Now here’s a palette for girl’s who are just starting up with makeup. The Revlon Eyes, Cheeks & Lips Palette comes with 6 shadows (a mix of shimmers and matte), 2 lipsticks, 2 lip glosses and 1 blush. That’s just enough products for a basic makeup for work or simply to play/experiment with if you’re new with makeup.
Revlon Eyes, Cheeks & Lips Palette is available in 3 universally flattering shades: Seductive Smokeys, Berry In Love and this one, Romantic Nudes. The entire palette is housed in a slim black case that is relatively easy to fit in any makeup pouch. It also has a small mirror, although too small to be useful, and applicators. But if you ask me, I’d rather use a different brush for more controlled application.
If I have to pick a winner in this entire palette, then it has to be the the lip products! They are surprisingly pigmented and the shades are lovely, too! It really lives up to the theme “romantic nudes”. The shades are more of pinks and peaches; very sweet and girly. And because of the consistency of the lipsticks, they can also be mixed to come up with your preferred shade. They glide on the lips rather smoothly and without settling in the lines and crevices of the lips. The lipsticks have a nice sheen to them but won’t last for more than 3 hours without retouch.
The eyeshadows, on the other hand, are a mix of hits-and-miss. The lightest shades (miss!) on the top are a bit powdery, lacking in color pay-off and has the tendency to fallout during application. The middle shades (hit!) are a lot better tho. The shimmer in these shades are just gorgeous! Lastly, my favorite part of it all, the darkest shades (hit! well, duh?) are insanely pigmented! They go on almost opaque and they barely have any fall-outs.
Tip: Use an eyeshadow primer to improve staying power. Apply in a tapping motion to prevent fallout. The lightest shade can double up as highlighter whereas the medium brown shade on the bottom right can also be used on the brows. 🙂
However, as you can see from the swatches, the blush barely shows on my skin tone which is quite disappointing. I really liked the cross between bronze and coral shade blush. I bet the color would show up a lot better on fair skin.
My completed eye makeup. I heavily applied the the lightest shade (top/left) to highlight my brow bone and inner corners of the eyes. Using the coral middle shade (mid/left), I applied it on the center of my eyes to give it a pop of color. This particular shade has slight shimmer in it so it helps if it is applied in a tapping motion using a wet brush. Lastly, I mixed the darkest shades (bottom/both) to contour the outer V of my eyes to extend it and give it more depth.
Here’s my final date look. For the base makeup, I used Revlon 2-in-1 Compact Makeup and Concealer which I will also be reviewing soon. Uhm, the lipstick is not from the palette tho. Anyway, do let me know what you think! 😉