Saturday, July 31st, 2010

CoverGirl Blazing Blues

Still Hunting for Drugstore Brights

CoverGirl Blazing Blues Eyeshadow Trio ($5.19 for 0.14 oz.) looked like a promising trio of bright, vibrant eyeshadows.  Several years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find any bright eyeshadows, let alone a whole trio of them!  It’s definitely great to see that drugstore brands have stepped things up and started putting out more fun, bold, and bright shades.  However, it’s too bad that the pigmentation is still sorely lacking.

After building up four or five layers of color, I was able to get decent color pay off, but it took more work than it should have.  The trio contains a medium-dark blue with a low level sheen, banana yellow with a soft frost finish, and an aqua-blue with silver sheen.  Personally, I was hoping that the yellow might be a MAC Going Bananas dupe, but it’s so faint, it’s difficult to compare the two.  The worst shade in the trio was the aqua-blue, because even after attempting to build up the intensity of the shade, it still looked sheer and washed out.

In terms of texture, these eyeshadows were a little chalky and powdery–not delectably smooth and buttery at all.

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  • Product: 19/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you like your brights on the sheerer side, then CoverGirl’s Blazing Blues Trio might be more up your alley. But if you want your eyeshadows to be true-to-color, soft, and smooth, look elsewhere.


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CoverGirl Blazing Blues

CoverGirl Blazing Blues

CoverGirl Blazing Blues

CoverGirl Blazing Blues

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30 thoughts on “CoverGirl Blazing Blues Eye Enhancers Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Laura

    I wish this was reviewed a few years ago :( I purchased this and threw it away. It’s too chalky for me and no color whatsoever

  2. marta

    ughh. i bought this so long ago, and its one of my most regretted products :/

  3. Lyndsay

    ugh, I bought this one a couple years ago thinking I’d found a great set of colors at a cheap price… I hated this so bad! I think they are still sitting at the back of my makeup drawer, but not 100% certain…if that tells you how often I’ve gone fishing for them, lol! I’d have given them even less than C-

  4. Ashley

    thanks for letting us know the quality isn’t so good..I’m always tempted by drugstore items b/c they are affordable, but then I have to remind myself that they are usually a waste of money & it’s better to save for something better.

  5. Kit

    Wow, that yellow is gross. D: what a shame… it looked promising, too..

  6. Jade

    The bright blue looks really nice in the swatch. It’s not really that sheer at all!

    • Keep in mind that it’s layered 4-5 times to get it to look like that!

      • Ricci

        OMG lol.. thats why I hate covergirl. well any drugstore e/s

        • Qian

          Well, that’s not really fair. Covergirl has some nice ones (like Shimmering Sands), and Maybelline has a lot of really well-received ones too. Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon shadows are really good as well.

          • Everybody has their own experiences – if they try a few products and they’re consistently bad, I wouldn’t expect them to keep buying products from that brand just to find the good ones!

        • Jazz

          there are high end brands with horrible pigmentation too …

  7. Tami

    I bought this trio several months ago and wanted to love it. But in addition to it being sheer, I found them also to be chalky. I learned my lesson. If I want brights I’ll stick to MAC, Fyrinnae and MUFE.

  8. i guess this could be good for someone who isnt ready to get too bold, and would like the control over the intensity of the colour.

  9. Megan

    Covergirl always disappoints. In the container it looks lovely, but it goes on so sheer. Too bad because Covergirl has great mascara and new liner.

  10. Ashley

    I think this is one of those “get what it’s worth” products.

  11. Wendy M.

    I bought a single cover girl eyeshadow that looks like that bright blue and it shows up beautifully on my eyes. :)
    I don’t find that I need to layer the color on, just one swipe is good enough.

  12. Cherie

    L.A.Looks pallet in Tease has bright colors that work well and look nice.

  13. Erin

    I find that Cover Girl shadows, while not very intense, are great for making muted “day versions” of very intense looks.

    For a specific example, I have done this tut by Marlena:

    It’s really bright and intense! But for a work-friendly, subtle, daytime version, I use Cover Girl quad in Tropical Fusion (the quad on the top left);jsessionid=V4T1DWQK2JB3TQFIASH4VEWAVACJF0V0?productId=eye_enhancers_4_kit_shadows

    And skip the black liner, just doing a very tight black to the upper lashline, and it’s very wearable and subtle but at the same time, looks great.

  14. Rachel

    iknow this is unrelated but i wasnt sure where to ask this: what is the best razor? for like one of those questions where you post it and all the viewers answer.:)thanks

  15. Leslie

    I have this One and big suck was so

  16. The colors are pretty but I’m not loving the texture

  17. Jen

    Christine, totally off the topic of this post, but can you possible review the new-ish Wet N Wild Color Icon Palettes?

  18. Lauren D

    They do well with shimmers, because they can put a lot of mica in the shadow to attain the desired shimmery effect. However, with colorful hues, nonprofessional/mass market cosmetic brands cannot afford to match the pigment intensity of (for example) MAC or Makeup For Ever due to the expense.

  19. Melody

    Covergirl eyeshadows are just generally less pigmented and chalky compared to Maybelline, if you’re talking drugstore.

  20. cloudburst

    Sheer yellow not a great eye shadow shade for anyone.

  21. Miss Silver

    I knew there was a reason why I sold off my covergirl eyeshadows… 😛 They’re not that great on the skin.

  22. Kiele

    I love CG eyeshadows. I have never been disappointed with them. In fact, I am disappointed that they haven’t created any new colors in a very long time. I find their powder eyeshadows better than some higher prices eyeshadows to be honest. I also like Revlon’s eyeshadows.