I blogged the Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Exotic back in about February time – I didn’t like it then and still don’t now! I thought maybe it needed the sun, the buzz of Rio and just a general summer vibe to bring it to life, but it still seems rather flat to me.
Helpfully, though, there is a how-to guide on the back of the palette – but it’s not the bizarre yellow that lets this palette down, it’s the purple which is very wishy-washy – on the skin it’s rather a pale purple that’s matte and lifeless. Given that the yellow is only needed for the suggested look in the tiniest of quantities (a dab at the outer corner of the eye) it seems strange that it is there at the same quantity as the other colours (I know, I know.. it’s to fill the pre-determined packaging) but maybe a more flexible colour that you’d be able to use up might have been a better idea.
I’m just not making any sense of this at all! What do you think? Is Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Exotic a Rio wrong or a Rio right? It’s £7.99 HERE if it sings to you – and I haven’t tested the 16 hour claim; it’s a long time to be in colours you don’t like.
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Oh wow this is disappointing this could be such a great palette but it is quite wishy washy more pigment would have been nice
I would buy that palette just for the yellow, actually! It’s really nice for the price point.
But I see what you mean – something about this palette just… is missing? Like there’s something that it needs to elevate it to the next level (a more vibrant purple would help). I feel like they started making this bright palette and then worried that it wouldn’t sell, so they dropped in two more neutral shades to tone it down.
Looms like a fab pallets for Halloween to me