Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Eyeshadow Palette

I love my Naked palette from Urban Decay, it was one of the first blogger influenced products I bought (well received for my birthday) and ever since then I've had an endless love with neutral eyeshadows that's led me to a count of near 10 neutral eyeshadow palettes. When the release of the Naked 2 & 3 hit the blogging world, to say I was a bit underwhelmed with them was an understatement and never made the purchase. The release of the Naked 3 had me umming and ahhing throughout countless blog posts and I never did checkout. Never being a pink toned eyeshadow wearer I stayed clear and that was that. When Makeup Revolution hit the blogging scene showcasing their dupes I was skeptical, retailing at £4 for their take on the Naked 3, the Iconic 3 is the double of it's high end counterpart.

In terms of packaging, this isn't anything compared to the Naked 3, it's a sturdy black plastic outer which clicks together instead of the long tin case which I find make up bag unfriendly. This case is compact size, travel friendly and secure enough to survive some of the bumpiest of journeys. The palette contains long strips of product which are a reasonable size, possibly giving more product than the Naked 3. It comes with a dual ended eyeshadow applicator but I hate these so I tend to use a mix of my Real Techniques Duo Fibre Eyeshadow Brush and MAC 217 to apply the eyeshadow and blend.

Now lets get onto the product itself. If you were like me and wanted to pick this up instead of the Naked 3 then checkout, CHECKOUT NOW. The eyeshadows really are as pigmented as the Urban Decay offering, each one fully opaque in one swatch and giving a strong wash of colour over the lid. I find the glitter and shimmer of the shades don't drop down on my face and the colour in the pan really pays off on the eyelid. The colours are almost identical to the Naked 3, apart from one or two shadows which appear slightly lighter or darker depending on the shade but as I like to say, a galloping horse wouldn't notice - the difference is minimal and barely noticeable and would probably only be obvious if you looked very very closely, but who does that? I can't say how these fair without an eyeshadow primer as I always apply a primer beforehand (#greasyeyelidproblems) but when applied with a primer, the eyeshadow has stayed put all day and even during 20 degree heat.

To say I'm impressed really is an understatement, I made a little order when I purchased this palette so stay tuned for more Makeup Revolution reviews. If their eyeshadow palette has me head over heels, I can't wait to see how the other products fare. Makeup Revolution is sold on the Superdrug website or on their own website.

Have you ever tried Makeup Revolution?

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