Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencils are new creamy eyeshadow pencils that Covergirl recently released. These eyeshadows seem very similiar to CG Eyeslicks but the colors are far more vibrant with shades like lime green and red!
I purchased these at Harmons for $5.49 each and noticed the display had about ten shades available. I’m assuming Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencils are being added to the general catalog at some point and aren’t LE.
I think some of these new Summer 2013 launches from Covergirl are marketed towards a younger crowd.
Let’s take a look!
I admit I didn’t expect to love Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencils and I didn’t but I didn’t hate them either.
These are a chubby creamy shadow pencil well, maybe not completely chubby…..They are not a twist up design so a sharpener is required to keep the precise point. I’d liken them to a number of chubby pencils like NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils, etc…
They have an incredibly vibrancy to them when swatched on my arm but applied on my eye they do tend to sheer out so building is required for the best color pay off. They have a creamy texture yet dense…I know hate to be confusing…but I wouldn’t liken the creaminess to better quality pencils like Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks, Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks, etc…they just aren’t that creamy a texture but more of a lighter version. They blend easily enough but sheer out as you blend so building is required.
Red Hot Flame
Lime Green Flame, Gold Flame, Red Hot Flame
The fantastic part about them is they wore quite long on my drier eyes. Applied at around 6:30am they lasted beautifully until well after 8pm with very minor signs of wear but no issues with creasing. This was without primer too!
I gotta admit they are a little pricey for what you get because there are brands, like NYX, who have these with a better formula, in a wider range of colors at a better price tag…but I had a hell of a good time with them.
I purchased a gold, a lime green, and a red (which is more cranberry than red) and I spent the week mixing and cocktailing them coming up with all sorts of fun looks. Below isn’t a great representation of the red shade as I combined it with the gold to create this really great burnt orange sunset look! I used the gold and green in another look as well! And not posted here, I also used red on my inner eye and a little bit of black smudged into the outer v for a more sultry look! It just seemed so easy to blend shades together, something I’ve never really successfully tried with other shadow sticks! They just played really well with each other and other eyeshadows in my stash.
Overall, Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencils aren’t exactly a new or unique product nor are they a special formula. But some of the shades are worth picking up! I had fun with these if nothing else. I’d suggest grabbing them when they are on sale but not at retail prices….!
Available now at drugstores.
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