Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick Review & Swatches
Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick are a newly launched dual side cream eyeshadow available in a few shades. Almay as well as a few other brands have these types of pencils available however I’ve never been inclined to purchase one.
As a big fan of cream shadows, I don’t really love them in a pencil formula so I guess that’s why I’ve avoided products like this.
Revlon’s version did intrigue me so I decided to indulge.
Let’s take a peek!
Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick have the potential to be a great product. It’s travel friendly and an easy way to get a smoky eye.
Sadly, I found them challenging to work with with a mixed formula that was disappointing.
Each chubby pencil features two shades of color. One side of the pencil has a pointed tip and the other a rounder one. The rounded end (in this case that end is a pale dusky pink) is used to highlight eyes and the pointed tip is used to shade (chocolate brown).
This color selection is called Torch Incendiare and features a dusky pale pink and a rich chocolate brown.
Revlon suggests using the rounded edge (pink) by shading all over your eyes up to your brown bone and following up with the pointed end (chocolate brown) on your lash line and crease, smudged out for a smoky effect.
I really liked the chocolate brown in this pencil. It’s creamy, pigmented, and blends fairly easily. The disappointing factor is the softer pink shade which has a drier texture, blends patchy, and lacks color. I know they want the pink to be subtle and used to highlight but I felt the color was very lacking in quality and pigmentation.
I found the shadow challenging to get into place. The brown shade has the most pigment but you really have to build it up since the color fades so quickly as you blend it out. So it’s a process of applying, blending, applying more, blending…and on and on and on until you get the best finish.
To add insult to injury the tips break off easily. I swiveled up the brown and it quickly broke apart and the pink soon followed after. So do be aware during application as pressing too hard will result in breakage. I only use it once and already it’s unusable since it broke…meh! Burp!
They promise an all day crease-proof wear and surprisingly this is true. I’ve wearing six hours straight without primer and I’m not seeing any creasing or fading. This is one good point of the product.
Overall, Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Sticks are not worth a pick up in my opinion. They are a disappointing mixed bag of a formula with other quirks that make them a rather big nay. I don’t think you need to indulge in my humblest but if you’re curious wait for a sale at the very least.
I purchased mine at Harmons.
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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