Revlon Matte Eye Shadow in Venetian Blue. (Is it the sky or it's the shadow?) The matte shadow come in a slightly new packaging, which looks and feel pretty substantial (unlike cheap plastic) and the shadow in the pan is shaped in a zigzag pattern, pretty don't you think?
As you can see, venetian blue is a very vibrant turquoise with absolutely no shimmer once you apply it (you can see a tad bit in the pan) sheen , not even a velvet finish. The color is very pretty on the pan and it stood out from the rest of the line immediately.
The color is like what the model is wearing in the February 2008 cover of free people (picture borrowed from their web blog)
Or this YSL poster featuring Tresor D'Afrique palette.
The texture, is quite smooth (for a drugstore shadow) and it's easy to apply.One thing I didn't like was that it adheres to the brush way too well that makes it difficult to do a quick clean up for the brushes, you have to wash it after each use or that a tiny trace of the shadow will mess up you application of other color.
Also, since I am spoiled by the wet-dry ability of Stila shadow, I tried to dip a damp brush in but it actually makes the color muddy and runny.
But that's not too much of a complain for something that's 1/4 the price of Stila, is it? Anyway, a cool color, and this shadow also confirmed the fact that I cannot pull of any blue shadow...nada...