Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Revlon Midnight Express Cream Eye Shadow Palette Review and Swatches

Revlon Midnight Express Cream Eye Shadow Palette
For a while now i have been a little skeptical of cream shadows. Will they set dry? Will they crease? Will they bleed? How long will they last? I have a lot of questions when it comes to cream shadows and am so picky that most times i just pass by them without another thought to avoid the headache and disappointment all together. After i found Maybelline Eye studio Color Tattoo cream shadows, i fell in love, and set that to be standard for all cream shadows from then on. So, when i ran into the new Revlon Midnight Express Cream Eye Shadow Palette i simply wondered, will this live up to Maybelline? Well, somewhat...

Revlon Midnight Express Cream Eyeshadow Palette comes with 6 shades for about $8.99 (in Brooklyn, NYC), so that is about $1.50 a shadow. Thinking about it that way makes it not seem so bad. Not to say this palette is bad, it isn't but it certainly isn't the best. First of all, what i like about this product is it is super easy to blend, its creamy, its pigmented, its soft, you can layer it, you can blend it out on bare skin, you don't really need a primer, and you have a great color selection (my favorites being the silver, black, and burgundy). On the downside, these cream shadows never really dry, so as the day goes on they crease (even when applying primer underneath just to test), if you have greasy eyelids (some people do!) this really isn't the product for you, and i somewhat fear what will happen on a hot or humid day with these. A setting powder is certainly needed, but these can also be used as an eyeshadow base. If you want good cream shadow, splurge for the Maybelline.

Booklet found near the Revlon display
Booklet found near the Revlon display

Revlon Midnight Express Cream Eye Shadow Palette

Revlon Midnight Express Cream Eye Shadow Palette

Revlon Midnight Express Cream Eye Shadow Palette


Look One-
Used the copper color in the right upper corner for a lid color, and blended the black and burgundy to create a blacked red which actually looks brown.
Revlon Midnight Express Cream Eye Shadow Palette

Revlon Midnight Express Cream Eye Shadow Palette

Look Two-
I used the white on the bottom of the left side and layered some silver on in the inner corner blending out into the crease and on the outer crease i used the green color but made it a little lighter with some silver.
(This picture was taken about 2 hours later, the shadow had begun to form small clumps on my lid, only the left side of the palette did this)

Revlon Midnight Express Cream Eye Shadow Palette

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for this review, very useful!

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  2. great review! i think that ill just stick to the maybelline color tattoos tho ;)

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