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Giveaway Alert! Win THREE New Revlon CustomEYES Shadow & Liner Palettes!



Many women find eye makeup downright baffling. How to know which colors to layer atop each other? What constitutes the crease region and how do you determine what shadow to blend into the area? Should the area below the brow be off-limits or can color extend all the way to your waxed or plucked arches? Is there a proper protocol regarding matte and shimmer-packed eye shadows? To cosmetics novices, these questions can seem overwhelming. Sure, makeup artists and beauty writers will dispense lists of “dos” and “dont’s” but there’s enough so-called”rules” to fill a few Encyclopedia Britannica-sized tomes (and, at Sicka Than Average, we encourage playful experimentation as opposed to an obedient stance towards some arbitrary cosmetics regulations). But, still, we recognize that a lot of women can benefit from some helpful guidance regarding eye shadow application, something that will rescue them from giving up and, in a frenzied fluster, resorting to wearing nothing but liner and mascara.

That’s why we can’t stop singing the praises of Revlon‘s new CustomEyes Shadow and Liner palettes, slim flip-top compacts, each packed with four silky harmonizing eye shadow hues and one powder liner that can be layered, blended and contrasted to create a multitude of looks. Developed by Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, the CustomEyes palettes include shadows enriched with jojoba and shea butter so that they feel moist against lids, nourishing the skin and gliding easily atop the area. Each of the Revlon CustomEyes palettes even features a numbered illustration of an eye along its rear, with an encircled digit allotted to each eye shadow in the palette. These digits are then placed on a specific area of the eye illustration, hence functioning as an instructional guide on how to achieve one sample look using the shades in the palette.

The introductory Spring 2011 collection of CustomEyes palettes features six color combinations: Smoky Sexy, which features steel-y light blue, silver-y gray, coal black, and chalky white colors; Party Pops, a retro-flavored combination of pastel colors ranging from soft lilac to pale sherbet orange; Metallic Chic, a versatile harmony of shimmering pumpkin chai, creamy mustard seed yellow, olive-tinged forest green, light silver, and charcoal gray;  Naturally Glamorous, a chorus of brown, camel, and plum shades; Rich Temptations, a romantic, 1970s-inspired mix of shades ranging from a lilac-tinged pale pink to a muted sage, a sandy taupe, and a sophisticated burgundy-meets-auburn color; and Sweet Innocence, a demure quintet of mauve, lavender, camel, and mud brown shades.

The Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner palettes retail for $8.99 each and are available at Revlon.com, drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

After the jump, you can check out close-up photos of all six palettes, as well as swatches of the shades in the Metallic Chic, Rich Temptations, and Smoky Sexy palettes. You can even check out a look created with the Revlon CustomEyes Rich Temptations palette.



And here’s the juiciest part of all: one lucky Sicka Than Average reader will win three Revlon CustomEyes Liner & Shadow palette (a combined retail price of $27).

How do you enter? These are the three steps you need to take, mis lindas:

  • Visit our official page at Facebook.com/SickaThanAvg and “like” us there.
  • Follow us on Twitter (@sickathanavg)
  • Leave a comment below stating which of the six CustomEyes palettes you find most interesting or enticing and why.

That’s it! The contest will conclude on March 22nd at 11:59 p.m. EST and a winner will be announced by Sunday, March 27th in the comments section below and on our Facebook page. You must be a U.S. resident to enter. Also, make sure to provide a proper e-mail address through which you can be contacted should you be selected as the winner.


Revlon CustomEyes Liner & Shadow in Metallic Chic:


Pictured below, you’ll find the five colors in the Metallic Chic palette, which has a forest-at-sunset feel with a mix of warm, coppery orange, golden olive green, and silky maize :



Here’s another look at the colors in the Metallic Chic palette:



Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in Smoky Sexy:


There’s no need to feel blue when you rock the colors in this palette, which take the blue lids associated with the ’70s and modernize them, given them an industrial edge. From a snowy, glacier-like, sky blue to a steel-y cornflower blue and a dark charcoal with a tad of sparkle, this palette allows for a fresh take on the smoky eye.



Here’s another look at the colors in the Smoky Sexy palette:



Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in Rich Temptations:


If you’ve seen photos of the Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 show, then you know that ’70s-inspired looks are making a huge comeback this season. The makeup look François Nars created for the Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 show complemented the designer’s Bohemian looks, which were inspired by Jodie Foster’s character in Taxi Driver. The soft, ephemeral eye shadow colors showcased at the Marc Jacobs show, as well as at other designers’ spring shows — plum, mauve, dusty rose, auburn, golden sage and bronze-tinged brown hues — point to the way in which the fashion and beauty communities looked to the free-spirited romanticism of the era.

The Revlon CustomEyes Liner & Shadow palette in Rich Temptations perfectly captures this feel.

Check out the eye shadows in the palette below:



Below, you’ll find another image of the eye shadow hues in the palette:



Here are a few photos of little ol’ me wearing the colors in the Rich Temptations palette. To create this look, I simply followed the instructions on the back of the compact, applying the shadows to the regions as shown in the numbered drawing. It’s an easy process, and you’ll love the results!




Revlon CustomEyes Liner & Shadow in Naturally Glamorous:


Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in Party Pops:


Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in Sweet Innocence:






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