Pack Less and Do More With a Multitasking Neutral Eyeshadow Quad You Can Also Use as a Highlighter

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Wearing the $5.97 Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Brazen on my eyes, and also used as a highlighter on my face. Available now at Walmart stores and

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To the millions of makeup lovers trapped in cars for long, grueling hours on trips (I feel your pain!), horror is the very thought of forgetting your makeup bag.

But seriously, whether it’s a 14-day late-summer dream vacation or a quick weekend jaunt, chances are you will not be leaving home without your makeup bag.

I’m always looking for ways to lighten mine, to which end multitasking makeup products like these Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow Quads definitely help.

Available in a dozen color configurations with sturdy, travel-friendly packaging, they’re just $5.97 each at Walmart.

The two I’m using here, 505 Decadent and 520 Brazen, are both conveniently neutral, which means I can do a lot of different looks with them. Plus, they also double as powder highlighters, which saves a few precious cubic inches in my makeup bag.

Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quads in 505 Decadent (left) and 520 Brazen (right), $5.97 each at Walmart

520 Brazen

505 Decadent

To use them as highlighters, I’ll swipe a finger across one of the lighter shades (and when my neurons are firing and I feel extra creative, I’ll mix two of the light shades together, ooh-la-la!), and sweep that wherever I want more light to catch, which for me usually means blending down the bridge of my nose…

My Cupid’s bow…

My upper cheekbones…

And just above the highest points on Mt. Eyebrows.

The ColorStay formula gives a soft glow to my skin and lasts all day long.

Without highlighter on the left, and with highlighter on the right

Wearing Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad in Brazen on my eyes and as a face highlighter

Wearing the Revlon ColorStay Eyeshadow Quad in Brazen on my eyes, and also used as a face highlighter

Gotta love multitasking makeup! 🙂

Both Brazen and Decadent (and 10 more quads) are available now at Walmart.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Dee says:

    Love these photos Karen! I do this all the time with my shimmery /highlighter type eyeshadows too (same for contouring – love some of my taupes for that!) It really is a great space saving trick:)
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  2. Fancie says:

    Karen, you are the queen of glow. I love it! That’s a very nice way to use these
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  3. Amanda says:

    It’s pretty cool you review every price range of beauty products, from Revlon to Tom Ford. I know my makeup collection has a mix of high, low, and everything between.

  4. Kwmechelle says:

    I think you’re just so good at applying makeup, that you could find a way to use street chalk to make you look great. For makeup loving aficionados like me, these tips are invaluable. Totally looking forward to perusing the makeup aisle at Walmart, Target, & the pharmacy.

  5. Karen K says:

    Lovely! What lipstick are you wearing? I might need me some of that.

  6. Sylirael says:

    I have Decadent! 😀 I got it as part of a GWP aaages ago, but I haven’t used it much because my one seemed not to have any pigment! I must go back and check it out, actually…maybe scrape the top layers a bit and see if it was just one of those funny things…
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  7. Awesome. I really love multitasking products as I travel a lot.

  8. talnyc says:

    Karen, what is that lipstick color? I LUV it! Please enlighten.

  9. I find revlon eye shadow texture a bit hard but for the price I am not complaining.. you have been on a multitasking spree these days.. love the glow it adds to your skin!! 😀
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  10. Mansi says:

    What lipstick are you wearing please tell

  11. Icequeen81 says:

    The look pretty

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