A more appropriate name for Duwop Payoff might be DuWop “Pay More.” At $17 a bottle, DuWop Payoff Eyeshadow Intensifier works only slightly better than a common drugstore product that you probably already have in your bathroom cabinet.
What is DuWop Payoff Eyeshadow Intensifier? According to DuWop, a few drops of Payoff Eyeshadow Intensifier will transform any eyeshadow into a “creamy liquid shadow.” The “payoff” is supposed to be “rich, vibrant, intense color that lasts.”
Does DuWop Payoff Work? Yes, DuWop Payoff creates intense, long-lasting color that can be used as either a super pigmented eyeshadow or as a rich, smudge-proof liner.
The problem? Contact lense saline solution, rewetting drops, and even ordinary eye drops achieve almost identical results…for a whole lot less.
I performed this experiment several times: Using this technique for turning eyeshadows into liquid liners, I mixed up separate liquid eyeliners using both DuWop Payoff and Visine For Contacts rewetting drops (this is what I had on hand, though regular saline solution for contacts or ordinary eye drops should also work).
Wearing one of the liners on each eye, I tested them for color, intensity, and staying power. Fortunately for me, both liners looked exactly the same in terms of color and intensity (translation: I didn’t have to walk around looking like a weirdo).
After eight hours of regular wear, I caught the eyeliners created by both the Payoff and the Visine fading. After ten hours, both eyeliners were almost completely gone, with the Payoff liner looking only a little better and retaining slightly more pigment.
The Bottomline on DuWop Intensifier: While DuWop Intensifier definitely works well, it performs only slightly better than ordinary rewetting drops for contact lenses.
For a product that costs over 9 times more than its drugstore counterpart*, the slight edge you gain in performance might make you feel like DuWop’s eyeshadow intensifier is more of a ripoff than a payoff.
Has anyone tried DuWop Payoff? What do you think of it?
*DuWop Payoff costs $17 for 0.26 oz while Visine For Contacts costs $7 for 1 oz.