CoverGirl ShineBlast Lip Gloss Review and Swatches

Ladies, it is official – CoverGirl’s newest ShineBlast Lipgloss from the Blast Collection is my must-have drugstore lip gloss!

CoverGirl ShineBlast in Sparkler

Developed by awesome makeup artist Pat McGrath, the ShineBlast Lip Gloss comes in 16 gorgeous colors to create the perfect luscious lips for all skin tones.

I was very lucky to be sent a sample of Sparkler, a gorgeous hot pink color with tiny silver shimmer. It goes on with just a tinge of color and tons of shine.

CoverGirl ShineBlast in Sparkler

The texture is non-tacky and feels very moisturizing on the lips. Plus it has the most delicious watermelon smell (yum!) and only costs half of what I would normally pay for a lip gloss!

Below is me wearing Sparkler. Doesn’t it remind you a little of my MAC Partial To Pink Cremesheen Glass lips swatch?

Wearing CoverGirl ShineBlast in Sparkler

The ShineBlast Lip Gloss will hit drugstore aisles in January but in the meantime, you can check out the rest of the CoverGirl Blast Collection here.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. That is pretty, I was debating to get the Partial to Pink colour but now I can save some money and get the cover girl one instead. The colour applies more evenly too. Is this permanent?

  2. I bought this one after reading your review but wasn’t too satisfied with it. I do agree that the color, texture, and flavor are pretty great … but I find it doesn’t stay on my lips very long at all.

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