Revlon Colorstay Mix and Match Shadowlinks Review

October 30, 2013

Revlon Colorstay Mix and Match Shadowlinks

The new Revlon ColorStay Shadowlinks ($2.99) come in 18 different shades.  Each individual eyeshadow “link” can be attached side by side to create your own customizable palette.

I picked up three shades:

Bone – matte off-white
Taupe – satin light taupe
Plum – matte eggplant purple

Revlon Colorstay Mix and Match Shadowlinks

First off, the eyeshadow cubes are pretty small.  To connect them together, you simply slide them together.  The lids flip open but they can be difficult to get open especially once they are connected together.

When they are connected, the palette as a whole doesn’t feel very secure.  It has a lot of flex in it that makes it feel flimsy and about to break apart at any moment.

Revlon Colorstay Mix and Match Shadowlinks

Revlon Colorstay Mix and Match Shadowlinks

Revlon Colorstay Mix and Match Shadowlinks

Sadly I am a bit disappointed by these.  All 3 colors I bought are barely pigmented even when worn over a primer.  The Plum is the most pigmented of the three.

I was happy however with the wear time of these over a primer.  Usually my oily eyelids break down eyeshadows after a few hours even when worn with a primer.  These last me well over 7 hours without any creasing.

Revlon Colorstay Mix and Match Shadowlinks

Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks Swatches

Another issue I have with these is the price.  Individually $3 sounds cheap right?  But once you buy a couple, you end up paying way more than you normally would for a drugstore palette.

These 3 shadowlinks cost me around $9.50 with tax.  That’s a lot for three eyeshadow shades with poor pigmentation.

Sadly I would say these are a miss.  I would much rather buy any of the Wet N Wild 3 pan eyeshadow palettes for the cost of one of these single shadowlinks!

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