Illuminance Creme Eyeshadow

by Revlon  
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$6.50 
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Category:
Makeup > Eyeshadows > Cream/Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow
Last Updated:
11/4/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Illuminance Creme Eyeshadow offers four shades of cream-to-powder eyeshadow in a sleek, slim, mirrored compact. Most cream eyeshadows tend to crease and can be troublesome to blend with other colors, but these hold up quite well and go on softly.

Your choices are limited if you prefer neutral tones, but those who enjoy cream eyeshadows should strongly consider these. Powder eyeshadows may be applied before or after for different effects, and to give the cream shadow greater staying power. Note that this type of eyeshadow is not the best for anyone with oily eyelids.

It may surprise some of you to know that Revlon has been around since 1932, when the company launched a unique nail polish that used pigments instead of dyes. Lipsticks followed years later, and then a full line of cosmetics, which is how we know Revlon today. Although the company has had its continual share of ups and downs over the years (largely due to out-of-control debt coupled with aggressive spending), the line has recently made numerous improvements, especially in the realms of foundations, powders, eyeshadows, and mascaras. It is quite a feat that Revlon products earned more Paula's Pick ratings per category than any other drugstore line reviewed. If their goal was to close the competitive gap between themselves and L'Oreal, for the most part they have succeeded. Revlon definitely has the edge for foundations with reliable sunscreens. But despite Revlon's attempt to improve their mascara range, L'Oreal remains the clear winner (as well as L'Oreal-owned Maybelline New York).

Revlon's vast selection of makeup is divided into three main brands: Age Defying for the forty-something and older woman concerned about wrinkles, ColorStay for the teen to mid-thirties woman concerned about keeping oily skin in check and making sure her makeup stays put, and PhotoReady for women of all ages. These brands present some outstanding options and include products for all skin types (although the range of skin tones is not as well-represented here as it is by L'Oreal).

An intriguing fact is that the longevity claims for ColorStay are quite accurate: this collection of products really does offer extraordinary staying power. Conversely, Revlon jumped on the works-like-Botox bandwagon with their Age Defying range, going so far as to name their antiwrinkle complex Botafirm. Is there any confusion about what that term is supposed to relate to? Despite the claims, Botafirm won't reduce expression lines or control the muscles that cause them, though the products themselves do have many impressive qualities.

Note:Revlon is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although Revlon may not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brand’s state that they don’t test on animals “unless required by law”. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Paula’s Choice Research Team.

Suffice it to say, Revlon has more commendable products than ever before, and although they rely heavily on celebrity spokespersons, their best products ably speak for themselves.

For more information about Revlon, call (800) 473-8566 or visit www.revlon.com.

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  1. How would you rate the results? (4 = Best)

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  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

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  1. Jenny W
    Reviewed on Sunday, August 17, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      3 / 4
    • Results
      3 / 4
    Good colors, tricky to blend
    • The colors in each palette are great, but they have differeing intensities. A little tricky to blend. Otherwise, good cream eyeshadow and a great value.

  2. Jennifer M.
    Reviewed on Friday, June 20, 2014
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Nice little eyeshadow creams
    • I have really enjoyed these eyeshadow creams. There are a variety of colors from light vanilla colors to pretty coppers, to silver/greys. The tones are muted while still having decent color payoff. They are all shimmery; I would not call them glittery. I liked the Precious Metals palette so much that I recently purchased the Skinlights palette and like that one also. I like to apply them with my finger and then buff in with a brush. Four colors in each palette for only about $5.

  3. JULIE A.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    Illuminance
    • Beautiful colors in Precious Metals. Upon application found way too much sparkling going on - even for my fifteen year old.

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