Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Review: Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes Palette

Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes Palette* - £4, available here

I'm sure you've all heard of the new makeup brand, Makeup Revolution. There's been a lot of talk about them on Twitter and on other blogs so when they offered to send me some of their products, I was over the moon. One of the items I chose was the Essential Mattes Palette. I'd been after a nice matte eyeshadow palette and had originally been eyeing up the Urban Decay Naked Basics, however a couple of the shades don't show up on my pale complexion so I didn't want to pay £20 when I couldn't use a third of the colours. Luckily, this offering from Makeup Revolution has twelve neutral matte shades and is a complete bargain at just £4!

As you can see from the swatches above, the three lightest colours don't really show up on me as I'm so pale. However, the other nine show up just fine. Each colour is extremely pigmented with very little fall out and they're so easy to blend. I've been using a couple of the lighter colours all over the lid, with a slightly darker one in the crease for a simple look for work. I've found that with a primer they last just as long as the eyeshadows I've got from other, high end brands and the colours in this palette all compliment each other so there's so many looks you can create.

I'm glad I didn't fork out for a matte palette from any other brand now, this one has all of the colours I need including a blue and a lilac which are great for the spring.

Have you tried anything from Makeup Revolution yet?


  1. I love these natural tones and am a big fan of Urban Decays palette.What's the quality of the powder. Does it stay on for a long time or come off easily? The pale colours that are near your own skin colour are fab for using as a base on your eyes and look great with a coloured eyeliner!

  2. Such pretty shades, I can't wait to try mine out now!

  3. Wow Hayley, I really love this palette, such a bargain price too! I haven't actually heard of this brand before but I am going to have a look at the other makeup items they do now.

  4. How nice is that palette! Looks like a great selection of colours too :-)

    Helen X

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  6. I'm absolutely loving Makeup Revolution, I MAY have purchased 9 lipsticks, a palette and a few other goodies on my first order :') They're all just so good! I got the Iconic 3 which is a dupe for the Naked 3 palette, as I can tell from your images, yours is just as good quality too! They're soo much cheaper than the high end products, and even though the lighter shades didn't show up, I think it's well worth the money :) Great post!

    Frankie x


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