it.

CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner Review

CoverGirl Gilt Jade Amethyst Cabernet Truffle Midnight Vivid Impact Eyeliners
CoverGirl Midnight Vivid Impact Eyeliner
CoverGirl Truffle Vivid Impact Eyeliner
CoverGirl Jade Vivid Impact Eyeliner
CoverGirl Cabernet Vivid Impact Eyeliner
CoverGirl Gilt Vivid Impact Eyeliner
CoverGirl Amethyst Vivid Impact Eyeliner
CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner swatches

Midnight, Truffle, Cabernet, Amethyst, Jade and Gilt

Bottom line, CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner is amazing and definitely comparable to my favorite Jealousness Waterproof Gel Eyeliners and Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye Eyeliners.

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CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner is available at drugstores nationwide for $9.99.

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  • Reply Constanze February 6, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Amethyst and Jade are my favourites, Beautiful colours! 🙂

    • Reply Phyllis February 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Haha those are my favorites too!

  • Reply Clara February 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I can’t wait to try these, I haven’t seen them in the drugstores yet, but I’ll be on the lookout for amethyst especially! Thanks for this!

    • Reply Phyllis February 8, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      No problem! You will love them! I have been wearing them every day =)

  • Reply Anna February 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    These look awesome! Must get my hands on one =) Do you have any HG eyeliners for tight lining? Thank you in advance!

    • Reply Phyllis March 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Anna,

      To tightline, I like to either use a gel liner (MAC Fluidlines) or a pencil topped with a long-lasting liquid liner (K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo).

  • Reply Deborah Lindsey March 28, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I tried to sharpen the covergirl Queen eyeliner pencil have I screwed it up? I did noy read the instructions…Help please,

    • Reply Phyllis March 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Deb,

      Yes you can sharpen them. All you need is a regular sharpener for pencil liners. I use the one by Milani and it works great.

  • Reply Racheal May 1, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I LOVE these eyeliners they go on very smooth and that’s good for me because my lashes are so curly they curl back into my eyelid so this pencil I can put on liner with ease!!

  • Reply Donna pow January 19, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I bought two of the Queen Vivid Impact eyeliners and cannot sharpen them. I cannot believe I paid that much for 1/4″” of liner. Great product just very expensive for amount you can use. Need to redesign packaging.

    • Reply Phyllis Li January 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Hi Donna,

      I’m sorry to hear you’re having problems with the eyeliners. What sharpener did you use with them? I have sharpened mine many times with different sharpeners (a cheap one from Milani works too) and have never had any problems.

      • Reply Patronia February 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm

        Thank you P!!! I was about to throw mines away!!!

        • Reply Phyllis Li February 19, 2013 at 12:31 am

          Lol no prob!!!

  • Reply Fran September 3, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    What’s the most effective use of the smudge tip? I recently purchased a liner and love it. I plan on getting additional colors. Thanks!

    • Reply Phyllis Li September 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Hi Fran, what I do is apply the eyeliner along the lashline then smudge it by going back and forth with the smudge tip to soften the look.

  • Reply Aye October 1, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Hi, what’s the most appropriate to use in waterline area without smearing down face? Thanks 🙂

    • Reply Phyllis October 7, 2014 at 9:23 am

      Hi Aye,

      A water-resistant/waterproof pencil like NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner is best in my opinion. You can always set your pencil with matching shadow to up the longevity as well.

  • Reply stacey November 4, 2014 at 6:33 am

    From the comments made….You can’t sharpen the liner. I am on my second one. For 10.00 we should be able to use it for more than a month.

    • Reply Phyllis November 4, 2014 at 11:48 pm

      Hi Stacey, I believe the ones you and Deborah Lindsey have might be a different version of the product featured in my review. As you can see from the pictures I posted, the eyeliner is a regular pencil and I was able to sharpen it down to the very end with any ordinary sharpener.

  • Reply Stacey November 6, 2014 at 7:57 am

    So….do you know how these Queen liners twist up? It does look like that’s how they work. But I’m on my second one and don’t want to ruin the pencil. Thanks

    • Reply Phyllis November 6, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Hi Stacey,

      The ones I had definitely did not twist up and I was able to sharpen them fine. Unfortunately, I no longer have them around anymore since my review was posted in 2012. I did see this other eyeliner from the Queen collection on CG’s website that does not require sharpening – is this what you have?

      • Reply Stacey November 6, 2014 at 9:20 am

        They look likethe ones on this website.

      • Reply Stacey November 6, 2014 at 10:47 am


        • Reply Phyllis November 6, 2014 at 11:40 am

          If that’s what you have, then it is a different product from what’s featured in my review. According to CG’s site, the one you have is supposed to self sharpen so I assume it should twist up somehow.

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