Revlon Not Just Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is a new Revlon Spring 2016 palette that contains 10 shades of eyeshadow and is available in two shade selections of Romantic Nudes and Passionate Nudes.
I think the Not Jude Nudes Eyeshadow Palette are simply a nod to Maybelline’s the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette that launched in Fall 2014 and of course, both brands, I’m sure, are trying to recreate the success Urban Decay gets from their Naked Eyeshadow Palette.
Larger palettes are kind of a drugstore trend at the moment as brands. For example, Milani has a new range of Everyday Eyes Powder Eyeshadow Palettes for Spring 2016 (but these aren’t nearly as big as Revlon’s or Maybelline’s version) as well as Covergirl with their new Trunaked Eyeshadow Palettes.
I think for me these big palettes aren’t all that great and have proved disappointing with Covergirl being the exception as well as the L’Oreal La Palette Nude.
Sadly, Revlon Not Just Nudes Eyeshadow Palette are an even bigger horror show than the Maybelline ones.
Revlon Not Just Nudes Eyeshadow Palette are $14.99 each and contain 10 shades of eyeshadows each. Maybelline gets you more variety with 12 shades for $9.99 but it is a smaller palette weighing in at 0.34 oz versus Revlon’s bigger 0.5 oz size. But honesty, for $5 less, I’ll take Maybelline’s Palette any day of the week as even though the formula isn’t all that great at least 1. You get more variety and 2. the shadow formula still proves way nicer than Revlon’s.
This palette is a thin plastic with a see through window displaying the shadows. I hated the packaging, likewise for Maybelline, because it gets scratched up really easily and looks all worn and used because of that. On the upside, it is very thin and stores very easily. Something that bothers me and perhaps even boggles my mind is the fact that the try inside isn’t a hard plastic but merely a flimsy plastic kinda like what a child’s toy might come wrapped in. It was weird that the tray wasn’t made with the same hard plastic as the outer portion of the compact. This deserves mentioning because it cheapens the palette a little bit. Each palette comes with a double-ended brush which is sadly too small to use. I always ask myself when I see this brushes, “Why bother?!”
Now the really sad part…
These are dry, powdery eyeshadows that do not produce a lot of color. You’re going to have to really prep well with perhaps a cream shadow or a good primer in order to get decent color pay off from these shades. For my swatches below I had to swipe several times in the color with an eyeshadow sponge applicator and build so color would show up. The formula varies from shade to shade as some kinda sorta have that thicker velvety texture that Maybelline is known for where as others are thin, powdery, and dry. I had a hard time with the lighter shades showing up unless I really piled the color on. They also had an aged, old eyeshadow look and feel. It was kinda like a palette I had stored away for a few years, cracked open, and tried to use after ten years of being stored. It just wasn’t a formula that impressed me and it felt like a bit of a horror show all around.
I mean if you spend sometime you might be able to work out some look with these…kinda, sorta? There’s a lot of fall out here during application and colors seem to fade really fast. Not so much creasing but the color just kinda fades off my eye very fast even with primer.
There are two shade variations available which are Passionate Nudes and Romantic Nudes. Passion Nudes is kinda a selection of shades that resembles the Maybelline the Nudes Palette where as Romantic Nudes is a selection of softer taupes and roses. The colors seem rather mismatched at times to me and I couldn’t get much definition from these shades as they blended very muddy.
I can go on and on about the bad here but I think you got the idea.
Sadly, the Revlon Not Just Nudes Eyeshadow Palette was a big disappointment for this makeup lover. I KNOW for a fact that drugstore eyesahdow has improved vastly in the last 10 years or so but when I run across palettes here I think to myself things are going backwards instead of forward. Come on Revlon, you can do better than this especially for $15 bucks!
Revlon Not Just Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes are launching now at drugstores or grab them at Ulta.com.