Review: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows

Review: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows

Review: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows

Claim: Layer and blend translucent shadows for amazing multi-color luminosity. Crease-resistant color glides on smoothly and stays on all day.

Review: Hm. Well, the colors are very pretty. I have the “Wild Orchids” palette, which consists of 4 small wells of cream shadow (blue-pink with silver shimmer, hyacinth blue-purple with silver shimmer, warm lavender with gold shimmer, and a dark burgundy-rose with gold shimmer. When I put them on, I was struck by how lovely the shades are– such a pretty, shimmery glow of color.

HOWEVER. Within a half-hour (yes, 30 minutes or less) of application,  it fades and creases like mad. Except for the sheerest wash of color, every speck of it migrates to your crease, where it forms long, thick stringlike clots. Sexy, eh? I’ve tried all four colors, and it’s the same for all of them.

I also tried them over Urban Decay Primer Potion, with only slight improvement. Finally, I layered powder shadow over them, and that resulted in not only feeling like I had a pound of crap on each eyelid, it also made the creasing worse, as there was then so much more stuff to wander from where I wanted it over to where I didn’t!

Cost: ~$5.25. I think they might be discontinued, which is no tragedy. Even at the low price point, it’s not worth it.

Repurchase: Nah.

Awesomesauce, mediocre, or crapola: mediocre. It only misses being “crapola” because of how very pretty the colors are. I’m a sucker for good purples.

See what others think of this product: MakeupAlley Review


Review: ULTA Extreme Wear Cream Eyeshadow

ULTA Extreme Wear Cream Eyeshadow

ULTA Extreme Wear Cream Eyeshadow

Claim: ULTA Cream Eye Shadow and Eye Liner offers the benefit of two products in one small portable package.  The creamy formula goes on smoothly and evenly, while the sponge applicator makes it easy to shade the entire lid as a shadow or create a fine line as a liner.

Review: This eyeshadow is more like a liquid than a cream– its consistency is very fluid, not creamy at all. That’s not to say it’s not a good product; it is! More