August 8, 2019

Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten Review & Swatches

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3 stars out of 5

Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten is a new dual-ended liquid eyeshadow and glitter that’s available in five shades. I picked these up because, as you guessed already, I thought they might be an affordable dupe for my beloved Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows, Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art 3-in-1 Cream Eye Makeup & Sparkle, or hey, even Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Double Ended Eyeshadows! But I don’t think Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten is going for a Stila dupe here but there is a little nod the Huda Beauty.

At $10 each they are quite a steal and even better I got them during a Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off!

Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten arrive in a dual-ended chunky barrel that 0.07 oz per side. One side holds a metallic eyeshadow and the other a glitter topper or eyeshadow if you will. I got two of the four shades that Ulta carries (Makeup Revolution has five shades on their website) and I probably won’t indulge further as I’m not really in love with these. They are nice enough and very affordable but I’m not really feeling the color range. Aside from one shade I felt all the others were cooler pastels that I would never wear. I wish they had a few more warmer shade options or even some smokier ones!

I had mixed results with the shades I choose. First off, I posted the ingredients on these below. They don’t say anything about not being eye safe on the label and from the ingredients seem fine but as with all makeup using caution during application. I had a little bit of an odd experience with the pink shade called Yours Truly. The eyeshadow part applied fine but the glitter shade made my eyes water! I don’t have sensitive eyes but for some reason this shade didn’t seem to agree with me. After application my waters had a little subtle sting and watering but it only lasted for a few minutes before disappearing. I’m not sure what caused this but I think it deserves mentioning for sensitive eyes. I was also not a fan of the shade or formula on this shade. The eyeshadow part applied very patchy and sheer. I tried building it up but sadly it was just a sloppy application. The glitter side was fine but the eyeshadow I struggled with.

Makeup Eye Glisten Swatches (Dreamland and Yours Truly)

Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten in Dreamland

Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten in Dreamland

Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten in Yours Truly

Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten in Yours Truly

The other shades I selected called Dreamland was the better of the two. The eyeshadow part dried quickly but had a light, creamy texture was easy to blend. And although it did set fairly fast I was still able to build on it and add more layers without mucking it up or creating a patchy mess. The glitter also applied and blended easily. I felt I was able to easily wear either side individually if I wanted since both the metallic and glitter side was quite pigmented or paired up together as they were intended for. I think this duo created quite a nice eye look and the color remained true without fading or creasing on my drier eyes. I wish I could say the same for Yours Truly but that shade just didn’t quite work on for me.

The shade range seems a bit limited and the formula is a bit inconsistent. I do think if you added in some powder eyeshadow and used these in conjunction with it you can create some really nice looks but alone the formula seems a little lacking. But I feel like Stila already excels at sparkly looks without the need for having a double-sided unit. I mean, I can get a way better look and formula from Stila’s version in one simple step where as this takes two steps to complete! Seems unnecessary! But of course, Stila’s are a bit more expensive!

In the end I’d say if you can find these on sale I’d say try them out but I probably wouldn’t recommend paying the full $10.

Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten are available now.

Where to buy

Makeup Revolution Ulta

Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten is a new dual-ended cream eyeshadow that’s $10 and available in five shade selections. One side holds a metallic eyeshadow and other a glitter topcoat or eyeshadow if you choose to call it that. I had mixed results with the two shades I tried. The lighter of the two shades applied poorly for me with a patchy, sheer finish! I also had some sort of odd reaction to the shade and had a little subtle sting and watery eyes! This feeling disappeared quickly but it deserves mentioning for anyone with sensitive eyes. I had no issues with the warmer shade I choose. This shade was much more pigmented and although it set quickly I was still able to blend it easily and layer more color should I want. It had a smooth finish and lasted well without creasing or fading.

Liquid Eyeshadow: Aqua/Water/Eau, Mica, Carbomer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491, 77499).

Liquid Glitter: Aqua/Water/Eau, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Carbomer, Acrylates Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491).

Pros

  • Makes a nice glittery eye look that isn’t over the top.
  • Affordable.

Cons

  • Made in China.
  • Mixed results some shades applied well others did not.
  • Shade range lacking.

Who

Makeup Revolution Eye Glisten might be a nice pick up for those wanting a glitter eye look!