Seeing as I was on a bit of a haul-related roll, I thought why not bundle in a quick review of the new Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash.
Having been a huge fan of Revlon’s double-ended nail part products for ruddy ages now, I have to admit I was thrilled when I saw that they had come out with an alternative option for the eyes and immediately plumped for two colours – Desert Dazzle, which is a beautiful deep green, and Burnished Bling, which is the coppery shade.
And this time, in place of nail polish – obviously – the eye art products have an incredibly-pigmented cream eyeshadow on one end, and a glittery liquid eyeliner-esque product at the other.
Now in theory, I feel like this should be a fairly simple product to use – one swipe of the shadow on each lid, followed by a bit of glitter, and tick tick boom, you’re done. However, while the pigmentation and staying power of the cream eyeshadows cannot be faulted (seriously, they stick around forever), applying the product is a lot more complex and fiddly.
The eyeshadow dried really ruddy quickly, leaving you with hardly any time to blend the product into your lids before it sets, and sits there for all eternity. Indeed, the first time I tried these out, I fannied around for a bit after applying the shadow, went to blend a few minutes later and realised it had all set and left me with two weird coloured blobs of product on each lid. Not the nicest of looks, it has to be said.
To be honest, adding the glitter at that point was really just a formality – nothing was going to save me looking like utter crap-o-la – but I went for it anyway, all in the name of a fair test, and it really wasn’t half bad. The precision brush means you can stick with a thin line, colour in the whole lid, or – a bit of a bizarre option – use it to decorate your lashes. Whichever works best for you.
All in all, I think these products are fun, I really do – and if you’re looking for some long lasting staying power, combined with some fun colours, then these might just be the products for you. But when it comes to my day-to-day look, I think these are just a tad too fiddly for me to bother with each and every day…