Revlon Soft on the Eyes Sheer Loose Shadow in #765 Head in the Clouds: Review, Swatches, and an EOTD

November 18, 2008
Revlon Soft on the Eyes Sheer Loose Shadow in Head in the Clouds

So first of all guess how much I paid for this little palette Guess!!


I’ve had my eye on this for months but refused to pay $9.99+ for what I knew would be a mediocre, not-so-pigmented shadow palette and decided to wait it out until it went on sale–and of course it did! PLUS Walgreens was having a buy one get one half off sale on all Revlon, and so I paid $2.58 for this palette, and then picked up a second one to give as a small gift for $1.29! I may just go back and snap up all of the other palettes to test out.

The Soft on the Eyes Sheer Loose Shadow palettes are essentially what the name implies–palettes of four sheer loose shadows that come with a rather horrible-quality brush. But crappy brush aside I happen to really like the travel-friendly packaging.

The palette opens up to reveal a good sized mirror and four little pots of loose shadow that when closed are capped so as to make for mess-free travel. One downside is that in their effort to create less powder mess Revlon made the openings through which you access the loose powder shadows ridiculously small–as in so small no normal brush will be able to get at the shadows! You can use the enclosed brush (yuck!) or do what I did and just use a crease brush.

Look closely and you’ll notice two wells in front of the shadows that are meant for mixing the shades–how thoughtful!

Head in the Clouds Swatches
(dry on top, wet on bottom)

Head in the Clouds consists of four angelic shades: sheer lavender/purple, soft taupey gray, mermaid green, and an off-white shimmer. As the palette name indicates all of the shades are rather sheer, although they can be applied wet for a tiny bit (really not much) more pigmentation.

If you’re expecting MAC-quality pigmentation you’re going to be unhappy with this palette, but if what you’re looking for is a sheer wash of color, run out and get this palette today! To be honest I’d heard that this palette was horribly unpigmented and so was expecting the worst, but was pleasantly surprised to find that while the shades are sheer they definitely do show up (at least on my paler skintone) and look beautiful on.

All in all I’d say it was $2.59 well spent!

Head in the Clouds applied with a slightly damp brush over MAC Paint Pot in Fresco Rose.

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