Hi there! Today’s post is about this MakeUp Revolution Redemption Palette Romantic Smoked. I’ve had this palette for a little while, and I only used 2 of the eyeshadows so far. But I’m going through my stash to see what’s worth keeping, and which products need to go. So I’ve now swatched the entire palette now. Let’s take a look!
The first 4 eyeshadows are beautiful shimmers – an off-white, a light brown, a pale peach and an olive shade. All of them are buttery and highly pigmented. And I’ve used all of them in different looks so far, and I like them all.
The 5th shade is a shimmery rosey pink. I like it a lot. The next 3 shades are mattes – a dark rose, a pale rose and a medium brown. All of them are highly pigmented, and they’re easy to blend. I like all of these 4 shades!
Onto the last 4 eyeshadows which are all mattes – a pale pink, a charcoal, a purple and a sandy shade. Thr first 2 mattes are easy to blend, but the last 2 are a bit chalky.
All in all, MakeUp Revolution Redemption Palette Romantic Smoked is a really good quality eye palette. 10 of the 12 shades are bursting with pigment and are easy to work with. This palette was £4, so I have no reason to complain!
Mrs Strawberry Blonde 💙💛
Hi there! Today’s post is about MakeUp Revolution London‘s Unicorns Unite Eyeshadow Palette. MakeUp Revolution launches new products all the time, so some of their products disappear from their (and Superdrug’s) online shop quickly. However, thanks to end-of-line specialist online retailers, those products can still be found for a looong time… and this palette is one of those products. 😋
The Unicorns Unite palette contains 18 eyeshadows – 12 shimmers and six mattes. Here are the swatches!
Top row: The shades are “Legend”, “Grace”, “Medieval”, “Unicorn”, “Believe”, “Symbol”. All of them are super gorgeous and well pigmented. “Believe” is one of the purple shades I’ve known from a number of MUR palettes. I will use this one to make stamping polish.
2nd row: These shades are called “Spiral”, “Fortune”, “Fantasy”, “Beauty”, “Spiritual”, “Creature”. The first 5 shades are lovely, and they burst with pigment, but the 6th shade is a bit of a stinker. I know the first 4 shades from other MUR palettes, and these will be turned into stamping polish as well! 😊
Bottom row: “Pure”, “Buttercup”, “Unite”, “Horn”, “Special”, “History” are the names of the matte shades. The first shade is pretty much invisible in the swatch because it’s a perfect match for my skin tone, the second swatch isn’t much better because this shade’s just a bit darker and a bit more peachy than my skin tone. I think the first 5 shades are well pigmented, but again, the 6th shade is of poor quality.
I’ve worn all of the eyeshadows at least once now, and the shimmers (minus “Creature”) wear very well. The mattes (minus “History”) are good but not great.
All in all, this is a really good palette, and I would recommend it. I paid £4 for this one, so I have no reason to complain. 😎
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! Today I’m reviewing MakeUp Revolution‘s Re-Loaded Marvellous Mattes Eyeshadow Palette. This palette contains 15 matte shades – the standard black and white plus 13 (more or less) bright and colourful colours.
When I bought this palette, I had no intention of using any of these eyeshadows on my eyes. I bought this palette because I wanted to crush up the eyeshadows and use them to make stamping polish. 🤩
However, I thought I could do swatches nonetheless! I’ve done the swatches on a well moisturised forearm to ensure the eyeshadows stay put. And here’s what I think of them!
First of all, the eyeshadows are extremely chalky. I think they’re the chalkiest eyeshadows I’ve ever came across. I remember that MUA’s matte palette had horrible reviews in its day – if you think that MUA’s matte palette was bad, well, this is the exact same thing!
