Review & Comparison: Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow in 520 Brazen9:00 AM
Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share a product review of an eyeshadow quad that I was really excited to try. If you've followed me from the beginning of my blogging days, you may remember that I had a love affair with Revlon's now discontinued Colorstay quad in Copper Spice. When Revlon repackaged their Colorstay quads, I saw some very familiar colors and wanted to see how the quality compared with my original favorite! Did it live up to its predecessor? Let's take a look.
Here is Copper Spice:
And here is Brazen:
Minus the shadow making the gold color look tan, you can see that each shadow in Brazen seems to be very much inspired by Copper Spice's original shade selection. Unfortunately, this seems to be where the similarities stop.
Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow in 520 Brazen
I owned several of the older Colorstay quads and loved them for their buttery texture and high pigmentation but as you can see in the swatch image above, the two lighter colors are hard and patchy and definitely not up to the quality I was used to. The formula of the two darker colors was good but they just don't have the richness of color that the Copper Spice quad had and aren't as flattering on my skintone.
Revlon Colorstay comparison. 520 Brazen is boxed in white.
See how gritty and patchy the lighter shades are? This was after multiple swipes too. One thing that also disappointed me was how different the copper shade is. Granted it is a completely new palette with a new name so they are allowed to be different colors, but the copper from Copper Spice was one of my favorite eyeshadows so I was sad to see it change.
I'm not sure if the palette I received was a fluke, but I don't think I'll be purchasing future Revlon Colorstay quads. Let me know if this experience was just mine or if yours were lowered in quality as well.