Today I wanted to do swatches on the Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks eyeshadows. These new eyeshadows retail for $.299 and are a new product by Revlon. Each item is a single eyeshadow that can be mixed and matched. Each eyeshadow is in packaging that will link with other eyeshadows from the line. The eyeshadows come in several different finishes and range from bright colors to metallics to neutral mattes.
I purchased eight different shadowlinks of various finishes while they were on sale at Walgreens. In the following swatches, I swatched them over Benefits Stay Don't Stray eye primer, bareskin, and NYX Milk.
The first three, in order are, Oyster (a metallic), Blush (a matte), and Candy (a pearl).
The next three are Plum (a matte), Taupe (a satin), and Java (a pearl).
The last two are Cocoa (a satin) and Gunmetal (a satin).
I am not impressed with these eyeshadows. The color payoff is not there at all, even over primer or milk some of them are hard to see. In the pan, each eyeshadow is hard and this causes the eyeshadows to be incredibly powdery when using. Even the more pigmented shades, like Plum, are hard to use and have a lot of shadow fall out.
In my opinion, save your money and take a pass on the shadowlinks. They're a novel ideal, but the color payoff and the powerdiness of the shadows make them a poor purchase.
Hope you enjoyed these swatches and the review.