Well it must be at least a few weeks since I’ve mentioned Makeup Revolution, shock horror! I went to Superdrug in Tallaght recently and was delighted to see they had a brand new Makeup Revolution stand, I was far too excited about this and had to try and restrain myself from jumping up and down at it. Unfortunately the popularity of the brand has started to spread and a good few products were sold out but I managed to find a few that piqued my interest.
One of the biggies I bought was the Iconic Pro 1 palette. Makeup Revolution are renowned for their good value dupes of everything from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders to the NARS Multiple Sticks. This palette looks to be a close dupe for the original Lorac Pro palette. I don’t own the Lorac palette but I’ve seen some swatch comparisons online and the colours are pretty close.
This palette contains 16 shades ranging from matte neutrals to more shimmery bright and dark shades. The top row are all matte with a range of neutrals that are perfect for creating a base for the darker shadows. The pigment is definitely stronger in the darker shades but there is enough to work with in the lighter ones. The bottom row are all shimmers, I really like the gold and orangey shades, again the pigment is stronger on the darker end of the spectrum.
I own a few palettes from Makeup Revolution and I’m not sure that this is my favourite texture wise. The shadows seem a little more packed and aren’t as soft as in the Flawless palette for example. This is a budget dupe though so you can’t expect eye shadow consistency to be spot on. I find it best to use a more stiff brush with these shadows to pick up enough colour. The wear time on these is average with me getting about six to seven hours without fading.
The palette is really slim with a nice big mirror and it comes with a fairly decent double ended brush. Normally these types of palettes have no applicator or one of the crap sponge ended ones. The brush has a flat domed end which I don’t overly love but the fluffy tapered end is great to work with. It’s stiff enough to pick up some good colour and works well for blending. A handy one to have in the case if you can’t access your usual 50 million brushes!
You really can’t argue with the price of this palette, it costs just €8.99, the shadows are definitely a high enough quality for this price and you get a fairly decent brush. So if you’re lusting after the Lorac palette but can’t afford the €40 price tag this might be for you. Also Lorac isn’t sold in Ireland that I’m aware of so it’s not the easiest to get your mitts on. There are Makeup Revolution stands in the Superdrug stores in The Square in Tallaght and the Omni Shopping Centre in Santry if this takes your fancy, you can also order online here. What do you think??