Monday, January 2, 2012

Revlon Colorstay 16-Hour Eyeshadow in Addictive: Review & Swatches!

There must be something special in the air this season, because drugstore brands seem to be nailing their spring collections. A few days ago I spotted another new display from Revlon for new Colorstay eyeshadow quads. This is the product featuring Olivia Wilde in the all of the ads, and the colors were so pretty I couldn't resist picking up some of the quads. After all, Revlon and I have such a great track record together that I'm willing to try pretty much anything from them!


The featured quad in this post is Addictive, a neutral brown, mostly matte quad. It features satin highlight and lid shades, a semi-frosty golden taupe, and a matte warm brown. The color selection of this quad is perfect for the business professional, student, or anyone who likes sticking to neutral shades with minimal sheen.


As expected, these colors swatch beautifully. They have high pigmentation and last all day (I've been layering them over the new Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow in Tough as Taupe for a cool matte brown look).


The back of the quad features a diagram with suggestions for where to place the different colors. I like that the actual size of the quad is small/slim enough that you could easily keep this in a travel makeup bag as the perfect on-the-go color selection!


Overall, I'm absolutely thrilled with this purchase. The colors wear extremely well and the price was certainly right: I found these for $7.50 at Rite Aid, but at BOGO 50% off, I saved a bunch buying several at a time! Next time I cross one of these displays, I may even pick up a few more quads, as I am so pleased with them. Expect more posts on more quads from this release!

Have you tried these?
xx, Allison

26 comments:

  1. i have not tried this yet but i awarded your blog on mine if you wanna go and grab it!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I used the tester for one shadow quad (forget the name, had a seafoam green in it), and it wasn't great. Maybe they are hit or miss? Yours looks great.

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  3. Did you pickup some of the new Revlon face kit things too? They have a cheek color, highlight, and contour. I've seen them in four shades: Neutral, Pink, Peach, and Berry or something? Anyway, I'm asking because I'm not going to buy it until I hear about them first haha.

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  4. I have never tried any products by Revlon, but that will change soon. The quality of these eyeshadows look really good.

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  5. Can you please do a tutorial with this and the Maybelline Colour Tattoo cream eyeshadows? I bought one of these in Precious witch has some really pretty sliver and cranberry colours but they are not super pigmented and once blent out they just leave a sheer wash of shimmer! Maybe I will get this one because you seem to like it! :) Great post! I love your videos! <3

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  6. So sad that Revlon is not available here in Sweden =(

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  7. I LOVE YOUR BLOG! although all the reviews you do makes me spend money on makeup, I don't care! NEVER STOP POSTING BLOGS! they are so helpful. I just picked up the Maybelline Color Tattoos after your review and saw these at Target too, but I didn't buy it hoping you would review it, and LOOK! Now you posted the review. So mad I didn't pick it up! Love you Allison!

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  8. All the colours look really nice, they look similar to some Mac colours :)

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  9. Do you even read or respond to the blog comments you get? o_O

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  10. You should do a tutorial with this! please? :P

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  11. Revlon is totally in my good books. I love their colorstay foundation better than laura mecier silk cream foundation and I can't wait to get my hands on those lip butters. Great post!

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  12. Ah Revlon :) A ton of my favorite stuff is from them!!

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  13. they're gorgeous i need to get this <3
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  14. These look really cool!! I hope they come out in New Zealand soon.
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  15. I purchased this one also. I love it! PLEASE do a tutorial using these palettes. I love your videos. :)

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  16. Can you show the rest of the colors you got???

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  17. Yes I will be doing future posts on them! :)

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  18. I saw them at Ulta but decided to pass that day. Was also waiting to hear something about them! haha

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  19. Yay! Drugstore brands are awesome! I picked up Tough as Taupe and Bad to the Bronze today and I'm so happy with them! Love your blog,Allison!

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  20. I love that they're matte! I'll definitely be picking some up, thanks for the review :)

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  22. Soooooooooo pretty! Def worth a look! Thanks for the review!!

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  23. been looking forward to trying these out - so much more expensive in Canada than in the states though.

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  24. i bought this same one. i keep it in my purse for quick application when i feel like i need it!

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