Well if you’re going to buy me a present it will come as no shock that beauty products are probably the best choice. My friend Steph really hit the jackpot for my birthday as she bought me a selection of goodies from Makeup Revolution – yay! This palette is the one that got the most oohs and ahhhs from me when I opened it. I already own two Makeup Revolution palettes so I know how good they are. Here is a peek at the gorgeousness!
Isn’t it gorgeous! This palette contains 32 eye shadows with a mix of finishes. There are a handful of mattes, with the bulk of the palette being shimmers with one shade being heavy on the glitter. The shades tend to the more neutral end of the spectrum with a few unusual shades thrown in. Let’s take a closer look row by row from top to bottom!
You can’t really see Paper shade in the swatch above as it happens to be the exact same colour as my skin. Paper is the only true matte on this row with the rest being soft shimmers. Of all the rows I think this would be my least favourite, as it’s so similar to a lot of neutral shades I already own.
On the second row the first shade is a nice soft brown matte. The rest of the shades n this row are shimmers. I love a gold shadow so I have much love for the Golden Night and Gold Digger shades. I’m a bit surprised by the blue stars shade, it doesn’t go on the skin as blue as it looks in the palette.
I can’t decide if this is my favourite row or the bottom row, I keep going back and forth on it! Similar to the previous row the first shade is a matte and the rest are shimmers. The final shade Black Tie has large flecks of silver glitter in it, it reminds me of the Creep shade in the Urban Decay Naked palette. It wouldn’t be my favourite shade as I’m not too fond of glittery shadows. But how gorgeous is Medal?? I love it!
I think this might be my favourite row… I think! Can we just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful that Red Night shade is?? It’s such a gorgeous cranberry/goldy wintery shade, I have much love for it! On this row there are three mattes Pure Chocolate, Raw and Cafe Noir. The rest of the shades have a shimmer to them.
The Makeup Revolution shadows have a strong pigment to them, they’re not quite to an Urban Decay strength but they’re pretty close. They also wear really well, I find with these shadows I can get the full day with only minor fading by the end of the day. The shadows come in a palette with a big mirror which is so handy for applying them as well.
Well what do you think? I think this palette is great for a neutral lover who likes a bit of variety. What always bowls me over with Makeup Revolution is the price! This palette of 32 pretty eyeshadows costs just €10! Yes €10! It’s such good value for such a level of quality. You can order Makeup Revolution products here with shipping to Ireland for €4.95. I’m hoping a counter will land here very soon! You can read my other Makeup Revolution reviews here and I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any products.