I♥Makeup Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches

 

Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. What a better way to start the week then with a blog post? Today’s post I’ll be talking about the I♥Makeup Eyeshadow Palette in Black Velvet.

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This isn’t a brand new palette but it’s to me. I talked briefly about this palette in my old UK Beauty Haul post a while ago so I’m excited to share my two cents.

This palette houses a selection of 16 eyeshadows including 3 shimmers and 13 beautiful matte shades. I really like the shiny black heart for the extra glam it gives to the packaging. The velvety material feels nice to touch and this packaging is really luxe. I can’t get over with the cute packaging yet.

I♥Makeup Eyeshadow Palette by Makeup Revloution

As I mentioned before in my previous blog, I appreciate brands that named each and every one of their eyeshadows. It makes life so much easier especially for beauty blogger like me. Can we just admire the full mirror that comes with this palette. Just look how big it is.

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These eyeshadows are highly pigmented and easy to use. It has a beautiful color selection from light to mid-toned crease shade and black. Although there are only three shimmer shades they still offer a nice range; a champagne (Long), a bronze (Feel) and a gun metal (Cry) shade. You can wear them natural for everyday look to a dramatic smoky eye for evening wear. The choices are endless.

It tends to blend out easier than most powder shadows do. It’s long wearing and won’t crease on you.

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Left half of the palette is slighty warm-toned while the right half presents a much cooler shades 

This palette is so affordable and it’s a great one to go for if you want to test some cool-toned and warm-toned matte eyeshadows all in the same palette. I see myself reaching out for this palette and do a different eye looks with them.

Makeup Revolution color swatch

A closed up look of the color swatch I picked up directly from the pan.

Black velvet row 1
Row #1 L-R: True|Want|Long|Feel|Black (Black and Velvet are two identical shades)
Black velvet row 2
Row #2 L-R: Baby|Please|Sweet|Sin|Tender (True and Tender are very similar in color as you can see on the swatches)|Slow  
Black velvet row 3
Row #3 L-R: Sweet (Yes, a repeat but different in shade)|Bring|Wild|Cry|Velvet  

Out of these eyeshadows my favorite from this palette is going to be all the shades from row #3 which is a warmer toned! I really enjoy playing with this palette and would recommend to any matte shadow wearers. It’s not a bad palette at all and totally deserve more hypes and raves.

Let me know if you’ve been wearing colored eyeshadows. I’d love to know what your favorite shades and palettes are. I’m always on the lookout for something new to try!

Thank you guys for always reading, please comment and subscribe. I hope you guys enjoyed reading my opinion and how this product works for me.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Sharon xoxo

 

 

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Brand Spotlight – Makeup Revolution London

 

As I was saying on the previous post, sorry that I’m a little late posting this blog, but I wanted to wait to try them out before writing about them.

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These are the remainders of product review that has been long overdue. All hail to so many convenient online shopping that without careful planning, it could basically make a dent to the credit card. I pretty much got carried away and bought more that I really need, frankly. But heck! I love trying new products so these are a great opportunity for me to grab some UK drugstore makeup products. I’m talking about the crazy exchange rates and postage fee.

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I’m a sucker for eyeshadow palettes and if you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m obsessed with them. I simply could say no! And that’s me.

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I was very excited when I saw this 32 Ultra Professional Eyeshadows Palette. This is like a dream come true palette if you’re a novice users or if you’re an eyeshadow palette collector like myself.

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This palette contains some of the best selection of nude and neutral shades. The shadows ranging from cream to peaches, taupe, browns, beige, silver, gold, coppers, bronzes and black. In my opinion, I find this palette offers a wide variety of shades that will suffice for most of our needs.

Don’t blink, gurl! 32 shades in one palette with a great mix of shimmer and matte wearable and experimental shades to create any look and play with, for amazing performance and value! It’s certainly a winner in my book.

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All these shadows are beautifully pigmented with an addition of some new shades and it comes with a large full size mirror. I want to put it out there that there is no applicator or brush provided with the palette.

The finishes are mattes, frosty and satin. There are only a few matte and satin finish shades though since the majority of shades are frosty.

They blend easily and last all day. It’s an inexpensive drugstore palette that offers quality.

