For literally months now, I've been finding either the partial displays in my area, or full displays with...empty slots where this eyeshadow used to be (I'm guessing a lot of people were drawn to its beauty!). Last week I FINALLY found a display that had one Luxe Crème left, so I snapped it up immediately.
I know I usually test things for two weeks prior to reviewing but, to tell you the truth, I don't want to test this any longer. Keep reading to find out why...
Revlon Luxe Crème Eyeshadow in Street Style
(retail: $9.79, 0.17 oz)
NOTE: I know that many of you were finding the prices of the items in this collection to be quite high ($9.99 for the nail colors and $12.95 for the Luxe Crème Eyeshadow), but the Luxe Crème shadow was actually $9.79 at my local CVS, so that's the price I used above.
Small safety seal
The pot is about the same size as a Color Tattoo, but you get more product in the Revlon eyeshadow (0.17 oz. versus 0.14 oz. in a Color Tattoo).
The texture of this shadow is like the Maybelline Bouncy Blushes--it's a gel-powder hybrid type of product that sort of feels like putty to the touch.
Photo taken in lower light to better show the glitter
As you can see, this shadow has a black base with lots of emerald green glitter. It's MUCH more glittery in person than my pics would lead you to believe, and there's a good amount of fallout during application (you can see the bits of glitter in my swatch pics).
Without primer, this shadow is quite sheer. Over primer (I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance in these pics) the black base is still spotty in places. Look to the top of the "over primer" swatch below and you can see the spottiness:
Photo taken in bright light
The best way I can describe the formula of this eyeshadow is to say that it's like grease paint (like the kind you'd use for Halloween makeup). I let this shadow set over my primer for ten minutes and then lightly rubbed my finger over the swatch:
I don't know if Revlon is planning to offer us an entire line of Luxe Crème shadows, or if this is just a one-off type of product specific to the Boho Chic collection. But what I DO know is that, if there's an entire collection on the way, I probably won't be purchasing any additional shades. This shadow was very hard to work with (both using my fingers, as suggested, and also using a brush) and I was less than impressed with the staying power. Even over primer, I saw creasing within an hour, and I just could not get this shadow to build to any type of opacity without things becoming a greasy, crumbly mess. I didn't try to use this shadow as eyeliner, since I couldn't get it to stop smearing/creasing as eyeshadow. And to add insult to injury, the abundant glitter in this shadow migrated all over my cheeks after a few hours of wear.
FINAL VERDICT: I just can't think of a situation where I would recommend this product to you. Perhaps if you're used to working with very greasy, very glittery shadows and you have a special technique for getting them to last, you might have better luck with this one than I did. But since I have oily skin to begin with, this was just a major fail for me all around (even over primer). This is truly a shame since I had such high hopes for this product, and the emerald green shade is so beautiful.
Do you own the Revlon Luxe Crème Eyeshadow from the Boho Chic collection? If so, I would absolutely love to hear from you. Did you get this one to work for you? If so, please do tell me how you did it!
The products featured in this post were purchased with personal funds. For more information, click here.