I was looking for a new deep brown eye shadow a few months ago and after finding none that caught my eye in the usual places, I headed into Poundland. I saw a collection of "Famous Brands" cosmetics as it is called in Poundland at the end of an aisle in the store.
I have the EyeGlide in the colour Mocha - which as said before is a dark brown colour. The tube is a thin but quite long, deep brown colour with a rounded end. Pulling the lid off, you are met with a slanted sponge applicator which is quite stiff so applying the product is pretty easy. It is a cream eye shadow which comes up out of the applicator tip when you twist the tube.
The colour Mocha is quite a dark brown with some shimmers through it but not too many. The texture is very creamy and covers very well. With one sweep of the EyeGlide, it covers my whole eye lid. The applicator blends the eye shadow/cream in well and doesn't need any blending since the sponge applicator does it for you! It applies extremely evenly and doesn't leave any horrible clumps or blobs of cream on the lid.
In terms of staying power, the EyeGlide stays put pretty much all day. I usually get a tiny bit of creasing around the crease on my lid, but this has happened with other cream eye shadows I have had. Although, a tiny rub with my finger and the crease line is blended out again. I have dark brown eyes and find that this product goes perfectly with a little eyeliner and mascara.
There is no smell at all to the EyeGlide so would be suitable for those with eyes that are easily irritated by fragrances in products. The EyeGlide is great for those ladies who are in a rush in the mornings as you eye makeup can be applied in a flash with one sweep of the EyeGlide.
I haven't seen this product in Boots recently, yet I know they used to sell it in store so it is worth a look. I am sure that this product will be available somewhere or other (or if all else fails - check Ebay). This product only cost me a pound (since I did buy it in Poundland!) and in my opinion is definitely worth it. I would have been happy to pay more for it but was extremely happy to get it for a pound!
I love this product (if you hadn't already guessed) and it will be a staple in my makeup collection for the next few months.
As you can probably tell, I am working through the contents of my make up bag to review. I love make up and it is so much easier to write about something you like.
A few weeks ago, I was browsing on eBay and came across Revlon EyeGlide. I'd never heard of this before and as a rule, I don't normally buy anything I haven't heard of. I paid 99p for the EyeGlide in Champagne and had no real idea of what this product was, aside from a 'Shimmer Shadow'.
Whilst eagerly awaiting my delivery, I decided to do some research on Revlon's website and found this product with the following blurb:
Get creamy eyecolor that glistens all day, easy as: Twist. Glide. Shimmer! EyeGlide® Shimmer Shadow smoothes on easily with a light powdery feel, resisting creasing and fading. Available in 5 shades.
At least now I was in the picture of what I had actually bought!.
When I received the product, it was shrink wrapped. After unwrapping, I got to the tube properly. The tube is about 6 inches long and has a nice, easy to hold, thickness. The actual content capacity is 1.9ml, so not bad for 99p.
The tube was a light gold colour and was quite aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The cap pulls off and pushes on; it is very sturdy and has a satisfying click, so you know you have put the cap on properly. The cap also fits snugly at the top of the tube, so you don't loose it.
There are very little instructions on the tube, primarily, the only instructions given are 'Keep on twisting until colour appears' and so, it relies upon your comment sense to know how to best apply this product.
Pulling off the the cap, there is the applicator, on the main tube. The applicator is a sponge, angled applicator, quite a decent size, enough to cover an eyelid in one quick sweep but not too big as to be awkward. The applicator has small little holes on the sponge, this is to allow the EyeGlide cream to be applied to the sponge from the main tube.
Overall, I'd give the packaging a thumbs up, it really appealed to me.
Coming to use the EyeGlide, I was a little nervous, because I had never used anything other than a powder eyeshadow, not a moist eyeshadow and certainly never one out of a tube!
It didn't take too many clicks or twists of the tube before I had enough on the applicator to apply to one eyelid. The actually dispensing of the EyeGlide cream is quite controlled and a little amount comes out at a time, so you don't overload the applicator.
The colour at this point looked really appealing as well. The 'Champagne' colour is a light gold; it shimmers and sparkles on the applicator, which looks nice and pretty. There is no scent to the product, which is nice; you know that a scent won't irritate your eyes at least!
Applying the EyeGlide is actually a technique which needs a little bit of practice, the first few times I used the EyeGlide, I was applying the cream with the applicator's angled edge pointing upwards, which wasn't giving me great coverage and I ending up poking myself in the eye on more than one occassion. I experimented and found the best technique was to apply the EyelGlide from the inside corners of the eye and to have the angled edge pointing sideways towards the bridge of the nose. This also means you can clearly see where you are applying the cream.
The cream was, when you perfect your technique, easy to apply and felt lovely and cool on the eyelid. The colour went on evenly and thinly, so you can build up as much or as little colour as you wish, depending on your colour preference. I personally found I had a lovely colour when I applied 2 coats to my eyelid and one coat as a highlighter to my browbone.
