Freebies — Covergirl Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss

I’m not much of a makeup person. My normal routine consists of moisturizer, eyeliner, eye shadow, and tinted lip moisturizer. So when Klout offered a chance to receive Covergirl’s Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss, I said sure. I’m always willing to try another brand and see if it can outperform my current favorites. Here’s my experience over the last 6 weeks:

The product? Eye shadow.
The Brand? Covergirl
Application area(s)? Eyes.

I’ve used stick eye shadows in the past, and found them easy to apply and long lasting. The Smoky ShadowBlast is actually an exception to those experiences. I’ve used the shadow a few times a week since receiving it the beginning of June. Initially, the lighter, rounded tip color did not want to adhere to my eyelid. I scrubbed it on the back of my hand until I could see some color. Since then, it is okay when I apply it, but I still have to use a bit more pressure than I like to around my eyes. The opposite side with the dark eye shadow is wedged to help get into the crease of your eye and along the lash line. I wasn’t too impressed with this design either. This did go on much smoother than the light color.  I think the entire product is simply too big to give a lady enough control and precision to apply it. The first time I used it, I had smears all over the place. Color-wise, I used the Silver Sky shade which I really liked for a dark, night-time look. If I continue using Smoky ShadowBlast, I’m certainly going to be using brushes for application.

On a scale of FTL to Meh to FTW, it’s a definite FTL.

The product? Lip gloss.
The Brand? Covergirl
Application area(s)? Lips.

The big claim to fame on the ShineBlast Lip Gloss? The new curved applicator. Which was rough. And pointy. Overall, the applicator quite frankly sucks. Other than that, the lip gloss is your run-of-the-mill formula. Not too sticky, not too heavy, pleasant fruity aroma and (accidental) taste. The Sparkler shade worked well with my skin tone for summer, but they have a number of shades from which to choose.

On a scale of FTL to Meh to FTW, it’s a Meh due to the applicator and nothing groundbreaking about the product.

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  1. MSnyder

    what is FTL or FTW ?

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