Review: Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner
How much: Php 475
I absolutely love playing up my eyes. It's one of the things I'm really good at (I suck at applying blush, don't judge) and it's also one of those things that make a big impact on your face. That said, eyeliner alone can already change up your whole look. You can make your eyes bigger (tightlining), smaller (lining the waterline), more lifted (cat eye) and so much more!
Personally I love lining my waterline as it creates such an intense look for the eyes. I have oily eyelids so I need a liner that is waterproof and smudge proof. I have heard so much about the eyeliners from Nars, Bobbi Brown, Make up For Ever and MAC, but not everyone has the money to spare for these high end options. So I turned to the drugstore (actually, SM department Store lol) for a more affordable choice.
The Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner is a retractable crayon liner that comes with a sharpener at the end. The texture is smooth, but is of a drier consistency than most other crayon liners - which is why its a great liner for the waterline since it doesn't budge ;) However, it also goes on smooth enough that you wont experience tugging of your eyelid when applying the liner.
The staying power is pretty good, with minimal smudging but it fades as the day wears on. I wouldn't say that it wears for 16 hours, but it does a lot better than most drugstore crayon liners. After 12 hours I could still see the liner on my lower lashes. However if you're of oily skin type, I would suggest prepping your eyes with a primer and some powder to absorb some of the oil so you can extend the staying power of this liner.
TIP: You can also use eye shadow to set the eyeliner and make it last longer. It can also serve to enhance the pigment of the eyeliner.
The packaging of this liner is also nice since the cap does not easily come off. It snaps as you close and open it so you know there is some sort of "lock" on the packaging that prevents the cap from simply falling off.
Packaging - 5/5
Price - 5/5
Effect - 4/5
Pigmentation - 5/5
Overall - 4.75/5
Verdict: Now while it is a bit pricier compared to other eyeliners in our local drugstore market, but I think it's very much worth it. It's cheaper than high end and it does the trick.
Will I repurchase? Yes, definitely! This is already my second (or third?) repurchase :)