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Next up is the Lip Amplification. I got the shades in High Voltage and Full Throttle (they have some great names by the way for lip colors).

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The High Voltage is a dark hot fuchsia pink which looks like it’s going to be a hot pink mess for my skin tone turned out to look not too bad on me. I did a hand and lip swatch for you guys on the images below.

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I found this to transfer quite a bit when I did the kiss test on my hand. But if you blocked it out with tissues then it would set in nicely.

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One thing I noticed about this lip color is that it doesn’t leave your lips feeling tacky like those NYX Lingerie lipstick. It sets in comfortably and feel lightweight on lips. It’s like not wearing any lippie at all.

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Moving on, I got Full Throttle which is  a bright fire engine red. This blew my socks off, it wasn’t anything that I was expecting, it was so much more!

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OMG, look it’s really pigmented! I love, love this formula! Oh did I mentioned that red is my favorite classic lip colors beside natural nude.

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It finished with a pretty subtle but yet sexy pouty lips. I will definitely repurchase this one once I run out.

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Let’s get to the next product which I’ve been dying to share with you guys on swatches.

This is the darker one and the lightest shade in this one is pretty much the same as in radiant, possibly a little less yellow in my opinion.

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Shimmer Brick Rose Gold 

Once I mixed all the colors together they made a nice bronze-y, shimmery brown.

Something else I’ve used these for the past few weeks, other than bronzing and shimmering up my cheeks, I wear them as eyeshadows! You can use the individual colors on your lids and they work really well as an eyeshadow. I’m quite impressed with the results it gives.

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I’ve nothing bad to say about this other than the shimmery bronzer that I thought it would be which isn’t a bad thing at all! I really like the lighter shades for highlighter. So pretty!

How much for this stripes you asked? These retail at £3.00 each, yes £3.00! The price is the real deal, don’t you think!

Let me know if you have already and what you thought of them down below, I love hearing from you 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Tester Wednesday: Fortune Favors The Brave : Review, Photos & Swatches

 

Hey guys! Welcome back to Tester Wednesday. It has been a while since I talked about Makeup Revolution (MUR) beauty products. I ordered a few palettes online a few months ago and had been putting all these goodies on the back burner. Well, better late than never right!

So, today I thought I’ll share my first impression review on this beautiful palette. This palette is quite special because it was created in collaboration with Jane Cunningham.

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This is her palette that she’s been working on with Makeup Revolution and had finally launched it last March.

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This palette retails for £9.99 which is a great price value for a drugstore brand. Why did I say that? Continue reading and you’ll find out why.

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Let’s talk about packaging for a second. It comes in a matte gold which makes it look much more luxurious and houses 30 eyeshadows, large mirror which I really appreciate and a simple dual-ended eyeshadow brush.

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This is a 30 pan palette. I really love the color selections she created. The shadows are for everyone, irrespective of age or tone according to Jane.

I like that she added four baked eyeshadows in the mist of all these amazing color shadows. They’re super pigmented and very metallic. Looks so pretty all over the lids. Love love this!

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Here’s what you’ll find in Fortune Favors The Brave palette. You got light sheen and mattes, metallic bursts of color heading through to the darkest shades of black, plum and navy.

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All the shades have names which are printed on a plastic sheet. Nope! I’m not complaining at all, I like to see that effort being pour in naming these shadows. Win in my book!

I’m most excited to show all these gorgeous color swatches down below.  All swatches are with one swipe directly from pan without primer.

1st-row-swatch

Row 1: Glimmer, Buffer, Peachy, Hope, Fortune, Skylight, Transformer, Midnight Rainbow – the middle Hope and Fortune are my favorite shades

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Row 2: Ice Cloud, Golden Coins, Cashmere, Tip Top,  Green Machine, Smoothie

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Row 3: Caffeine Fix, Latte, Pink Diamond, Creme, Drama Queen, Lonely Planet, Blacqua.

4th-row-swatches

Row 4: Soft, New World, Favour, Sunset Hour, Super Gold, Winning, Brave, The Revolution – and at the end Winning, Brave and The Revolution are also some of my favorite shades in this palette .

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Here’s a quick eye look I created.