At this point, the colour looked fabulous, it was shimmery yet subtle, which is the best combination you could wish for when using a product like this. I was nervous, though, about how long this would last. As a 'wet' eyeshadow, surely it would rub off very quickly?
Wearing this on a normal day at work, I applied this about 7am before going on my way. I was pleased that by the time I was at work, the EyeGlide was still in place. Later that morning, after being up ladders, in cellars, in the wind and rain, I was pleased to notice that there had been very little of the EyeGlide which had gone walkies. The coverage was still very good, very little creasing in the eyelid creases.
After lunch the colour was still in place, with a small amount of creasing towards the outer edge of my eyelids but nothing you could really notice if you weren't looking for it.
At the end of the day, there was a bit of colour evaporation from the eyelids, but it still looked presentable.
After a hard working day, I came to remove the EyeGlide with my normal eye make up remover. The EyeGlide came off really easily and I was quite shocked at how much my eye maker remover actually removed, it didn't look like there was that much left at 10pm. I can honestly say, after one sweep of eye make up remover, all the EyeGlide was gone.
I tried the EyeGlide again the next day and I was greatly impressed that 90% of the EyeGlide cream was still on my eyelids at 10pm!
I had no irritation from EyeGlide at all, which was great but eye products are so far advanced that you wouldn't expect any nowadays anyway to be irritant. The skin around my eye also didn't have any dry areas as a result of the EyeGlide, I say this because a colleague told me that she once used a liquid eyeshadow that cracked the corners of her eyes after prolonged use.
The colour is highly shimmering, so the actually does look best in the summer and I am sure that if you had a tan, this would be perfect. I am still using my EyeGlide, about twice a week now as I like a change and I still find it fabulous. I don't think I will wear it over the winter unless I was going to a party but with a 24 month shelf life, it'll last for next summer too.
I haven't seen this product in my local Boots, so I am not sure if this is a new or discontinued product but there are plenty available on eBay, in various colours:
Overall, I am really impressed, I love this EyeGlide and I highly recommend it to all make up wearers, it's great to have in your make up bag and I feel it would be an ideal holiday make up essential too.
Thanks for reading! xx
I don't know what made me buy this! As an over 30 yr old woman I'm really not into 'moist' eye shadows at all. They seem to show up imperfections, crease badly (the other day I used a couple I found within a make up compact and the looked terrible after half an hour) and basically they just don't look good! I can only assume i bought it thinking it was a pretty colour and it was a lipstick!
These colours all come slightly metallic so the case of this product is the corresponding colour to whats in the tube (mine is exactly the same colour as the tube so you know what your getting!)
The case is coloured and shiny like a pen with a push on matching lid. On the outside it has silver writing telling you its Revlon, that its Eyeglide and tells you the colour on the back. Its really very classy looking and I've owned this a while and it doesn't rub off! The applicator is a slanted white sponge.
Twist the top and some product comes out. Its a thickish liquid and it comes out slowly not oozing you really are in control of it. Its very easy to direct it onto your eyelid and very difficult to use too much (I haven't) and it goes on damp but like a damp powder not a swishy mess! It doesn't dry as such. It feels like a silk powder really, really nice. Its great to put eyeliner on afterwards and simpler than trying to put this over an eyeliner and it looks so much more vivid. Its very easy to make the make up look professional! Ive found no drawback with this product. The colour itself it shimmery and not glittery and its deep in colour not transparent or light but very rich and with a lot of depth!
The great thing about it is how versatile it is. I only have the one 'pen' and I use it on the bottom part of my eye and then the top i just use any other powder eyeshadow if I wish. It doesn't look odd, being this comes out as I said as a liquid cos it dries so to speak as a powder!
I've used this out as a blusher and a lipstick (though it doesn't say to do this) and it looked great! It doesn't wipe off easy or transfer and comes off when you tell it to with any cleanser or whatever you use. Its long lasting on the skin and in the tube and doesn't irritate the eyes.
Perfect for anyone but I'd recommend this to a more mature lady who likes a little bit of shimmer without the fuss and mess of glitters. Glittery can be so unforgiving on 'maturer' ladies. It doesn't crease as I said earlier and simply looks classy! Fantastic bit off kit and there's not one thing I can criticize about it!
The bad news is there are only 5 colours out at the moment. Whether you can get other colours from places that stock 'older colours' from the range I'm not sure. My colour is Taupe (08) and i cant find it but the newest colours and ones available to order on line are....
Price £12.00, yes a little steep for one colour but in this case you get what you pay for and if your a lady that doesn't 'collect' makeup and only buys things you really will use this is for you!
Creamy eyecolor that glistens all day / Eye Glide Shimmer Shadow smoothes on easily with a light powdery feel without creasing or fading / Available in 5 shades /