Monday, June 17, 2013

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

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CoverGirl Flamed Out Collection Review, Swatches and Tutorial
I'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 Review
I'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 Review
The 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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CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara Review
The Flamed Out Mascara is one of my new favorites, I've been using the waterproof version for a couple of weeks, though I was also sent the regular version. I'm not sure if this is a limited edition product or if it will be a new member of the permanent collection, which I hope it is!

The big deal here is the shape of the brush. I've used similarly curved mascara brushes in the past, the idea is that the bumps will help your outer and inner lashes to get a little more mascara and do that pretty "flare" thing. This is the first brush I've used that actually does this correctly, where the inside part still touches your lashes and the bumps are just enough to flare things out a bit.

The mascara itself is a little thick, and I've used 1 coat with great length and volume results. Be careful with applying a second coat, since it does tend to get clumpy pretty easily. The mascara doesn't flake or smudge on me, and I still have a nice curl at the end of the day! I've found that the waterproof version is very easy to remove as well (I actually didn't realize I'd accidentally purchased the waterproof for about a week, definitely a good sign!)

Available colors:
• Very Black Blaze 300
• Black Blaze 305
• Black/Brown Blaze 310
• Brown Blaze 315

CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara Before and After Comparision Picture


Blue and Green Eye Shadow Look Tutorial

I fully admit that I've been stuck on blue and green lately, and I was really excited to try out these colors together! While my pictures of Turquoise Glow are pretty representative of their color, in person it really is just amazingly pretty. Go look at it in person at your local ULTA, you won't be able to resist it!

Turquoise Glow Eye Shadow Tutorial
I started with eyes that had been prepped with eye shadow primer. I'm using Too Faced Shadow Insurance since it has a little bit of "grab" which helps to reduce the fall out with these shadows.

First I applied Turquoise Glow 325 to the inner half of my eye lid, up to and slightly over the crease line. To get more intense color I lightly pressed the color into place with a brush.

I then repeated this step with Lime Light 310 into the outer half of my lid.

Colorful CoverGirl Eye Shadow DIY
I then took the same brush and just pressed it once into the inner corner of my lid for a little green using Lime Light 310.

Next I took a pencil brush and put a very small amount of Blazing White 350 right on the line of where my shadow ended. I went over this area a few times (back and forth like a windshield wiper) to blend the shadow up onto my brow bone very lightly. The Blazing White 350 added just a little bit of a glow.

How to get a pretty green and blue eye shadow look with drugstore makeup
Next I lined around the outside of my eyes on the upper and lower lid with the Lime Green Flame 315 pencil. Be sure to stay out of your water line, which I thought I had done, but this is when my eyes started watering slightly from the cooling. It didn't hurt, but was annoying when trying to line my eyes with black (which is why I don't have as much black on at the end as I was trying for. It probably turned out for the best, but just don't get the pencil into your waterline!)

Next I grabbed a brush (this is a slightly larger pencil brush than I used before) and smudged out the pencil both on top and the bottom.

Quick and easy blue and green eye shadow look
Finally, I'm done with color! I wanted some fairly intense black liner that I could smudge in my lash lines, so I grabbed the CoverGirl LiquiLine Blast eye liner in black. I've smudged it quite a bit into my upper lash line, though it isn't as intense on the lower lash line. Note that it isn't perfect, but it doesn't really have to be with this look.

Finally I applied a coat of the Flamed Out Mascara in Very Black Blaze 300 and I'm done!

Super pretty eye makeup!

Quick and Easy blue and green eye shadow look, using only CoverGirl products!  Super Cute!
Quick and Easy blue and green eye shadow look, using only CoverGirl products!  Super Cute!





Great news! One reader will get a selection of products from the Flamed Out Collection (I don't know which ones, the box is sitting here sealed) with a $100 gift certificate to ULTA. The contest is open to those in the US and over 18 years of age (pesky sweepstakes laws!), only entries made through the Rafflecopter widget are eligible.

Don't forget that CoverGirl is Buy One get one 50% Off (until Friday, June 28th) at ULTA!

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114 comments:

kelly logan gould said...

beautiful!!! I love the brighter colors on you!!!

Briyick Sibrian said...

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

Lisa Coterillo said...

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

byers babes said...

Great color combo -- thanks for the tutorial!

Lauren T. said...

The blue and green are so pretty!

Christina said...

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!

Jessika Barber said...

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

Anjali said...

I'd love to try the turquoise color!

Christina Farrell said...

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

Cindy (Prime Beauty) said...

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

MarciaF said...

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.

KatM21 said...

Melted Gold 330 (Black & Gold local NFL colors)

happysoul said...

