CoverGirl’s Flamed Out Collection Review and a Color Eye Tutorial

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CoverGirl Flamed Out Collection Review, Swatches and TutorialI’ve been having a lot of fun with eye shadows the last couple of days, courtesy of CoverGirl and ULTA. They asked me if they could send me some of this summer’s Flamed Out collection (have you seen it? I admit I’ve been drooling over the displays in stores for a bit now), I would review the products and put together a look. They’d even send me extras for a giveaway! How can a girl say no to that???

Flamed out is this summer’s collection from CoverGirl. The colors are pretty bold, and they are “inspired by fire, the bold new flaming femme look takes your eyes from flames to ashes.” The colors include red, pink, gray, gold, blue and green. Some of the colors are pretty bold for me, but I’ve been inspired over and over by blue and green eye looks recently, so I’ve been dying to try some of the colors!

When my products arrived, I only had a few shades (and none of the bright blue/green ones I wanted to try out), so I pretty much ran to ULTA the moment I opened my package. It’s a good thing that I have an understanding husband! CoverGirl is Buy One get one 50% Off (until Friday, June 28th) including the Flamed Out Collection, and I admit that I bought a lot of the colors! I don’t have every color (yes, I did manage to use some control), but I have almost all of them.

I have a million and one pictures of the colors, a tutorial for the blue and green eye I created, and even a giveaway! Read on to see more!


CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencils ReviewI’ve been a big sucker for shadow pencils recently, and it seems like the ones being released this year are much better than the ones that were released even 2-3 years ago. The colors are vivid, blendable and once they “set” the shadow lasts for a long time!

The CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencils are meant to be a gel shadow and liner in one product. The color is pretty soft, but sharpens easily (you’ll need to use a regular sharpener since they come in wood, they aren’t automatic pencils). I found that it is pretty easy to use the color near your lash line for a thick liner look, but then simply smudge it up onto your lid or color in your lid to use it as a shadow. It applies very smoothly, blending with some gentle finger tapping is easy, and once it “sets” you’re good to go for about 8-10 hours.

The interesting thing about these pencils is that when they apply you get a “cooling” feeling. It isn’t uncomfortable, and it can last for a good 20 minutes or so. I did find that my eyes couldn’t handle the cooling if any product got in them (I tried lining a little too close to my waterline) and the result was watering eyes for about 20 minutes. It didn’t burn, there wasn’t irritation, but it definitely made liner application a bit difficult! So, use them to line around your eye, but not into the water line.

I had the same color intensity and staying power with these pencil whether they were used with an eye shadow primer or without. I also used them under the powder shadows to increase intensity and staying power, which worked great, but was best over a primer. So, as usual I suggest using them with a lid primer!

The available colors (note the pencils are labelled with numbers, not the name. The name only appears on the wrapper):
• Silver Flame 300
• Crystal Flame 305
• Red-Hot Flame 310
• Lime Green Flame 315 (I could not get the pencil in the pic to show up green, but you get a good color representation in the swatch picture below)
• Hot-Pink Flame 320
• Gold Flame 330
• Ashen Glow Flame 335
• Ginger Flame 340
• Ice Flame 345
• Melted Caramel Flame 350

CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencils Swatch
CoverGirl Flamed Out Eye Shadow ReviewThe Flamed Out Shadow Pots are the most eye catching part of the collection to me. They have vivid color in a great sized pot, and I can’t wait to start depotting them into a palette! The pots have screw on lids and the shadows are pretty large. While the colors are well pigmented, some of them are a bit powdery and to avoid fallout it is best to press them on to your lid rather than brushing. As well, they do much better over a primer with a bit of “grab”, with better color and much longer wear (10 hours vs about 5 hours for me). I’ve swatched them here with Too Faced Shadow Insurance, which is my favorite “sticky” shadow primer and you can see that the difference that primer makes.

The available colors (again, the pots are only labelled with numbers, the names are on the store displays):
• Molten Black 300
• Fired-up Pink 305
• Lime Light 310
• Sapphire Flare 315
• Turquoise Glow 325
• Melted Caramel 330
• Melted Gold 330
• Charcoal 335
• Blazing Purple 340
• Red-Hot 345
• Blazing White 350
• Scorching Cocoa 355

(Note that those were the names/numbers provided to me, and they match what is on the CoverGirl website, but I had a pot numbered 320 and I’m pretty sure that’s Melted Gold. I’ve labelled it 320 in all of the pics to avoid too much confusion with 2 #330.)

CoverGirl Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pot Swatch Molten Black 300
CoverGirl Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pot Swatch Lime Light 310
CoverGirl Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pot Swatch Melted Gold 330 320
CoverGirl Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pot Swatch Turquoise Glow 325
CoverGirl Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pot Swatch Melted Caramel 330
CoverGirl Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pot Swatch Charcoal 335
CoverGirl Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pot Swatch Red-Hot 345
CoverGirl Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pot Swatch Blazing White 350

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114 Comments

  1. June 17, 2013 / 5:20 pm

    I reall like these 3: Turquoise Glow 325, Melted Caramel 330, and Melted Gold 330

  2. June 17, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    The bright colors are so fun! The Turquoise Glow is gorgeous!

