The name of this palette is quite a mouthful: Revlon Photoready Eyeshadow + Primer. Names of things seem to be getting excessively long, aren’t they? Or is it just me?  Probably just me.

The palette contains one primer, three eyeshadow shades, and one sparkle. I’m not sure sparkle is the right word for it, but it’s that transparent shimmer that you see so much of. Probably the best name for it would be top coat.

The shadows are nice and pigmented, and feel like they are of good quality. They apply super easy, and most importantly, they blend really well without a lot of pressure from a makeup brush or the need for stiff brustles. For placement, it’s literally spelled out for you – in the shape of the eye is the shadow you apply to the lid, the crease is above that, and at the top is the shade for the brow. The primer and top coat are at the bottom.

I’ve never worked with a powder primer before – I’m not even sure I was aware such a thing existed. I’m not overly impressed with it’s effectiveness, though. I get much, much better results from my various cream primers. The top coat was nice and sparkly, and went on really easily and didn’t create a bunch of fallout.

The palette shade I  used was Water Colors, a purple-hued palette. Also available are Metropolitan (dark brown and cream), Impressionist (gold and brown), Renaissance (silver and purple), Avant Guarde (blues), and Pop Art (green and brown). The color combinations are really lovely, and I don’t normally see such interesting combos in drugstore lines.

Grab one at most major retailers for about $10.50.

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