Thursday, October 6, 2011

Swatches & Review: Revlon Luxurious Color Eyeshadow Singles (Part 1)


If you follow my blog, then you know that I recently got a bunch of drugstore products 
for free from a wonderful friend. =) 

I will still review & swatch mid-range to high-end cosmetics, especially after Sephora's 20% off sale, 
but for now, just enjoy some swatch comparisons of drugstore and mid-range cosmetics.

Top Left to Right: 001 Vintage Lace Matte, 055 Sunlit Sparkle Perle, 010 Polished Bronze Satin
Bottom Left to Right: 020 Nude Slip Satin, 040 Brushed Copper Perle, 015 Shimmering Sienna Satin

The eyeshadows that are labeled "Matte" have a matte finish.
The eyeshadows that are labeled "Perle" have a shimmery finish with microglitters.
The eyeshadows that are labeled "Satin" have a buttery texture 
and a shimmery finish that is not too frosty.

Pros:
  • not expensive compared to other eyeshadows, such as Mac & Urban Decay
  • good color payoff when layered and used with a primer, such as Urban Decay's Primer Potion
  • doesn't crease when used with a primer
  • blends easily
  • applies smoothly

Cons:
  • fades a bit after 8 hours, even with a primer
  • some fallouts during application (especially with the "Perle" eyeshadows)
  • gets dusty and crumbly in the pan

Left to Right: 001 Vintage Lace, 055 Sunlit Sparkle, 010 Polished Bronze

Mac Blanc Type - pale white beige with a hint of pink; matte finish; more pigmented than Vintage Lace

Revlon 001 Vintage Lace - pale white beige; matte finish; more beige than Blanc Type
It doesn't look chalky when applied on the browbone as a highlight color. 
It's a great cheap alternative to Blanc Type.

Revlon 055 Sunlit Sparkle - beige with a hint of champagne; shimmery finish with microglitters
From a distant, it looks like a pretty shimmery color, but upclose and under direct lighting, 
you can see tiny sparkles. The tiny sparkles look pretty and not like ugly chunky glitters, 
but I would still reserve this for night time use.

Revlon 010 Polished Bronze - cool toned brown with a taupey sheen; shimmery finish; buttery texture
It's too light for me to use as a crease color. 
I prefer to use it as a lid color, but I wish it was a little bit lighter.



Left to Right: 020 Nude Slip, 040 Brushed Copper, 015 Shimmering Sienna

Revlon 020 Nude Slip - peachy tan; shimmery finish; buttery texture

Mac All That Glitters - peachy pink with gold shimmers; shimmery finish; 
more pink than Brushed Copper 

Revlon 040 Brushed Copper - peachy pink; shimmery finish with microglitters

Mac Antiqued - coppery brown; shimmery finish

Revlon 015 Shimmering Sienna - coppery brown with a stronger brown undertone;
slightly darker than Antiqued; shimmery finish; buttery texture



Bottom Line: Revlon's Luxurious Color Eyeshadows are not as pigmented as other brands, such as Mac or Urban Decay. However, they are still workable and usable, as long as you put a little effort into it and use a good eyeshadow primer. Also, I recommend doing your eye makeup before applying your foundation so that it'll be easier to wipe off the eyeshadow fallouts. I definitely recommend this for people who are on a budget or for people who are just starting out with makeup.

Note: Each eyeshadow contains 2.4g and you can purchase this at Rite-Aid, Ulta, Walmart, Target and other drugstores for around $4. As with any drugstore product, I would definitely wait for a sale because there is always a "buy one, get one half off" or even a "buy one, get one for free" sale.

I will post swatches of the other Revlon single eyeshadows soon. =)

Have you tried any of Revlon's single eyeshadows?
Would you purchase it?

4 comments:

  1. I really don't understand why we can't have these line of products in Italy. I mean, Revlon is sold here, but we can find only the 20% of the products that you have in the USA. And it's a shame because their products are so gorgeous, look at those eyeshadows!!!

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  2. @Molkinaify

    Aww, I'm sorry to hear that. In the USA, certain stores don't carry all the eyeshadow shades that Revlon has. You have to scramble through multiple stores in order to find all the shades and alot of the times, they're already opened and played with. =(

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  3. I love your swatches!Wonderful colors:)

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