Revlon sent me three CustomEyes eyeshadow palettes to review and I was excited to learn the beautiful Kimberly of Fab Finds Under $50 also got some and had been posting them this week. If you aren't already reading her, WHY NOT?! They look so gorgeous on her and I have to admit I was jealous because I was not getting the same results at all. I actually was a bit fed up with them after two unsucesful attempts this weekend and so yesterday I gave one another shot. The first palette I am going to review is Rich Temptations.
From their press release:
* Provides a complete, coordinated eye look in one product
* Each palette includes a ‘how to’ guide on the back of packaging to show how to best use the CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in your favorite shade
* Encourages you to express your individual style, offering looks for any mood, personality or occasion.
* Six expertly coordinated palettes each containing four eye shadows and one built-in powder eyeliner offering great versatility and convenience to achieve any eye look
I found the colors were greatly paired together. They were very soft and smooth upon touch. Not at all chalky. I did find them a bit hard to blend but I think a stiffer brush (not applicator included) would of helped that. I attempted to apply it according to the diagram on the back. (I don't know how Kimberly got that great cat eye on the sides like the picture but I think I need to email her for tips! I couldn't get that nice point) The colors are not too pigmented I'd say a 3 or 4 but I am used to MAC which on a scale of pigmentation they would be about a 9 if not a 10 at times. I think these are geared towards people who want something they can wear everyday and can mix up the colors for day at work to night looks. Which is great I just prefer my colors to pack a bit more of a punch. If I used a primer and wet these they do give a much richer payout. I just wanted to show you straight out of the package. I used the darkest shadow as a liner as suggested. I used a q-tip to clean up around it and make it more precise.
The palettes retail for around $9 and can be found in all major drugstores. I would reccomend them for anyone looking for one palette they can mix and match the colors for different looks for work that isn't too wild.