Revlon’s new Photo Ready Eyeshadow palettes are slowly beginning to show up everywhere. I’ve seen them at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Ulta, and there have been reports of them at other drugstores. I already reviewed the Pop Art palette from this line, and I explain more in that review about how the palettes are supposed to be used (which is not how you have to use them). Now I’m reviewing a brown/peach palette called Metropolitan.
- Brow color is a warm medium peach with a little bit of shimmer. It goes on very creamy with great color payoff and pigment.
- Crease coloris a taupe with fine silver shimmer. It’s a little bit warmer than Urban Decay’s Mushroom, but a very similar sort of color. The pigmentation is terrific and it glides on like butter.
- Lid color is a deep brown matte, and one of the great drugstore matte shadows of all time. Buttery application, loaded with pigment – fully suited to use as a liner, even.
- Primer color is a metallic pale peach. It’s creamy with great color payoff.
- Sparkle topcoat is a dark gold shimmer-glitter. Application is surprisingly creamy, with strong pigmentation and zero fallout.
This palette is better than Pop Art, which was quite good. This one is very much on the level with a lot of far more expensive shadows, and it’s very good by any measure. The lid color is particularly exceptional because it’s such a great matte (which seems to be tough for a lot of lines to pull off), and the crease color is gorgeous and somewhat unusual, particularly for drugstore. If you have very dark brows, you can use the dark lid color to fill them in, and since it’s also good enough for lining, this could be a very space-saving travel companion!