So recently I was asking other bloggers on Twitter what Makeup Revolution products I should try, and after so many suggestions I couldn't decide! Makeup Revolution kindly offered to send me the Romantic Smoked Palette* to try out first before buying more! I chose this palette as it had quite a few different colours, with 6 shimmery shades and 6 matte. I am a huge fan of shimmery eye shadows so this is something I was looking forward to trying out.
The palette is the perfect size to take away with you and I adore how the shadows are in long thing sections instead of small square ones so you can really get your brush in there. The design is simple and shows off the eyeshadows; they don't need dressing up! For a compact palette it makes my life a lot easier than carrying around multiple single eyeshadows, or three different palettes as I change my mind every day about how I want my makeup to look.
Above: Shimmery/Pearly Shades
Above: Matte Shades
You can mix the matte and shimmery shades together and can make so many combinations of looks with this palette. It is a great palette for smoky eye look, or a light and natural look. The shade I would least wear is probably the green shimmery shade as I personally don't tend to wear green a lot. The lilacs in the matte section look absolutely gorgeous and you can tell from my swatches that they are quite pigmented too. The shadow doesn't fall out everywhere too, and added bonus for quick application!
I love the lightest pearly eyeshadow and it will make a perfect highlighter too, which I will take full advantage of. The thing that makes a palette for me is if it has a perfect which shade, and a rich black shade. The white opens up your eyes and you can use dark shades for eyeliner or for a 'going out' type of look. I wish the shadows had names on them, so I could point out exactly which shades I mean
To top it all off, for £4 a palette you cannot complain. Makeup Revolution sell tons of products from £1 lipsticks to blusher and concealer palettes. For me, this is a brand that I will be keeping an eye on, with products coming to Superdrug stores over the UK, as soon as they come to my local stores I will be buying their highlighters and lipsticks!
For me, I am very pleased with this palette. It's affordable, it lasts on your eyes and it has a wide range of colours to choose from to make countless looks with. My Romantic Smoked Palette has made its way to my permanent makeup stash, I'm pretty sure I will be posting many selfies on Instagram wearing these shadows!
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