I went to my local Superdrug and picked up the Makeup Revolution 'Beyond Flawless' Palette, and couldnt believe the number of shades you get for £8! I've previously owned a couple of the 12 shadow MUA palettes which are great for £4, but in my opinion are a little chalky and not as pigmented as other drugstore options, so was SO pleasantly surprised at the quality of the Makeup Revolution shadows!
So above you can see the 32 eyeshadows in all their glory. I've been trying to use as many of them as possible over the last few weeks so that I could do a proper review and generally, I've been extremely impressed in the texture, creaminess and pigmentation of all of the eyeshadows. The only one that is slightly lacklustre is the bottom right shade in the palette, called 'Blackest', simply because it swatches and wears as more of a deep grey than a jet black, but that's my only little complaint in this beautiful palette.
So! Swatches! I've swatched each row as they appear above, and will name the shades from left to right. All of the swatches were done with one single swipe of my finger, taken under natural light, and no primer was used at all.
|(L-R: Flawless, Light Caramel, Papaya, Bare Pink, Sand Dune, Mineral, Expresso, Warm Grey)|
|(L-R: Dove, Chestnut, Zorba, Pug, Brunette, Cookie Dough, Chocolate, Stone Grey)|
|(L-R: Sandstone, Bronze, Autumn, Spice, Wholemeal, Sepia, Muddy, Nightfall)|
|(L-R: Tawny, Ground Brown, Toasty, Immaculate, Teddy, Cocoa, Bistre, Blackest)|
Overall I think this palette is a great purchase, either as a present for someone just getting into makeup, or equally for someone trying to build up a good quality eyeshadow collection without breaking the bank! There is a great selection of shades that are all completely wearable, and the product is still easy to carry around in a handbag.
I've been reaching for these about every other day, in between my Lorac Unzipped palette and a couple of my Urban Decay Naked's and there are quite a few similar shades, so I may look into doing a post on eyeshadow Dupes if theres any interest! In terms of longevity, I usually work around 6-8 hour shifts, and these hold up just as well as my high end shadows, and there is no creasing by the time I'm home from work in the evening!
Packaging: Compact, sleek and durable with great mirror. 4/5
Pigmentation: For the majority, great colour payoff. 3.5/5
Price: Great value for money at only £8 for 32 shades! 5/5
Colour Range: Just missing a matte black and a killer white/shimmery highlight but still 4/5
Overall: Normally I would definitely advise going for quantity over quality but for just £8, this palette manages to accomplish both! Definitely worth a purchase :) 4/5
Let me know if you're interested in a Makeup Revolution dupe list!
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