  3. June 17, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    Great color combo — thanks for the tutorial!

  4. June 17, 2013 / 7:24 pm

    The blue and green are so pretty!

  5. June 17, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    Melted Gold is probably the only shadow I'd really want to play with, but honestly, the shadow sticks are so intriguing! I love the easy of applicability, mainly because I still apply all my makeup on transit to work, and having a simple cream shadow in a stick just makes my life 10x easier!

  6. June 17, 2013 / 7:59 pm

    I love how you made the blue and green so wearable!

  7. Anjali
    June 17, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    I'd love to try the turquoise color!

  8. June 17, 2013 / 8:07 pm

    This is amazing!! You made me want to run out and get everything.

  9. June 17, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    Loving these colors on you. The green under your lower lash line almost takes on a pretty goldish hue.

  10. June 17, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    I bought 3 of the pencils and only used one so far. I was bummed when the name was gone but now I have your post to tell me. I think I need to try #325 in the eyeshadow next. Beautiful tutorial.

  11. June 18, 2013 / 12:35 am

    Melted Gold 330 (Black & Gold local NFL colors)

  12. June 18, 2013 / 12:36 am

    Melted Gold, but I love them all.

  13. Vicki N.
    June 18, 2013 / 12:38 am

    I'm loving Turquoise Glow

  14. June 18, 2013 / 12:38 am

    Great post, and I love the look!

  15. June 18, 2013 / 12:39 am

    I would have to say #340 Blazing Purple. I have brown eyes and they always say purple copliments them the best.

  16. June 18, 2013 / 12:48 am

    I'd try #310 lime light!murphykatt[at]yahoo[dot]com

  17. June 18, 2013 / 12:56 am

    I so hope I win. I love all the colors

  18. June 18, 2013 / 12:57 am

    OH my gosh I would of never thought to put those colors together. Now I want to try them! Love your tips!!

  19. June 18, 2013 / 1:03 am

    Ooo, Lime Light 310, probably! Great colors! 🙂

  20. June 18, 2013 / 1:05 am

    I love that deep brown, especially over primer!

  21. June 18, 2013 / 1:05 am

    #325 looks so pretty…really want to try it!

  22. June 18, 2013 / 1:13 am

    Ulta is my FAVORITE retail therapy spot! Looking forward to trying the Flamed Out Collection!

  23. June 18, 2013 / 1:51 am

    I liked 355; thanks so much for the great tutorial!

  24. June 18, 2013 / 2:52 am

    I really like Red Hot.

  25. Anonymous
    June 18, 2013 / 3:42 am

    Can't wait to try them all!

  26. June 18, 2013 / 6:05 am

    I would love to play with numbers 335 in both the pencil and the powder pot. Thanks!

  27. June 18, 2013 / 6:34 am

    I'd love to play with 325 the most. It's so pretty!

  28. June 18, 2013 / 7:20 am

    Hard to choose, but I'd have to go with Charcoal 335

  29. Eden Varin
    June 18, 2013 / 7:39 am

    i love yellow..would really love to try the yellow shadow. 🙂

  30. June 18, 2013 / 7:55 am

    I want to try the light blue, haven't used that shade before.

  31. June 18, 2013 / 10:44 am

    Wow! This is a massive post Christine! 🙂 Great tutorial!!! I have always been a fan of CoverGirl shadows and I think they are often overlooked/underhyped. 🙂 These new shadows really look amazing and your tutorial has inspired me! I would love to try shade #325. Great giveaway, too! 🙂

  32. June 18, 2013 / 11:50 am

    I'd like to try green

  33. June 18, 2013 / 12:33 pm

    I love the teal/green shadows together! Definitely want to try that! Also Too Faced shadow insurance had to be some of the best stuff made!

  34. June 18, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    I love the teal/green shadows together! Definitely want to try that! Also Too Faced shadow insurance had to be some of the best stuff made!

  35. June 18, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    These are fun colors for summer!

  36. Ruchita
    June 18, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    I really like color #300.

  37. June 18, 2013 / 3:12 pm

    345 Red-hot would be interesting to play with.

  38. June 18, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    335 and 345 would be the ones that I want to try the most!!

  39. June 18, 2013 / 5:47 pm

    The look you did is awesome!

  40. June 18, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    Melted caramel in the pot. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. June 18, 2013 / 6:19 pm

    Gorgeous colors! I'm so excited for this giveaway =) Its so hard to choose, but I would love to try the Melted Caramel, Melted Gold, & even the Scorching Cocoa. Thanks for such an informative review. Can't wait to go get that mascara =)

  42. Megan
    June 18, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    I'm not sure if it would work with my coloring but I'd love to try Turquoise Glow. Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway!

