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Monday, September 5, 2011

Review and Swatchfest: Revlon Cream Shadows in Moonlit Jewels

I have always been curious about drug store cream shadows because I love MAC paint pots, but don't love the price. So, after going to CVS one day and not only snagging $3 off ANY Revlon purchase, but seeing that Revlon products were BOGO 50% off, I decided that it was time to make the leap to drugstore cream shadows. With that, I have Revlon's Cream Shadow quad in Moonlit Jewels.

Revlon Cream Shadow in Moonlit Jewels

The swatches:

A bright brown-toned champagne highlight
A brown-based metallic maroon
A metallic hunter green

A metallic navy blue

 First, I chose this palette above all of the others because I thought the rich gem tones would lend themselves to fall and winter looks nicely. It seems like they are never going out of style and I don't mind one little bit.

My first impression of these shadows was that they were very creamy. As in perhaps a little too creamy to really dry down and stay in place. My hunch was right because after placing a blue shadow on one eye and a green on the other (clearly I had no where to be...) they both creased within the hour.

Another problem with the creaminess is that to get an even application you need to use a brush to get an even distribution of product across the lid. But, why go to all of that trouble if they will just crease within the hour?

The saving grace of these creams is that they do hold reasonable well when set with a shadow. The downside to this is that you lose the true color of the cream shadow which is the reason I bought this product in the first place. Back to the drugstore this goes....

Pass on at least the Moonlit Jewels quad. The formula might deviate slightly between colors and quads, but I don't think it would be enough to stick.

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