Yep, that’s right, I got pulled in by yet another quirky product pitch in the aisles of Boots. Say hello to the latest Revlon release, the Revlon ColorStay Shadowlinks, a unique build-your-own-palette collection of connectable eyeshadows. Now I’ve chosen a trio of pretty neutral colours – ok, really neutral colours – because that’s what I tend to wear on a day-to-day basis but there is a much wider colour selection available if you fancy something a bit brighter.
So, beyond the obvious exciting element of clicking together your own eyeshadow palette, how do these shadows measure up to expectations? Well the first thing I should point out is that each individual product is pretty teeny weeny. As you can see, three clicked together only measure up to about two thirds of a bog standard eyeshadow brush and given that they’re about £2.99 each, putting a whole palette together is actually quite pricey by drugstore standards. To give you some idea, a Revlon eyeshadow quad is around £7.99 and for four of these you’re looking at £11.96. In other words, you pay for the gimmicky aspect, which I admit was pretty much what sold it to me in the first place!
Looking at the shadows themselves, they’re pretty nice. Nothing spectacular, but they apply nicely with a good colour payoff – and they last a good few hours without slipping. If you’re prone to creasing though, I would recommend using these alongside a primer as they do tend to gather in the creases quite quickly.
Needless to say I’ve enjoyed indulging my inner child with these lego-style shadows, but I’m not sure that the building block fun alone is enough to warrant the elevated price… What do you guys think?