REVLON COLORSTAY SHADOW LINKS
Revlon is known for some of the best high-street foundations, sadly here in Hong Kong I can never find my shade so I am waiting for my upcoming holiday to the USA to get my hands on a few. That being said it stop or deter me so I bought a few eye shadows to satisfy my Revlon needs. I had read a few reviews and watched a few YouTube videos on the Revlon Colorstay Shadow Links and just had to try it out for myself. I bought Gold, Copper and Java which I think are quite complimentary colours and go well together.
Gold is from the metallic collection and has a velvet finish. The shadow is more of a deep yellow with gold shimmer. The eye shadow is super soft and smooth but has a powdery feel to it. The eye shadow also feels quite dry to the touch. I bought this to use it as a highlight colour as it looked very nice. The eye shadow does glide with ease but it is not very pigmented and can be quite powdery with significant fall off while applying it.
Copper is from the metallic collection and has velvet finish. The shadow is a peachy orange with bronze shimmer. The eye shadow is super soft and smooth and has a creamy feel to it. I like warm tones and thought that this will be a good colour for the eyelid as a base colour. It has a bronze shimmer with a shot of gold that shines through.This shade is not powdery at all and glides over the eyelids with ease. There is very slight fall off but not very noticeable.
Java is from the pearl collection and has a frost finish to it. The shadow is a chocolate brown with silver shimmer. The eye shadow is super soft and smooth and has a creamy feel to it but not as creamy as Copper. This is my outer corner eye shadow is dark but not as dark as it seems you need to really pack it onto the eyelids to get a deep shade. I use this shade to create a smokey look. This shade has slight silver speckles so it has a slight shimmer effect but nothing too visible. The eye shadow is a little powdery but not as bad as Gold and slight fall off like Copper that isn't too noticeable.
Overall I think they are pretty good eye shadows and as they aren't on the higher end you do get what you paid for. Relatively pigmented overall with slight fall off but I think that depends mainly on the shade you buy.
If your on a budget then I would say give these a try as they has a wide range of colours to choose from and quality isn't the best but its workable and with a primer it will be better. The best part is as you can see from the pictures above is that you can fit them together so that you can create your own little palette/quad to go. I think that's perfect if you have to go on holiday as they are compact and not so big.
If you have been reading my blog for awhile now you will know that I have very oily eyelids, so no what the brand eye shadows don't lasts as long as most. With the help of a primer the eye shadows would last around 4-5 hours but without an eye primer maybe between 2-3 hours. So I guess the staying power isn't that great to be honest but if you don't have oily eyelids like me (lucky you) it will definitely last longer.
So what do you think of the Revlon colorstay shadow links? Have you given them ago? Let me know what you think in the comment box below.