Eight ESSENCE.com staffers take CoverGirl’s new long-lasting cream shadow for a test drive. The pale, shimmery wintergreen hue is so universally flattering!
CoverGirl ShadowBlast in Extreme Green ($7.50, target.com) is a liquid-to-powder eyeshadow that’s blended with a primer — so it lasts for hours without smudging or creasing.
“Bright, bold and fun! This creamy color definitely added a really cool pop of color that worked nicely against my skin tone.” — Thembi, Sponsorship Manager, Live Events
“This sheeny, golden-green shade brightens my whole look. It just looks so fancy! And its easy to apply — just dab a little on your lids, and rub in with your finger.” — Tia, Beauty Editor
“This liquid eyeshadow is amazing, it goes on so smooth and really makes your eyes pop!” — Stacia, Manager, Digital Sales Planning
“Applying the eye shadow was a breeze with its applicator and I love how pigmented the color was!” — Salwa, Sales Coordinator
“This makes me happy! It has a slight hint of gold which is great for ‘yellow undertone’ gyals such as myself. It makes everything pop!” — Cieja, Senior Integrated Marketing Manager
“I loved that this shadow stayed in place all day, thanks to the primer, I didn’t find the color particularly inspiring. I’m giving this one a pass.” — Yolanda, Entertainment Editor
“I generally don’t wear eye shadow, but if you’re going to go green, this one has a nice golden touch. I actually spotted Rihanna wearing the same shade and it looked awesome!” — Celia, Fashion Editor
“I love green shades on brown skin! This particular green was a little too bright for my tastes but nonetheless still a pretty color.” — Shakyna, Digital Coordinator