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?