Friday, April 27, 2012

Review: Revlon Luxurious Color Satin Eyeshadow in Peacock Lustre

This is an updated repost from my original blog on Tumblr

Peacock Lustre was really an impulse buy: Ulta had buy one get one 50% and the colour was just so pretty and unique to my current stash of shadows. I don’t have a teal quite like this, since it leans more green than my other shadows. The base is a sort of foresty-green (I’m terrible at describing colours).

The large window on the packaging is great at showing off the colour and catching your eye at the drugstore, but overall the black plastic case feels a bit flimsy and cheap; I wouldn’t suggest throwing this in your bag where it could get knocked around a lot.

Not that it's especially important to me, but I don't really feel it’s “peacock” enough—the shimmeriness is right, but it needs to be either brighter or deeper (see: Joe Fresh Peacock nail polish). For its price range, it feels fairly soft and smooth.

Swiped twice each: wet / dry over concealer / dry (flash / no flash)
Swatching it over concealer gave the shadow a teeny bit more depth, although it’s kind of hard to tell in the picture.

The only shadows I used for this look are Peacock Lustre and a white shadow for under the brow. I really had to pack it on in layers in order to achieve the colour you see here. Peacock Lustre ends up applying a bit sheer, although using it wet can help (I used it dry here.)
I wore it for several hours with zero creasing and didn’t notice much fading. My skin is normal/dry though, so I can’t say people with oilier lids will have the same results.

Overall, if you are looking for something to use as a sheer wash of colour on the lids, this could be a good buy. It takes some work to get the shade to be as dramatic on your eyes as it looks in the pan, but at least you get there (or close) eventually. I got this on sale for about $2.50 USD in Washington, but if I had bought it in Canada where it runs for about $8, I might have been a little peeved at the level of colour payoff.

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