How Do I Apply the Shadow?
The CoverGirl Smoky Shadowblast Eye Color comes with a handy, easy-to-follow cheat sheet on the back of the package. The double-ended stick has a rounded, lighter-colored shadow on one end and an angled darker hued shadow on the other.
Per the instructions, you are supposed to fill in the lid from lashline to brow with the rounded end. Then use the angled side to line eyes and draw in the crease of your upper lid.
How Did the Shadow Perform?
The shadow is a bit greasy and I had to apply the color twice to get complete coverage. I tested the "purple plume" shade and the colors were definitely lighter and not as saturated as with a traditional smoky eye.
My biggest disappointment with CoverGirl Smoky Shadowblast Eye Color, is that the shadow creased quickly — within an hour after I applied it. When I looked at the CoverGirl website, I see that a number of other reviewers had the same problem, even when they use an eyeshadow base.
Is the CoverGirl Smoky Shadowblast Eye Color Right for Me?
The shadow was certainly easy to apply. I liked that I didn't have to fish through my makeup bag for my shadow and eyeliner brush or use multiple products. The instructions truly do make the application process goof-proof.
On the other hand, I found the color saturation to be lacking — it's nowhere near as intense as a traditional smoky eye. Another negative is that the shadow crease almost immediately.
If you are desperate and need to get out of the house for a date or a party, the CoverGirl Smoky Shadowblast Eye Color is an elegant solution.
This review is based on a free sample.