I’m a huge fan of CoverGirl cosmetics. Theirs was the first makeup I ever wore. Of course, that was back in the day when CoverGirl foundation contained Nozema and it turned out I was allergic to that. Still, I have loved their blushes and shadows for decades.
Recently I decided to try CoverGirl’s new Smoky Shadowblast Eye Shadow in Bronze Fire. I chose that color combination because I have blue/green eyes and brown shadows tend to make them pop. That is certainly true with the dual colors contained in the Bronze Fire collection.
For a smashing daytime look, I applied the lighter camel shade over my eyelid up to the brow bone. It was easy to apply; creamy and crease resistant. The color is only one shade darker than my skin so it looked totally natural.
In the crease of the lid and along the upper lid line, I applied the darker shade. It is the most beautiful and flattering shade of bronze brown I have in my beauty arsenal.
Also incredibly creamy, the bronze liner shadow is simple to use. It goes on like butter, never pulling or tugging at the delicate skin of the eye area. Best of all, the finished look is nothing short of spectacular.
For a more dramatic nighttime look, I used the shadow liner underneath my eyes to create a look that seemed to hypnotize with glamour. Two perfect looks in a dual shadow; what more can anyone ask?
Smoky Shadowblast could quickly become my favorite eye shadow. It is easy to use, delivers stunning results and looks fantastic even on my aging skin, which is wrought with fine lines and wrinkles.
On the other hand, I have to be aware of the many chemicals, additives and preservatives contained therein. These bring a negative side to Shadowblast’s beauty.
Ingredients include but are not limited to:
** isosteryal neopantanoate,
** oxtyldodecyl steraoyl sterate,
** copernecia ceriferia,
** propylparaben and** tocopherol.
Additionally, labeling claims it may also contain:
** aluminum calcium sodium silicate,
** calcium sodium borosilicate,
** tin oxide,
** titanium dioxide,
** iron oxides,
** carmine and
** ferric ferrocyanide.
To be fair, such chemicals are found in most eye shadow options. However, women like myself who are trying to stay away from such things, need to be aware of their presence in this product.
CoverGirl Shadowblast can be found anywhere CoverGirl products are sold. That includes some beauty boutiques, many discount department and drugstores and some grocery marts.
The product retails for around $7. That is more than a reasonable price for a shadow/liner combination.
Shadowblast comes in other color combinations including onyx smoke, silver sky, purple plume, citrus flare and tempest blue.
I give CoverGirl Shadowblast in Bronze Fire 3 out of 5 stars. I love how it looks, feels and applies but I don’t like its chemical additives.
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor