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Maybe I’m just not trendy enough anymore

I’m a BzzAgent and Covergirl recently teamed up for a BzzCampain for their new Blast Collection.  I received an eyeshadow and a lipgloss to try and tell y’all about.

The first item I tried was their Smoky Shadowblast Eyeshadow.

I didn’t like it. 

In part because the colors I received did NOT go together at all, unless you’re some exotic, tan/darker complexioned, beach beauty. And I’m a mom.  And I often leave the house with my hair in a ponytail and occasionally with drool or snot on my shirt.

Here’s a picture of the item I’m talking about.  The colors on the right “go” a little better, in my opinion, and there’s a brown/cream combo that I think would go REALLY well, and even a gray/black that would match together even better and help truly achieve the “smoky” look the shadow boasts.  The colors I received are on the left.

Do you think those colors blend/match?  (Citrus Flair)
I consider myself pretty make-up knowledgeable, but I couldn’t get the shadows to work on my eyes.  For starters, this is a cream eyeshadow.  I acknowledge that I have little experience with cream shadows, but those with which I do have experience normally “dry out” and become powdery.  Not so with these shades.  
They stay creamy, which means that they clump in the creases of your eyelids.  I read that some women tried applying baby powder to the shadow and had better luck with getting the shadow to stick.  I didn’t read that early enough in my trial to try it myself, and I was totally turned off by the color, so that’s part of the reason I didn’t try it again.
Keep in mind that I DO think this shadow has a place in a woman’s beauty arsenal, but the colors in the combo I’m reviewing (Citrus Flair) are NOT for everyday use.  (For the record, I think the smoky eye look should be reserved for evening/date night in general…)
So, I’m just “meh” about this eyeshadow. I think it would work for some people, but it certainly didn’t work for me.  Maybe if I’d had a different color, I would’ve felt differently about the product.
The other item I received in the Blast campaign was the Shineblast Lipgloss in Fire. 
I like it.
I’m a fan of “natural” lips now that I’ve started teaching.  It’s a hassle for me to whip out a lipliner and lipstick and my normal lipstick shade is kind of dark, so I reserve it for evenings/special occasions.  This lipgloss is great.  It’s relatively lightweight, it’s not sticky, and it’s not super-mega-gloss shine.  It has just a small pop of color and works nicely with all skin types.
I recommend this lipgloss for the casual user, the every day user, or even for the mom of a tween girl who is BEGGING for makeup of her own (because we all know tween girls reach the point where Bonne Bell and Lipsmackers are no longer makeup).  The shine provided by this gloss is perfect for females of all ages.  
The above picture makes it appear to be a two-step process.  I assure you, it is not. 
So, that’s my review of the Covergirl Blast collection with BzzAgent!

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Sunday 6th of June 2010

nice review! Great job of being honest!

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