Recently I have been into the drugstore cosmetics shopping mode that involves coupons and store deals. What's better than a good make up product at an amazing price!
While browsing at youtube, I noticed Michelle Phan mentioned about a new Lancome quint eyeshadow. I went to Sephora to check this palette out. Though it's at a pricy $48 price point, I love the how smoothy it glides on my skin... I love the texture... however the neutral brown color palette that I wanted, "Taupe Craze" is sold out...
Oh well, that saved me $48 I guess...
So on our way back, we stopped by CVS and I saw that Revlon has a buy one get one 50% off for all Revlon cosmetics. This new eyeshadow by Revlon caught my eye as it's a nice brown themed quint. In addition, these eyeshadows has a $2 off peelies affixed on them. Retailing at $8.99, with the BOGO 50% plus 2 of the $2 manufacture coupon off, and an additional $3 Extra Bucks that I got from a previous purchase, the total came out to be $6.49 for 2 of the eyeshadows. For $3.25 you get a Revlon eyeshadow, that's not bad at all.
Now, moving on to the review on the eyeshadow itself.
This series of Relvon eyeshadow has an interesting pattern/texture imprinted on them, that looks like knitted warn or woven fabric of some sort:
For the swatches of eyeshadow, they have good color pay off given that I have only swipe once for each of these shadows on my arm:
And applying them on my eyes, pairing with Bobbi Brown gel liner in black and my new Kiss Me Heroine mascara (will be reviewed later):
I used to like fancy greens, yellows, pinks, purples, blues, or reds when I was much younger. But as I am growing older, I came to realize that those fancy colors only work will for those who have "white chocolate" skin. And having a "milk chocolate" skin of NC-30, I came to realize that neutrals and browns work best for my skintones. And it's age appropriate for me.
After 5 hours of wear, there was no significant fall outs that I noticed. Another big plus!
Overall, this eyeshadow has great color pay off. Although it cannot be compared to the smooth silkiness texture of the Lancome quint eyeshadow, it's good given it's only $3.25 compared to Lancome's hefty $48 price point. And I think the colors offered here are less shimmery than Urban Decay's Naked palette, making it very appropriate for a formal work make up (knock knock Jie Jie). Its small compact size is great for packing in your office make up bag :) Good for a everyday nude makeup!!