OH HELLO, IT'S HANNAH

UK Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

Sunday, 24 July 2016

The Eyeshadow Palette That Took A While To Grow On Me

My opinion on the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Eyeshadow Palette was always so undecided, hence why this post has been sat in my drafts for a good few months now.  It's definitely safe to say that I didn't immediately love this palette; to me it was just kind of 'meh'.

But now, I really do love it! You would have probably guessed that already from the title of this post, haha. Of course it's not my favourite palette in the world, but for £4 you really can't go wrong. Plus, it's a pretty amazing dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, no? I personally don't own the Naked 3 palette, but to look at, the shades in both palettes are practically identical.

In terms of the formula and consistency, it differs from shadow to shadow. In general, they are all relatively smooth to touch, however I found when applying them that some of them are a lot dustier and powdery than others. This means that as you blend some of them out, they blend too much and leave minimal product left on the eye, which can be frustrating, so some of them require a bit more building up. This is mainly the case for the paler matte shades. Despite this, it is important to note that some of the other shades are a lot more pigmented and require less building up, the darker shades especially.

Once you've built enough product up, these shadows really do stay put well. I do try to wear some form of eye primer though, which I would recommend with these shadows, as they aren't high end and thus not as long wearing on their own. However, even with primer I wasn't expecting them to stay put for as long as they did. I looked in the mirror in the evening after applying the shadows in the late morning and I was seriously impressed! My crease was still relatively defined and there was still a good amount of one of the shimmery pink shades on my lid. For £4, I think that's pretty good going.

For everyday, I think this palette is great. There's a good range of shades and you can create some gorgeous pink toned eye looks with this. Despite the slight inconsistency in the pigmentation and formula of these shadows, I can't really expect any less for £4. And even so, some of the shades are gorgeous if you build them up and you can get a pretty (and totally affordable) everyday eyeshadow look, so I would definitely recommend this palette if you're looking for something with a smaller price tag. 

Also, if you're like me and are unsure of this palette after a first few tries, keep trying! It took me a while to get the hang of using it, which I guess is down to the fact that I'm more used to using higher end eyeshadows, but once I had a proper play around I found that it was actually pretty good after all.

Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Eyeshadow Palette? Have you tried any products that you didn't like at first but you now love?
SHARE:

14 comments

  1. I feel like the shades in this palette justify the £4 already before using it! It's interesting to hear about the difference the eye primer makes!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely, the shades are beautiful for the price! Thanks for reading lovely xo

      Delete
  2. Great review, Hannah! You always do them so well. I haven't actually got this palette nor would I probably purchase it, mainly because as you said it is a dupe for Naked 3 and I already own that so don't see much point. But I love how you can buy the Revolution one for more of an affordable price xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you so much Lauren, that's very kind of you to say :) That's totally understandable, I have Naked 1 and 2 but haven't tried 3 yet so thought I would give this a go to see if I liked these kind of shades! Maybe I will invest in Naked 3 at some point! And definitely, it's such an affordable palette xo

      Delete
  3. I've always been intregued to see what the Makeup Revolution palettes are like, but I mean you can't expect too much for £4 (what a bargain). I actually have the Naked 3 and this palette looks pretty much identical like you said!

    Lucy | Forever September

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was the same, and for £4 I thought I might as well give one of their palettes a go, such a bargain as you said. I want to try Naked 3 since I already own 1 and 2, I feel like I need to complete my collection, haha! xo

      Delete
  4. I love makeup revolution products, but I'm yet to try this palette. Might have to give it a go!x

    AimeeSueXO
    Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You definitely should! So affordable :) xo

      Delete
  5. £4 really is a bargain for this palette and I'm so glad I read your review on this because I'm now going to go and pick it up myself. Loved this. x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you so much Kate, so glad you found this helpful! And yeah it really is a bargain :) xo

      Delete
  6. I really need to try more from Makeup Revolution because I've heard such great things about them!

    Georgia // Fromnovemberr.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I want to try more from them too! This palette is all I've tried from them but I'm intrigued to see what some of their other products are like xo

      Delete
  7. £4 is an amazing price, I own one of these but I don't really use it that much, however I think I should soon!
    Amy x
    amyrosexoxo.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really is! Yeah definitely, give it a try! As I said I went through a phase of not really using it as I wasn't too sure if I liked it or not, but after trying out a few different looks and playing around with it, I think it's a great little palette! xo

      Delete

Blogger Template Created by pipdig