March 19, 2010

Covergirl Shine Blast Lip Gloss Review and Swatches

What up chicks?

Loving the Spring weather that’s hit New York earlier than usual today. I think I heard it’s going to be 72 degrees tomorrow, hello early Summer! Any cool plans for the weekend?

Tomorrow night I’m heading to Lucky Cheng’s with some friends, oh yea Tranny love! Tonight I’m getting my hippie chick out and seeing America in concert, happy days.

Anyway instead of boring you with the details of my so called life how about a review?

Checking out Covergirl Shine Blast Lip Gloss today!

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I’ve been meaning to pick up a few Covergirl Shine Blast Lip Glosses for a while now but never indulged. They tempt me from their evil display at my local drugstore and as I past by I hear them whispering to please buy them.

So let’s see what’s the deal.

Interesting applicator! It’s a slanted doe foot applicator but, strangely enough, it looks like it has claws or something. The applicator isn’t a typical full size sponge but very slim and has three slits in it. The entire design seems to do well at saturating color onto the applicator in a major way.

Honestly, the gloss could prove to be perfect due to the interesting applicator, pretty shades, and price tag of around $7-$8.


Mmmm formula is a tad bit weak. Appears most of the shades are subtle which I don’t really mind but the texture is quite thin and the name of the product is slightly misleading, “Shine Blast”? Mmm not so much shine really. The formula runs a bit on the watery side however if layered on you can get a decent look to lips that leans more towards being naturally shiny rather than dramatically shiny and glossy. The good news is it lacks stick and tack so you aren’t left with lips full of crazy sticky gloss. The bad news is the lack of tackiness belittles the wear time and has you reapplying within an hour or two.

The colors I tried out were 825 (Nude Brown), 860 (Peachy Coral), 840 (Bubblegum Pink Shimmer), and 845 (Glittery Gold).

Overall, if you’re a chronic lip gloss person that’s applying and reapplying daily, I’d say Covergirl Shine Blast Lip Gloss will fit perfectly well into your purse or desk drawer. However, if you’re expecting a heavy duty glossy finish this probably won’t give that to you sadly.

I like these for days I’m running around on errands, touch ups throughout the day, or just for a more natural look. If I want more drama I go with a thicker gloss.

Very nice but not awesome.

Anyone try?

Do share your mini review!

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  • Hana

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been wondering about these for awhile, but I was afraid they might be super sheer. Now I know to give them a miss!

    • the Muse

      my pleasure! mmmm depends on the shade as 825 has a decent color but they do able subtly color wise and the formula is pretty thin 😀 if you’re one for apply gloss compulsively throughout the day these are a good choice.

  • Andrea

    Ugh. I regret the $8 I spent on this crap. But then again, my step sister loved it. For me I felt like it dried my lips out and the color payoff and sparkle content were off. I love sparkle, but I think they used like, crafting sparkles or something. Eugch!

    • the Muse

      hey andrea aw sorry to hear it 🙁 I didn’t think it was hardcore glitter…well the gold was a bit 😀 def subtle and not pigmented but not drying…

  • Kristina

    I haven’t used CoverGirl since highschool I don’t think. Nude Brown and Peachy Coral look nice but I don’t have the time or patience to be reapplying gloss all day!
    Don’t hold your breath on the summer weather Muse. It was almost 70 here in Nebraska yesterday and right now it’s 38 with flurries. That warm front might be followed by a cold one. It’s so mean of mother nature when that happens!

    • the Muse

      OMG talk about crazy weather Kristina. Cold and rain here around 50! I figured it wouldn’t last! bloody hell!

      I don’t mind applying and reapplying, I’m so obsessive I constantly bite off and end up having to apply again anyway 😀

  • Hana

    825 isn’t the type of color that would work for me. -_- I don’t really mind having to reapply gloss though. There’s something sort of comforting about the physical act of putting on lipgloss or balm.

    • the Muse

      hells yes hana 😀 I love applying and reapplying 😀 it’s a chick thing!

  • Heather / Eyeconic

    Hm, sheer, not so colorful drugstore brand gloss for $8? Sounds sooo not worth it to me. I have been turning into a real gloss snob lately.

    • the Muse

      lol heather I totally can relate I’m a snob about everything makeup 😀

  • Sami

    I was disappointed in these. The taste/scent is decent but it reminded me of lip smackers lip glosses that have that the roll on applicator. Barely any color to them and my lips just looked and felt wet. I think there’s better lip gloss for the price. I saw the ad in a magazine today and was thinking there is no way that’s just that gloss on drew barrymores lips. No way.

    • the Muse

      oh true sami they do kinda have the roll on formula 😀 I agree but they are nice if you’re chronically applying gloss, I deem them a good desk drawer gloss 😀 I never even noticed the ad before LOL must go see that now 😀