Last month, I was so excited when I heard the news that COVERGIRL would be releasing a line of liquid-to-powder eyeshadows. I’m even more excited that I finally have a few shades of the new COVERGIRL Intense ShadowBlast Eye Colors to share with you! Intense ShadowBlast is a liquid shadow in a tube that can act as a long-wearing cream eyeshadow all on its own, or act as a primer to anchor a powder eyeshadow to the lid. I’m loving this concept, especially since it’s available in six shades that were designed by Pat McGrath.
- Platinum Pop
- Blue Bomb
- Extreme Green
- Brown Bling
- Beige Blaze
- Forever Pink
More photos, and the review!
Platinum Pop, Blue Bomb, Brown Bling, Forever Pink
While I only have four to show you today, I have tried five of the six. I wore Extreme Green at a COVERGIRL event earlier this month, and I have to tell you—even in the Southern California heat, it did not move until I removed it later that evening! I wish you could see my eyes a little bit closer, but here’s a shot of my pal Romy of Romy Raves and myself, we’re both totally rocking our COVERGIRL!
(side note: I also fell in love with the Queen Collection Lip Color in Powderpuff Pink that day, it did not budge!)
Okay, so I digress! Back to Intense ShadowBlast…
One of my favorite things about this new product is that the shades have a nice pigment payoff, what you see is pretty much what you get! In the swatches above, that intensity was achieved with just one swipe of the wand—and these actually work better that way. I’ve found that for me personally, when I try to layer them—it sheers them out a little bit. The wand itself has a flexible sponge at the tip that almost acts like a paddle, versus a doe foot applicator:
I prefer this applicator over a doe foot, but truth be told—I don’t have a lot of real estate on my eyelids (and I never have, due to my eye shape). So what I like to do, is apply the product on my back of my hand and pick it up with a synthetic concealer brush. Then, I pat it on my lids. You can also apply this with a ring finger if you prefer, or just use the wand. Application is entirely up to you and what works best for your eye shape.
In terms of wear, I find these to last several hours without fading or creasing on their own, but if you have very oily eyelids—you may wish to set it very lightly with a translucent powder if you plan on wearing them solo. If you decide to wear these as a primer for a shadow, go to town! These should provide significant hold for your powder shadows. I know temperatures and humidity levels vary from region to region here in the states, but for me in this So Cal climate, I have no issues with these unless I rub my eyes when I’m sweaty. These claim to be “waterproof”, but I consider them to be more “water-resistant”. As long as you keep your hands off of your eyes, you should be okay—because I even line my bottom lash line with some of the colors and have no problem with them migrating at all.
My fave color (aside from Extreme Green) is Platinum Pop:
You could create an easy smoky eye with this shade by adding black liner and smudging it!
These are all set for an official launch in July, but they’re already popping up in drugstores. If you’d like to see the Beige Blaze shade, check out Gianna at Nouveau Cheap for her review!
Price & Availability: suggested retail price $7.99, drugstores & drugstore.com