Phloof is a little bit warmer than the white in the Revlon palette, but the other colors match up almost exactly.
Pretty darn close, right?
The first noticeable difference between the Mac shadows versus the Revlon shadows is the way they apply. I found that the Revlon shadows were much messier and were prone to crumbling onto my cheeks as I was applying. I guess that isn’t a big deal if you do your eyes first, but still–I’m not interested in “cleaning up” while I apply makeup. I’m sure with practice, and the right brush, I could do a better job. I’ve never had that issue with Mac shadows, so I appreciate how easy they are.
Secondly, it seems like the Revlon colors have a bit more shimmer? I use that word lightly because they aren’t extremely shimmery, just more than Mac’s colors.
Lastly, they apply slightly lighter than the Mac shadows. This could be due to a pigment difference, or just the quality of the shadows. But if you start with a great eyeshadow primer, you may just need to layer it slightly more to look closer to Mac’s shadows.
*some of my favorite eye shadow primers are this one, and this one.
So what about you? Are you a name brand eye shadow purchaser? Or do you save a little and just invest in a good primer?
*this is not a sponsored post, but simply my opinion on these products.