24 April 2014

Revlon ShadowLinks

Revlon ShadowLinks in Sand and Taupe

Revlon ShadowLinks in Sand and Taupe

Revlon ShadowLinks in Sand and Taupe


When I saw the Revlon ShadowLinks (Boots, £2.99) popping up on my favourite American YouTube channels, I was instantly intrigued. One of the things I think the drugstore massively lacks, is decent eyeshadow palettes. Although not a palette, the new ShadowLinks are made to lock and fit together, meaning you can add as many shadows together as you like creating a makeshift palette, but with incredibly lightweight packaging that's perfect for travelling. When I spotted them on the Boots website I had to add a couple to my basket and see whether they were as good as I was hoping they would be, including them in my recent Spring beauty haul. With 20 shades available, I opted for Taupe and Sand. Taupe is a good all over wash of colour that's subtle enough to work alone or teamed with other shades for more intensity. Sand is a highlight shade, a super pale beige gold. But pretty shades and innovative packaging is where my love for ShadowLinks stops.

Unfortunately, both shades are completely lacking in colour pay off and I was really disappointed to find the shades don't translate well onto the skin. Neither have the nicest formula, feeling firm and bitty in texture opposed to the buttery soft powders I am used to from high-end brands. Although both work fine for a wash of colour, it's still a touch too sheer and other shadows always have to be added to really create a look. Although I could have picked two dud shades, it has definitely put me off of trying more shades from the range and I wouldn't personally recommend trying them, which is a shame as I was really excited for their release! 


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7 comments

  1. That taupe shade is lovely, so it's a shame about the formula! xx

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  2. Art Deco do fab eyeshadows that a small and perfect for travelling, great payoff, although I do recommend swatching at the counter :)

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  3. I'm from the US, and these have been out for a while. I also tried taupe, and another matte purple shade. Unfortunately you didn't get duds. I had the same issue. The pigmentation is so poor and patchy. Plus when you do the math , why would you want to pay 12$ for a small eyeshadow quad?

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  4. The colours look lovely. Shame for the poor formula.

    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I have four shades from the shadowlinks collection: bone, chocolate, gold and eggplant. Each shade is lacking any pigment and formula is just chalky. Such a shame.

    Hilary x | TheBeautyCollective

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  6. I almost picked up three of these the other day as I liked the idea of choosing your shades then joining them all together, such a shame they're disappointing! x

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  7. I have seen a couple of other reviews saying that these are really disappointing in terms of pigmentation and colour payoff. Although they're very reasonably priced it doesn't sound worth trying them out to be honest x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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