Covergirl Flashy Blastflipstick Blendable Lip Duo
I was actually surprised with the texture and pigmentation of these. The dark purple is very creamy, smooth and opaque. The lighter color is sheer, but very smooth despite the shimmer. You can feel slight grit during application, but I don’t feel the shimmer on my lips.
Here are both shades swatched on my arm. The swatches are true to color, but the purple is definitely much deeper once applied to the lips.
In this photo, I applied the dark purple and added the lighter magenta on top. It’s actually very pretty, but it’s not really a shade I can see myself personally wearing. I haven’t really stepped into the world of purples yet (in lipstick), but I like I said, I can imagine this shade looking gorgeous on deeper skintones.
The only real downside with this shade in particular is that it stains my lips like no other product I’ve ever used. And it doesn’t stain them purple, but a very neon, reddish pink. In fact, it stains them better than any other stain I’ve used. That can be a good or bad thing for some.
It felt comfortable on my lips while I was wearing the product, but after I removed it, my lips felt very dry and tingly – slight burning sensation? I’m not sure if anyone else had that problem with these, but I’m assuming it was an irritation from the dyes. I’ve only had that happen one other time in my life with a Styli-Style lip stain. I’m hoping it won’t get worse by tomorrow! Kinda funny that the Covergirl Smokey Shadow Blasts caused my eyes irritation as well.
*EDIT 4/14 – My lips only felt irritated for the amount of time the stain was left on my lips. After scrubbing it off and applying lip balm, my lips were perfectly fine.
I most likely won’t be purchasing any additional shades as I really didn’t see any that interested me.
Price: Around $8 at your local drugstore. The price may vary from location to location.
What do you think of these? Have you tried them?