Thursday, March 02, 2006

CG Queen Collection - Cover Girl launches collection for women of color

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I have never been a fan of Cover Girl. I resent Cover Girl for upholding the beauty ideal of the blue-eyed blonde for so long: Cybill Shepherd, Cheryl Tiegs, and most enduringly, Christie Brinkley have all been the faces of Cover Girl.

Christie Brinkley for Cover Girl, 1984

In the last ten years, however, Cover Girl has used models of color such as Lana Ogilvie and Tyra Banks (no, I won't dish about Tyra's talk show). Now it's launched the CG Queen Collection, a line of powder foundations, lipsticks, lip glosses, mascara, eye and lip pencils, nail polishes, and eye shadow quads for women of color, named for its spokesmodel Queen Latifah.

The particular strengths of this line appear to be the shades of powder foundation and the variety of lip colors.

The CG Queen Collection is not widely available - consult the web site for store locations or shop online at Cover Girl's eStore. Mostly, retail outlets are confined to those areas where there are high concentrations of potential customers - I browsed the collection at a KMart located in an area with a high concentration of Hispanic residents.

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