The overall quality of the eyeshadows is good. There are some less pigmented shades like Glimmer, Peachy, Midnight Rainbow, Tip Top, Smoothie, Latte, Crème, Soft and Pink Diamond which require a bit more work and building up to get a desire intensity. Other shades are smooth and well pigmented. They’re easy to blend and they stay all day without bulging on eyeshadow base I wore for this first impression review.

I highly recommend it if you’re on the market for an affordable and good quality product from a drugstore brand. Overall, I’m quite impressed with the wear time and happy with the look. It performs well and I got nothing bad to say about this palette honestly. It’s a versatile palette that would look gorgeous for anyone.

I love that MUR is accessible to everyone on price point with no loss on quality. Best thing is that you can get this at Amazon, ebay, Ulta and Superdrug stores.

So what do you think of the ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ palette? Comment what you think. I love to hear from you.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. I hope to see you all again on my next post. Stay tuned for more popped up makeup products which I’m so excited to show you guys. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Disappointing Product – Month of July

 

First blog of the week, huh! Actually what prompted me to do this post is my disappointment of these liquid foundations I got recently. I have a UK Beauty Haul coming up but I wanted to mention this first. I feel that it’s worth mentioning this upfront.

This is my first time trying out the foundation from Makeup Revolution London and sad to say, I don’t like them. There! I’ve said it. Read more if you’re curious to know why …

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While I was looking at some other makeup products to combine on shipping, I came across  this The One Foundation on the Makeup Revolution London website. So, I go ahead and I ordered a medium shade just to try it. Little did I know that I’m ordering two bottles for the price of one and it seems that I had also ordered another set but it was in a very deep shades. I was beyond furious when I first saw these.

I’m going to talk about this product based on the way we’re going to use them! And this is no different when it comes to liquid foundation.

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This foundation is almost like water in consistency and does not have any scents. I used my dam beauty blender to apply the first and two layers but this foundation in Shade 13 didn’t seems to do anything or even a slight sheer coverage on my skin. It’s like I’m not applying any product on my face at all. It just didn’t do anything!!!

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Here are the four bottles of the One Foundation by Makeup Revolution London that I’m going to pass it on to some friends who might appreciate the formula more than I do. The darker shades are Shade 14, 15 & 16 and they’re definitely not my shade at all. Even their Shade 13 was a little darker than I anticipated. I was hoping that it would work on my tan skin for this summer but after trying it for a few days, I don’t see myself reaching out for it or not at all.

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Coming to the packaging, it is very sturdy and small in size which reminds me of the Mac Studio Face and Body Foundation, which makes it easier to carry it around with you. I did notice a little product does come out because of the runny consistency, but it remains on the nozzle of the packaging and does not spill out.

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I really don’t like this formula at all. They’re much too runny to work on and difficult to built up to the desire coverage.

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Basically, you’ve to shake the bottle for 3-4 seconds before pouring them out. Since they’re so watery, I used the container from my lipstick kit (pic inserted). It’s quite hard to work with the consistency of this foundation. I then dip the blender to take the product but much were absorb by the sponge than on face. And yes, I’ve using a sponge and it just soak up all the foundation. If you use a brush it is kind of difficult to get the product evenly distributed on the skin and neither using fingers helps. It’s too runny to hold up water. I wonder what were they thinking when developing this foundation? I’m really curious to know.

This is my first time experience with Makeup Revolution foundation and I’m disappointed to say this. I don’t know what to make of these. It’s not a foundation and definitely not a BB cream. So bumped!

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Here are the round ups:

Pros:

  •  Reasonable price
  • Good shade selection, for all skin types (I got mine all too dark) Problem for ordering online 😦 Never know what you order until it arrives.
  • Sturdy package

Cons:

  • Difficult consistency to work with
  • Near to none coverage

Conclusion –  I feel the foundation would be better if the consistency was a little thicker, which would make it easier for application and better coverage.

Please keep in mind- different people are going to have different opinions on products. So, there’s no big earth-shattering revelation there.

But as always, I’m just here to share my 2 cents and everyone is entitled to make their own decisions! Everyone doesn’t have to think the same, and I think we should ENCOURAGE unique perspectives 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I’ll see you guys again on the next one. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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