Revolution have really hit the ground running this year with new launch after new launch. It used to be that there’d be a new launch every Wednesday, but it’s now multiple times a week and hard to keep up with. When Revolution showed a preview on Instagram that they were launching liquid glitter eyeshadows, everyone was excited and labelling them as Stila dupes without anyone even trying them. The whole dupe mentality is such a weird one within the beauty community, and it’s normally those who haven’t tried the original product that label the budget alternative as being a dupe. I have many of the Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows so I was excited to try the Revolution Eye Glisten Foil and Glitter Eyeshadows just incase they were a dupe for Stila Glitters.
The Revolution Eye Glisten Foil and Glitter Eyeshadows are available in just five shades, are £6 each and feature a dual ended design with a liquid foil eyeshadow on one end and a liquid glitter eyeshadow on the other. For £6 you get 2.2ml of product per side, so a total of 4.4ml and the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows contain 4.5ml.
I was really surprised by that as the Revolution Eye Glisten look huge with their double sided design, but 2.2ml really isn’t very much at all per side and the packaging is quite deceptive in making you think you’re getting extra product. I really like the concept of getting two finishes of eyeshadow in one, and working out at £3 per shade really is great value.
“The travel-friendly tube features super soft and flexible flocked wands for easy application, and two complementary liquid eyeshadow shades for stunning shimmery eye looks. It’s Fate includes a champagne gold shimmer and cool gold glitter.
Create a foiled base with the metallic shimmer end; ideal worn alone or as a base for your favourite eyeshadows. For an easy day-to-night look, flip the tube and swipe on the mess-free glitter gel. No glue required, it can be layered over the shimmer eyeshadow or applied just along the lash line for a glitter liner effect.“
Revolution Eye Glisten Foil and Glitter Eyeshadows
- Yours Truly
- It’s Fate
- Adored By You
When these launched, there was also buzz around them being dupes for the new Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Eyeshadows but even without trying the Huda version, I can absolutely tell you they’re not as the Huda version have a matte side, and a shimmer side whereas these have a shimmer side and a glitter side. From the five shades on offer, I chose four of them and avoided Desired as the swatches looked awful and I can’t say I’d get a lot of use out of a bright red glitter like I would with the other neutral shades.
I ordered my shades online and when they arrived I was surprised by how similar three out of the four are; It’s Fate, Adored By You and Yours Truly are all very similar when on the eyes, and I feel as if Revolution have created some really different shades with khakis, deep browns, taupes, purples – the list is endless.
The Revolution Eye Glisten Foil and Glitter Eyeshadows have long, and flat doefoot applicators so you can apply directly to the eyelid but I wouldn’t recommend doing so if you have powder eyeshadow applied to the lids already, as the applicator makes it quite patchy so I’d recommend using your fingertip to layer over powder shadow or apply to bare eyelids to avoid patchiness.
I honestly thought it was the glitter sides that would impress the most but in fact I’m a little underwhelmed by the glitter, and I much prefer the shimmers. The glitter sides are not Stila dupes as all four shades have clear bases with glitter particles suspended within it, whereas the Glitter and Glow eyeshadows are so remarkable because they have a coloured base loaded with different coloured glitter, and the glitter is different sizes.
Yours Truly – the shimmer side is a very sheer pale pink with a golden duochrome shift. The glitter side is a clear base containing pale pink glitter.
It’s Fate – the shimmer side is a sheer champagne with silver sparkle. The glitter side is a clear base containing pale gold glitter.
Dreamland – the shimmer side is an opaque warm toned bronze with almost a foil finish. The glitter side is a clear base containing warm gold glitter.
Adored By You – the shimmer side is a sheer oyster pink with a foil finish. The glitter side is a clear base containing pink sparkle but no glitter particles.
My favourite of the Revolution Eye Glisten Foil and Glitter Eyeshadows is Adored By You as the ‘glitter’ side is more iridescent than it is glittery, and because it’s not glittery I find it makes it more versatile as it layers over any eyeshadow shades. The shimmer sides dry down quickly and don’t feel textured on the lids, but the glitters do feel almost gritty on the lids and you can feel the glitter during wear which isn’t something that happens for me with the Stila version.
It might feel unfair to compare both products but that’s what everyone has been doing, so I wanted to make sure I gave a full comparison incase anyone was wondering whether the Revolution Eye Glisten were a dupe for the Stila Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows. I am really wowed by each of the shimmer sides of all four shades but the glitters are underwhelming, and they have fallout whereas the Stila glitters never give me fallout issues.
Another issue I need to mention is staining – the shimmer side of both Adored By You and Yours Truly stains the eyelids so make sure you don’t use them on bare eyelids or you’ll be left with stained lids for three days like myself. If you’ve never tried the Stila Glitters, I feel as if these dual ended eyeshadows will fulfil your shimmer and glitter eyeshadow needs but if you’ve tried the Stila version, I don’t think you’d be wowed by these, and instead I’d recommend the Heng Fang £1.50 dupes as they are a spot on dupe in every single aspect.
Let me know your thoughts on the Revolution Eye Glisten Foil and Glitter Eyeshadows?
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