Saturday, 13 December 2014

The Only Shimmers You'll Ever Need

As you probably know by now, I have fallen head over heels in love with a new makeup brand ever since they finally got a stand in my local superdrug. That new makeup brand is obviously Makeup Revolution. This brand have hit the bloggersphere like no other, I think their bargain prices and amazing quality have shocked us all. I bought their Essential Shimmers palette in November, in my Autumn Beauty Haul, which you can find here. I was actually shocked that I picked this palette over the Essential Mattes palette, because I am 100% more of a matte kind of girl, but it really stood out to me. 

After a few days of playing with the shades, this palette quickly made it's way into my everyday makeup products. I was so impressed with the range of shades, it's full of coppery brown shades, which are perfect for this time of year. Although a lot of the colours look quite similar, they are either completely different to what you expect, or the compliment another colour in the palette really well. This has led to me being able to create looks effortlessly, as I find it so easy to pick colours that work well together just by looking at them. My favourite combination at the moment is the two shades that are the 5th shade in from the left and right. The lighter shade works well across the lid, and the darker shade is perfect to run through the crease to darken the look, but keep it natural and not over dramatic.

As you can see from the swatches, all of the shades have very high pigmentation. I'm writing this blogpost wearing these eyeshadows; its 1:30am and I've had them on since 4pm, they're still intact. That's insane quality, better than most high end brands actually! The size of the palette is a lot bigger than I expected it to be when I first saw them online, but they're still great for travelling etc. Retailing at £4 for 12 shades, this palette is such a steal. I'd recommend picking up any of the Makeup Revolution palettes, for £4 you can't say no really. 

What's your favourite Makeup Revolution palette?


  1. I bought a heap of Makeup Revolution palettes "in bulk", so to speak -- I have quite a few! I've swatched them all already, and now I'm working my way through testing them. My initial impression of the majority of matte shades was that they were disappointing, especially compared to the shimmers, but I've been happy to find that they actually build really well!

    I'm not sure I have a clear cut favourite juuust yet, but I've absolutely adored the Colour Chaos and Give Them Nightmares palettes -- I think I died a little and went to heaven when trying them!

    Sarah xo
    Diary of a Beauty Padawan

  2. this is such a beautiful palette! makeup revolution are such good value for money, nice post :-)

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  3. i did a review about their lipstick and im going to purchase the palette very soon
    btw i love your blog , i would love it if you could check out mine x

  4. What a great palette and great value as well!


  5. I have the Iconic 3 and really like it! This one is beautiful too! You can never have to many eyeshadow palettes :) xx

    Mary Bloomy

  6. I love the range of shades here, I think it looks like a really versatile palette! Great review :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

  7. This looks amazing! I'm definitely going to have to go grab this. I wondered whether revolution could really be good quality due to it's price but this post has cleared up my doubts! :) lots of love x

  8. Ah this palette looks beautiful and at such a bargain price too!

    Tabby x

  9. £4 for all those gorgeous colours is insane! I will definitely be picking up one of these next time I am in Superdrug! :) xx

  10. Great post, I've wanted to try some Makeup Revolution products for a while and you have now convinced me to add this palette to the list :) I'm a new reader and have subscribed :) xx

  11. Gorgeous palette! :)

  12. So pretty! I love how you featured your swatch! I always have the toughest times taking a picture of the swatches on my arm.

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