Makeup Revolution – a company bringing high quality makeup at an incredibly low price. I’ve had the Flawless Matte Palette now for a couple of months and was sure to test this out before writing a review. I remember picking this up in Superdrug and feeling super excited as I knew it had been sold out for quite a while as for £8 (or if you’re a student – £7.20) who wouldn’t want to try out the 32 matte shades at that incredible price? Be sure to continue reading to here my thoughts!
Price: As mentioned, this is so cheap! I was contemplating buying the Morphe Matte Palette but this still worked out half the price of that so I couldn’t not give it a go. Makeup REvolution always have discounts/promotions on their website much like the occasional 20% off so I’d recommend keeping it bookmarked or signing up to their email subscription (as when I did I also received a discount code for my first purchase!).
Quality: I always find high street/drugstore matte eye shadows are the lower in quality as they struggle to build pigmentation which is why most palettes available are full of shimmery shades. This is why I was so intrigued to try it out and see if they had conquered the secret code to good quality, cheap matte colours. In short, this is incredibly impressive. Many matte shades I’ve had from other drugstore companies are really chalky and feel cheap but these do not at all. The lighter shades do need to be built up but the darker shades have a really great pigmentation, I was actually really surprised and that’s coming from a Makeup Revolution fan. This has very quickly become my go-to palette of choice as you get anything from a ‘no make-up, make-up look’ to an extreme ‘smokey eye’ with just one palette. There is only a small amount of fall out, nothing a light dusting under the eye can’t sort out. I would recommend this to anyone looking to add more matte shades to their collection that refuse to pay Mac’s £10 per pan.
Colour Range: You get a lot of colours in this set to suit all skin tones. I’d love a few more warmer and cooler brown tones in there but that’s me being picky – one of my favoourite shades is the colour Fawn as you can wear it lightly on the eye or build it up for a brown/taupey smokey eye look – perfect for the every day or for nights out/special occasions. Can you tell I can’t rate this enough?
Texture: You’d be surprised just how creamy these colours are. I expected them to be a little chalky to touch but instead they melt on my finger. I recommend you all swatch it if you live near a superdrug and you’ll know what I mean, there is very little difference between the consistency of these and my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and I’m as much taken back by that statement as you are reading it.
Packaging: All Makeup Revolution Palettes come encased in a beautiful black fold case which not only looks incredibly professional (especially considering the price) but also makes for a great palette to travel with. They have gold writing on the top labelling the palette and it looks so luxe. If this sold for £30+ I’d probably still pick it up because of how professional it looks and feels. You also get a huge mirror on the inside cover which again is perfect for on the go!
So basically, I’m in love with this product. I now own a good few palettes from Makeup Revolution but I find I reach for this one more than any others – including my Naked 2 palette as I’m all about the Matte eye right now. The ethos of Makeup Revolution is also one I love – making high quality products available to the masses with their low prices. Many items are dupes of high end cosmetics and oh boy do they do it well! I have a large dupe haul available to read here if you want to see what other dupes I’ve been loving!
Have you tried this palette? Or have I convinced you to give it a try? Let me know!
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