After seeing the commercials for Covergirl Smoky Shadowblast eye shadow, I was dying to give it a try. I don't wear very much makeup though, so I just could not justify spending the money for it. I was delighted when I got one to try for free from a word-of-mouth marketing company I belong to.
Smoky Shadowblast is a different type of eye shadow because it comes in a stick, like lipstick. It's double-sided with one rounded end and one tapered end, with two colors that work perfectly together. There are six color combinations to choose from. The color combination I have is Purple Plume. It is a shade of mauve on one side and brown on the other. It is dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive eyes like mine.
Being a creme eye shadow, it glides on smoothly and is very easy to use. It is designed to give you a professional makeup artist, smoky eye look quickly and easily and it certainly delivers just that. I have always worn powdered eye shadows, so it took a few times of wearing it to get used to the feeling since it does stay a bit damp on your eyes, especially when it is hot outside, but it's not sticky and I have had no problems with it running. It does wipe off easily, though, so if you rub your eyes a lot, you may see that it wears off faster than a powder does. This is also a good thing, because it's easy to take off when you want to.
This is the perfect eye shadow for a beginner, or for someone like me who does not use makeup often. It is super easy to use and takes just three steps to achieve a professional look. The first step is to apply the base color which is the side with the rounded tip. You apply it all over from the lid to the brow, and if you have ever applied lipstick or used a crayon, you can do this with no problem since you are just coloring in the space. The second step is to apply the accent color which is the side with the tapered tip. This you add to the lash line on both the upper and lower lids and in the crease. It's super easy to do and you don't have to be very neat or precise at all. The third step is to use your finger and blend it all together. This fixes any places you missed or where the color may not have been applied perfectly. It does not get any easier than this. For those who like a visual aide, there is a great Youtube video that shows the step-by-step process.
As I said earlier, I have sensitive eyes, and powdered eye shadows usually get in my eyes and irritate them, but I have had no problems like that when using Smoky Shadowblast. I have really enjoyed the color combo that I received to try. It works great for everyday wear and for dressing up as well. The only complaint I have with it is like a lipstick, if you push the stick up too much, you can accidentally push too hard on it and break the tip off. I know, because I did just that. I fixed it by pushing it back on and exposing just a little at a time when I apply it. The fix allows me to keep using it, but it does still occasionally pop back off.