Melted Gold, but I love them all.

Vicki N. said...

I'm loving Turquoise Glow

Carleen said...

Great post, and I love the look!

Tiffany Borek said...

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

LeeAnn P. said...

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

thaotran said...

I love the mascara <3

alison said...

I so hope I win. I love all the colors

Kim Snyder said...

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

Apple Dee said...

Ooo, Lime Light 310, probably! Great colors! :)

Melody said...

I love that deep brown, especially over primer!

Heather M. said...

#325 and #355 would be fun.

Andrea Darst said...

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

Heather M. said...

#325 and #355 would be fun

Diet Blog! said...

i want to try the green!

Stephanie Osborne said...

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

Cher Garman said...

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

QueenLegNalda777 said...

Turquoise Glow 325

Kristy said...

I really like Red Hot.

Alison Wilson-Sagers said...

I love the blue and green look you did!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try them all!

Heather Adkins said...

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

Allie Gunter said...

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

Niki T. said...

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

Eden Varin said...

i love yellow..would really love to try the yellow shadow. :)

carole312 said...

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

Pammy BlogsBeauty said...

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! :)

Cindy said...

I'd like to try green

Yvonne said...

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!

Yvonne said...

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!

Unknown said...

These are fun colors for summer!

Ruchita said...

I really like color #300.

Hollie Haradon said...

I really love Ginger Flame 340.

Cassie Tucker said...

345 Red-hot would be interesting to play with.

Rachel Beltz said...

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

Lindsey said...

The look you did is awesome!

soonermom said...

Melted caramel in the pot. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina De Leon said...

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 =)

Megan said...

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!

theunstrungharp said...

Molten black 300! :)

Grace Matthews said...

I like Red-Hot and Blazing Purple

Sherry P said...

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

My Frugal Journal said...

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

srb said...

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

Acrosa78 said...

That red hot eyeshadow #345 looks nice!!

Maria Cardoza said...

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

✩.•*ミ Amy Orvin ミ✩.•* said...

I like the Turquoise Glow. I'd love to play around with that.

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Meesh1211 said...

I would like to play with #350...yes I know i'm boring! :)

Anonymous said...

Shade 325 is definitely my kind of color!

Dlori said...

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
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Victoria said...

The colors look like so much fun!!

JamieC said...

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

Ellen Peck said...

I love playing with colors in the summer!

Stacy Boland said...

The melted gold 330

Stacy Boland said...

The melted gold shadow #330

Charity/CC said...

I love the Melted Gold.

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Christine A. said...

Lime Light 310 looks summer fun.

Sandrea Igess said...

Melted Caramel 330
Fired-up Pink 305

nightowl said...

I like the Turquoise Glow 325.
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April Martin said...

Definitely the green! I have green eyes! ;)

Mary said...

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

Bakersdozen said...

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

wardaddy said...

I like #330 and #355

Kassie Jo Lauhoff said...

I love 325!!

Sandra Davis said...

i like the Melted Carame

kvieweg07 said...

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

KrispyTinCan said...

Melted Gold looks amazing and fun to play with

Susan P. said...

I'd love to try the Turquoise Glow 325.

Anonymous said...

#355 & #325 are my color picks.
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aztroublerenee said...

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

CrystesMom said...

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!

Beth said...

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

misty bressler said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Lisa Brown said...

I want to play with #310...love green

Maria Constanza Oller said...

Turquoise glow looks amazing

Cynthia Richardson said...

Lime Light is a new fun color for me

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Deirdre said...

Melted caramel. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

Marilyn B said...

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

Hailie Jordan said...

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

cheyennemarina said...

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

pommom said...

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

Zenas said...

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

Samantha Penninipede said...

Those shadows look awesome! Especially the lime green, wow!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir said...

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

Makeup1 said...

#300 but all so pretty!

Diane said...

310 I love that shade

Liz said...

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

Katie Contests said...

Melted Caramel would be great!

meena nichani said...

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

Erin said...

Love these bright colors!

Leslie said...

Scorching Cocoa and Red Hot would be fun!

Raina Elizabeth said...

they all look awesome -- crystal flame looks particlarly nice :)

Leann said...

I like 330. chefl@swbell.net

Francesca said...

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

Colleen Boudreau said...

Melted Caramel 330.

meredith m said...

Id like 330

Tj and Amy said...

I love 325. gorge!!

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Amber said...

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! :)

Cassandra Eastman said...

325 - love the sparkly aqua blue color!

Liz Fahy Scott said...

Silver Flame looks gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

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

Anonymous said...

who is the winner?

Christine Mikesell said...

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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