You may remember a few weeks back I had a little spree in superdrug and picked up the Make Up Revolution Iconic 3 palette (haul post here!), I had a few requests from you guys for a review/swatch post so here we are!
I’m not normally very into eye shadow but I want to try and use more eye shadow in my make up looks as I feel it can really add a whole other dimension to your look. I’ve been lusting after the Urban Decay NAKED palettes for so long now, but this seemed like a great budget alternative. So lets take a look at the shades in this palette.
1 – Creamy matte shade, perfect base colour or could make a good brow bone highlight
2 – Baby pink shimmer
3 – Dusty pink with a subtle shimmer
4 – Matte dusty pink (my favourite!)
5 – Warm shimmery pink
6 – Rose gold shimmer
7 – Mauve matte shade, similar to 4 but slightly cooler in tone
8 – Mauve shimmer
9 – Dark mauve shimmer
10 – Bronze shimmer
11 – Matte pink toned brown
12 – Brown shimmer with pink undertones
It’s hard to know where to begin as I’m so impressed with this palette, especially considering it only costs £4, such a bargain. I definitely prefer the first half of the palette, but I’m quite reserved with eye shadow and darker shades do tend to scare me a little. With all the shades in the palette, with the exception of shade 1 – the colour pay off is incredible considering that this is a drugstore product.
My favourite shades in the palette are actually the mattes – I absolutely love shade 4 and 7, they go so well together and are extremely easy to blend for a novice like me (any tips would be greatly appreciated)! I also have a bit of a soft spot for shade 3, it complements 4 and 7 really well. I used these three shades as well as shade 1 to create a simple subtle smokey eye! I was debating including this photo as I am quite conscious that I am not the best at applying eye shadow, but I just want to show you how nice the colours look together!
Overall I am so pleased with this palette. It is ridiculously good value for money and the shadows are really easy to apply/blend. I would give it a solid 8.5/10, purely just because I wasn’t too keen on the darker shades in the palette. I know I am going to get so much use out of this palette and I can’t wait to pick up some more eye shadows from Make Up Revolution!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Have you tried any Make Up Revolution Palettes? What’s your favourite eye shadow palette?