Saturday, January 9, 2010

Review: Revlon 12 Hour Eyeshadow in Stonewash Denim and EOTD

Hello, readers! I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I was able to purchase Revlon's 12 Hour Eyeshadow quad in Stonewash Demin at my local CVS for 75% off. It retails for $6.99 but I was able to get it for $1.75. I was so excited to try it out and share my thoughts .

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Specification

WHAT: Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow features a patented technology that stops the shadow from flaking, fading and smudging for up to 12 hours. Compact includes 2 sponge shadow applicators. Fragrance free. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers. (source: http://www.ulta.com/)


PACKAGING:
It comes in a small black compact made of plastic. It has a decent size window to see the 4 eyeshadows inside. The compact is 3 1/2" in length, 2" in width, and 1/2" in depth. It also came with 2 tiny sponge tip applicators.

COLORS: based on my judgement
                  1. light white smoke (it looks white in the quad)
                  2. cool pale baby blue
                  3. cool light slate greyish blue
                  4. cool dim gray

Other quads are available in Copper Spice, Coffee Bean , Neutral Khakis , Sandstorm , Blushed Wines, In the Buff, Spring Moss, Stonewash Denim, Sterling Rose  and Berry Bloom.

PRICE: retails for $6.99 but you can get them at BOGO (Buy one, get one free or 50% off) at drugstores and drugstore.com if they are on promotion. I purchased mine for $1.75 since CVs is having their 75% on most of their cosmetics.

INGREDIENTS:
Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polypropylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Nylon-12, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Zinc Stearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Methicone, Mineral Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben.

May contain: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Chromium Oxide Greens, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Blue No. 1 Lake, Yellow No. 5 Lake, Red No. 40 Lake.


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SWATCHES

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without any base. The colors seems to be more brighter in person.
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...with concealer as a base. The camera washed out the colors and you cant seem to tell the difference between lighter colors but trust me its more nicer in person.
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underneath a dark base.
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PROS:
-The packaging is compact and light weight.
-The texture of the eyeshadows are silky and smooth. Its quite nice.
-I must say that the pigmentation is okay.I feel like the #3 cool light bluish lavander appeared more pigemented on the lids compare to #4 cool dim gray. I do have to say that you need a color base underneath so the colors would show up more.
-Very user friendly. There is an easy to follow instructions at the back of the quad on how to use the colors.
-The price is awesome.
-The staying power of the eyeshadow is pretty good underneath a good eye primer.
-This quad is perfect for everyday use and perfect for a hint of color in their eyes.

CONS:
-Packaging seems to be flimsy so be careful not to drop it.
-I had a difficult time making the color appear on my lids using an eye shader brush. I suggest using a sponge tip applicator or your fingers to apply the colors. Pat on the colors!

Final thought:
I actually love this quad. Don't expect an "in your face" pigmentation from the colors because I dont think its meant for a bright look. The colors are perfect for a hint of color for a day time. Also, the quad is perfect for beginners because it is very user friendly.


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Add falsies for a dramatic effect.
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10 comments:

  1. Great review, Thanks for sharing!!!

    BTW I love your new look!

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  2. Terrific review, I saw it but thought it would definitely look sheer on me. That was super terrific price too.

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  3. OMG, I just mentioned you and these quads in my most recent CVS post. lol!!

    These shades look *gorgeous* on you honey! But then again, what shades *don't* look gorgeous on you. lol.

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  5. Becky I love your blog! It is so detailed and professional! You could totally do this for a living!

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  6. thank you so much for the very detailed review hun :) i've been thinking of getting my hands on the eyeshadows and now i think i must! :D

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  7. Great review, very detailed. Love the photo with the dramatic lashes.
    xoxo

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  8. definitely great for an everyday use great review thanks =)

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  9. It looks good when you pack it on.. but when you start blending there goes the color! lol :) BUT then again, I have the neutral one so maybe that has something to do with it also haha!

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