(505-Decadent, 530-Seductive, 525-Siren)
(yes..Siren ;) )
What Revlon Says about these eyeshadows: - "All day luxurious color that doesn't crease, fade or smudge - Rich, velvety shadows blend smoothly and effortlessly*" (from Revlon website*) . All day color with no fading or creasing? That's some big claims from some tiny eyeshadows..nonetheless..lets see how they worked out.
Packaging: They went out with the old 4 horizontal quad (where everything was left to the buyer to figure out what goes where), and in with the new quads you see above. I truthfully like them better this way. They also have on the back a small eye chart showing you where to place everything. While I appreciated that, I personally had my own ideas.
Color: Two out of the three are highly pigmented. Unfortunately, as I've begun to notice with purple eyeshadows, they come out a little sheerer. As you'll see below, the purple colors barely show up. I had to swipe my arms 5/6 times to get any color to show up. The purple quad was the only one where I actually followed the recommendations on where to put the colors. I originally thought the bottom right color would be too dark for a crease color , but it was just pigmented enough. However, Decadent (the neutralish quad), and Siren (the gray quad), are both highly pigmented, and very blend-able without getting too muddy. (Swatch time!)
(Decadent-Click to enlarge)
(Seductive-Click to enlarge)
(Siren-Click to enlarge)
Performance: I tested these with and without primer (CG). When I tested these without primer it lasted 5 hours before I noticed any creasing or fading..yes..5 hours. I admit it was minor, but it was faded. When used over primer I got 9ish hours of wear before any fading and only minor creasing (for primer I used CG Intense Shadowblast in Beige Blaze). When I tested Seductive (the purple quad), I used only primer, and it lasted about as long as the rest, however, it made me sad that the colors weren't as pigmented as they look in the pan.
Overall: In the end, these are best used with primer. With primer you can get at least 8hrs of wear with your eyes looking as fresh as a daisy. However, without, it'll be considerably less. I really had high hopes for these. The colors, and selections are beautiful, however, they definitely don't live up to 16hrs.
P.S-I know I suck as swatching. I'm hoping to get better with practice.
I give it: 3/5
I bought these myself
All opinions expressed here are my own.