When you are running out of time – Revlon Eyeshadow Palette 505 “Impressionist”

I am constantly running late.
Not that I actually AM late in the end (I hate that), but things have gotten a lot less relaxed around here.
The reason… well, you have guessed it. Little Bean.

A few days ago I was just grabbing some necessities when I realized she had left the room.
With my key.
It were mere seconds, but when I went after her, the key was gone, and I had no idea where she had put it.
Did I mention she doesn’t talk yet?

I found the key in one of her toy boxes eventually, along with a spoon and a pair of my husbands socks.
But I digress.

Revlon Photoready Eyeshadow Palette in 505 Impressionist

The point I wanted to make is: I am starting to understand why everyone is so obsessed about palettes!
Grabbing one can save so much time…

So let´s talk about Revlon Eyeshadow Palette 505 “Impressionist”

Fact is, I didn’t pick this palette myself. I got it as a Gift with Purchase in New Zealand.
Usually these things are passed on to my sister, but as the colors were very “me”, I decided to keep it. Sorry, Sis!

What Revlon claims:
Create multiple looks with one easy-to-use palette. Each features a primer, three highly pigmented shadows and a shimmer top coat.

Revlon Photoready Eyeshadow Palette in 505 Impressionist

This sleek black palette contains 2.8 g of eyeshadow and retails for 9,99 $ on amazon.com. Sadly, I can’t give you a price in € as there is no official Revlon seller here.

The eyeshadows are very soft and of a satin finish. When applied, they can create a little fallout and are easy to blend.
I find them to lack pigmentation, which is why I prefer to use an eyeshadow primer underneath, but when applied this way they last all day without fading.

The included “primer” in my opinion is another shadow with a metallic finish. When used under the eyeshadows, it enhances pigmentation a little and changes the texture to metallic. As far as longevity goes, I found no difference when wearing them with this primer or directly applied to the lid.

The shimmer top coat looks pink in the pan and adds chunky, multi-colored glitter to your eyes. This one is heavy in fallout and transferring, so you end up with blue and pink specks all over your cheeks during wear-time.

Left to right: Browbone, Crease, Lid, Lid on Primer, Primer, Glitter Top Coat

Does it live up to its claims?
Most of them.
It is an easy-to-use palette, and the eyeshadows are of good quality, even though not the most pigmented.
You can create different looks with it, depending on whether you use the glitter top coat or the primer.

Eyes created using the colors as described on the package
Close up of the eyes. The colors look pretty similar on the lid.

Will I rebuy?
But this is merely because I own a multitude of neutral colors already and still am not big on palettes.

Who do I recommend it to?

If you don´t have too many eyeshadows yet or are looking for an easy everyday look you can top up occasionally, this one is great.
The shadows are really soft and, due to the lighter pigmentation, don’t require too much blending effort. I can easily see myself wearing them a lot on work days.
The one thing I would invest in though is a separate primer.
As a sidenote:
There are many different color options to choose from, and the general verdict throughout the blogosphere is: The neutral ones are of good quality, the colored ones not so much. So if you are looking at the purple or green based palettes from this line, make sure to swatch them first.
Do you use Revlon eyeshadows?
And are you always on time or constantly running late?

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