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CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lipgloss

Posted May 27 2010 10:00am
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Several weeks ago, I received two CoverGirl products to test and review since I'm a BzzAgent. I think it's about time I review these products... hehe~
I received Smoky ShadowBlast in #805 Silver Sky and ShineBlast Lipgloss in #840 Sparkler. They also sent a booklet with Drew Barrymore on the cover.
Inside the booklet, there's a picture of Drew Barrymore using the Smoky ShadowBlast. This is how the cream eyeshadows suppose to look on an individual. By the way, I think this is such a hot picture of Drew!!! Seeing how hot the makeup looks on her, I was excited to try this out... hehe~

I'll review the Smoky ShadowBlast first.
Product Review: Smoky ShadowBlast in #805 Silver Sky

Where can you purchase this: drugstores and online
Price: $7.99

Made in USA

Information on the back: Easily achieve colorful smoky eyes! Smoky ShadowBlast's expertly matched shades, uniquely shaped tips and smoky eye creams, give you an easy way to achieve smoky eye perfection. Finish off with either LashBlast Length or LashBlast volume mascara to complete your look.

Direction on the back: Makeup Artist Application Tips on how to easily create the smoky eye using Smoky ShadowBlast:
Step 1: Using the rounded tip, smoothly spread the lighter shade from your lash line to the brow bone (and just below the bottom lash line if you choose).
Step 2: Using the tapered tip, apply the darker shade on your lash line and in the crease of your upper lid.


My thoughts: Initially, I was excited to try this out but also nervous. I was excited and hoping it'll look the same on me as it does on Drew. The reason why I was nervous is because it's a cream eyeshadow. Through my experience nothing cream stays on my lids... lol~ I remember the rave about NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils and how wonderful they will make as a base. I think I'm the only one who made NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils crease on me within an hour or two... hehe~ :X For that reason, I had fear this will crease on me madly... eek~ It's not a pretty sight! :P After trying this out twice from their direction, it didn't looked that great and it creased!!! :( It was a big fail... lol~

I decided to try my way and it was actually okay on me. I used one of the eyeshadow color as a base and applied eyeshadow on top of it. It eventually creased but it wasn't an hour or two thing. It took 8 hours before it started creasing. Not bad I say!... hehe~

* It looks gorgeous on Drew!
* It comes with two eyeshadow colors.
* Tells you the steps of which sides to use.
* The purple color is gorgeous.
* Using the eyeshadow as a base, it doesn't crease easily.
* You don't need a brush with this. You can use your fingers.

* It's from CoverGirl; I haven't had great experiences with them.
* It only comes in 8 variety of colors.
* The round colored is way too glittery and light.
* Using the eyeshadow alone, it creases madly.
* You need to use your fingers to blend.
* It fades if you use a brush.

Would I buy this again? Probably not.
Rating: [Color+Paw.jpg]   2/5 Tobey's Paws

I'll tell you a little more information of these before I show how it looks on me... hehe~
Here's how the eyeshadows look. It tells you the steps of each side which is nice.
Here's the color of step 1, silver color.
Here's the color of step 2, purple color.

Now for the swatch of the eyeshadows:
On the left side is the silver color and the right is the purple color.

Here's how the colors look on me when I apply it the way they want you to use it:
I hated it a lot!!! :X The step 1, silver color, is way too light for the step 2, purple color. You can barely see the silver color and it was mad glittery! It also creased within an hour.

Here's a look with the eyeshadow as a base:
I used the silver color as a base and applied a dark gray color on the lids and purple eyeshadow on the crease/eye socket. I think the combination of those colors are gorgeous and it took 8 hours before the eyeshadows started creasing.

Now for my review on the lipgloss.
Product Review: ShineBlast Lipgloss in #840 Sparkler

Where can you purchase this: drugstore and online
Price: $7.49

Made in USA

Information from the booklet: Breakthrough ShineSculpt applicator hugs your lips' contours for optimum, smooth application and 4x more noticeable shine.

My thoughts: I picked out the lightest, pink color. No matter what this color won't fail or at least I think so... hehe~ The first thing I did as soon as I opened the product is smell inside. I'm not too sure what kind of smell it is, but it wasn't appealing to my nose. Then I applied it on my lips. It's very sheer but then its expected since I picked out the lightest color... hehe~ Even though it's sheer, my lips looked nice because of the shine... hehe~ It's not sticky so this is a plus for those people who don't like sticky lipglosses. I actually don't mind sticky lipglosses since they seem to last longer than non-sticky glosses. For a non-sticky gloss, this actually lasted quite some time. It rubbed off when I ate something, but most glosses do that. ;) The only thing I wasn't pleased about this lipgloss is that it has glitters. I don't mind the glitters but it's weird when I rub my lips and I can feel it. :/

* Not sticky.
* Last a long time.
* Shiny.
* Comes in 16 colors.

* It's from CoverGirl; I haven't had good experience with this brand.
* It smells.
* It's sheer.
* You can feel the glitters on your lips.

Would I buy this again? No.
Rating: [Paw.jpg][Paw.jpg] 1/5 Tobey's Paws

Here's how the applicator looks like:
It's a sponge-like tip. It kind of reminds me of NYX lipglosses unless I"m mistaken... hehe~ :X

Here's a swatch of the lipgloss:
It's very sheer as you can tell and it has glitters. 

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me because I'm a BzzAgent. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.
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