Unfortunately, today I have a negative product review from a company that I usually love! Revlon makes my current HG foundation; PhotoReady, one of my favorite nude lipsticks; Soft Nude and many other products I enjoy using. Of course this doesn't mean everything they make is perfect and will exceed anyone's expectations. Regardless I bought this quad, I admit on a whim, expecting it to deliver because I've never been let down by a single Revlon product! Until now. Actually I don't know if I should blame Revlon for this disappointing product OR Target for not putting out testers. Or is it Revlon's fault again? Are companies the ones who decide whether to have testers at retailers?
I will first judge this lovely (on the out look) quad in terms of packaging. Packaging is pretty nice for a drugstore brand, it's square with a hard and clear lid. There is definitely something about this quad that stood out in the jam-packed beauty aisles of Target. The lid has 'Beyond Natural, Cream to Powder Eye Shadow' written on it. Cream to powder sounded pretty exciting to me, since I haven't used anything like this before. I usually stick to my MAC eye shadows. There are a total of 4 quads in the Beyond Natural collection. Initially I went for the plummy one as I love plums, purples, lilacs when it comes to eye shadows. Then I saw 'Peach' and anything that has peach or coral written on it must be mine! I ended up bringing both of them home. Everything cool until here.
Then I opened the Peach one to see what it was all about and started swatching. First of all, let me clarify one thing. These are not cream to powder AT ALL. I may have never used cream to powder eye shadows before, but I know what cream and powder mean! These are just typical cream eye shadows. They do not change their form or dry completely. Believe me. I was really bummed. Colors do look pretty swatched but once applied on eyelids, except for the brown one, they do not even show up.They sort of look a bit metallic-y in the pan and when swatched there is tiny bits of glitter. These quads may be ideal for a person who likes wearing make-up but doesn't want to look like they are. Or not. I wouldn't even recommend this to a person who uses minimal make-up. I wouldn't want anyone pointing fingers at me and blaming me for major creasing 5 minutes after they apply this.
Needless to say I disappointingly returned the plum quad. So what will I do with this one? Well, I will most likely use it as an eye shadow base as that seems to work, a bit. I have tried to see the multi usage abilities of these eye shadows. I thought maybe the second color from left (in the swatches) could be used as a base on lips, but it's way too drying and therefore flaking. The lighter color looked like it may be used as highlight but no way. I'm sure someone in this world loves this quad and can make it work. For me, it was a waste of money. Then again, you don't know whether it'll work for you unless you try it! Sorry Revlon, I love and use many of your products, but this product in question needs a major make-over!