January 10, 2011

Revlon Molten Metal Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches, Photos

Ohh who here has come across the Revlon Heavenly Metal Collection? Likey so much dude! They have three shades of Revlon Molten Metal Eyeshadow Palettes. These palettes feature a duo of baked shadows, seriously, has Revlon ever done baked shadows before? Love! I have such a weakness for baked eyeshadows.

I picked up the Silver/Gold duo and I was kinda left wishing they had better shades available like some sort of bronze, brown combo? But sadly, no dice.

However, the Silver/Gold does the trick.

Let’s check it!

A duo of metallic baked eyeshadows!

They dub ’em Molten Metal for a reason. Shades apply with a liquid metal effect that has intense sparkle, shimmer, and shine on lids. If you’re not a fond fan of sparkle, def avoid as these seriously bring it.

Count me shocked that the formula is so pigmented and applies so well for a drugstore brand. Most drugstore eyeshadow is a sincere disappointment but these deliver intense color pay off in a super nice formula. Those who dislike baked eyeshadows will find these a joy to work with as color does pick up easily and applies just as wonderfully. You can use ’em wet but honestly they already have a cool metallic effect without adding water in so it’s actually unnecessary to bother in my opinion!

Color is smooth and adds a really hardcore sparkle to lids and blends fairly easily as well.

Sadly, hated the duo color selection. Brands love combining silver and gold and I can’t even begin to understand why as I feel they are terribly mismatched.

Color is strong and remains true but even with hardcore prepping they tend to crease a fair bit even under Urban Decay Primer Potion which normally locks my shadow on for all day, 24 hour wearing and tearing!

Color selection is limited and kinda disappointing. The duos are limited edition however more friendly colors or nude, natural shades would have been big time appreciated here, I’d kill for a brown in this formula!

  • Anyone seeking a workable baked shadow (I know some folks hate a baked formula but these could change your mind).
  • Anyone seeking an inexpensive eyeshadow duo with great color pay off and a sparkling, metallic finish!
  • Anyone who loves budget makeup (this is the a great pick).

  • Those who dislike sparkle, shimmer, or shine (these deliver all three, intensely).
  • Anyone with oily lids (oily and heck even drier lids will have a hard time keeping these from creasing).

Although they crease a bit, I’m still loving them and can cope. The price of $6 and change can’t be beat with this formula and the effect is rather fun although as I mentioned combining with silver and gold is so odd to me, I’d totally dig brown and gold or black and silver…really bad combo in my humblest. Formula is really ace and has a great liquid metal effect. A few downfalls and quirks takes points away but for the most part do so believe they are worth a haul particularly this color variation I picked up as it was the nicest of the three they had.

Likey lots!

Have you seen ’em in your drugstore?

Love ’em?

Do share!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • theRothstanator

    These look really nice! If I had seen them in the store, I probably would have passed them up. After seeing those swatches though, I think I am going to have to grab this!

  • Chanel

    Yes, I’ve seen these and I picked up the silver and blue duo and love it. I wasn’t to impressed with the silver and gold combo so I didn’t pick that one up.

  • Tigress

    I just discovered your website, and you are so awesome! I appreciate the time and effort you put into giving people the most informative product reviews I’ve seen- thank you so much 🙂

    Based on your review, I’m going to check out these shadows next time I’m at the store. I’ve been hunting for a good gold shadow, and this looks promising.

    • the Muse

      aw cheers thanks tigress good to meet you! ;-D good luck, keep me posted on whatcha think!?

  • telle

    i agree, silver and gold together is an awkward color combination and i have come to realize that if it is a baked pan or palette, i expect at least three colors, this duo, in terms of packaging, looks like it is missing something…. 🙁 a third color!

    anyways, the gold looks *really* nice Muse!
    i am still excited to try the duo that has the rich blue in it! 😀

    • the Muse

      really mismatched telle for sure agreed, a third shade always works for me, something to highlight with please?

  • neutralgirl

    That gold looks good on you. I’ve seen them and I’m not gonna indulge cuz, like u, i was not a fan of the colors.

  • rakhshanda

    Wow this looks lovely!! Love the Combo but gold and black would even be better:) I’m surely gonna check this out!

    • the Muse

      no surprisingly not hilary….was one thing I was happy about, the no fall out part ;D!

  • Dawn

    Was wondering…whats baked eyeshadow? Do they literally bake it, and how izit different from non baked eyeshadows?

  • Lucy

    Love baked eye shadows. I have many by Laura Geller. I used to use Revlon as a teenager. Couldn’t afford to buy the “good” brands. I might have to take a look at these.