The 5 shades in the top row are well pigmented, but the chalky texture made it impossible to apply them evenly or blend them out properly. I’ve seen plenty of positive reviews and I’ve watched a few videos on youtube as well. Based on this, it appears that you can make these eyeshadows work if you use other products as little helpers. One reviewer mentioned that she applied the eyeshadows after 4 bases and primers (I assume she means 4 in total and not 4 each). It seems to work for her and for others, so more power to them!
Onto the 2nd row! The 2nd shade was well pigmented, but the other shades weren’t. Shades 4 and 5 (violet and light blue/turquoise) were particularly disappointing. However, many reviewers have achieved great results by using plenty of primer or by mixing these eyeshadows with creamy products. Personally, I have no doubt that these eyeshadows work if you make them into a paste. This is pretty much what I hope to achieve when I use them to make stamping polish. 😎
The bottom row was a mixed bag. The first 3 shades are nicely pigmented. But the white and the black eyeshadows are not. But again, I have no doubt there are plenty of people who made these eyeshadows work. I just wish that at least some of the reviewers had commented on what their faces looked like half a day later. I would have been genuinely interested in how these eyeshadows perform over at least 8 (but preferably 12+) hours.
All in all, I think MakeUp Revolution‘s Re-Loaded Marvellous Mattes Eyeshadow Palette is exactly what you’d expect for £4. Nowadays it’s pretty much expected that every woman owns and uses all sorts of different primers for everything from eyeshadows to face masks. So it’s obvious the brands focus more on the primers than the on the products those primers are meant to prime the face for. Anyway, I’m not spending any more time on this palette – unless it’s for the purpose of making stamping polish! 😊
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! I got myself this I Heart MakeUp Go! To The City palette when it was on sale for £1.99 a while ago. It’s sad when a good product is about to be discontinued. But I have to admit I love picking up soon-to-be-discontinued products when they’re on sale. But who doesn’t? 🙂 Now let’s take a closer look at this palette.
The Go! To The City palette a contains 2 blushers, 1 highlighter and 6 eyeshadows. The highlighter (H) is shimmery and nicely pigmented. I’ll be using it a lot, I think. The blushes – coral (B1) and pink (B2) – are very pretty. They’re well pigmented and the colours really pop.
I do like the eyeshadows too. The first shade is a matte light beige. All the other shades are shimmery – some of them almost metallic. They’re easy to blend and the pigmentation is a dream. However, I noticed that all these eyeshadows are featured in a different palette, namely I Heart MakeUp’s Passion palette. So if you have the Passion palette, you don’t really need this one.
Now let’s have one more look at the palette. Isn’t it pretty? And everything looks so organised and neat. OK, it won’t look like this for long, but for the moment it does and I’m enjoying it. 🙂
If you fancy I Heart MakeUp’s Go! To The City palette, you’ll have to look online because it appears that both Superdrug and MakeUp Revolution no longer sell it.
As always, feel free to comment if you like. And if you have this palette, please let me know what you think. And thanks for reading!
Mrs Strawberry Blonde
Hi there! Like a few other ladies I too went nuts during my latest MakeUp Revolution online shopping spree. One of the palettes I bought is I Heart MakeUp’s I Heart Passion Eyeshadow Palette. (Scroll down for swatches.)
This eye palette contains 16 shades – 10 shimmers and 6 mattes. Whilst there are five rather striking shimmers (two purples, a green, a blue and a black/silver shade), everything else could easily be part of a nude palette. This means there’s something for everyone in this quite versatile eyeshadow collection!
I’m very pleased with the selection of shades and with the quality of the eyeshadows. They’re buttery and soft and easy to blend. My favourite shades are the mattes – all of them. They were selected very well and they compliment the shimmers nicely.
The shades from left to right.
Love is The Drug,
I Say Go,
Guess The Rest.
In My Heart,
We Are Going Home.
Missing A Beat,
Catch Your Eye,
U Need More,
Unfortunately I Heart MakeUp’s I Heart Passion Eyeshadow Palette is about to be discontinued. It is currently available for £3.99 only.
Mrs Strawberry Blonde