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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Battle of the Primers/Bases Episode 3: CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast

Welcome back to another battle! Today's battle is CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast. This is known to be a cream shadow with a primer built in. I decided to buy the green one. Like always, I will be using Geek Chic Cosmetics Drood.

Disclaimer fun:

The Battle of the Primers/Bases are weekly battles where I will show you the wear and tear of a primer/base. Primers that are labeled primers will be left to themselves while bases will have one eye with the base alone and the other with TFSI under the base. I will be taking pictures every 2 hours until the shadow creases to an unwearable state. I will also be sitting in a room where the temperature is approx 65 degrees F.

My eyes are on the slightly oily side, so if a primer/base doesn't work on me, it might work on you. So please do not get discouraged if I use a primer/base that you have been dying to buy and you see that it doesn't work on me. Please?

Picture time!

The green has a slight gold shift to it. It is really pretty in the bottle but the color is too warm on my eyes. 

The applicator is rather spongey but it is really like it.
You can see that the primer almost dulls the orange a bit and makes it more matte. But I think it is because of the green color. 

Initial application. 

2 hours later. No creasing yet.

2 more hours later. Still no creasing.

2 more hours later and still no creasing!

I kept wearing this for another 4 hours and there was still no creasing. My only issue with  this primer is the way you have to apply it. You cannot apply a light layer or it will crease within 2-3 hours (I've tried). You have to apply a pretty thick layer and then dab it to make it even and then wait for it to dry. Then you apply the shadow over it and it might apply cake-y. Then you smooth it out by sweeping your brush over it multiple times. Then you are done. It doesn't budge at all. Sadly, this also doesn't hold sparkles very well. But it works amazing for shimmery shadows and it doesn't budge. I will definitely by buying more colors. This gets a great grade in my book and it beats the primer before it! Tune in next week for the next episode!!!