I bought the pink/purple-ish one, and wow it's awful! The pink end barely shows up, and the purple is slightly darker. I was afraid to press down at all in case the stick broke, and the cap on the other end kept coming off. I don't know about staying power yet, but even with powder on first I'm guessing it won't last.
**EDIT: Wow, okay. 10 minutes later I check the shadow and it's already migrated into my creases. Horrible product.
I was so excited to try this after seeing the commercials, but am completely disappointed. It creases and I even used a shadow primer...I will not buy this again and hate that I wasted money on it.
do not buy.
they crease badly, have no staying power, and the "liner" tip breaks. i even returned one and got another.
i bought two, and im really sorry i did.
the only thing good is the packaging and who wants to pay $7 to look at a product you cant use?
I think these eye shadow sticks are crap...I tried to love them, because I got a TON of them free to try from BzzAgent, but they really are not good. The color payoff is minimal--the shades have a pretty shimmer to them, but they are very sheer and hardly noticeable unless you keep layering. Also, they crease like crazy after only a few hours...I don't have particularly oily lids AND I layered them with a shadow primer first, and they still creased and wore off.
I would never pay a single cent for one of these shadow sticks, so glad I got to try them for free.
I have this in the purple/silver combo. Summary: It's pretty, but useless.
This stuff glides on so nicely - very creamy. But I found - like most of you - that even if you put this shadow on as thickly as possible you don't get a smoky eye - more like a tinted wash of color.
Zero staying power. After an hour or so it's gone. I have tried it with and without primer and a shadow base and it still melts away. If I layer it over another brand of liner the Covergirl melts the other liner away. Too bad because it's so easy to apply!
The metallic side also irritates my eyes (I wear contacts.)
I got this for free to try...and I love it.
I got the brown neutral color, and it glides on and blends so nicely. It is so quick and easy to apply and I always have this in my purse for quick touchups or those mornings when I am in a rush and did not have time to apply my eye makeup before jumping in my car.
I would definitely purchase again.
Although the caps on these things break easily I do like the packaging, easy and petite.
ETA: I only use these for quick touchups or as a base. The packaging is horrible, all the caps broke as well as the sticks themselves. I will finish using up the ones I own, but will not be repurchasing.
At first, I was with everyone else. I hated the product- no lasting power, it creased and wore off in a short time.
Then one day I applied a neutral color powder shadow underneath and then applied the Shadow Blast like usual. Amazing difference! It stayed my whole work day. No creasing. It looked pretty dang good!
So, people should try that and see if they have the same results.
I purchased the Cover Girl Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire. I really wanted to like this product because of the colors and the shimmery cream, however what ultimately happened was I was disappointed with the packaging. Both of the cream sticks broke and fell out of the stick within only 2 weeks of using it. Therefore this may be a warning for some who buy this product to be gentle with it. I do love the champagne color of the rounded tip, especially when I apply it in the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them up. Ultimately, I would not repurchase this product due to the poor quality of the packaging. It does crease for me as well, and I don't use that much of it.
EDIT: This product has started to grow on me, as I've started using it more. I like the rounded tip with the champagne color a lot.
When I saw this product on the tv a while ago I got curious and went out to by one of them. Later that week my grandmother bought me one for a holiday. I have the light brown/ dark brown and the white/ black tubes. as soon as I got them the light brown and the black broke. The color payoff is horrible on the dark brown and the black. After the two broke I moved them to some empty eyeshadow pots that I had lying around and I geuss you could say I like them a lot more after I put them into the eyeshadow pots. To me they feel a lot more creamy and easier to apply. For me they lasted about half of my school day so right before lunch I would re-apply it. Overall It's not my favorite product but it's not my least favorite product.
Alas, I bought two of these (Tempest Blue and Purple Plum) without reading the reviews here first. I thought the packaging and application looked easy and handy and that I might not be allergic to a cream eyeshadow (tend to have sensitivities to a lot of eyeshadow formulations except for the powdered mineral kind, for some reason).
Unfortunately, they simply don't work. I don't mind that the color payoff is low because I'm not interested in having dark or bright colors on my eyes, but I *do* mind the creasing! After I used them the first time and realized how they crease and rub off, I tried to salvage them (even though I shouldn't have had to) by putting a layer of primer on first, then the eyeshadow, then a layer of translucent powder on top. No dice, still creased.
So now I'm stuck with having wasted almost $20 on useless eyeshadow - kind of expensive for something that doesn't work! I would have considered the price worth it had they been easy to use and had any kind of staying power without all the creasing. Would definitely NOT buy again unless they improve the formula. I still love the idea, even though the product itself is faulty. I had no problems with breakage, although that could be because I simply haven't used them very many times.