Review of Revlon Colorstay Shadow Link Eye Shadow in Shades Java, Melon & Candy

27/04/2014 13:41

This has been pending since long. The reason I was off blogging for a week or more, for good of course, is that, I was in Kolkata during the Good Friday-wala long weekend helping my parents shifting to our new and permanent home. A house warming ceremony was also a part of the travel agenda. Now that I have spat the word travel, I am sure a lot of you would agree that how difficult it is to CHOOSE and pack make-up during travels. I am infamous at home for over loading and paying off those hard earned cash towards extra baggage. So now I am overly cautious and carry as minimum things as possible. But I am still in dilemma while I have to pack my eye shadow palettes. So the only reason I was attracted to these Shadow Links was their packaging. Read further to know more. In this post I have clubbed all the 3 shades I picked from the range, as it didn’t make sense to bifurcate into 3 posts as it would have been redundant.

Company Claims:

“Customize Your Palette. Mix. Match. Click.
Individual, interchangeable eye shadows click together to create your own customized palette of possibilities. In 4 fabulous finishes and 30 covetable, collectible shades.”


INR 175 per shadow (1.4 gm)

My Verdict:

  • Shades- Revlon Colorstay Shadow Links are available in 30 shades ranging in matte, satin, shimmer and frost finish. To mention not all of them have been launched in India. None of the shades are out of the box but given the price and packaging, these are 3 shades I picked up ( I wanted to pick 2 but the SA told that a min purchase of 3 shades is compulsory):-
  •                Java: Just like Java is a popular name in Software, so it is in this range, which I find the prettiest of all. It’s a shimmery chocolate brown shade, wherein the shimmers are not overpowering. Does take time to show on my brown lids but on anyone lighter NC 40, it will give a very pretty appearance on the lids. For reference it looks like MAC Folie but only with shimmers.

  •               Melon: This one is a peachy orange shade in satin finish. Will suit Indian skin tone. A very pretty shade to open up the eyes. Can make for a daily wear as well as teamed up with ethnic wear for special occasions.

  •                Candy: I am not a pink eye shadow person, especially when it’s cool bubblegum pink. Candy as the name suggests, is a cool toned baby pink eye shadow. The finish is frosty. Will suit the lighter skin toned ones. Not yay for dusky or medium toned beauties.

  • Texture:

As mentioned each of them are one from the category, shimmery, satin and frost. Though all of them are smooth, Melon and Candy can look chalky. Fallout is also visible.

  • Pigmentation:

Java and Candy are well pigmented. Melon requires 3-4 swipes on the lid to show up. Requires a primer or eye shadow base compulsarily.

  • Longevity:

The staying power on the lids is pretty average, say 3-4 hours, post which they all fade. I am a no touch up person, and well if its eye shadow, I would rather remove the entire thing than bugging on top.

  • Packaging:

The packaging is the show stopper of Revlon Shadow links. Each shadow link comes in a transparent, square, plastic pan packaging. I can link them together to create a palette or detach them whenever I wish to. 

Overall Recommendation:

Revlon Colorstay Shadow links comes with a unique packaging and with an attractive price tag. Though the colors are not something we have not seen before, given the price its worth trying and can be a good choice for beginners. The pigmentation and staying power ranges from poor to average. A few shades like Java and Melon are really pretty and can be sported across by all complexion types. As mentioned beginners can give them a try. Others can opt to stay away.



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