Revlon Colorstay Creme Eye Shadows

21 August 2017

I first laid eyes on these Revlon Colorstay creme eye shadows on Tati’s Youtube Channel a while ago. I immediately fell in love and could not wait for it to reach SA shores. One day I walked into Clicks and stumbled upon these and immediately picked up two colors. Today I am going to share with you my thoughts on the shadows and if they are worth picking up.

Revlon Colorstay Creme Eye Shadows


This cream shadow comes in a screw top glass pot. This is particularly good to prevent it from drying out too quickly. Usually any type of brush that comes with {most} makeup is bound to end up in the bin minutes after I have opened it. But the brushes that come with these pots are clearly created to get every last bit of pigmentation from this shadow. I have tried shader brushes, blending brushes even my fingers. Nothing gets the job done like the inclusive brush. They click right into the cap and can also be washed. At the bottom is the shadow number – no names – and it also shows the color. I find these pots pretty and eye catching.

Staying Power

Like I have said a million times on my blog, I have terrible oily lids and no shadow stand a chance on it own. These shadows work very well as a base and they play well with other powders, but I’ll chat about that later. I found the matte work beautiful all over the lid and then just blended out in the crease (here a blending brush works well) – set with a powder on top. These shadows lasted all through a work day and still looked decent by the time I got home. But then I have to mention that they did crease when I did not set it with a powder on top. But that is more a skin type problem rather than a product problem.


Not only did these shadows last most of the day, they also stay true to color and are nice and creamy. Applied with the accompanying brush they apply quite pigmented and evenly. I only had an issue with the bronze shade once, where it skipped a bit on my lid. The other thing I noticed is that they do not play well together with each other, but when paired with other powders they play nice again. Tried layering the bronze shade over the brown matte shade and it did not work so well, but on their own they work wonders. I have also tried to blend them together and got halfway there, the powder I used on top eventually got the deal sealed. I am however very impressed with these shadows. The way they perform, how they last on the eyes and especially the price point.

Shade Range

There are 12 shades in the range and all of them are shimmery / metallic except this brown one. There is a beautiful icy shade, a pink one and also grey and army green one. You can create a killer smokey eye or an everyday eye look, the options are endless. There is 5.2g of product in a pot like this which is more or less the same as a MAC paint pot.

Where to find

Most department stores like Edgars, Clicks and Foschini stock Revlon and you will find these on display. I would recommend picking them up from Dis-Chem at their beauty fair. Or even Clicks when they have a 3 for 2 sale. You can also order from their online stores.


You can pick these Revlon Colorstay Creme Eye Shadows up at R99 per pot. I think it is very reasonable as a little goes a long way. A pot like this will last you until kingdom comes. Then I also want to mention that the quality is great at this price point.

I would love to pick up some more colors from the Revlon Colorstay Creme Eye Shadow range and create a whole series of looks with them, but these two were the ones calling out to me. If you have tried any of these, leave a comment below with your thoughts and which colors you picked up.

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    1. I do not think they are quite a dupe. Not formula wise or color wise as there is only one matte shade (the dark brown). I feel these have got more slip to it than the Mac paint pots. But they are a fraction of the MAC price.

  1. I am not the biggest Revlon fan but I’d like to swatch these, going to keep an eye out. I also have oily lids and the Gosh Eyeshadow Sticks work great, they stick like superglue

    1. I think Revlon is coming out with new, fresh and exciting products. I have enjoyed these creme shadows and they are an easy wash of color the day one is in a hurry.

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