  43. June 19, 2013 / 12:04 am

    Green is the color I haven't played with yet! I am getting braver with adding color to my face 🙂

  44. June 19, 2013 / 3:30 am

    Gorgeous!!! I love 300, 305, 225 and 335, but I'd wear them all!

  45. June 19, 2013 / 6:06 am

    The shadows look disappointing. Shame, I like the colors.

  46. June 19, 2013 / 10:16 am

    That red hot eyeshadow #345 looks nice!!

  47. June 19, 2013 / 2:47 pm

    I would like to Play with #310 because of how bright & colorful it is!

  48. June 20, 2013 / 12:44 am

    I would like to play with #350…yes I know i'm boring! 🙂

  49. Anonymous
    June 20, 2013 / 12:48 am

    Shade 325 is definitely my kind of color!

  50. June 20, 2013 / 12:54 am

    All the colors are so beautiful, perfect for the summer but I think I'd have tons of fun playing with shade #325. Thank you for doing this great giveaway and good luck to all.

    Dlori
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  51. June 20, 2013 / 1:39 am

    The colors look like so much fun!!

  52. June 20, 2013 / 2:02 am

    I would like to try out the #325 Eye Shadow Color.

  53. June 20, 2013 / 2:11 am

    I love playing with colors in the summer!

  54. June 20, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    I love the Melted Gold.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

  55. June 20, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    Definitely the green! I have green eyes! 😉

  56. June 20, 2013 / 10:18 pm

    Limelight 310 is gorgeous!Can't wait to play with that one!

  57. June 20, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    I want to play with "melted gold". vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

  58. Kassie Jo Lauhoff
    June 20, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    I love 325!!

  59. June 21, 2013 / 3:26 am

    I LOVE the Turquoise color you used, and the grey and pink too!

  60. June 21, 2013 / 4:32 am

    Melted Gold looks amazing and fun to play with

  61. June 21, 2013 / 5:30 am

    I'd love to try the Turquoise Glow 325.

  62. Anonymous
    June 21, 2013 / 6:36 am

    #355 & #325 are my color picks.
    porsche-puppy (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  63. June 21, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    I'm dying to try the turquoise, green and silver. I'm bored on everything turquoise any way thanks for the review

  64. June 21, 2013 / 10:13 pm

    I am always so drawn to the neutrals, but I think I'd like to really step out of my comfort zone for once and see what I could do with #345 or #310! I really think those might be fun to work with for me. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  65. Beth
    June 22, 2013 / 12:38 pm

    After seeing how you used the greens on your eyes that would be the look I want to recreate.

  66. June 22, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    I want to play with #310…love green

  67. June 22, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    Melted caramel. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

  68. June 22, 2013 / 8:01 pm

    It definitely would be Turquoise Glow & Lime Light … Such gorgeous colors and very summery!

  69. June 23, 2013 / 1:24 am

    I like to keep it pretty neutral most of the time, but I would dare to use blazing purple!

  70. June 23, 2013 / 6:45 am

    I really want to experiment with Melted Gold! I'm a sucker for any and all gold shadow!

  71. June 23, 2013 / 12:58 pm

    Definitely Lime Green Flame 315 after seeing your gorgeous eye tutorial!

  72. June 23, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    I most want to play with Melted Caramel 300, love this shade, with primer.

  73. June 23, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    I love when you work the color! Gorgeous! I bought that mascara because of your post 😉

  74. June 23, 2013 / 5:14 pm

    #300 but all so pretty!

  75. June 23, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    310 I love that shade

  76. June 23, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    I'm so wanting some of these right now! I wish I hadn't put myself on a makeup diet!

  77. meena nichani
    June 23, 2013 / 6:58 pm

    definitely the bright colors such as turquoise to go with ym brown eyes!

  78. June 23, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    Love these bright colors!

  79. June 23, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    Scorching Cocoa and Red Hot would be fun!

  80. June 23, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    they all look awesome — crystal flame looks particlarly nice 🙂

  81. June 23, 2013 / 10:38 pm

    Love covergirl! and Ulta! This was a lovely look =)

  82. June 24, 2013 / 2:23 am

    This is a fabulous post Christine! Thanks for the swatches and info! I love the look of the Melted Caramel. Can't wait to try some of these shades! 🙂

  83. June 24, 2013 / 10:46 pm

    Great demo! I tend to avoid pale eyeshadows, but the mascara and bit of black liner made it pop.

  84. Anonymous
    July 4, 2013 / 5:28 am

    who is the winner?

  85. July 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    I don't publicly announce the winner, I've had some bad experiences with that in the past. The winner of this contest has been notified and I've already mailed out her prize. She emailed a while ago that she had already received it!

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