Covergirl Bombshell Collection Review + Swatches
Here's a review on Covergirl Bombshell Collection.
Price: Shineshadow- P425.00; Volume Mascara- P500.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in all drugstores and department stores
I like how Covergirl is upping their game lately: From being the girl-next-door type of brand, they've gotten quirkier and more playful yet they still promote naturalness. It's like they've put a fun twist to the girl-next-door look by throwing in pops of color and a bit of drama through their products, like Bombshell Collection.
COVERGIRL BOMBSHELL COLLECTION IN DETAIL
Covergirl Bombshell is a 6- piece makeup collection that features the Shineshadow, Volume Mascara, Bombshell Lipstick, Bombshell Nail Lacquer, Intensity Liner Pen, and Lip Crayon. This collection, more than anything, wants you to look your sexiest self easily and with just a few products.
I only have two products from this collection: Volume Mascara and Shineshadow.
Shineshadow comes in a teeny tube that somewhat resembles a skin care sample. It's a cream shadow that promises long- wearing color coverage that dazzles when light hits it. Shineshadow comes in 5 shades.
Copper Fling 325 is a light copper shade with a frosted finish. Pigmentation is light to heavy, it has a nice whipped, creamy consistency, and a tiny dot would be enough to give your lids a wash of color.
Bombshell Volume Mascara
Step 1 is for volume. This side comes with a chunky plastic brush with teeth in varying lengths, which is intended so you can coat your inner, outer, and main lashes. Step 2 is for definition. This side comes with a regular brush wand with packed bristles and it's meant to make lashes appear darker, ergo fuller. The wands look pretty innovative, but they're just way too huge for Asian eyes, plus packaging is stout for girls with small hands.
It don't know if it's just me or I got an old stock, but the mascara of step 1 felt a little dry the first time I opened it: it would always take me a lot of swipes just to achieve decent volume and it's pretty time consuming, and sometimes, the mascara doesn't cling at all to my lashes. :p The step 2 mascara delivered, at least, and it performed better than the former: it gave me good definition and jet- black lashes.
COVERGIRL BOMBSHELL COLLECTION IN ACTION
One layer of Shineshadow in Copper Fling
The cream shadow feels light and it can stay put without any eye primer or powder on top, except if the weather is pretty humid-I find that the shadow causes my eyeliner to smudge for a wee bit in this kind of weather so I think I should seal it with a translucent powder the next time I wear it. Please use primer and powder with this product if you've got really oily skin.
Top, left: Bare lashes; Top, right: One layer of step 1
Bottom, left: Two layers of step 1; Bottom, right: One layer of step 2
Aside from being dry, step 1 mascara tends to weigh sparse lashes down as well so most of the time, I prefer skipping that product and going straight to step 2 mascara because aside from definition, it delivers pretty good volume too. This mascara, by the way, is not long- wearing-it's waterproof! You can take it to a workout, to swimming, or to a deep underwater adventure and you won't get Raccoon eyes. It's just a little hard to take off though so buy a pretty awesome eye makeup remover. ;)
The nice thing about Bombshell is it focuses on two strategic areas of the face (lips and eyes) to enliven the complexion or look so it is a nice collection to look into if you're looking for a focused set of easy-to-use, defining beauty products. I like Bombshell Shineshadow better than the mascara and I'd love to check out the Bombshell Lipstick and Intensity Liner Pen though!
COVERGIRL BOMBSHELL COLLECTION RATING
Visit COVERGIRL PHILIPPINES on Facebook for more information on this collection.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beauty. Fitness. Fashion. Food. Travel. Unicorns. World Peace. Digify Corporation.