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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