Saturday, December 1, 2012

Revlon Shanghai palette by Gucci Westman - FOTD

Hello!

As promised I wanted to show some of my bolder makeup looks. I had picked up this cream eyeshadow palette from Revlon a few weeks ago, it's part of the Shanghai collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon.
Part of why I got it was the ads picture of Emma Stone - she looks fabulous and I love when I see a "pale" girl with lots of color on:

So it came with a little book (you can see it above) that shows how to get the "look" and so I followed it step by step:







And toss on some red lipstick (which goes against the bold eyes, neutral lip theory):

As you can see I didn't get the burgandy shadow as dark as Emma's in the picture - and I put a lot on in "real life" it was much more intense than this picture shows.  It is a pretty combination but I think it need a more neutral lip.  ( I used Revlon's Cherries in the Snow). 

I have read reviews that said this product creases, but I had no problems, I also used a primer.  In fact I felt that the cream eyeshadows were a bit dry, especially the burgandy and as you can see above I got more glitter than than color.  Overall, although the ads are lovely I don't feel the product is user friendly or a palette you would reach for often.

Have you tried any of the Revlon Shanghai collection?

Jasmine

11 comments:

  1. You look beautiful! I think the makeup looks amazing! For some reason I am never happy with Revlon. I rarely buy their products anymore.

    Take Care,
    Mandy Jean
    www.mandyjeanchic.com

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment - I agree aside from their lip and nail products, the majority of their makeup is not good. The Colorstay foundation is an exception as well. And They must spend millions and millions on advertising (they have Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Olivia Wilde...) so you would think they would have amazing products to back it up!

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  2. You did a good job, I need to learn how to use eyeshadow properly lol, that is one thing I still have not mastered yet

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    1. Thank you! I'm better at more difficult techniques than simple ones - I have a heck of a time doing a basic cat eye. But learning what your eyeshape is makes a BIG difference (in fact I need to write a post on that!)

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  3. wow I love the look you created. It really makes your eyes pop. I've had bad luck with Revlon's cream shadows before so I'm very reluctant to try.

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  4. And this really is no better, their cream shadows always seem to be to dry or too wet and crease all over. And using all cream shadows is usually a recipe for disaster - bt I really wanted it to work! I may just have to use it as a shadow base.

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  5. I don't know, I kind of love the bold eyes/bold lips look! Very exotic! You look great here, and I like how the burgundy shadow really makes your eyes pop.

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    1. Thank you Martha! They always say wear purple/burgandy for green eyes!

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  6. Simply gorgeous, the red lip look lovely on you!

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