If you’re a beauty lover or enthusiasts you might want to know what I’m about to share with you in this post. You probably have heard of Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Palette and if you haven’t where have you been hiding?
I’m going to talk on this new beauty products which I just picked up from Walmart last Saturday. I’ve a full drawer of nude eyeshadow palettes and I honestly doesn’t need an additional palette but when I saw this, I’ve to get it. I always love to do product review for you guys, so here it is 🙂
On first glance of this palette on the shelf, it doesn’t look quite as appealing, honestly. I somehow find they had an aged, old eyeshadow look and feel, I don’t know if it’s just me or is there anyone else! Comment below what you think.
It’s fairly new as far as I know. The latest information I got is that it was their Spring 2016 collection and well, I was lucky enough to spot this at my local Walmart and I’m here to share my thoughts!
This Revlon Colorstay Not Just Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is selling for $17.96. We have seen different quads being launched by Revlon and I’ve to say that this particular one interest me the most to try. I love the fact that more and more larger eyeshadow palettes are launching at the drugstores however, the prices aren’t always as budget friendly as I would like. I paid CAD$17.84 for this palette in case you want to know. It’s not the cheapest drugstore palette for one.
Enough of me ranting, let’s me start with the packaging.
First thing first, this palette is a thin plastic with a see through window displaying the shadows. I don’t really like the plastic packaging because it gets scratched up really easily and looks all worn and used because of that. On the upside, since it’s very thin, it’s much easier to store.
Available in two different shade selections of Passionate Nudes and Romantic Nudes. I find that the Passionate Nudes shadows comprises of warm-toned nude shades such as beiges, browns, golds and bronzes while the Romantic Nudes leans more to cool-toned, smokier palette with taupes, purples, and a few brown and beige shades.
I’m intrigued why it’s called Not Just Nudes, I’m guessing that they’re sending signal that this might not be actually a nude palette??? I find it quite mind boggling.
The palette house ten neutral nude shadows and I notice that this palette appears to contain a mix of matte and shimmer shadows. A good color selection in my opinion. The texture of these shadows is smooth with average pigmentation. They’re a bit dry and kick up a little of powders to touch. The worst part is that they don’t show a lot of colors. You definitely need a good eye base or primer in order to get a decent color payoff from these shadows.
Here are the ingredients or you probably don’t care, but for those of you people who are curious, I hope this helps.
Each palette comes with a dual-ended applicator with a brush on one side and a sponge on the other side. I like this brush better than the Maybelline palettes contain a dual-ended applicator with sponges on both ends.
I gently swipe the color swatches on my bare arm (with no primer) whatsoever. The pigmentation is too weak for my liking. On a closer look comparison with the Maybelline The Nudes Palette, I find the shades are quite similar with the exception of the missing white and black shadows in the Revlon palette.
As you can see, the configuration of these palettes is very similar to the Maybelline Nudes palettes. I pulled up my review of the original Maybelline The Nudes Palette and did this quick comparison:
The biggest difference here is that the Maybelline Nudes palette all contain 12 shades, while the Revlon Not Just Nudes palette contains only ten. But honesty, for $5 less, I’ll take Maybelline’s Palette any day of the week as I find the formula to be my liking at least :
1. You get more variety; and
2. the shadow formula still proves way nicer than Revlon’s.
I think the real test here is going to come down to quality. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t think Revlon’s powder eyeshadows are their strong suit (they rock it in the lip color and foundation department, as I’m sure we’d all agree. I would really want to see some improvement on their pigmentation formula and staying power.
What do you think of Revlon getting into the drugstore shadow palette game? Are you excited to try this these? Or are you “meh” about the whole thing? I’d love to hear from you!
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