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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks Part 2

Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks

As I mentioned in my first review of the Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks - link , I wasn't all completely sold on the concept. However the allure of individual eyeshadows that can be linked together to create custom palettes of your size and choosing was just too much for me to resist. 
From the get go you may as well know that the pigment of the Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks is pretty hit and miss which I guess at £2.99 a shadow is somewhat expected.

Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks
Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks

Like I said above the packaging is the main selling point of the Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks. Each pan of colour comes within a small black and transparent plastic casing which although small in size seems to be fairly robust and you can easily see the shade inside each compact which is always handy. The idea behind the Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks is that each shade can be purchased individually and of course used in such way or linked on to other Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks to create a custom palette. I think it is a great idea as you have full control over the colours within your palette and it means you can travel with as many or as little shades as you like without having to depot or take several palettes. If you are looking for something cheap and cheerful to take away on a Summer holiday this year, this could well be just what you are looking for.

Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks
Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks

Sometimes the excitement of being in the likes of Superdrug gets a little too much for me and I tend to sling in items that I wouldn't necessarily purchase under any other circumstances. Yes the pink shade - Revlon Candy. A pink eyeshadow? Why? I have no real idea but it does work with my blue eyes and if I blend in a little matte orange/brown eyeshadow it can make for a pretty combination, admittedly not something I reach for daily. The shade I didn't impulse buy is Gunmetal, I saw a few swatches online and thought this could be a great, subtle smoky grey come blue shadow. This shade gives a dramatic yet subtle wash of colour that can be played up with lots of black eye liner for a night look and oddly it is one of the few deeper shades that really makes my blue/grey eyes pop. Not bad for £2.99 huh.

Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks
Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks
Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks
Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks

Much like all eyeshadows not all Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks are equal nor are they the same formulation. My two new additions are all satin and pearl in formula but are more metallic in finish if you ask me. They have a high sheen finish, again aren't the best pigmented eyeshadows I own nor are they the worst. They do glide easily enough on to the skin and blend well and if teamed with a primer you not only gain prolonged wear but also a little more colour intensity. I haven't personally tried either shade wet but it could work if you require a more pigmented finish. For £2.99 a shadow I can't say I have any real complaints - sure they could be a little more pigmented but for a soft wash over your eyelids they are perfect.
Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks £2.99 via Boots - link.


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21 comments:

  1. Lovely shades! x
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  2. I have to agree with you that these shadowlinks' selling point is the packaging. i found it hard to love many of the colours because of the payoff are not quite impressive. however I do love the above shade Gunmetal though, it is definitely worth a buy ^_^

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  3. really like the idea of these products :) might have to give these a go!

    emily xx

    http://emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Sallys Beauty in America sells these type of eyeshadows they're called Sally Girl, you might be able to get them off of ebay, but anyways they sell for 94 cents if you have a sally membership which is pretty much free or 99 cents if you don't have a membership, they're super pigmented and are such high quality for the price, and the packaging is the same! I think I'll do a review on the Sally Girl eyeshadows now LOL

    Krissy | www.sheetstoshimmer.com

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    1. Yes please do :) I will be in the states later this year so I might just pick up a few!

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  5. These sound pretty good!

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  6. I actually really love the idea of linking these to make a little palette! I need to try that Gunmetal one, it seems pretty pigmented and I love a smoky eye look xx

    A Little Lucy

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  7. Love the concept behind these! Gunmetal looks like a lovely colour, perfect for a cheeky smokey eye :) xxx

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  8. I like the idea of these ..that grey shade looks really nice!
    Philippa // Time For Teal

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  9. Love the colors, beautiful grey

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  10. i have several of these,gunmetal included! I find them such a handy thing to have x

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  11. I've just bought a few of these and they look beautiful! Lovely post, beautiful blog.
    Katie
    www.vanillainnovember.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Love the look of Gunmetal! It looks like a lovely shade, though it is a lot darker and less blue than the Naked palette shade that goes by the same name - its one of my favourite shades in the palette, but I think I want to try this one out too :)

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  13. I have been looking at these in boots for the past few visits I have had and I did not know you can link them together to create your own kind of palette. Made me want to get some asap now! :o

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  14. I have some of these shadows and surprisingly like them, they aren't super pigmented but they are buildable! I love these shades and hopefully I can add them to my collection soon!

    Krystal | Little Beauty Bug <3 & Tumblr

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  15. I have heard a lot of the same about these, that the concept is fun but the pigmentation is so inconsistent. These are definitely something I'm interested in because they are a pretty good price, but if there aren't testers I'll be disappointed.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh I am loving the Revlon candy shade !! Super pretty.

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  17. I agree; these eyeshadow singles tend to be hits or misses. I'm not too crazy about the ones I have either; they're okay, and I'll keep using them, but I doubt I'd repurchase.
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  18. I prefer the grey shade, the pink one is too barbie for my taste hahaha

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    xx Cecil

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  19. I only have three of these, but I do like the ones I have - I don't use these for their pigment but it's just normal eyeshadows to me. I wouldn't say they are bad (cause I've seen way worse) but I won't claim these are the best in the market.
    anjnaharish-thoughtsofagirl.blogspot.co.uk

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