Saturday, October 13, 2012
Swatches - CoverGirl BlastFlipstick Flashy
This is another one of those products I picked a long time ago and completely forgot about it. I believe this was close to $9.00, which I think is pretty expensive for a CoverGirl product. I got it during a sale so it ended up being a little less for me.
In terms of packaging. I think it is just ok. My main complaint would be that the lipsticks cannot twist all the way down so you can possibly nip the product when removing or putting back the cap.
You could use these together to create a duo-tone lip color or you can use them on their own if you like.
One side is a reddish purple with some blue shimmers. This one reminded me of MAC Violetta but I think it is a bit more red. It is very pigmented and opaque. It also has a frosty finish. I like the color of it and how it looks on me but I hated the way it stained my lips. When you remove this color. You are left with a neon pink stain for the next 24 hours. Hmm, I've had the same issues with this type of shade from Cover Girl.
The other shade is a medium pink with blue undertone and frosty finish. Although still pigmented, the intensity of the color is more toned down. It's got some pink and purple glitters in it that I can feel when I apply this lipstick. Not really liking the texture of this lipstick but it does apply fairly evenly. There is a bit of staining but it isn't as bad as the other color.
I have not tested these for wear but based on my swatches, I feel that these seem like they would wear for at least 3 hours and then you are left with the stains. I like that they have just the right amount of slip and creaminess to them upon application but I doubt that these will be moisturizing. They have a sweet cosmetic scent to it that I don't really like but I think I can deal with it.
I think these are just ok lipsticks. Nothing to write home about. They have more toned down colors if you feel that these shades are not your cup of tea.
Have you tried these? If yes, what did you think of them?
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