Review: CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss
Posted Dec 15 2009 5:55am
There are two things I love more than John Mayer and that is shiny lip gloss and double duty products. So when CoverGirl gave me the opportunity to try out their new Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss, I was totally game. I previously tried their LashBlast Length mascara (be sure to check out my Encyclopedia of Mascara’s on Facebook) and thought it was a pretty good mascara. So did both of these products meet my expectations?
Smoky ShadowBlast: This is a dual ended creamy eye shadow stick. One side is for your lid and is a lighter color than the other end meant for your crease. I am so not good at pairing colors together, especially when trying to recreate a smoky eye, so I think this is a genius idea. My main concern though was that creamy eye shadow’s and I don’t seem to get along, unless it is a cream to powder shadow. Application was super easy, as was blending. Prior to putting Smoky ShadowBlast on my eyes, I applied concealer as I normally would. Unfortunately, despite how rockin the colors looked together on my eyes, the shadow creased within an hour.
It is entirely possible that I just happen to have more oil on my lids than some people. Here’s what celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern had to say about it: “What’s so great about the consistency of Smoky ShadowBlast is that it really wears great and creasing shouldn’t be too much of a problem. That said, everyone’s eyes are different, and some people have greasier lids than others. So in those cases I would recommend either applying a bit of concealer underneath the Smoky ShadowBlast and/or dusting a very light veil of a translucent powder over top. Both can really help.”
ShineBlast Lip Gloss: Not thick or tacky, this lip gloss has a brilliant shine. I tried out Ember, which is more of a translucent color with lots of sparkle. So just think of your bare lips with lots of POW! This lip gloss is also watermelon scented. It actually reminded me of Bubblicious Watermelon gum–sugary sweet without the cavities. I liked it!
Both products can be found at drugstore.com for under $9 each. Have you had the chance to try them?