April 22, 2016

Hell No! I Won’t Pay $17.99 for a Revlon Palette

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revlon eyes cheeks lips palette

Revlon has released a selection of Eyes, Cheeks + Lips Palette for Summer 2016 which contain six eyeshadows, 1 blush, 2 lipsticks, and 2 lipglosses. Fun idea right? But wait…


Hell no!

If you experienced Revlon Not Just Nudes Eyeshadows Palettes you know for a fact that paying $17.99 for the new Revlon Eyes, Cheeks + Lips Palettes would be a bad idea. Those Not Just Nudes Palettes were a hot mess of a formula so if these new palettes follow the same route they will NOT be worth nearly $20 bucks each.

I have to question their sanity and logical here!


I mean even with a sale they wouldn’t be worth the price.

That’s obscene for drugstore makeup especially mediocre drugstore makeup.

Hello No! I won’t pay $17.99 for a Revlon Palette!

How much are you willing to splurge on drugstore makeup?

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  • Andi

    This is why I almost never buy drug store products anymore except NYX. The prices keep creeping up, and I look at things and say “I could even get Sephora Collection makeup for this near this price.” Revlon is not at that level.

  • Heidi

    I’m not sure what my drugstore limit would be, but I wouldn’t pay $18 for a palette like that. Revlon hasn’t exactly been stellar with eyeshadows lately, either, from all I hear (here and elsewhere). Plus I find it kind of yucky to have eyeshadows, lipsticks, glosses and blush all in one palette. There’s always powder falling into the lipstick, etc. No way. That $18 can buy something from Tarte or Clinique, or a LE Urban Decay!

  • michelle

    I might pay it if the quality was there, but FFS…every time I have tried Revlon shadows they have been terrible. The cream shadow palettes that have such lovely colors are IMPOSSIBLE to work with. I have also fairly recently tried there little shadows that slide together and I think I would have much better results if I ground up my son’s sidewalk chalk. They were sheer to the point of nearly invisible and needed a primer plus a cream base underneath. I do not have time for that. I don’t know what the price per ounce runs in comparison to higher end brands but since their shadows always end up tossed in the bin I suppose its irrelevant.

    • Isabella Muse

      Likewise! But my experience with revlon eyeshadow is just bad! And looking at the promo images alone these look dry as hell!

  • Dee

    These look very unappealing. If the quality was good I’d be willing to pay this but that isn’t the case here. And I don’t like lip product with powder.

  • terrierhead

    Why would I pay that much for crumbly shadows that will get into the creamy lip products. Hell no!

  • melanie

    not a huge Revlon fan but this price is crazy for drugstore. few more dollars and one can purchase a better quality palette. The overall palette does nothing for me. I don’t want the power product mixing with the lip products. Drugstore makeup prices need to get a reality check. .

  • Lorraine

    When I see something is $10 or over in a drugstore is when I hesitate more and have to be really sure it’s got the quality to make it worth it. The way I see it I can buy something from Ulta/Sephora/Mac or online for a few dollars more that I know will be worth it.

  • Jay

    If the product interested me I would buy it, but it doesn’t. I wouldn’t buy this at that price if it was MAC, Dior, NYX, Kat Von D, etc. There are so many sales I doubt anyone will pay full price, so I’d consider buying it on discount for a makeup novice but not myself. Sometimes I think if drugstores had fewer sales and more standard pricing between companies (CVS, Walgreens, Target) prices wouldn’t keep creeping up.

  • Courtney

    Agreed with you and all the commentors that say “no” to this. $8.99 – $9.99 seems like a more fair price to charge. But, i, myself wouldn’t even buy it if it was under $5.

  • Christina D.

    Oh heck no! The straw that broke the camel’s back were those two “nudes” palettes that came out recently. They weren’t cheap either, but so terrible that I gave both away. Revlon has some OK lip products but their eye shadows are some of the worst out there. I also don’t like mixed-medium palettes but I don’t need any other excuse to pass other than to know it’s Revlon. Shudder…

  • Rachel R.

    No way. Revlon eyeshadows suck. I would pay $1.89 for one of these.

  • H

    No I wouldn’t but that’s why I won’t made products made in China anymore either. Not that Revlon is but a lot of mass brands are, aka NYX, Wet n Wild, causing other brands in mass to hike their prices up. Yes NYX has nice colors but they make their products in PRC (China). Sorry but no. I will spend a little extra and buy more quality products. Moral of the story is stop supporting lines that make their products in China ( NYX, Wet n Wild) causing other brands who spend extra on quality control, etc. to have to charge more for their products since these other brands with ‘enticing’ colors are more affordable but cheaply/poorly made. Make sense?

  • Nikole

    Honestly, I will pay for drugstore products if they are good; but Revlon eye shadows have unfortunately earned a (nasty) reputation. The idea of this palette would probably be great for traveling (eyes blush lips in one spot) but it’s not worth anything if the quality of the products in it are no good

  • Jacqui

    Thank your lucky stars you don’t live in Australia then. Revlon is one of the more expensive drugstore brands (along with L’Oreal) and for full-price you can pay at least $33 for a Colourstay Foundation and $18 for their Just Bitten range. I shudder to think what this palette would cost here.

