I previously reviewed the Classic Nudes Eye Collection from Revlon. It included a quad and an eyeliner designed to deliver a nude look. While they were half-off, I decided to get the Sophisticated Greys Eye Collection as well.
|Revlon Sophisticated Greys Eye Collection|
Sophisticated Greys includes the Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow quad in Sterling Rose and the ColorStay Eyeliner in Black.
|Revlon Eye Shadow Quad in Sterling Rose|
I'd been using the quad for awhile before I took this picture but you can see the colors. You have a shimmery champagne lavender color, a shimmery light pink, a satiny grey and a very dark charcoal. The eyeliner is a good quality black pencil and I have that review here.
|Sterling Rose quad swatches|
Compared to the In The Buff quad, this shows up a little better when applied, even when it's not layered with cream shadows. I still recommend using an eyeshadow base though, to make the colors pop a little more.
I can't complain too much about the way it applies. The shadows are smooth and seem of decent quality. It's a little powdery, just like the other quad. If anything, it seems a little better. But I find that there's a good amount of frost in the light shades. That bothers me a little bit. I feel like Revlon could have mixed in another matte shade or made one of the light colors less shimmery. To a certain extent, it reminds me of the Dior eye colors that I veer away from, but it isn't quite up to par either way.
For a bargain find, this was a good deal for me, especially if you factor in the price of the eyeliner. (I got this for around $3.) But it's not a quad I regularly reach for. If you're looking to do a frosted pink and grey look, you could easily achieve that with this set but it's definitely more of a night out partying look rather than a sophisticated one, as labelled by the brand. If they lightened up the frost, or maybe if you just used the two grey shades and a more subtle pink and beige for the rest of your eye, you could achieve a more office-appropriate appearance. Or at least use a light hand with the frosted colors and it should look more urban professional than party hearty.