Makeup : Revlon’s Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick

September 7, 2013

I’ve been kind of obsessing over primers lately, specially eye primers. To continue my little primer saga, I decided that it would be the perfect occasion to blog about a little gem that I grabbed at the airport on my way back home, a few weeks ago. Normally, at the duty free, I tend to contemplate and gift myself with something from the Chanel and Dior counters. However, this time I did some serious damage at the Revlon counter and ended with this little beauty along with other products.

Some drugstore products are not available in the UAE. So I have a hard time finding recommendations by bloggers/vloggers living in Europe or the US. The Revlon Smoky Shadow Sticks are one of the products that I’ve never seen in Dubai, unless I’m starting to have poor eyesight.

The chosen shade is Torch and, as you can see, it’s a double ended stick with a pretty pink toned highlighting shade and a gorgeous bonze. Both colors are shimmery and glide on so smoothly onto the eyes. This type of stuff is excellent for school or work – it can be popped on directly from the stick and then blended with fingers in less than two seconds. And it doesn’t crease! I initially picked this up expecting that the champagne pink shade would turn out looking, well, pink. It rather looks like a creamy pink toned white in swatches, a bit like Phloof from MAC. This was a a bit of a disappointment for me… But I love using it in the tear duct area and on the brow bone. It does an amazing job at making you look awake when you actually had only three hours of sleep!

I highly recommend this product if you need to accomplish a go-to ‘presentable’ look in less than a minute or in the car if you’re in a rush. I believe you can find it at the duty free but not in drugstores (in Dubai, not the rest of the world). So next time you travel, make sure you stop at the Revlon counter and have a look at it 😉

What is your go-to primer/eye shadow base? 

– Zein xx

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  • Reply Beauty Banter Blog September 9, 2013 at 3:34 am

    I’ve heard great things about this product- great review!

    Maddy @

    • Reply Zein September 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you 🙂


  • Reply tarulovesbeauty September 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Ahh I want to try that so bad! So mad Revlon isn’t sold in Finlad. Thank you for the great review though 🙂 I really like your style of writing and enjoy readin your blog ü


    • Reply Zein September 15, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you for your sweet comment! I’m sure you can find it online somewhere..


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