Friday, February 24, 2012

Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eyeshadow

Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Enchanted

Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eyeshadow claims to stay all day without creasing, fading, or smudging. They also claim to have a rich, velvety texture that allows them to blend smoothly and effortlessly. They are available in 16 different quads.

Top Left, Bottom Left, Top Right, Bottom Right

Pigmentation: 8/10
  • Top Left: Iridescent pale pink. This shadow is very sheer and after blending leaves just an light pink iridescence to the skin.
  • Bottom Left: Light brown taupe. Goes on the smoothest out of all the colors in the palette but color pay off is only so so. 
  • Top Right: Medium Shimmery Gray: This is my favorite color in the palette, it is very nicely pigmented and went on smooth with no fall out.
  • Bottom Right: Deep Greenish Black with light green flecks of shimmer. I think this is a very unique color and have to admit that it is the reason this palette caught my eye. It is also nicely pigmented, however, I had to add another layer to get the intensity that I wanted. 
Packaging: 8/10

Overall the packing is nothing too exciting, but I do think it looks very nice and sleek. I like the fact that it has a see through cover so that you can see what colors you are inside when it is hiding in your makeup bag. I also think that the chart on the back showing a suggested way to wear the palette is a nice touch for those who may not want to experiment right away. 

Application: 7/10

I do that that majority of the colors in this palette were soft and velvety like they claim them to be. The only small trouble I had was that I was having a difficult time blending the colors once I had applied it to my lid. Once they were down, those suckers stayed put! 

Longevity: 8/10

I will be honest I did not get to test them out for a whole 16 hours. However, after 4 hours of wear they had no creasing or smudging. I did wear them with an eye primer, and did notice that the colors weren't as intense as when I had put them on. I was very happy though that they didn't crease, seeing as they are darker colors where creasing is usually very noticeable. 

Overall Score: B

Overall I think for the price and drugstore brand makeup this palette was of very nice quality. I don't know if I would re-purchase this product mainly because I already own similar colors to  the ones in the other palettes they have. I would recommend these palettes if you're on a budget (like most of us are) and want a quality product that won't break the bank! They are a fun, cost conscious way to play with color! 

Thanks for Reading!

Jess :)

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