I have had this palette for a while but never really gotten around to using it more than once or twice. So I decided to put it a bit more to the test. I'm finally ready with my thoughts on this palette. This is the Original palette, MUR have since released an essentails 2 palette.
Price: £4 or $6,32 or DKK 39 on the Makuep revolution website
Packaging: I'm diggin' the packaging. it's the same packaging as the other redemption palettes (iconic 1,2,3 etc) I'm still really pleased with the design and layout of the shadows. And you get a whopping 14 grams of product.
Honestly I wasn't too impressed when I first got this palette and attempted to swatch it. I found these shadows a Little difficult to swatch. So I was afraid that they would not perform very well.
I was wrong. I gave this palette a chance, and I'm so glad that I did. Matte shadows are really hard to get right and I think Makeup revolution did a great job with these matte eyeshadows. They blend so amazingly well, without going muddy. They are just so darn fool proof. I'm not a master blender, but with these, it looks like I am.
I think these are great for everyday Wear, they are really easy and fast to use and the eye looks I have come up with always look flawless (that's not something that happens to me often)
|Swatched with a q-tip to get them to show up on bare skin.|
You do have to use a primer with these, to get the maximum color payoff and to make them last longer. I found that these did last all day on me, with a bit of fading at the end of the day.
The texture is smooth, and a Little bit chalky, but the chalkyness does not show when Applied to the eyes.
I have not tried the UD naked basics, and I'm not going to. This contains more shadows and is a lot cheaper and the quality is amazing so I don't feel I need the UD version.
These are great as a stand alone palette, but I do like to keep it on my makeup area, to use with other shadows. Not all my palettes have a great matte highlighter or crease color, so this is a nice palette to pair those with.
I really love this palette. My only complaint would be that there are a lot of light Shades that kinda look the same on my eyes, I would have liked some more medium Shades. But it's still a really good selection of basic colors.