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Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow

22 Reviews

Availability: selected pharmacies and department stores

Revlon’s legendary ColorStay Eyeshadow now lasts an additional four hours for sixteen full hours of impactful, longwearing colour in both the hottest, runway-inspired and classic shades. With a luxurious, sleek new package, this is one beauty steal you’ll love showing off. ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow Quads also feature a new interior design. After extensive research into shade usage and colour combinations, Revlon re-tooled the inside of the palette, resulting in four different pan sizes proportionate to usage. The lighter base shade pan is larger, while accent shades are a bit smaller. What’s more, an easy-to-follow roadmap for flawless application is included on the back of every palette.

What we say:
‘I am one of those people who tend to wear bright colour eye shadow or go completely natural with just some mascara. So I was a little unsure how to create the desired brown smoky-eye. However, Revlon have anticipated this and put an easy-to-follow diagram on the back of the compact that shows you the steps you need to ensure you get it right from the first try.

‘You can make this look as subtle or as bold as you would like, simply by using more or less of one colour. I decided to start out conservatively with the 505 Decadent pan and focused more on the lighter shades in the compact. I liked the way it highlighted my eyes and didn’t make them look too dark. This is definitely a look I can wear during the day. Because it is long-lasting, a quick touch up in the evening and by adding more of the dark brown shade you have a great evening look and are ready for a night on the town.

‘This is a must-have for any lady’s handbag, even if you’re not looking to achieve a full smoky-eye, the colour pallet is very versatile and on one occasion I only used the lightest shade, which is a great highlighter, with some eyeliner and mascara to give me a clean natural look in 60 seconds. I would recommend this product to all of my friends without a shadow of a doubt.’
– Jacqui

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Revlon Quad in Addictive


I asked a consultant at Foshini to help me find the perfect shade for a matt smokey eye and she recommended this pallet in Addictive which is more brown/taupe colour . I had a look at all the similar quad sets in the various brands and I decided to buy it. I like that the colours are matt and the darker shade works well as a liner and at the crease. The consultant applied the eyeshadow for me in the store and it looked great, not too much for daytime and I could amp it up for a more dramatic effect for evening wear. I love that the colours complement my skin tone and don’t make me look gothic as some eyeshadows.
This is definitely a great every day pallet for me!

Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow

Janneke Gerber

After purchasing the nude quad I was quite let down when it didn’t perform as well as I have expected it to. Although the packaging is nice and classic with sleek lines, the actual eyeshadow was very poorly pigmented. Most of the shadows hardly showed up on my eyelids no matter how much product I kept packing on. The crease colour was also really difficult to blend out nicely and kept looking patchy. R140 is not cheap for a drugstore eyeshadow quad. You can purchase a much better quality Wet ‘n Wild trio for only R70.

Maybe a diffirent pallete?

Liza Leimlehner

When I bought the Revlon ColorStay eyeshadow I chose the pallet Brazin Desinvolte 520, the reason for my choice because I like browns and earthy natural colors. The colors in this pallet just do not seem to go very well together but maybe if I chose a different pallet I would have had a different opinion, so my review I am writing now would be purely based on quality and packaging.
The three lightest colors in the pallet is very sheer and you basically have to paste it on your eyes to get any effect, for the darkest color in the pallet (which is one of my daily routine shadows) I would give an A+ as it is very pigmented and long-lasting ( I cannot comment on 16 hours, because I never wear the makeup that long)

The packaging of this product would is say is rather elegant, you know less is more. Basic black with white text. It gives the effect of maturity. On the back of the packaging I found it so cute that they had this little How-To guide giving the client direction on the most appropriate way to apply the shadow.
Overall for this product I would give a 6/10

520 Brazen

Desiree Dewing

I bought the 520 Brazen in this product range, at a whopping price of R70 at the Clicks special! The eyeshadow Quattro comes in a sweet little black plastic container, with it’s own applicator. I like the fact that on the back of the container it comes with instructions on how to apply the various colours to each section of the eye. I did find the lighter yellow colour in 520 Brazen not to be well suited to my skin tone, but was pleased with the other colours.


Candice Petersen

I own the nude quad and find it perfect for everyday wear especially for work, they don’t have much of a staying power as I would like but great eye shadow quads to carry around and for everyday use.


Carina Vermooten

I bought a quad when I first started working so that I have a neutral go to look to wear every day. I bought the Moonlit one, because I loved the colours. They are magnificent. The eyeshadow is beautiful, well pigmented, long lasting and gentle and easy to apply with a brush or with your fingers. The only problem I have is that it creases like crazy, which is really not ideal. I tried wearing an eyeshadow base to see if that will help, but it just creases even more so when you buy this product, just be aware that it is gorgeous, but after about 2 or 3 hours, you might want to blend out the crease of your eyes.

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