From left to right: moss, lime, sand, copper
I bought these because I had a certain colour combination I needed, and there was no pre-made palette that contained all colours necessary. The price was good, so I grabbed 'em.
This was mistake number one.
I bought the first three (colours moss, lime and sand - the first three in the above photo), and they were terrible. Applying layer upon layer didn't even seem to help with the fact that none of the shadow appeared to stick. The colours didn't show at all.
Another problem? The fallout from the shadow was horrendous. I had more shadow on the top of my cheekbones than I did on my actual eyelid.
Despite all this, a couple of weeks later, I figured I'd give it another try. I figured that maybe it was just because the colours I had were too light and were just too glittery.
This was mistake number two.
Each eyeshadow is categorized into four "finishes", and generally there's a little booklet to help you pick which shades go with which. From the colours I purchased, moss and sand were from the pearl finish, lime from the satin finish and copper was the metallic finish.
While the metallic category of these shadows showed up a tad better, it still wasn't enough to impress.
From left to right: Moss, Lime, Sand, Copper
What you see on my hand is about how well they showed up on my eyelid. The darker colours obviously had a better pigment to them, however the lighter green and gold only show up glittery with a tinge of their colour if you're lucky enough to hit good lighting.
Over all, they weren't worth the money I spent on them -- even if they were cheaper. I guess I should have figured the price mark to have been a better tell as to what quality they were.
We can call that my strike three.
The only thing Revlon got right about this is the idea. Being able to pick the colours you want, rather than having to buy multiple palettes just to get all the colours you want, is a grand idea. The execution however, needs some serious work.