Reviewing the Makeup Revolution Soph palette

I love a good YouTube binge, I mean don't we all?. I found Sophs channel 'SophDoesNails' quite a while ago and I always find myself binging on her channel, I was so happy for her when I saw she'd teamed up with makeup revolution to create her very own palette.


A first look ...


The palette itself is really quite gorgeous, there isn't a specific 'shade range' there's a little bit of everything in there (Hallelujia for those crease shades that are pale enough for light skin). There are a fair few looks you could create with this palette. There's a couple of 'out there' shades that usually I wouldn't go anywhere near such as; green, blue and purple but sophs chose the perfect shades to make them actually manageable. I think this palette is perfect for any time of year. pretty purples for spring, gorgeous golds for summer, burning oranges for autumn and festive reds for winter.

The packaging...


The packaging on this palette is to die for. The outer sleeve is covered in the prettiest nude pink tones with rose gold embossed detailing which is super insta worthy, all of the shades are shown on the back which I like because that gives people no need to open it up. The actual palette itself is a cream shade, plastic and has a nice strong clasp which I hugely appreciate, as you all know. Inside the palette there's a clear protective sheet with all of the shade names written in white and a large mirror which is absolutely amazing for travelling, you could easily use this for your whole face of makeup.

The shades...

Soph did such a good job with this palette, I truly think that anyone could create their perfect look with this regardless of preferences. Just from a quick look, I can see roughly 6 looks I would easily create with this (Without being too experimental). I've already used this a couple of times, mainly I've focused on the red shades as well as trying out the green which is super brave for me as I would never usually dream of going near a shade like this.

There's a perfect mix of matte and shimmers (12 shimmers, 12 mattes). The pigment on this eyeshadow palette is one of the best I've tried from a drugstore especially the shimmers they look like foils.

The swatches...


Top row left to right; Penguin, Pancakes, Fairy lights, Pink champagne, Iced coffee, Cuppa tea, Grow old, Sparks fly, Smokey bronze, mixed berries, tiramisu.


Bottom row Left to right; Peaches, Cloudberry, Pumpkin, Pine tea, Petrol, Pug, Danger, Strawberry sweets, Festive flame, Copper coin, Mug cake, rosewood, nightmare.


My favourite shades are probably; Pink champagne, pug, festive flame, Pine tea and fairy lights. I usually prefer my shimmer shades and I never do a makeup look without one but this has such a versatile range of mattes that I might potentially create some only matte looks.


Durability ...

When I get a new palette that I love the look of one of the first thing I'm keen to know is how durable the shades are, I usually test them with and without a primer. Without a primer, these lasted pretty well which is something I wouldn't expect from a drugstore palette, I created a burgundy eye look at roughly 1 pm and It lasted through until about 8/9pm; even my eyeliner wore off before these shadows. With a primer the shadows do apply smoother usually I use a silicone based primer it lasts longer of course but I do like the fact that you don't need a primer unless you want one.


6 comments

  1. This palette looks fab! Love the colours so much and such good value for money!

    Amber | http://www.ambambe.com

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  2. It truly is, such a bargain!.
    Charlie xx

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  3. I've never seen such great pigment on a shimmer shadow from a drugstore before! That's awesome!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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    1. Me neither!, honestly it's such a bargain buy!.
      Charlie xx

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  4. I've been using this palette so much recently. You can create so many different looks with it!

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

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    1. it's becoming a holy grail in my collection, I love it!
      Charlie xx

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