Covergirl Blast Flipstick is a brand new dual sided lipstick that Covergirl has released for Spring 2012. Considering the popularity of Lash Blast it’s understandable they wanted to go all franchise with the “blast” name I guess.
Let’s take a look at these and see if you need ’em!
Covergirl designed these in a way that you’ll have a cream finish and a shimmer one in one tube so you can mix and match shades to create a variety of looks. The shimmer side will also definite a look and give it dimension.
Personally, I think the idea is fun but useless. This isn’t to say you’ll think so perhaps you’ll think it’s a great idea I’m just saying I personally don’t need to use two different lipsticks or formulas. I don’t feel it offers me variety in that aspect. The chances I’ll apply two lipsticks in one look are very slim. On the upside at least you’re getting two lipsticks at one price of $7-8.
I hate to be a negative Nancy but I personally think the formula is rubbish on these. They are pretty dry, even the supposed “shimmer” side. I could be off base here since I don’t get along famously with cream finishes but both sides seem cream to me with some metallic thrown in and both sides seem very, very drying. They have a decent glide, very good pigmentation, but they feel cakey on my lips plus they really look bad if my lips are dry and chapped. Moral of the story? I don’t want to feel my lipstick on my lips, these are just so heavy! All the shades I purchased and all the shades I’ve seen so far in stores are also very loud and garish. I like a bold lippie on occasion but these take bold to a new levels and the shades just aren’t very wearable. For example, I ordered a few of the coral, peachy colors and all of them are really orange and bright.
I’m really confused where they think the shimmer is in this lipstick as both sides just seem like a cream but one side is cream with a bit of metallic but I’m not seeing any glitter, sparkle, or shimmer so there version of a shimmer lipstick seems to be alot difference from my own.
Colors I purchased:
- Snap (peach and taupe-y brown)
- Stunner (orange coral and metallic golden bronze peach)
- Cheeky (reddish orange and light orange red)
- Smooch (dusky peach brown and metallic dark peach)
I think the idea is good in theory but not so much in practice plus they really screwed up on the shade selection and less than stellar formula here.
I fear Covergirl Blast Flipsticks are just as bad as everything else that the brand puts “blast” onto.
Have you tried them?
What did you think?
Available now at drugstores.