May 31 2014

Revlon Rio Rush Swatches (Eye-shadow Quad Exotic)


As promised, here are the swatches for the Revlon Rio Rush Collection Eye-shadow quad in Exotic.

There were two eye-shadow quads (Exotic and Wild) in this collection. I chose the Exotic Quad over the Wild Quad as the colours were more appealing to me. There is a Urban Decay Electric Palette kinda vibe to the neon yellow and purple shadows.

Revlon Rio Rush ExoticRevlon Rio Rush Exotic 2


I don’t own the UD Electric Palette but based on what I have seen in the way of reviews, I would venture to say that the pigmentation of these Revlon palettes does not compare. Nevertheless, the Exotic quad may be a nice option for those looking for a pop of colour at a drugstore price tag.

As you can see from the swatches, the colours pick up differently on different skin tones. For example, the champagne colour is barely noticeable in the first swatch, but packs a little bit more of a punch in the second swatch. Despite this, I would say that in general the payoff of this colour in particular is poor and the shadow itself is packed with alot of glitter.

My favourites shade is the neon purple, though I already have something similar in my collection.

In addition to the two eye-shadow quads, this limited edition collection features four lipsticks in the Revlon Super Lustrous formula (Sultry Samba, Brazilian Tan, Carnival Spirit and Ipanema Beach), four nail laquers (Gold Goddess, Copa Sunset, OI Beautiful, and Carioca Crush), a Photo Ready Skinlights (liquid highlighter/bronzer) in Beach Bronze, and a gel eye liner in Rio Blue.

For more details and swatches on a larger selection of the collection check out this great blog post and review by My Beauty Box. She includes a overview of both quads, including eye-looks, three of the lipsticks, the eyeliner and all four nail laquers.

Revlon Rio Rush Swatches Exotic light

Revlon Rio Rush Exotic Swatches dark















  • Pigmentation: Average (brighter colours have more payoff, but vibrancy will depend on skin tone)
  • Price: Low ($10.30 BSD; $7.99 USD)
  • Available Locally: Yes. (Supplies will be limited. Check Lowe’s Harbour Bay)




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  1. That yellow looks so bright and stunning!

    1. Yes, I didn’t expect it to be that pigmented, this and the purple were the standouts. With a primer, you can really get the yellow to pop especially on a medium to deep complexion. Did the collection happen to come your way?

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