Covergirl Smoky Shadow Blast in Silver Sky  » Cosmetics  »
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  • I’ve never been impressed by some of the on-the-fly eye shadow sticks I’ve tried in the past
  • I love the duality of the product and the 2 shades you get for an affordable price
  • But I think you can also wear this at work because the silver here is softer for daytime use and not very metallic
  • I cannot recommend shadow blast as a standalone smoky shadow, perhaps you can use the shades individually


    • by jhunie

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      I’ve never been impressed by some of the on-the-fly eye shadow sticks I’ve tried in the past. A recent road testing was a product from Maybelline which felt too solid to rub against the skin. I pursued checking out this product from Covergirl called Smoky Shadowblast. I love the duality of the product and the 2 shades you get for an affordable price. I’ve been experimenting with smoky effects and somehow, doing it is just a difficult time-consuming process. If this product was a singular eye shadow with no apparent purpose, then I probably won’t be delighted to shell out a few bucks to get it. I also saw some video tutorials of this cream eye shadow and I was intrigued how they made it look so easy.

      I have the shade in Silver Sky, I initially expected the duo to be an alluring party shade, perhaps something more appropriate to wear only at night. But I think you can also wear this


      at work because the silver here is softer for daytime use and not very metallic. Besides the silver shade, there’s a complimentary purple which is more pigmented. Between the 2, the silver has a more iridescent quality and its shimmers are better pronounced. The texture of this cream stick truly makes a difference. They’re both creamy and apply smoothly with less friction over the skin.

      This nifty item actually works as a compact ready-to-apply eye shadow, but it looks unusual like a lipstick, with the solid eye colors on each end. The mechanics of this product is composed of 2 steps – the first one being the undertone which you dab all over the eye lids; the second step is the darker shade to provide dimension to the base color – applied over the lash line and the outer crease. For this particular shade – Silver Sky, the silver shade is clearly labeled as the first step and the purple shade takes the ...


      • second step.

        Following the instructions found on the packaging, I spread the blunt-tipped silver shade across the lids. I was careful not to apply heavily of the product and its smooth creamy texture seemed cooperative. I smudged it a bit to soften the pigments and don’t appear quite raw. Then as instructed, I line the lashline with the purple end of the stick, which has a sharper tip for precision. I don’t want to be too abrasive in my skin so I use a fluffy brush to blend the shades instead of my fingers. The result was very nice, the 2 shades when combined well become a dichromatic ombre taupe. To finish it up, I draw an arch using the purple shadow on the crease.

        I love that a smoky effect is achievable using the shades without being brutally flashy. I have no problems with the purple shadow, but the shimmery silver was harder to get even. I really suggest to use an

        eye base underneath it or set everything with loose powder to maximize longevity. I still prefer the powder eye shadows because the finish seems more refined. Creamy shadows on the other hand, tend to appear sharper – pertaining to the contrast between the 2 colors, the finish is slightly dewy and the pigments clump on the crease after a short period, especially for my oily eye lids. It certainly lasts poorly.

        It’s reasonably priced at 8 dollars. I have to affirm though that the performance of this shadow is quite believable, yet slightly less professional than what I had in mind. This certainly can make fast results but lasting power isn’t a guarantee. I suppose I’ll hold on to my powder shadows for now and stash this in. I cannot recommend shadow blast as a standalone smoky shadow, perhaps you can use the shades individually. But I think it probably has the best quality among cream eye shadows I’ve seen of late.




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