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Friday, December 27, 2013

Revlon Colorstay Shadow Links - Swatches & Review

Hey dolls! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas filled with lots of food, happy and healthy families and lots and lots of fun presents! I migtt do a Christmas haul post if you guys would like to see it? Let me know!

Anywho, last month I went to Rite Aid on a personal mission to buy as many beauty products as I could for under $25. It wasn't too hard because Rite Aid was having killer sales and I picked up a few of these Revlon Colorstay Shadow Link Eyeshadows. They caught my eye because they were $2.99 (and at the time buy one, get one half off - whoop whoop!) and they are made to link together! You could make your own palette. How cool is that?
Revlon Colorstay Shadow Links
I had never heard of these before I saw them and I'm usually pretty up to date on drugstore beauty products. So upon further research, there's 18 colors total and they're part of the Fall/Winter 2013 season. They're made to click into each other so you can create your own endless palette. Colors range from brights to neutrals, shimmers to mattes. 

Basically, there's a track on each eyeshadow that you can slide another onto to link them together. It's easy peasy and so far none of mine have broken or fallen off!

From L-R: Oyster, Blush, Taupe, Plum and Perwinkle

  • Oyster - a shimmery white metallic. This was so meh for me. It was so chalky and dry. Every time I tried to blend this out, it disappeared! So disappointing.
  • Blush - a light peach matte. Still dry, albeit a tiny bit more softer and easier to work with. Less chalky than the rest, but chalky nonetheless. 
  • Taupe - a dusty brown satin with silver shimmer. Pretty, but wasn't doing anything for me. Chalky, dry and hard to blend. 
  • Plum - a plummy purple matte. I had the highest hopes for this one and was totally let down. Gorgeous color but the pigmentation wasn't there. Slightly easier to work with compared to the others but chalky and dry.
  • Periwinkle - Another pretty color with nothing to back it up. Chalky, dry, hard to blend. Sigh.
Overall: Super disappointing! The idea behind them linking together to create your own palette is genius but lacks in the actual product itself. Each eyeshadow had the same MO: chalkiness, dryness and no pigmentation whatsoever. If I had to recommend one, I'd say Blush because I think it was softer and a bit easier to work with than the others but in all honesty, I say save your money!

19 comments :

  1. I love the idea of creating your own palette. Too bad the quality is that low..

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    1. I know! What a bummer. I hope they work on it because I love the idea of linking them together.

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  2. I just bought two of these on Christmas day to try out. I've seen them in the stores a lot lately but haven't seen anything about them. The Cashier at Walgreens compared them too Urban Decay. I've not swatched them yet, but I can tell just from your post, they're not like UD at all.

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    1. Maybe the colors are dupes for UD but definitely not the eyeshadow consistencies :(

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  3. Nice review! Cool that you can make your own custom palette with these shadows :)

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    1. Yeah, it's definitely a cool idea they should work more with.

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  4. I'd heard that these weren't very good. So disappointing because the concept is great!

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  5. I totally agree with you--great packaging, sub par product :( Too bad, too! Great review though :)

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    1. Right? I hate when products are 50/50 like that. Thanks, Doria! <3

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  6. This "make your own" palette looks like a very interesting concept.

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  7. Great idea....bummer outcome! Hopefully Revlon fixes up the formula!

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  8. What a great concept! Too bad the product fell short :(

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    1. Hi Heather! I know. Revlon needs to step their eye game up! ;)

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  10. Very nice...I really love how they link together!

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