Price: $2.99 * Buy At: Walgreens * Size: 0.5 oz / 1.4 g
Revlon has come out with a new collection of single shadows called ShadowLinks. These little (but full sized) powder shadows slide together on the side to connect the single colors into customized palettes. I have picked up 2 colors, Cocoa & Plum.
You can connect these little shadows together on the side. While this is a neat concept, I don't think that it is that great. When you slide the shadows together, they don't lock or snap into place and can easily be pulled apart from the top or the bottom. It's also odd to open a lid for each shadow you want to use, since all other shadow palettes have one large lid and many shadows under it.
There are not many matte shades in this line and Plum is one of them. Plum is a dark, neutral purple. Cocoa, a darker brown, appears to be matte, but has a satin finish. Oddly enough, Plum is more pigmented than Cocoa despite that it is a matte. The texture of both shadows is slightly dry, not chalky, but definitely not buttery or smooth. The pigmentation of both shadows just isn't that great, I have also heard from other people that other shades are not pigmented either. I built up both shades in the swatch pictures. While $3 per shadow seems cheap, a $9 trio or a $12 quad isn't as cheap in the drugstore. Honestly, unless there is a color you are just dying to try from this line, I would skip the Revlon ShadowLinks.