I received the Revlon Eye Line and Define Collection as a surprise parcel from Revlon UK, which includes their newest eye makeup products. Revlon have always featured quite heavily within my makeup collection, especially as their bestselling ColorStay Foundation in the dry/dehydrated formula is my most repurchased foundation over the last ten years. I don’t know why but I felt like Revlon never used to release new products as often as the likes of Maybelline and L’Oreal, but they’ve been launching quite a few new releases lately and I’ve really been enjoying them.
The Revlon ColorStay Creme Eyeshadows £6.99 launched as part of the collection, and I’ve already featured a couple of the shades already on my blog within my Revlon Makeup Haul in the shades Black Currant and Creme Brulee so I was excited to try a couple of new shades within the Revlon Eye Line and Define Collection in the shades Licorice and Caramel. Just like the other two shades I own, Licorice and Caramel are super soft cream eyeshadows with Caramel being a golden chocolate brown shimmer shade and Licorice is a charcoal grey shimmer shade. Caramel is just as pigmented as Black Currant and Creme Brulee however Licorice is considerably sheerer in comparison, and it’s no way near as impressive as the other three I own. Please don’t let the more muted swatch put you off trying them as the other three shades I own are even better than the Maybelline Color Tattoos in my opinion.
Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara £9.99
“Meet the Mega Multiplier with breakthrough lash technology! Unique fibers are sealed in 360° tubes that plump and extend lashes for mega volume and extreme length. Flake-free smudge-proof wear. Removes easily with warm water. Mega Lash Brush deposits formula from lash line to tip for a mega multiplied look.”
I’m not entirely sure how I feel about tubing mascaras. I’ve tried a few different versions over the years but I’m yet to be converted from typical mascaras to tubing mascaras, however I like to try and keep an open mind so I was intrigued by Revlon’s interpretation of a tubing mascara, especially as one of the most frequently ask questions I get via email is about tubing mascaras I’d recommend. The wand has natural bristles which are slightly tapered towards the tip, and the bristles do a great job of evenly coating the lashes whilst imparting volume and separation. In all honesty I didn’t expect very much from the mascara as I’d only tried highend tubing mascaras but it’s actually very decent, and well worth a try if you’re wanting to give the whole tubing formula a whirl. It really doesn’t smudge or transfer; even when it’s hot, but somehow it removes with only water which is some crazy kind of sorcery but ideal if you have super sensitive eyes and hate removing your eye makeup.
Revlon ColorStay 2 in 1 Angled Kajal £7.99
“Smooth dual ended liner that last all day for an easy graphic or smokey eye look. Use the Angled tip to define a straight line like a pro and the angled smudger brush to create a sultry, smokey look. Glides on effortlessly. Soft kajal can be used to line the inner rim. Angled tip for an easy application. Waterproof formula provides the soft texture of a kajal — even on the waterline.”
The Revlon Eye Line and Define Collection includes four different shades; Graphite, Evergreen, Fig and Onyx which is the shade that I have. The pencil has an angled brush on one side and on the other there is an angled retractable pencil. I’ve never seen an eyeliner with such a large angled tip before, and I didn’t really know how to use it but it’s actually very easy to use as you simply glide it across the lashline and blend it in with the brush on the opposite side. Onyx is an intense matte black with an extremely creamy formula which doesn’t drag or pull the skin. I can’t believe how blendable the liner is either. The second swatch of the Kajal was just one swipe of the pencil, but as you can see it blended amazingly without losing any of the pigment and it doesn’t budge on the lids either so I imagine the waterproof claims are true, although I can’t say I’ve tested it underwater.
Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil £6.99
“Gel pencil that defines and accentuates your brows. Ideal for shapeless or sparse brows. Formula lasts up to 24 hours. Longwear, waterproof formula which lasts up to 24 hours. Unique precision tip mimics brow hairs to fill sparse brows. Blending brush softens colour and grooms hairs in place.”
Revlon haven’t had very much in the way of a brow collection which is strange considering how many brow products the other drugstore brands have. However within the Revlon Eye Line and Define Collection they’ve introduced the ColorStay Brown Pencil in four different shades; Blonde, Soft Brown, Dark Brown and Soft Black, and I have the shade Dark Brown which is the shade I would have chosen. The pencil has a spoolie brush on one side of the pencil and a retractable pencil the other which is a rounded nib. I don’t love the rounded nib as it’s very hard to create hair-like strokes for a natural finish which I prefer. I think this pencil is better for filling in large areas as it’s so soft. I tend to prefer a firmer brow pencil which allows for precise application but the colour is a great match for dark brunettes as it’s not too warm toned.
So they are the products within the Revlon Eye Line and Define Collection, do you have a favourite?