I have this in Avant Garde (blues and white/silver shimmer). It has a lot of shimmer and the primer is pretty but not very helpful. It does blend easily (also wipes off easy). The blues make for a very pretty wash of color which is what I was going for. I am taking lippies off because of the glitter. It's very fine, but it's all over :( I would return this if I paid any more then what I did ($10 CDN). I can't see it lasting more than a few hours (even with the "primer") but it is fun to play with. With a bit of Urban Decay "Sidecar" I achieved the look I wanted but I would only buy this again if it was on sale.
Got this in Renaissance. I was drawn to the shimmery greyish green color but boy was I disappointed. Even with primer and a colored cream shadow this palette was extremely sheer and creased within a couple hours. By the end of the day my e/s had mostly disappeared save for the cream shadow. Not worth the price at all.
I absolutely love this eye shadow!! I've been wearing the Watercolors one a lot, mostly the primer for everyday though as the rest of the pallet is quite purplish. The primer is my favorite, it's like an iridescent shimmer, very light in color. I use my own makeup brushes to create the actual entire look. The crease is always hard, but that's with any eye shadow really. It all has to do with how good you are with putting on makeup. And mine never fades by the end of thr day! I give this eye shadow a 9 out of 10! :)
I have Metropolitan, Graffiti, Watercolors, and Renaissance. I love pre-made color palettes that do all the color matching work for you.
At first, I loved this product and often used it. It lasts for morning and afternoon, but by the evening, it has either faded or smudged up. I love the color palettes they have, but it especially takes effort to make the black shadow in Graffiti look good on the crease.
This was a huge disappointment. The style and shades in the Metropolitan set I got are simply stunning. Too bad the actual shadows suck so much. No matter what brush I used to apply, all I got was a sheer wash of color with a lot of microglitter. The sparkles were the only parts in this that seemed to stick around (pun intended). Not much pigment in the other shades whatsoever, even the darker ones-once you start to blend they just fade into nothingness. I felt like I was wiping it off the more I tried, and applying more just looked muddy and then blending that just made it worse. Strange and frusterating. I'm fairly light in skintone right now and it STILL didn't show up no matter what I did. I guess I could have tried to apply wet, but I never know if it will wreck the shadow pan and frankly, I was too frustrated to bother.
The "primer" is indeed a powder which works ok; not be my first choice by far but in a pinch it isn't too bad unless your lids are super oily as I doubt this would keep in check. Mine are on the dry side so it was ok, but once on seemed to be an iridescent cool pinkish-white shade that was not flattering on my skintone, nor did it seem to go with the rest of the warm-toned palette. This is such an attractive palette with nice descriptions of shade placement to match the eye design on the front. That is what caught my eye, along with the lovely color combos, but the one I tried was a complete failure in execution. I never have good luck with Revlon eye makeup, and this leap of faith proved nothing has changed. I'll be returning this to CVS ASAP; for the ten bucks this cost I can buy ten dollar store e/s that are ten times better. continued >>
Bought this at Ulta as soon as it came out. I chose Metropolitan. I always use Laura Gellar eye spackle under all my shadows so the primer here for me is nothing but an all over base. The color combo is great, the colors are intense. I was surprised by the quality. I have looked at the other combos but, have not seen any other color combo that I liked.
About me: NW10-15 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
Oh boy... I purchased this palette with high hopes. The colors looked so lovely and tantalizing. FYI, speaking about "Metropolitan" here. First, the primer is powdery? and not a cream to powder, but just a sheer powder... weird. does not work as a primer at all.
Second, the shadows are extremely powder and really lack pigment. The dark brown equivalent to MAC Espresso showed up about as dark as MAD Wedge... pretty misleading.
Not worth it!
I bought this in" impressionist" and I love it the color payoff was great not too pigmented that I would overload cause I do have a heavy hand and not too light either. I did not use the "primer" that is really a shadow. I did use urban decay shadow primer in sin though. I do not use any shadows without it. That being said it probably helped. I did use the primer shadow in the palette after I put on the sin and I can't say anything bad about this palette so far. It was not too chalky not anymore chalky than urban decay shadows ,I did not get a lot of fall out. This is a neutral palette looked great with my green eyes reminded me of some of the naked colors in the urban decay palettes. I topped it off with Nars Orgasm and it looks really good. I will update at the end of the day today to let you know if it held up all day. Also I did not use the sparkly "enhancer" shadow it i swiped a bit of it and I could tell there would be fall out there and I did not want sparkles all over my face today. Only giving it a 4 because the primer is not really a primer. Yes I will try some of the others. Quality might not always be the same with each one though.** Update** It did last all day did not crease or get all funky looking and I was sweating a lot yesterday. I am sure the primer potion had something do to with that though.
These palettes are new from Revlon. They come with a 'primer,' a sparkle enhancer, and 3 eyeshadows, meant to be used all together.
The packaging is very cute, I'll give them that. It's a black, slimline rectangle, and the main eyeshadow is shaped like an eye with 2 stripes of color over it. However, the packaging is the best part of the product.
I got this shade in "Watercolors" which is the purple palette. They also have one called "Bohemian" which I thought was pretty, it had a teal main color and bronze accents.
This is a review of my palette: Watercolors.
First, the "primer," is not a primer at all, it is a light pink, shimmery powder eyeshadow. That's right, a POWDER eyeshadow. Primers are usually a liquid or a cream product, designed to help your shadow stick to your lids. A powder does not accomplish this.
Second, the sparkle enhancer, I like how it looks in the packaging, a medium pink sparkle eyeshadow, it's good for the inner corner, but it certainly doesn't go on pink. It goes on like a frosty white.
Now, the shadows: The Watercolors palette comes with 3 purple shades. The allover lid color looks to be a medium greyish purple with obvious shimmer. It is GORGEOUS in the packaging, and an unfortunate chalky pastel purple (if you can get color to show up at all) in real life. The highlight color is a bright lilac shimmer (also gorgeous in the packaging and barely shows up at all!) and the crease color is a darker royal grey purple. All of these colors are lovely in the packaging and show up chalky and muddy when applied.
I'm really bummed out with this product. I gave it 2 lippies because you can apply it wet and the colors show up more, but not much. These are chalky and powdery, and not worth the $7 I paid. I'll be returning these to CVS. I'm disappointed, Revlon, because your lip products are the best on the market!