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Hi there! Today I have another review&swatches for you :) This time it`s going to be on the Iconic 2 palette by Makeup Revolution. I recently ordered a few products from Makeup Revolution and I got over excited when they arrived in the mail and I think I am going to review most of the products I got :)
In case you are not familiar with this brand, Makeup Revolution is a cruelty free UK-based cosmetics brand that has pretty amazing stuff for really affordable prices. They say that `you get what you are paying for` but let`s see if that`s really true.
This is the first time I am reviewing an eyeshadow palette so bare with me please. But if you are interested in seeing what I think about it then please keep reading :) xo
Okay so I will start with the price. Not because I want you to be impressed but because this palette is said to be a dupe for Urban Decay`s Naked 2. This gorgeousness costs only £4. While I wouldn`t call it an exact dupe after Naked 2, I have to admit that the colors look pretty darn close to the ones in Urban Decay`s palette. But then again I don`t own the Naked 2 since spending $50 on an eyeshadow palette is waaay out of my budget.
So there you go, the first pro of this palette: Affordable price and you get some eyeshadows that are pretty close to the ones from Naked 2.Now to go off topic they also have an Iconic 1 palette which is supposedly a dupe for the original Naked palette and Iconic 3 which is said to be a dupe for the Naked 3- again I do not own any UD palette so I can`t vouch for that.
I know that there are some of you out there who care about the packaging, having a mirror and stuff like that. Frankly, for the price I don`t think the packaging looks bad, it is nice and neat. No mirror but I personally don`t need one anyway. It comes with a sponge brush applicator thingy (I have no idea what to call these, lol) which I am not particularly thrilled about but whatever. I would have loved a brush like you get with the Naked 2 palette, but I think that I am asking for too much, haha.
Now on to the swatches. Let`s see..
I promise you that I swatched the first white-ish eyeshadow. But as you can tell, it doesn`t show. I don`t think it is beacause of my skin tone, or because of how the lighting hit my hand - I tried using it on my browbone as well and it was a no show. So the first shade is a bummer!
Next is a sparkly golden eyeshadow which is absolutely beautiful and I know a lot of people would use it like crazy. I love how it looks and I did create a look with it the other day. Awesome sauce! Not only is it pigmented, but it also is quite creamy.
The third shade is again shimmery and it is a beautiful highlight color if you ask me.
The bronzy eyeshadow is pigmented enough and again, super pretty and great for any kind of look :)
I have mixed feelings about the 5th shade which is like a taupe-y eyeshadow I think? I am horrible at describing colors. It is matte and I would have loved the heck out of it but it is not as pigmented as the other ones. The first eyeshadow that doesn`t show was a matte one as well so I am guessing there is something wrong with the mattes in this palette.
Next five eyeshadows are all pretty and pigmented. And Creamy :) But not hard to blend from what I noticed. The colors looked far more vibrant in real life but got washed out by the flash light when I took the picture though.
Next is a dark brown and it is something inbetween a matte and a shimmer. That may be the reason why it isn`t as pigmented as I would have liked it to be.
The black is really good if you ask me. I have yet to discover a super black black, but this one is pretty good. It is matte, but this time it has the pigmentation I am looking for.
I didn`t use a primer to swatch these but I think they look pretty good by themselves so with a primer it should be even better, right?
Let`s see what else is there to talk about... I suppose some of you would wonder if these are long lasting or not. Some of the shadows I`ve tried lasted for a good at least 7 hours on my eyes without creasing or fading away. I used a concealer instead of a primer underneath them since I am running out of my DIY primer, lol.
I am running out of ideas so I am going to ask you to leave any questions down below as I am not sure what else to talk about. As I was saying earlier, it`s the first time I tried reviewing an eyeshadow palette.
So let`s recap :)
Super affordable (and much cheaper version of Naked 2)
Neat packaging & comes with a sponge applicator if anybody cares about that.
9 out of 12 eyeshadows are pigmented, creamy, pretty and easy to blend.
However they could have done a much better job with the matte eyeshadows.
I find this great for both natural/everyday or more dramatic looks :)
The eyeshadows I tried lasted for a decent amount of time on my lids.
To sum it up I think it was an amazing deal and I am happy I decided to get this :) I will probably get the other Iconic 1 & 3 palettes in the future as well :D
Let me know if you own this palette and what are your thoughts on it :) If you don`t own it, would you give it a go?
Thank you for stopping by and I hope this article was helpful!!
This is not a sponsored post. I bought this item with my own money, all of the opinions stated above are my own and I am not paid to feature it.
Click here to read my last review and swatches on Makeup Revolution products: Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipsticks Swatches and Review: http://jiinxbeauty.blogspot.com/2014/12/swatches-and-review-makeup-revolution.html
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