Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Sticks: Review & Swatches!

Once again, Revlon has leased an entire line of brand new products, among which are the new Colorstay Smoky Shadow Sticks.  While I was yet to have a Revlon product really fail me, I was also yet to find a drugstore brand shadow stick that actually is what it claims to be: smudgeproof, crease-proof, and long lasting (I'm looking at you, CoverGirl Shadow Blast sticks).

Top to bottom: Torch, Atomic

Revlon released these in five different color sets.  Each shadow stick includes two complimentary colors, one light and one dark, one at each end.  The lighter color has a rounder, fuller tip, while the darker color has a slightly pointed tip.

The two colors I chose are Torch (201) and Atomic (205).  Of the color selection, these were the most wearable choices in my opinion.

These sticks mechanical, meaning you can twist out more product, but also retract it back in.  I like this, as I hate when products will only twist up but can't be retracted!

Torch is a light pink/dark brown combination.  Both colors are frosty.  I'm not sure what Revlon's intentions were with making the darker colors more pointed.  Perhaps the purpose is you can use it as liner, but as you can see, the point isn't all that precise.  Maybe it is to allow for more precise application in the crease or something.


Atomic is a peachy gold/dark olive green combination.  I love this one!  The gold color reminds me a lot of MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot.  I think these colors compliment each other wonderfully, I feel like I should pair them with a toga.


I was really please with how easily these glided on my skin.  Often times, I find chubby eye sticks can be a little dry and tug at the eyelid, but these go on nice and smoothly.  Now for the moment of truth: are they really smudgeproof, crease-proof, and long lasting?  YES!!  These do not crease on my eyes even after 12 hours, and make great eyeshadow bases.  I am very impressed.

Torch (light, dark), Atomic (light, dark)

These retail for roughly $8 and can be found wherever Revlon products are sold.  I found these on a 40% Off All Revlon sale at Rite Aid, so I really got them for closer to $5 each (score!!).  If you are someone who likes stick-form eyeshadow bases or something more affordable to act as an eyeshadow base, these are fantastic.  I consider them to be a creamier, more affordable version of the MAC Shadesticks.  I only wish they came in more color options!

Once again, I'm reminded why I love Revlon.  What is your favorite drugstore brand?
xx, Allison


  1. OO I love the color combinations. I've been wanting to try these and the Milani shade sticks.

  2. Oh wow these look amazing! Can't wait for this to be released in Australia!