Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve seen the new COVERGIRL ads with Katy Perry for the COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom Mascara. Between the television commercials, magazine placements and drugstore displays you can’t miss it. On a recent trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond I spotted a display with three new COVERGIRL Outlast nail polish shades. The duo-chrome pigments immediately caught my eye so, of course, they all came home with me.
Formula & Application
COVERGIRL Outlast Nail Gloss is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor). The square glass bottle resemble Chanel and while older bottles include a removable cap, it is stationary on these three. I don’t know if that’s a change in general or specific to this set. The brush is round, short and medium in width with flexible bristles that easily fan out.
The lacquer consistency with all three is watery and lacking in pigmentation. I ended up using three thin coats with each color. I found that, when I tried a heavier hand, the polish would pool at the tips. That being said, the polish was easy to manipulate on the nail, creating a clean line at the cuticle.
COVERGIRL Emerald Blaze is a black-based, moss green shimmer with a burnished red flash. The dark base makes the color a bit muddled yet it adds dimension, as though there is a film masking the hue.
COVERGIRL Fuchsia Flame is a hot purple-pink shimmer with bright pink and red micro-flecks. It’s the most vibrant shade of the set and has that lit-from-within quality. This one has the least duo-chrome look of the three, though you can see the burgundy flash in the bottle.
COVERGIRL Teal On Fire is similar to Emerald Blaze in that is has a blackened base but this teal shimmer with violet flash doesn’t feel as muted. The duo-chrome effect is more visible on the nail than with the other shades and you can really see it in the bottle.
Bottom Line: I’ve been wearing Teal on Fire quite a bit lately, in spite of any application challenges. It’s really gorgeous and my fave of the three colors. Fuchsia Flame is fun and vivid and a total mood-lifter. Though, as much as I love greens, Emerald Blaze falls a bit flat.
These new COVERGIRL Outlast Nail Gloss shades can be found on seasonal displays in drugstores and mass retailers nationwide and online at Drugstore.com. They retail for $5.99 on Drugstore.com but I picked them up for $4.79 in store.
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