These matte shadows from Revlon were a great idea & addition to their makeup line since in the drugstore, there isnt alot offered for us girls for a need for great matte shadows. Since Matte shadows are often needed for contouring & definition that a shimmer or satin eye shadow could do, esp in the crease. And a matte smoky eye is absolutely gorgeous. WetnWild offers some great matte shadows in the 6 pan palettes that are being d/c'd so these were great to find.
These single matte shadows are hard to find now so im not sure if theyve been discontinued or just taken out for room in my area? I also found a few of these at my dollar tree, YAY! so i def bought backups since heck they were $1..I use to find these in drugstores like CVS, Walgreens, & Rite Aids as well as some Walmart & Target. They are around $5-6 depending on location & discounts. I hope they didnt quit making these. so i did find some a while ago at my dollar tree so heck ya i picked up a few. i wish i couldve found them there before i paid $4 $5 for these but they are worth the price.
These single matte shadows are part of a line where Revlon put out a few colors for each finish of eyeshadows, matte, satin, frost or perle. So it was nice to have a selection of finishes & shades. They do make a decent selection for each finish. The Matte shadows are really nice soft & smooth & decently pigmented shadows. I like the formula since its soft & easy to blend. Some matte shadows are chalky & hard & get stuck in one spot but these are esp being drugstore. They go on great alone or on top of a cream base. I def recommend a primer to help w/ vibrancy & staying power. These are pressed well so little fall out in pan or eye but the brush/applicator picks up a good deal of shadow. I love the formula, almost the same as my WNW matte shadows. These are def a great formula & consistency. I was a little wary but theyre def worth the price.
"Aubergine 008" is a great deep plum cool toned purple eggplant shade. This is a great darkened purple that brings out my brown eyes. This is def great for purple & brown smoky eye looks. I love purples & this is the best matte purple i own. I know its easy to make a shimmery or satin purple but to make a great matte soft blendable purple with such rich undertones, wow! love it! def one of my favorites out of this line!
These single matte shadows come in a shiny black square compact with the revlon/matte on the lid with a see thru window on the front. Snap shut closure. shade # is on the top left hand corner & then on the back sticker is shade name & info. What shadow you see in the window is the size of the shadow inside. Its about as long as my pinky & an inch or two wide. Its a great amount of shadow. esp since their so pigmented it makes the amount even greater. The shadow has a waved engravement which makes it look so pretty in the pan Expensive looking. The rest of the inside is a slot for the single foam applicator. which is great for times you forgot your brush or those who dont use brushes.
Overall, these are fantastic matte shadows esp from the drugstore. These are great for those like me that like more natural neutral makeup that can be worn anywhere, work, school, shopping. I love the formula, soft & easy to work with. Aubergine is def a shadow that i will use up & repurchase since i love purples. This is a really pretty rich purple that can do so many looks. I am glad that Revlon is a CRUELTY FREE MAKEUP COMPANY which is soo important to me. And these are def worth the price & so much more. If you havent tried one of these matte shadows, i def suggests picking up at least one of them. I LOVE the ones i have & hope one day i can find them somewhere.