I first talked about this blush back in July 2020 and I finally decided it was time to give it a try for myself. There are only 3 shades in this lineup and I purchased 360 sweet seduction. There is a lighter shade called 320 love me as well as a darker, more vibrant shade called 345 hot and frenzy.
I’m so glad I decided to give this a try because I love it just as much as the discontinued baked version of the Trublend blushes. The baked version was offered back when Covergirl was still owned by P&G and they weren’t cruelty free. If you don’t know, Covergirl is now owned by Coty and went cruelty free back in 2018.
After hearing some rave reviews about these Covergirl Shadow Sticks, I decided to check them out. I love a good purple eyeshadow, so I bought the shade 960 unruly.
This formula is creamy enough to glide on the eyes without tugging. Unfortunately, it does dry pretty quickly. I’d suggest doing one eye at a time so you can blend before it dries down completely. It has good pigmentation and doesn’t take much product to get the true color. I was surprised by the finish. To me, it appears mostly matte with a hint of sheen once applied to the eyes. I expected it to be shinier with more of a shimmer finish. I’ve only used this product with my fingers, so I’m not sure how it might perform when used with a brush.
I’ll cut to the chase, I do not like this blush formula. Not only is it difficult to get a smooth application, but the metallic finish of the shade I purchased (butterflies) accentuates texture. I’ve used cream blushes before, but this is my first experience with a more liquid formula. The consistency isn’t runny, it has enough thickness to it that it doesn’t run down your hand or anything like that. I would imagine there is a learning curve, but I’ve given it enough chances to give up on that thought.