I recently received one of the new CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Lipcolors for review, so today I'd like to share some swatches and thoughts. And before I forget, CoverGirl is BOGO1/2OFF at Rite Aid and Walgreens this week (through tomorrow, 5/5). Also, CVS is running a sale on CoverGirl this week: if you spend $10 on any CoverGirl products (excludes LashBlast mascaras), you'll get $3 back in Extra Bucks.
CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Lipcolor in Flashy
(retail: around $7.99, 0.134 oz)
The sticks themselves are of the narrow variety (not as wide as traditional lip colors), allowing for nice precision during application:
Flashy contains a shimmery pink on one end (the pink actually contains some silver sparkle that my camera did not pick up), and a deep, intense magenta-purple on the other end (there's a violet-blue flash to this color, which might be why it's named "Flashy"):
Here's a pic of me wearing both shades together (I tried to blend equal parts of each color together for this look):
In person, this lip color is just as vivid and intense as it appears in my photos. Flashy is not for the faint of heart! When both colors are worn together, the deep purple shade totally dominates the lighter, pink shade, and no matter how much of the pink I apply over the purple, the purple refuses to become more subdued. So unless you were to wear the light pink all by itself (or use just a touch of the purple on top of the pink), this will be one of those "notice me" shades would look absolutely stunning on deeper skintones (or fairer skintones if you have some sass, which I don't, but now I'm rambling).
Because I'm pretty conservative when it comes to lip color, I cannot wear this shade in the daytime (it's a traffic stopper!) and even at night, it's a bit too intense for my skintone. For reference, I wear the shade Medium Beige in CoverGirl Tone Rehab foundation (you can click here to see my review of that foundation, by the way).
But let's put aside the color for a second and talk about the lipstick itself. I LOVE the texture, feel and staying power of this product. Admittedly, I'm more of a matte lipstick kind of gal, and I prefer thicker, drier lipsticks to sheer, glossier types of lipsticks. I'm not saying this lipstick is dry (for me, it's quite moisturizing) but since I'm used to drier lipsticks, you may not feel it's as moisturizing as I do if you prefer sheerer, more lightweight lipsticks.
There's a substantial, creamy, thicker feel to this lipstick, which gives it stellar staying power. I can easily get five to six hours of wear from this product. After it's worn away, it leaves behind a strong, even stain on my lips. Of course this might have to do with the boldness of the shade I received for review, and I obviously can't speak for the other shades in the range because I haven't tried them. But Flashy is built to last...and last.
The fragrance of this lipstick is pleasant (vanilla-based) and the flavor is vanilla-ish as well (with a note of generic "lipstick" flavor). I don't find the fragrance or flavor to last long on the lips--after about 10 minutes, the fragrance is gone and the flavor is barely detectable to me.
FINAL VERDICT: If you love bold, intense lip colors, you might very much enjoy Flashy. The staying power of this lipstick is quite impressive (five to six hours for me) and, even after it fades, it leaves behind a stain that can take me through the rest of my work day. Those who are used to sheer, glossy types of lipsticks might not appreciate the thicker, creamier feel of this product, but if you're a matte lipstick lover, chances are you'll find this one moisturizing and quite comfortable on the lips. I personally love the consistency of this product, because I know that when I put it on, it's going to last and last. I honestly cannot wait to try other shades in the range.
Have you tried any CoverGirl Blast Flipsticks yet? If so, what shades do you own and how do you like them?
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