Today I’m reviewing Revlon Illuminance creme shadow quad in the shade – Copper Coast. It is a basic gold/copper quad which is quite useful for doing simple festive looks and since Diwali is just few days away, I thought it is a good time to review this product which can be a good starter eye shadow quad for eye makeup newbies.
Price : Around Rs 490-500
Quantity : 3.4 g
What Revlon says about Illuminance creme shadow quad :
Discover an endless spectrum of luminosity. Play with all 4 shades and watch your eyes light up a new way every time!
Ophthalmologist tested. Non-irritating. Suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes.
My take on the product
This is a basic party/festive eye shadow quad and I feel a very good one for beginners. I feel its a good idea to start wearing eye makeup for occasions before one incorporates it into the daily makeup routine.
The packaging is simple black casing with a transparent cover with eye shadows in round pots. Its a very basic packaging and I feel it could have been a little more attractive and provided with an applicator perhaps. The shades are (L-R ) – Silver, Gold, Copper (with gold shimmer) and Bronze/khaki brown. I wish they had included another warm shade instead of silver as it would have coordinated better. I have barely used the silver since I prefer to coordinate the other 3 shades together.
The texture of the eye shadows is smooth though a little gritty because of presence of shimmer particles. The shimmer is not very densely distributed in the cream formula hence the overall impact is not very vibrant. These are decently pigmented but I had expected better color pay off. The upside is that beginners will find it easy to use. I personally like more vibrant, richly pigmented shades but for those who prefer subtle eye makeup, this’ll work really well. Using a base seems to subdue the shades even more thus its better to use them directly, maybe after priming eyes with loose powder. These stay on my mildly oily lids for upto 4 hours after which they start creasing.
These do not work very well as a base . I have tried packing a shimmery brown powder eye shadow over the gold shade as base but the combination creased much sooner than the gold cream shade worn alone. To conclude, I feel these work best when used alone.
The GOOD about Revlon illuminance creme shadow Copper Coast :
- Creamy texture
- Good pigmentation (not overly pigmented)
- Good selection of basic shades for festive occasions/parties
- Beginners would find it easy to use
- Blend easily
- Do not give an overly shimmery/dramatic effect
- Stay on lids without creasing upto 4 hours
- Transparent lid makes it easy to locate
- Safe for contact lens wearers
- No applicator or mirror provided with the packaging
- Slightly gritty texture
- Not suitable for oily lids
- Do not work well as base
- Shades look similar on the lids
The shades don’t look very obviously different from each other when applied on the eyes especially the 2 darker shades. The gold shade looks beautiful as a highlighter on the inner corner and the darkest shade looks beautiful on the lower lash line and outer corner. In my EOTD, I have used the gold shade as highlighter, coppery shade all over lid and the khaki brown/bronze shade on outer corner and lower lash line.
Revlon illuminance creme shadows are good for beginners since they blend easily and are not overly pigmented. But being a cream formula it begins to crease after 3-4 hours of wear (I have mildly oily lids). The texture is smooth but slightly gritty cos of the shimmer. This quad contains shades suitable for festive occasions and parties though I would have preferred a warm shade instead of the silver since its difficult to coordinate it with the other 3 warm metallic shades. I would have liked these to be more richly pigmented so that they appear more distinct and vibrant when applied on the eyes.
Would recommend it to beginners looking for a basic party/festive makeup quad.
Rating : 3.25/5
Have you tried Revlon Illuminance creme shadows?