One of Covergirl’s new 2014 releases is the Bombshell Shineshadow, a sparkling cream shadow packaged in a small tube. It’s available online for $8.99 from Ulta / Drugstore.com, and for $6.99 from Target. (By the way, Ulta is currently having a 20% off almost everything – including most prestige brands. Go to ulta.com/friends and enter your information to get a coupon emailed to you, valid online & in-store through January 18th.)
Back to the Bombshell Shineshadow: I don’t love the packaging – using a tube works well, but it really needs a tapered / nozzle tip rather than the flat tip, because you only need a little and the current flat tip is not precise enough.
The shadow is quite creamy, and I found that it applied best with a brush. If I use my fingers, I accidentally blend away too much – but with a brush, I can get more opaque coverage. I have tried out the shadow both as a base and worn alone, and it didn’t crease on me.
I puchased the shade Copper Fling, which is a peachy copper that is relatively close to my skintone. It’s quite subtle (not blingy like I expected!), and, I think, quite pretty.
Copper Fling: dab, blended swatch
Copper Fling: Angled & fuzzy to show multicolored sparkle
Overall, this is quite a nice cream eyeshadow – it applies and it wears well, and has just the right amount of sparkle for my tastes. Recommended!
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