I don’t usually associate Revlon with eye make-up products, but I recently tried out their new ColorStay Creme Eyeshadows and the Exactify Liquid Liners and I was super impressed! Here’s my review and some swatches of the products…
Revlon ColorStay Creme Eyeshadow Review
Revlon’s ColorStay Creme Eyeshadows ($14.95 AUD for 5.2 g) are little glass cream pots reminiscent of Maybelline’s Color Tattoos that I reviewed before.
Related post: Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather swatches and comparison
I have super oily eyelids, so it’s almost impossible for a cream eyeshadow to stay uncreased on them after about an hour of wear – Maybelline’s Color Tattoos creased after a while, even after setting with translucent powder. But surprisingly, Revlon’s ColorStay Creme Eyeshadows have managed it! These last a whole day on my eyelids without budging once they’re dried, and they don’t even need powder. They also come off very easily with a two-phase eye make-up remover.
I’ve been wearing Pistachio (khaki green shimmer) regularly in Sydney summer humidity and it’s been staying on amazingly. I smooth them on with a finger, and apply a second layer if I want it to be a bit more pigmented (one layer is . They apply really smoothly and without much blending (or skill) required. The shadow pots come with mini brushes in the lids, but I don’t find that I need them, plus they clog up very quickly and they’re a bit of a pain to wash.
My only complaints about the ColorStay Creme Eyeshadows are:
- the shade names aren’t printed on the packaging, which is really only a beauty blogger problem because I can never remember which shades I actually liked
- photos of these shades online, including the promo shots, are all really inaccurate in colour
There are 12 shades available in Australia, all of which are pretty neutral/nude, office-appropriate colours. Most are shimmery. Here are swatches of my favourites (L-R, top row: Espresso, Caramel; bottom row: Pistachio, Licorice, Blackcurrant).
If you want super pigmented eye make-up or bold colour, these aren’t that great – they’ll build up, but it takes a bit of patience. But if you’re after very wearable, pretty shades that don’t budge and apply really easily, these are fantastic!
Revlon Exactify Liquid Liner Review
Revlon have also recently launched the Exactify Liquid Liners ($25.95 AUD for 1 mL). These eyeliners have a trendy “pizza cutter” applicator with a disc that rolls to draw the line. These work really well on the back of your hand, but I was a bit suspicious about how these would go on my actual eyelids. Again, I was pleasantly surprised – as someone who is terrible at liquid liner I actually managed to get a wearable line (stacked on top of my permanent eyeliner) in one go and in about a minute! My lids are quite wrinkly so the floppiness of a normal eyeliner brush means I can’t get it into the right places, but these are firm enough to work well.
There are 4 shades available. Since I have black liner tattooed on, I’ve only really used Mulberry and Mermaid Blue but they’re both gorgeously opaque and stay on all day! There’s also a plain black (Intense Black) and a shimmery black (Sparkling Black). The one complaint: the dried product comes off in rolled-up clumps when you try to remove it with make-up remover, and it worries me that I’ll end up with a clump in my eye. But it hasn’t happened so far so I’m probably just being paranoid.
Swatches (top to bottom): Intense Black, Sparkling Black, Mulberry, Mermaid Blue
These are some of my go-to eye products now for everyday use, when I’m happy with a single shade on my eyes. They’re quick and fuss-free to apply, and great for low-maintenance looks.
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