January 14, 2021

Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Palette Review & Swatches

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3 stars out of 5

Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Palette ($10.99) is a new range of eyeshadow palettes that launched with the Revlon Spring 2021 Collection. Each quad features four powder gel eyeshadows in matte and shimmer finish.

I picked up two of the Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Eyeshadow Palettes at Harmon’s recently as they just looked to damn pretty to pass up!

Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Palette are available in six different shades and four are available now at Ulta. Each palette comes with in a quad of four shades and hold 0.21 oz of product. They come in a regular standard rectangle plastic compact with a metallic accent strip that sort of matches the shades inside. The compacts are small and should travel and store easily.

At a glance it’s hard to tell if the formula is a creamy or a slurry texture but it becomes fairly obviously after using them they are a powder suspended in gel much like Kiko Baseline Water Eyeshadow (Kiko actually has a better formula) or even highlighters like Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Highlighter. A few years ago gel powder highlighters were pretty popular! Sephora also had a line of gel powder eyeshadows a few years ago as did Etude House. I guess Revlon decided to bring the technology back.

These are nice but can prove annoying to work with!

The gel powder texture is a bit firm and has little to not powdery kick up but I was able to easily pick up color with a sponge tipped eyeshadow applicator however, a regular brush did prove a bit more challenging. Finger application works quite well! The color does need to be packed on as when applying these I felt like I was getting a lot of sparkly sheen but not a lot of color! You need about two or three layers built up to get the most pigment. Blending is sort of a chore as the colors do run together very easily for some reason! It’s hard to get any contrast from the colors as they bleed into each other and create mud. It takes a little time and patience to get the blending technique just right with this formula. There is some fall out but it’s very minimal. It’s a very frustrating eyeshadow formula that you need to cuddle in order to get the best look!

Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Palette in That’s a Dub

Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Palette Swatches (That’s a Dub)

Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Palette in Tantrum

Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Palette Swatches (Tantrum)

Ironically with the TLC and time and attention I put into using these I actually liked the looks I created but I just wish they applied and blended better! I’m particularly a fan of the softer base shades! There’s a soft ivory shade in the That’s a Dub Palette that is absolutely gorgeous as a base and a brow bone highlighter! I’d totally buy a single of it.

Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Palette are a buy ’em if you get a good deal on them but don’t pay full price kind of eyeshadow purchase. If you’re a very experienced eyeshadow user that blends well these aren’t for you as they’ll prove frustrating but if you’re a one and done kind of girl or guy you might enjoy them!

Where to buy

Ulta

Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Palette is a new eyeshadow quad that’s around $10.99 per shade and holds 0.21 oz of powder and comes in six shade selections for Spring 2021. These are interesting idea but the formula is only so so. The eyeshadows are a gel powder formulation that almost looks like a cream in the compact. I struggled a bit applying them as they do need to be built up to get the best color pay off and color doesn’t pick up well with a regular eyeshadow brush so either use fingers or apply them with a sponge tipped eyeshadow brush. If you have a little time and patience color builds up nicely however, blending the shades is a bit meh! I tried but I noticed that the shades just bled together and went muddy a bit. It takes a little effort to get a nice contrast from these. I know these will frustrate and irritate anyone who has great eyeshadow application skills! They see more forgiveness from anyone who likes one and done looks!

Pros

  • Very pretty shade range.
  • Has a nice sparkly sheen finish.

Cons

  • Difficult to apply, difficult to blend.
  • Hard to pick up with a regular eyeshadow brush.
  • Expensive for this quality.
  • Frustrating application.
  • Who

    Revlon So Fierce! Prismatic Shadow Palette might be a good pick if you aren’t one that uses several different shades on your eyes at once or if you pack expert eyeshadow skills.

    I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

    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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    • Linda Whitener

      Thanks for saving me some money, Muse – in this case, and also with regard to the Revlon ColorStay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstick. Initially I was intrigued, but based on your review, I’m going to pass.