I know, I know.
Revlon has retired this range and brought out supposedly better Colorstay quads. (16 hours vs 12 hours, but I will get to that later.)
Revlon Colorstay 12 hour Eyeshadow Quad Sandstorm
As you see in the picture, yes, I have two.
The non-embossed oldie will last for a long time, but I had to get a backup when I spotted the embossed quad on sale at a local drugstore.
(There was only one left at the store. I suppose people do know what is good?)
Frankly, I am not so crazy about Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quads whether it is new or not.
(And again, what is up with this ridiculous numbers? It is not just Revlon, though. Yes, something will be left on you eyelids after 12 hours or 16 hours even, but that's that. I personally don't think anything should last that long anyway.)
Exceptionally though, this Sandstorm quad is a totally different breed and a standout.
If you are a lover of taupe/neutral colors, definitely take a look at this quad. They are still around and often on sale.
Swatches speak for themselves. :)
All four colors go on like a dream and they last all day on me if not for 12 hours.
They are very pigmented and buildable and the texture is soft but not overly so with no fallouts.
With this very versatile quad, you can create a light neutral daytime look to a sultry smokey eyes depending on how you play with the colors.
My favorites are the third and the fourth colors from the top. They are slightly different taupe shades, one with light pinkish undertone and the other with a bit of khaki.
I recently acquired the great Lhasa of NARS.
I am in love with this purple toned taupe and I will do a swatch/look post soon, but I must tell you that these two taupe shades from Sandstorm are very comparable to Lhasa.
(And I am thankful Lhasa does look different otherwise I'd be kicking myself.)
Ah, they look so blah from the picture as almost all taupes do.
Swatch is a different story, though..
So there you go.
I had to share my love for this drugstore gem with you.
What do you think of this quad? Feel like going out to hunt for it, yet? ;)
I know I have been harping on my dated makeups lately, but do not despair.
I actually bought some new makeup items (which I am not so proud of) including Guerlin Liu Palette.
Hopefully I will show you the new things next time.