Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Nudey Tuesday: Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner Palette in Naturally Glamorous (New!) Review & Swatches

Repurchase: No
Price: $8.99 (0.20 oz)
Product: 21/25
Packaging: 4/5
Value: 8/10
Overall Grade: B

While After Christmas shopping, I stopped by CVS to look for the new ColorBurst lipsticks in Petal and Pink Sugar. I didn't have any luck finding the lippies but I did come across all the new Covergirl products (I didn't buy any) and some new Revlon Displays including the new Revlon CustomEyes palettes. I quickly scooped one up in Naturally Glamorous gor today's Nudey Tuesday.

The Packaging: The compact for Revlon's CustomEyes palettes are similar to Revlon's others but they're sleeker. Combine this with the new quilting design and you have something that looks almost as though it came off the department store shelves!

The new compacts are all black with a clear "window" in the front displaying the colors inside. The cover opens backwards, like a Japanese comic book -this kind of confused me because I'd prefer that it open in the other direction but it's not a big deal. Inside, you also get a double-sided sponge applicator -one side has a normal oval tip while the other side contains a pointed tip.

Product Description & Tips
The Product: Looking at the amazing "knitted" design of the palette, I thought the eyeshadows would be dripping in luxury but of course, one should never judge a book by its cover. The palette contains four eyeshadows (shades 1-4) and one liner (shade 5) that can still used as an eyeshadow. While the shades have good to very good color payoff, some of the shades (3 and 5) are powdery and somewhat chalky. The colors do blend easily though and last throughout the day with a good primer. The shades also don't excel (compared to other drugstore eyeshadows) in terms of pigmentation but are somewhat above average.

I'm honestly not amazed but then again, I'm not disappointed either. I'd say these eyeshadows are better than the ones from my Maybelline Eye Studio quads, have better texture but not as good pigmentation compared to my Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon eyeshadows, and fall below the excellent quality of my Revlon Luxurious Color eyeshadow singles.

The Color:
1. Muted neutral gold with shimmer
2. Dark coppery bronze with shimmer
3. Light beige with shimmer
4. Deep bronze with shimmer
5. Dark smokey gray with shimmer

Above (with flash) from left: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Overall: I think the palette's decent but it doesn't stand out enough for me to reach for it on a regular basis. The colors are simply too similar to the shades I already own and the formula doesn't keep me interested. This would be a "nice" palette to own if you don't already own many neutral eyeshadows but if you already own a bunch, skip it. Everything about this palette makes me yawn except for the pretty knit design. I don't think I'll be trying any of the other shades because I wasn't amazed by the formula this time around but I may if one of them catches my eye.

P.S. Again, this is just my own personal opinion -if you like the shades, by all means go out an get it! They're just too similar to shades I already own.

Where To Buy: CVS


  1. Yes, I love the shades, but im not sure I will get it:)

  2. i love the design of the shadows! i might try this out next time i pop into the drugstore x

  3. I like those shades! You can never go wrong with brown and bronze shades

  4. @ Supergirl.. Get it if you like the shades. =P

    @ Heatherette.. I love the design too but I wasn't crazy about the product itself. Some of the eyeshadows were really nice but 2 were too powdery for my taste.

    @ Pop Champagne.. LOL I usually love these shades but I have too many other products that are too similar in color.

    @ Ania.. It's like the other Revlon compacts. I think it's better but not the best (but then again, this IS from the drugstore.)

  5. Great shades,nice pigments! I guess for someone who is starting with makeup,it's really great!

    But not sure I will buy it,I have so many colors that looks the same! hahaha

  6. That's what I was thinking too! .. I just have too many that looks EXACTLY like this. It's still a decent palette though..

  7. Ted Baker purse! You're making me drool! :)

    I can't believe those GAP shirts were under $4! I would've purchased a ton of those if I knew! :))

    Those shades look so pigmented! They're rather good for the price!

  8. Yea.. that's why I grabbed so many. =P And yupp theBalm's palettes are really nice -review is coming up soon. =)

  9. These look gorgeous!! Cute blog, subscribed!