Written by: Lisa Pearson
After having one too many of those never ending work days and eye makeup that just could not keep up, Revlon offers an eye shadow palette that lasts for 16 hours. Revlon’s Colorstay line has just released sixteen 4-pan palette eye shadows that is said to last for up to 16 hours and comes in an array of color combinations.
Revlon’s Colorstay line has a good track record thus far with their foundation, powder and eye liners so I was not surprised to see their eye shadow live up to its long-wearing claims. The palette that I have is called Adventurous; it contains the standard foam tip applicator with a white highlight, a shimmery olive green lid color, shimmery taupe accent color, and matte dark chocolate brown to contour the eyes.
Adventurous has buildable colors that will take you from a classic everyday look during the work day to a more dramatic look for an evening out on the town. All of the colors in the collection of quads have complementary colors that you can easily transform from a day to night look. The entire collection of sixteen eye shadow palettes range from bright and bold colors to more dark and muted colors thus ensuring that you can find the ideal color combination for your desired look.
The eye shadow itself is creamy and easy to apply and blend with good color payoff. I never use the applicators that come with eye shadows and always use my own makeup brushes when applying any kind of eye shadow as I find it too hard to control the amount of color with the standard applicators. You can apply Adventurous with an eye shadow brush or fingers and get great results.
I tried Adventurous both with and without and eye shadow primer and got great results both times. I periodically checked to see how the eye shadow was holding up at various times throughout the day and I did not see any feathering or gathering at all. I have oily eyelids and the fact that the eye shadow did not change colors from oxidation or that it did not feather at all was very impressive for a drugstore eye shadow.
Revlon’s 16-hour eye shadow is sold at drugstores for $7. Loreal recently released a 24-hour Color Tattoo cream eye shadow which retails for $8 which I also own however, it was not as impressive as Revlon’s Colorstay. Loreal’s version of long wearing eye shadow was also very creamy, easy to apply with fingers or a brush, and came in a range of colors however they are sold in single pots and the cream tends to set easily making mistakes hard to correct. There was also obvious fading after 10 hours of wear.
Revlon’s Colorstay 16-hour eye shadow is a great deal at $7, it kept its promise with staying power for 16 hours and it comes in a range of beautiful colors for all occasions.