About some time ago around a month, I bought Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow Palette in Metropolitan.
Where to purchase: drugstores, mass merchandiser, and online
Price: $7.99 for 0.1 oz/ 2.8 g
Made in Canada
Thoughts: In all honesty, I bought the first palette (Metropolitan) out of curiosity more than anything. I definitely do not need more eyeshadows, as well as, the packaging completely did not attract me. It's not bad looking, but it's not the best either.
Now for my opinion on this palette... First of all, I'm not too keen about the packaging of the eyeshadow colors. I understand the bottom one is suppose to be the lid of the eye, the middle is the crease, and the top is the brow. I just feel like the shadows are not evenly distributed, as well as, it's hard to reach in the tiny spaces of the corner with a brush especially the middle eyeshadows. For the primer and glitter, I actually don't mind. It's easy to use the brush and I know most people will not use the glitter as much.
Secondly, I like the texture of the colors including the primer and glitter. They're all velvety smooth and applies easily. If you apply the primer from this palette, the shadows are a lot smoother than by itself. The primer definitely makes a difference. For one thing, you need less shadows for the color to pop than itself. It takes less application with the primer.
Lastly, it reminded me of Asian eyeshadow palettes especially Japanese. Their palettes are velvety smooth, silky, shimmery, and the color matches really well. They tend to have multi-colored effect especially certain palettes in Japan. Not only that, but they last all day long.
I did two looks with this palette, Metropolitan.
I liked/loved this palette so much I had to get another. I got Graffiti.
Now my opinion on this palette... Like the palette from the top, it's smooth velvety soft. The primer definitely helps the shadows with the multi-colored effect, as well as, using less shadows for it to show. The only thing this one doesn't remind me of Japanese eyeshadow palettes at all. I'm not too sure why. It might be because this is more pigmented than the other one, Metropolitan. I tend to consider Asian eyeshadow palettes as shimmery, down-to-earth colors. Graffiti is more out there compared to Metropolitan. If I had to choose from the two, I like Metropolitan.
Here's my look with Graffiti:
* Revlon; brand I trust.
* Velvety smooth.
* Applies easily.
* With primer, you use less shadows and gives a multi-colored effect.
* Glitter on top by choice.
* Reminds me of Japanese eyeshadow palettes.
* Long lasting.
* Packaging of the eyeshadow colors; hard to get in the corners.
* A little powdery.
Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating: 4/5 Tobey's Paws
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Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except for pictures taken from Aveeno. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.