Cream shadow is my staple for an easy, morning makeup routine. You can sweep it on with your fingers or a brush in 1 2 3 and have a put together and complete eye look just like that. If you’ve been here for a while, you’ll know that the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige is my everyday go to. Seriously, I’m addicted to the stuff. It’s the perfect neutral shade that covers any redness or veins on my lids while adding a little color. The one downside? I don’t think they make it anymore and I’m getting close to finishing it. When I spied the Revlon ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow display at my local Walgreens, I crossed my fingers and picked up a couple shades in hopes that I could find something I loved even more than Creamy Beige.
The Revlon ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow collection is made of 12 shades, a mix of creamy mattes and shimmering metallics. There’s definitely more metallics than mattes, but it’s a nice mix of neutrals and soft pops of color. I decided to go for one of each, the matte shade in Chocolate and the metallic shade in Black Currant.
I chose the ColorStay Creme eye Shadow in Chocolate hoping it could eventually fill the Creamy Beige filled hole in my makeup collection that’s forming. Looking at the two jars, they look fairly similar! They’re both soft, matte, and neutral. Upon opening and swatching Chocolate, I realized I was wrong. Chocolate went from looking like a warm, milk chocolate to exactly the color you’d think a shadow named “Chocolate” would look. It’s a much cooler, darker brown than Creamy Beige, but it still looks great. I think the shade Espresso probably would’ve suited my needs a bit more, but I’m happy to have Chocolate. I like to think of it is an evening take on Creamy Beige.
Black Currant is everything I hoped the Maybelline Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon in Lavish Lavender would have been. Lavish Lavender looked gorgeous at first and then blended away into nothing, leaving behind silver glitter. I was beyond disappointed. Annoyed, really. I didn’t have a lot of hope for Black Currant, but I seriously shouldn’t have judged it before using it. It’s a shimmering amethyst free of chunky glitter. It makes a gorgeous (and blinding) inner corner highlight and looks amazing popped on the center of the lid for some shine. It blends smoothly and there’s no shimmer fall out whatsoever.
The formula is much thinner than the Maybelline Color Tattoos. It almost reminds me of the texture of my MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque. It sets fairly quickly, so you have to blend fast, but once it’s there, it’s there. It stays crease free all day long. The ColorStay Creme Eye Shadows come with small synthetic brushes that actually apply the shadow much better than fingers do. I thought it would be one of those useless applicators that comes along with products, but I was wrong. I like to use it to lay product down and then blend the edges with my fingers.
These would be perfect for on-the-go makeup appliers and beauty beginners too. They are so simple to use and the quality is seriously top notch. Revlon gets a huge thumbs up from me on these.