Makeup Revolution is a huge makeup brand overseas and if you were in the USA you would have to resort to ordering their products online. They are extremely well known for being dupes for highend brands from Tarte, Too Faced, and especially Urban Decay. There are countless raving reviews of Makeup Revolution's palettes that mimic Urban Decay's Naked 1, 2, and 3 palettes from the color selection in each palette to the performance of the shadows that costs around $11.00 U.S compared to $40.00. And the great news is Makeup Revolution has finally hit the US markets and is now being sold in Ulta Beauty. Even though Makeup Revolution is new to Ulta they do carry a great range of products to purchase online. One of the items that is now available to purchase from Ulta Beauty is Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Essential Mattes.
Editor Press Samples: I can't tell you dolls how excited I am that these highstreet brands that many of us have lusted over from the reviews from UK Bloggers is finally being sold here in the US. I can't tell you guys how much excitement it brings me to know that I can go through a trusted store like Ulta and purchase Makeup Revolution. I hated ordering products from overseas online because there are so many horror stories out there.
The palette I have been testing out for a couple of weeks is the Redemption Palette Essential Mattes that gives you 12 neutral eyeshadows that offers you the ability to create countless looks.
The sleek, light weight but sturdy plastic packaging just has the Makeup Revolution logo on the front and the name and ingredients on the back. It does not come with a mirror but does come with a dual sided sponge applicator and non of the names of the eyeshadows are placed on the palette.
The eyeshadows in the palette are arranged from lightest to darkest with a mix of warm and cool tones but to me the palette leans more on the cooler side.
You do get a great range of shadows to create everyday to dramatic looks. The color selections gives you highlight colors, transition colors,lid and definer colors so you wouldn't have to reach out to another palette to grab either of those specific lid function shades is what I like to call them.
The palette is in the normal standard palette size but I do wish the eyeshadow slots were just a tad bit bigger. A normal shader brush or blending brush does fit but you do have to angle the brush a little bit so you don't pick up another color other than the intend color your going for.
There is some fall out when your picking up product from the palette but none during application. Some of the shadows are soft, creamy and easy to work with while others do require some work. And the same things goes for the pigmentation of the shadows, there's a couple I wish they would just be a tad bit more pigmented to show up on my eyes without having to sit there and build up the color that looks in the pan.
As you can see the first 4 shadows aren't that pigmented because they blend right into my skin tone but once they are on the eyes they are great for highlighting the eyes or a transition color. The colors ,9,11,12 are gorgeous colors in the pan but you do have to build up the color intensity for the intended color pay off.
I do like the palette but I am not completely wowed by it either, Yes you do get the great range of shadows that gives you the ability to work with only this palette for your eye look. But with some of the shadows it does require a little extra work. The staying power isn't the best and isn't the worst you will get about 6 hours of wear before shadows start to fade. I call this palette my transition palette because I mainly use this one for that purpose or for when I want a matte highlight.
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