I hadn’t stopped by CVS in what feels like a long time! So, last week I decided to pop in and see what new makeup offerings they had. I didn’t go to the store I usually go to, and it’s too bad because the store I went to didn’t have many new items on their off shelf displays. (Which is where CVS puts all the new makeup.) However, I happened to spot this new Revlon Eyes, Cheeks + Lips Palette so I decided to grab it. I chose the Berry In Love palette, but there are 2 other versions available (Seductive Smokes & Romantic Nudes.)
The palette is a great size for traveling and it contains 6 shadows, 4 lip colors and a blush. There is also a mini lip brush, shadow brush, and blush brush, but to be honest I didn’t even bother with those.
Overall, the shadows preformed fairly well. There are 2 shimmer shades (2nd & 3rd ones) and the rest have a pearl finish. The darker shades faired the best and my swatches are shown without a primer underneath. I used the 1st and 4th shades in my makeup look.
As you can see, the lip colors vary greatly in terms of pigmentation. The shades on the left are the most opaque, and the ones on the right are sheer. They have a light, pleasing vanilla type scent and are somewhere in the middle of a gloss/lipstick hybrid. I used a lip brush for application, but you can just as easily use your finger. I did have to do a few layers to build up the pigmentation, but then it lasted me about 4 hours. The lip colors are comfortable to wear and aren’t sticky. I’d say they dry down to a semi gloss finish after about an hour.
Sadly, the blush was a disappointment. In my swatch I layered it to death and even dug in a little, but that was the best result. It would be great for a “no blush, blush look” but as someone who likes more pigmentation, I was let down.
Overall, (besides the blush) I really like this multi purpose makeup palette! I haven’t experienced getting any of the eyeshadow shades mixed into the lip colors, which is something I worry about with these types of palettes. It is the perfect size for travel, overnight trips and even your purse.
I used some of my extrabucks so I didn’t pay full price, but it retails for $17.99 at CVS and Ulta Beauty.
DO ALL-IN-ONE PALETTES LIKE THIS INTEREST YOU, OR DO YOU PREFER EVERYTHING SEPARATE?