Today I'm reviewing one of Revlon's new eyeshadows. It's a Shadowlink. I unfortunately don't have a picture of the display (Nouveau Cheap does here though). The idea behind this is that you pick 2,3,4...shadows and link them together to create your own palette. I would have loved to pick up more then one, but the display I found in Ulta was already picked over.
So lets get to it!
What Ulta says! (It's not up on the Revlon site yet!) "Mix and match to customize your palette* Interchangeable shadows easily snap together or come apart* Rich color pay-off in a variety of finishes from matte to sparkle* All day wear" (source)
(Right link side)
(left link side)
*Sigh* I so wanted to rock this and love it, but I havent yet found a Revlon eyeshadow that I love. As you can see from the swatch above it was totally sheer (that was 2/3 swipes of a shadow sponge). As for wear, it was OK, but not amazing (and definitely not all day). It lasted maybe 4/5 hours before fading. I used this over Covergirl's Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Melted Caramel. Much much better. I actually got 7ish hours of wear when worn over that, with no creasing. Using the taupe colored base also made the color stand out a bit more. I found the eyeshadow itself to be a bit hard and dry.
The color itself is a standard brown based taupe. Nothing to yell home about, and can be found in much better forms elsewhere . After playing around with this for about a week, I realized it looked similar to Wet and Wild's Nutty . It was an eyeshadow single that I believe is discontinued and I cant find anywhere! So I did some comparison swatches.
*Update: Nutty is not discontinued. Just incredibly difficult to find
(Yes..my Nutty shattered! The day it cracked, I died a little inside..)
(Nutty on left/Revlon on right)
As you can see they look similar in the pan, but WnW just has such a better color pay off. Where the WnW was smooth and creamy (and a friggan dream to use), Revlon was hard and dry, and I had to pack on the color to get it to show up.
Overall: I wasn't impressed. Its priced at 2.99, so if you think a standard eyeshadow palette has 4 shades, that 12$, when WnW Comfort Zone (my all time fav drugstore palette ever), is only 5$. I wasn't too happy with the Taupe, though I will be using it for work. I'd be interested in picking up one more color to see if its a one off, or all of them. But, I'd say pass on Taupe. Its dry, and has very poor color payoff.