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on 7/8/2013 1:21:00 PM
More reviews by cassblondie
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I have three colors - Beige Blaze (light gold), Forever Pink (light pink), and Brown Bling (brown). Covergirl claims these are "rich, waterproof shadows." I disagree, the color is not rich, it's really sheer and the shimmer looks greasy. Also, it's not waterproof at all. Even though these shadows don't do what Covergirl claims, I love them as a primer. They apply smoothly, and I actually like the wand. They're awesome as primers because... 1.) They make all of my powder eyeshadow last a lot longer. I have oily skin and lids, so this is huge for me! I've tested it out - when I use Shadowblast as a primer, my eyeshadow stays crease-free and fade-free for an extra 6 hours! 2.) They make powder shadow way more pigmented! When I apply shadow over these, the color is so much more vivid and rich. I've noticed this is especially true for baked eyeshadows.When I apply eyeshadow in the morning, I apply a thin layer of Shadowblast over my lids and the inner corner, and let dry for about a minute (it applies very wet). I do get better results when I coordinate the color of the Shadowblast with the color of the shadow I'm using (pink Shadowblast with pink/purple eyeshadow, gold Shadowblast with gold eyeshadow).Word of caution: I wear contacts, and if I get some of this in my eye, it sticks on my contact. It's like glue and won't come off! I just take my time applying the primer and keep it away from my eyeballs :)
on 6/27/2013 5:15:00 AM
More reviews by tarls
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I did a swatch of Clinique Lid Smoothie, and a swatch of Covergirl's Intense Shadow blast, on my hand. The Clinique lid smoothie didn't last the hour, the Covergirl was still going seriously strong at the end of the day, with no smudging or loss of color. Suprised that the cheaper covergirl version was clearly way better value than clinique!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/31/2013 4:57:00 PM
More reviews by rimazima
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I actually like this product. I have very oily eye lids so nothing ever stays on without a good shadow base. Most other products that claim to be a shadow and primer in one just end up creasing on my eyelids... except for this one. Stays on all day no matter what. My only complaint is regarding the packaging. The applicator is a small sponge. It's hard to put on your eyes accurately if you use it. The applicator tip tends to apply it thick as well. What I do is use the applicator on the base of my eyelids and then use my finger to dab some as a highlighter near my brow. Using your fingers makes the shadow go on a bit thinner so at least you can get some contrast from dramatic color, to just a bit of shimmer. (Be sure to work fast because the shadow dries quickly!) I then set the shadow with some Bare Minerals Illuminating Mineral Veil which ended up making it look even better. This product is great to take on a trip too because you won't have to worry about eye shadow powder breaking in your suitcase.PS - this is a great imitation of the Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/13/2013 6:54:00 PM
More reviews by kelseyrae340
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I got the color blue bomb. When I blend it out on my eyelid it turns into a dark metallic grey color. I put light blue eyeshadow on top and it makes it much more pigmented but I wish I could wear it alone, it just changes from blue once you blend it. Too expensive also.
on 2/10/2013 5:14:00 PM
More reviews by MlizK
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I'm on my second. I have the gold color. Usually I wear shimmer, so this is great at keeping my shadow pigmented throughout the day. Recently I've been wearing mattes on top of it and it tones down the shimmer a lot. It isn't very pigmented, but it's the best eyeshadow primer I've ever used so far. No creasing for hours. I've worked 8 hours and then run errands, and the stuff is still on my lids. I wore it in Disney World all day long and it didn't budge. I don't think I'll try the other colors b/c of the reviews, plus I don't wear those colors too much. The gold works great because you can put it all over your eyelid, up to the browbone.
on 2/1/2013 4:42:00 AM
More reviews by kmm82512
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
I came across these colored eye primers last week and really liked the color of the Beige Blaze. I thought it would work well as a primer and base color and decided to give it a try. I've used it a few times now and I'm rather disappointed with it for several reasons... 1) The tube says that it is a "rich" shadow, but there is nothing rich about it. It is very, very thin, almost watery, and it rubs right off. After applying it and patting it out on my lids, it was so thin that the color was undetectable. I tried applying more, but it still rubbed right off and I could barely tell I had put anything on. All it accomplished was making my lids appear slightly pearlized. 2) You can't get much of the product on the foam applicator. It's a bit too large for the opening into the tube, so pulling it out squeezes most of the product off of the applicator. 3) It doesn't work well as a primer. It was as if I hadn't even used a primer at all.I will not be buying this again. It's a shame it's not a better product because the color is very pretty (at least when it's concentrated in the tube and you can actually see the color!), but there are plenty of other, higher-quality beige/champagne-colored products out there.*EDIT 3/16* - For those of you who have this product in Beige Blaze, I have found a better use for it than eyeshadow/primer. The color works well as a cheekbone highlighter because of its subtle shimmer.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 1/27/2013 5:20:00 AM
More reviews by Menolikepolos
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium
About me: NW10-15 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.I purchased this item in Brown Bling. It had a decent amount of pigment, and seemed promising as it blended out with my finger easily and nicely, very low maintenance. However, this color looked like a reddish plum taupe on my lids, very unflattering and like another reviewer said, "bruise like." I wish the color had been better, it did last decently well as an eyeshadow primer without creasing.
on 12/4/2012 12:36:00 AM
More reviews by AwehOlivia
I was definitely expecting more from this product. I mean, it's easy to use, it doesnt crease too bad... but the color selection is awful. Very generic, basic, boring colors that everyone already has. The color pigmentation is also kind of low, and the texture of the shadow is very thin, I was expecting it to be a bit more rich and creamy. They work well as a shadow base, and to use if you're in a hurry and want to wear something subtle on your lids. The drying time though is a tiny bit slow, although some people have complained it's too fast.
on 11/19/2012 9:27:00 PM
More reviews by AdorkableNargle
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I love this eyeshadow. It stays put, but I wish it came in a bigger, less pastel-y selection if colors. It does everything it's supposed to, which is good for CoverGirl. But I don't use it as often as I'd like, considering it's supposed to be a quickie, on-the-go product. And it does have a tendency to crease in my strange eyelids, leaving a line on my eyelids at the end of the day that's darker than the rest of my lid. But I'll buy again and use extra primer, because it is cheap and there's only so much I can invest in at my ripe young age.
on 9/3/2012 6:18:00 PM
More reviews by seh66208
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I have #800 & #815, the light beige and brown ones. This lasts on me all day and I love how my eyes look finished but I don't look overly done up. The light beige one reminds me of a liquid MAC Shroom and the brown one like a lighter MAC Satin Taupe except the shadowblast is a bit sheerer which I like. It won't be for everyone, nothing ever is, but if you like the description I think you'll love it.
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