Revlon ColorStay Quad: Inspire (540) Review and Swatches
It isn’t everyday I get excited about a drugstore eyeshadow quad but I was really impressed with this Revlon ColorStay palette. I picked this up from Ulta’s a few weeks ago and it sat in my new product basket for awhile because these colors are really outside of my normally neutral comfort zone. I chose this quad because it reminded me of the Dior Spring 2012 garden collection palette. This was also my first time trying a Revlon ColorStay Quad.
While I initially thought these colors would be to hard to wear in an everyday daytime look I was pleasantly surprised when I finally started experimenting with it. The colors are bright and decently pigmented but they don’t look outrageous on the eye. The dark blue/navy shade looks gorgeous when used to line the upper and lower lashes and makes a gorgeous look all by itself. As I got more courageous though I added the mint green all over the lid (but not going above the crease) and then darkened the outer v with the turquoise blue. Add the cream color as a higlight and you have a wearable daytime eye. Initially I thought this palette needed a brown shade to anchor it but once I started using it I stopped worrying about having a neutral to play with.
The package states that these shades should last 16 hours. Without a primer I got a good 10 hours of wear from these, but I did have some considerable creasing with the lighter shades after a few hours. However, if you use the navy shade as a liner it will last all day.
When I used a primer these didn’t crease at all and lasted until I took my makeup off.
The cream shade had the best texture out of the 4 colors but all applied easily and blended without any problems. The brighter colors go on a bit sheer at first but are easy to build up. These do have a bit of shimmer to them but nothing overly glittery. I also had minimum fall out.
Things To Know:
1. These colors look intimidating at first but are actually easy to wear. Don’t pass this quad up just because you are afraid of color!
2. There are no matte shades in the quad but the glitter isn’t overly noticeable on the eye
3. I find I got the best wear out of these when I used a primer
4. The navy makes a gorgeous liner! I wear this around the upper and lower lash line and then apply a bronze eye pencil to my waterline. It’s gorgeous!
I really loved this palette and the formula of this Colorstay quad. I’m definitely going to be checking out the rest of the quads available in this line!
To view a recent eye look using this quad you can click here