  • Jenn

    I think they are preying on women that are either unaware of better quality makeup at stores like Sephora/Ulta or those who do not have a location near them. I mean for what you get in these pallets (basically the shadows because the blush and lipsticks are probably to horrible to even consider) you could spend about $10 or so more and get something so much better. I know $10 might seem like a lot to those with little money or those that are not use to spending that much on makeup but the difference is astounding and worth the investment.

  • Cindy

    Wow, seriously?! Ridonkulous. These palettes don’t even look that great. These drugstore companies are getting a little arrogant and cocky. Maybe once they see that their higher end priced but still low quality products aren’t selling, they will come to their senses and slash their prices a bit, or if they want to sell products at outrageous prices, at least make the quality on par with higher end brands. But then, wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of “drugstore makeup”? People buy drugstore makeup because its supposed to be more budget friendly.

  • Hez

    Haha Musey the title of your post cracked me up. It looks kinda small too and lippys in a pan are usually meh. Helllll no. 🙂

  • Karen

    With so many budget friendly choices from Makeup Geek, NYX and Wet N Wild I wouldn’t consider this even at a decent or sale price. The colors don’t move me and mix of cream and powder products is a deal breaker.

  • Kharanya

    I generally don’t do drugstore unless it’s from a more natural brand (I get them at vitacost.com. Back in my teens I bought a few drugstore items when I was just getting into makeup and they were horrible and I was allergic to most of them.

    Heck, 20+ yrs later and I still have a few brown spots on my lips (pale pink, ugh) from a red lipstick that burned me. My mom started me off on Clinique after that and I still have a fondness for their lipsticks (especially the butter shines) even though they aren’t the most natural brand.

    I’d rather do without than to buy low quality items with crappy ingredients (that includes the more expensive brands too! shitty ingredients for high prices). To me, quantity over quality just isn’t worth it to me (I only really wear makeup on the weekends), so I just save my bucks for the holidays kits and F&F sales of the brands I actually love instead of impulse shopping.

  • genevieve

    I will NEVER buy Revlon again…ever… their products are just so average. I have tried with their lipsticks and foundations for decades and they do not work on me.
    Whilst the price of $18 is high for you – their lipsticks retail for $25 here….. so expensive. Foundations are between $25 -35 in Australia. Ridiculous.
    These palettes look like they will turn into a mess with eyeshadows, blush and lip products in the same case.

  • mirandagrosvenor

    Ehh, those L’Oreal La Palette Nude retail for $19.99 at Ulta and I consider Revlon and L’Oreal to be on the same level drugstore wise…even though I’m pretty sure everyone bought them during a BOGO 1/2 off and didn’t actually pay that for it. If this palette was the same size product wise, I don’t see why this should be so offensive or shocking. That being said, I will never ever buy palettes with cream and powder products together again – the very definition of hot ass mess.

  • Carrie

    i feel as though Revlon must have changed cosmetic chemists to formulate their products or something. You know how a lot of times, companies change their packaging but you can trust the formulation is still as good as the one you bought before? Not so lately with their eyeshadows and mascaras. They used to be my drugstore preferred brand. Now I am constantly disappointed at feeling like I have thrown money away on these two staples since they keep reformulating and reformulating. The last really good Revlon eyeshadow was the original ColorStay quad that had four skinny rectangles of color all the same size. What was that, like five or six years ago? Now I am buying a lot more Ulta brand products when I have discount offers & coupons. Still looking for the best thickening mascara that’s available at the drugstore without flaking. There is one that Ulta makes that is close but still not quick thickening enough. A lot of them separate the lashes too much and they still look baby fine. 🙁

  • Shana

    I hate that drugstore prices are raising so ridiculously. They’re getting to the point where it’s just as prudent to go for higher quality middle-range stuff like MAC or Sephora.

  • eva

    I wouldn’t pay that price even if I liked the eyeshadow in this case! I don’t know why brands keep doing the same mistake of putting different makeup products in the same palette and without protection, it doesn’t work and is not hygienic. Plus the lipsticks usually are very sheer and dry and the blush is poorly pigmented, with a suckish small, hard brush to apply if it brings one.

  • Zovesta

    I don’t have an exact limit – I’ll pay for quality products, drugstore or midrange, but I’ll always go with the cheaper option. Why buy UD eyeshadows when $3 Wet n Wild eyeshadows serve me just well? *shrug* But I’m always a fan of cheaper, and this Revlon palette is just… laughably bad. The drugstore brands seem to be trying to make themselves midrange just by upping the price lately, don’t they? 😀 I’m looking at you, NYX!!

  • Heather

    Glad I found this post. I haven’t bought Revlon in ages but was considering this palette to travel with. I really loved some of the Too Faced Quicky Chronicles from way back in the day and this reminded me of that. I haven’t found anything like the Too Faced palettes since they were discontinued. Any recommendations?