I can't resist a freebie, especially when it involves a Revlon Lip Butter. Myer is currently running a Revlon gift with purchase promotion, where you can choose between two packs (each containing 5 full-sized products) if you spend $39.95 or more. I was primarily drawn to this GWP because it contains a couple of new products, namely a ColorStay Long Wear Nail Enamel and ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow. I opted for the "Sweet treat" gift, which contained the nail polish in Café Pink, eyeshadow palette in Attitude, CustomEyes mascara in Blackest Black, Grow Luscious Lash Liner in Onyx, and most exciting of all, a Lip Butter in Pink Truffle. It all comes in a beige makeup bag which is roomy and functional.
I was very interested in trying out the new ColorStay 16 Hour eyeshadows to see how they compared with other Revlon eyeshadows that I have. I actually preferred the colours/pigmentation of the shadows in the Enchanted quad (part of the other "Intense treat" gift), but the inclusion of the Lip Butter in the "Sweet treat" meant I had to go with the Attitude palette. The palette consists of 3 matte shades, which I found to be very unusual for a "drugstore" product. There's a matte pale baby pink, cool greyish-lavender taupe (satin finish), a matte chocolate brown and a matte dark ash brown. It's something different for me, as I don't really wear mattes and I usually gravitate towards shimmery shades. I had high hopes for the second taupe colour, but I found it disappointingly light and lacking in pigmentation. Just from my first impressions, I don't really see any marked improvement in these ColorStay 16 Hour eyeshadows from previous Revlon eyeshadows, except for the fact there are more matte shades (which I must say are nicely pigmented and not too chalky).
The Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle was about 65% of the motivation of getting this gift pack (yes, I have far too many of the wretched things already, I know it's a problem). This was a shade I'd contemplated buying, so I'm glad it was included in the gift. It's a MLBB shade, a reddish-pinky-brown that can be built up or toned down in colour intensity. It gives my lips a ruddy, glossy look.
ColorStay Long Wear Nail Enamel in Café Pink is a true Barbie Pink. It's a distinctly yellow-based pink which I'm not sure flatters my skin stone. It's a fun colour to wear by itself, though I'm itching to add a glitter top coat like Starry Pink. In terms of the difference between the Classic and Top Speed nail polishes, the brush is stiffer, wider and shorter. I also found the formula to be slightly on the thick side, but drying time was reasonable and the polish does seem more chip resistant.
I haven't tried the CustomEyes mascara or the eyeliner yet, as I need to use up some existing products first. The "Intense treat" pack includes a Grow Luscious mascara, which I think is a superior mascara to CustomEyes (the wand is like a larger Maybelline Full 'N Soft). Instead of an eyeliner, the other gift includes a ColorStay LipLiner in Nude. Overall, I'm fairly pleased with the products included, though I'm not exactly enamoured with the nail polish colour and the eyeshadows could've impressed me more. But hey, there was a free Lip Butter in there, so all is forgiven.