Which is why I majorly hesitated when I saw Cover Girl's new Intense Shadow Blast in the drugstores. Finally I broke down, because my readers have been emailing me, asking to see a review- and I'm so glad I did!
I purchased 2 shades: Platinum Pop and Brown Bling. Here they are below:
They have a soft, sponge applicator that you use to apply the shadow to your lid, but it goes on a little gloppy, so you have to dab and blend it with your finger.
These are different from other cream shadows, because they have primer built in to them to prevent fading/creasing... and it truly works!
I have used them alone, and they give a nice, dewy, glowy finish that looks gorgeous in the daytime. I wear these to work and they last at least until I get home after 8 hours. But my favorite way to use them, is to layer them under shadow. Let me demonstrate:
Here's the Platinum Pop, layered with a silvery shadow- same concept.
Intense Shadow Blast by itself
Shadow by itself (above)
Shadow alone on top, shadow over Intense Shadow Blast on the bottom.
I think I'm going to buy the other colors, because I'm not sure how I lived without this product before. They are so much better than a regular shadow primer, because their color makes your shadow more intense. I'm totally in love- what do you guys think?
I'd love to hear from someone with oily eyelids on the longevity of this product, because my skin is dry, so it might last longer on me than some of you.