Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadows illustrate perfectly this new trend in drugstore brands stepping up their game. Drugstore brands had virtually been off of my radar for years- that is until Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters took the beauty world by storm. That was my reawakening. Because I had a renewed interest in Revlon I was compelled to try out some of their new ColorStay Eye Shadow Quads.
Siren, like Addictive (reviewed here), is a beautiful quad with good pigmentation. There are no chalky or gritty shades, and they are uniformly buttery soft and finely milled. Siren is a definite cool blue-based quad- so if you are looking for any warmth in your eye shadows it won't be found here!
- The top left shadow is a cool silvery gray that has a fine shimmer with no fall-out
- The top right shadow is a lovely cool purple with a touch of gray and plum. It likewise has a fine shimmer with no fall-out.
- The bottom left shadow is TAUPE with a touch of gray and purple. It also has a very fine shimmer--more of a sheen than glitter. It was also fall-out free.
- The bottom right shadow a dark dark grayish brown that is nearly black. It is matte, but soft and easy to work with, and absolutely free of fall-out.
All of the photos were taken outside in direct light.
The pigmentation is uniformly fantastic in this quad, and the colors are really lovely. I am not quite sure why Revlon made the pans vary in size. I am probably not alone in wishing that the taupe was bigger and the silver was smaller, but I imagine that they had their reasons. With or without primer these shadows lasted all day without creasing or fading on my non-oily eyelids. I never wore this quad for a full 16 hours- so I can neither validate, nor refute their claim that it will last for that length of time.
Overall assessment: This is a really nice quad for the price. It is one that I will continue to reach for. While the colors are not terribly unique, they are quite lovely. This is a good neutral quad for those looking for cool leaning and nicely coordinated colors.
0.16 oz./4.8 g $7.49-$7.79 at CVS, Rite Aid or Walgreens. Check out their prices at Target as well. They are often on sale- so you can snap them up for even less.