Revlon Colorstay 16hr Eyeshadow Quad in Luscious: Review & Swatches

by Mehak Shahani on February 27, 2014

in Eye Products, eyeshadow, Reviews, Revlon

Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad Review

Good things comes in packs of four I believe ! Like a Suit of cards, the four seasons, The Fantastic 4 and Eyeshadow Quads which you can stash in your bags for makeup emergencies. The latest one to experiment with is the Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad which claims to last upto 16hrs but more importantly comes in a whole host of really pretty colors. Up for discussion today is an Eyeshadow Quad called Luscious – a quadrant of gorgeous greens !

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Let me come right out and say it – I didnt have very high expectations from this little quad of 4 because most eyeshadow quads (even mac ones) end up dissapointing me. However this was actually a pretty good surprise because the colors not only work well together but are also pigmented and smooth to apply.


Starting from top left going clockwise:

1. An icy mint green : This one is a pastel sort of a icey color. It was a little bit too cool for my skintone , but would wear if you are looking at an icy, pastel eye for a specific event !

2.A pale pistachio green: I love this shade, its gorgeous and looks great against brown eyes and shows up well on dark lids too

3. A dark almost greyish green: Extremely deep shade of green mostly used for outer corner  or for a mean smokey eye.

4. Looks beige, but swatches a  khaki green: This is a pretty unique color and looks great against brown eyes as well, except isnt as pigmented as the rest.

In terms of quality all four of these shadows are pretty great. My only pain point being they are really powdery-as you can tell from all the fallout around the box. You need to really make sure that you take any excess off your brush or you will end up with green dark circles !

To summarise then, the pros of 16hr Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad

  • Colors work well together
  • All the eyeshadows are pigmented and do not crease
  • They last on their own without a primer for a good 5 hours
  • They may not be buttery smooth but they are not dry and stiff either

Cons of Revlon 16hr Eyeshadow Quad

  • Eyeshadows are quite powdery so they end up in fallouts if you are not careful


I used bits of this quad for the look below. Specifically the pistachio green  shade is used on the lid.

Verdict: A-

Price: Rs 730/-. Buy from Nykaa

Other Variants: Im really dying to try the bronzey quads. They look so pretty!

Recommendations: There is a dearth of nice eyeshadow quads in India so to have four shadows in under a 1000 bucks all of which perform pretty well is a good deal in my opinion. These may not be mac quality shadows, but they are pigmented, show up well and get the job done !

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisha@HeartBowsMakeup February 27, 2014 at 11:26 am

ooooooh those are such pretty greens! I loved the eyemakeup you came up with. Gorgeous <3


Manasi February 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

Oh girl!! Such lovely palette!! nice EOTD dear :)


Arzoo February 27, 2014 at 11:58 am

Very pretty shades, loved your EOTD Mehak, totally adorable!!


Supria February 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm

The bronze-y quad might be a good one to own.

Like the green look you have created Mehak. If I had this quad I would be clueless where to start!


laks February 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Awesome finish!


Clothes and Creativity February 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm

This looks like a great neutral palette for everyday wear!


Abhilasha February 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm

the colours look so gorgeous…super for everyday..
but somehow on my lids such light colours dont show at all…they look gorgeous on the fair skinned though :)
or maybe I am just doing it all wrong…haha :)


Ramya UrsGorgeously February 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm

The Eye makeup is soo pretty!!


mily February 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm

though i dont use colored eye shadows much and stick to neutrals..the quality seems great…will try the bronze one…such pretty EOTD mehak :D


Anamika February 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm

these definitely look great


Shikha February 27, 2014 at 1:07 pm

beautiful shades and look that you created is pretty


Embellished February 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Pretty! And that’s an easy way to wear green :)


Harine February 27, 2014 at 1:40 pm

When I first looked at the quad , I was thinking how pastel shades will look on Indian skin tones, well yr EOTD changed the opinion.. it has really shown up on yr lids & looks good too.


Shivi@COSMOCHICS February 27, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Sounds super amazing! would love to try these!
Nice EOTD!


krithi February 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm

wow sounds like good one :)


Sumathi February 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Didn’t like the colours in the palette.. But the eye makeup looks really pretty..
You do such subtle and pretty eye makeup :)


Preeti Kaur February 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm

I am loving the pistachio green on your eyes :)


Meghana February 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm

I was not happy with this in the quad. But once i saw ur eyelook, idea changed. lovely eotd. :)


rinnee February 27, 2014 at 4:32 pm
Chris February 27, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Mint green looks so good on you!


Richa February 27, 2014 at 10:15 pm

i have always wanted to try these


Rashmi February 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Wow….gorgeous shades….your eye makeup is just fab…:-)


Vineetha February 28, 2014 at 1:16 am

Pretty shades ! quite pigmented too!


D's Mom February 28, 2014 at 10:36 am

Not the shades that I would try out, but they are beautiful and pigmented nevertheless.
Your EOTD is sooooo well done :)


Shreya February 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Currently I’m in love with green eyeshadows … This is for me :)


Swati February 28, 2014 at 5:41 pm

I never thought pistachio green shade can look so good!


Mayuri February 28, 2014 at 9:28 pm

awesome EOTD!! :)


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