Review: Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Palette - Iconic Fever

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The other day while poking around the new Ulta Beauty near my vacation home, I came across a fairly big section of makeup I didn't recognize called Makeup Revolution. It's probably something that people here in America or Europe would know (it's a British company), but it's not really familiar to me, being from Canada. I did a quick Google search and skimmed through a bunch of good reviews, so I decided to pick up a palette to try out. I ended up leaving with the Revolution Re-Loaded Palette in Iconic Fever, and I thought I'd do a little review of my thoughts on it!

The shadows

I really like this product. It's similar to typical drugstore palettes, like NYX or L'Oreal, but arguably at a better price (more on that later). The palette comes with 15 eyeshadows, with 10 matte and 5 shimmer shades in warm, burnt tones - sort of reminiscent of the Tartlette Toasted and the Urban Decay Naked Heat palettes. I've been really big on orange and red shades, ever since I started using the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette last year, and this was right up my alley.

Quality

The shades are actually pretty good quality, especially with taking the price into consideration. The matte neutrals are quite blendable and are very pigmented, but I should mention that the shimmer shades are a bit tricky - they don't show up as nicely with just a brush, you may need to use your finger or a dampened brush to get the shades to really pop. Though, I really can't complain much. The shadows look great on and don't fade or crease quickly either. 

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Price

Makeup Revolution is inexpensive af. That I learned pretty quickly, as this palette only set me back $7 usd ($9.21 cad)!! Honestly, that made me a bit skeptical. Seven bucks for 15 shades? Something had to be a bit shady there. But after giving the palette a try, I can honestly say that seven bucks is more than generous for the product. The quality of the shadows are really good and probably worth much more than seven dollars. So, frankly, this was a steal. 

Final thoughts

This is a great drugstore palette and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a warm neutrals palette on the cheaper side. It's a mostly hassle-free palette (aside from the shimmers but even then, not that big of a problem) and the shadows look amazing on. I think this would be a great dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. I'm definitely going to buy from Makeup Revolution again in the future!! 

Have you tried Makeup Revolution? What did are your fav products?

Felicia x

Favourite Tarte Products

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I really really really love Tarte. It's just one of those brands that I have been buying from since I was first introduced to makeup and I keep going back for more, all these years later. I've had a few misses with Tarte, as I have with any other brand, but today I thought I'd share with you some of the hits.

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TARTEIST LIP PAINT MINIS

I'm really not quite sure how I ended up with not one, but two of these mini lip paints - but what I do know is that I love 'em. They're the perfect size to toss in my purse and take on-the-go with me when I'm running out the door. I own the shades "Birthday Suit" and "Delish" - a nude-pink and a rosy mauve, respectively. "Delish"gives a more super-matte finish, it's the kind of a fun lip colour for nights out, whereas "Birthday Suit" is a creamier matte, which I find more of an everyday kind of shade. I would absolutely buy these in full-size in the future, but for now, I love carrying these lil guys around!

TARTE BLUSH BAZAAR PALETTE

I talked about this product in my January Favourites post, so I won't go into too much detail here. I just wanna reiterate just how damn much I love this palette. 10 WHOLE SHADES. Seriously, how convenient is that??? I'm a huge fan already of the Amazonian Clay Blushes, so this is straight up my alley. I just really love how there's a mix of both shimmery and matte shades, rather than just one or the other. I think it just adds that extra bit of versatility to the palette as a whole. As I mentioned before in my January post, I have been loving "Authentic"and "Angelic" best out of the shades in this palette.

TARTE CLAY PLAY FACE-SHAPING PALETTE

This is a new purchase of mine but it quickly became a favourite for me after it arrived in the post. This face-shaping palette has a variety of matte shadows that can be used for eyes, brows, and face - plus an assortment of contour shades that are just to die for. One thing that really drew me to this palette is how ideal it is for travel. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you may know that I'm often going back and forth between home and Orlando, which makes condensing my makeup collection into a travel-friendly size a real challenge. This is perfect for me, as it's like a bunch of palettes combined into one thin - and beautiful - package. I've been using the shades "Journeyand "Ember" for my eyes lately and I love them!!

What Tarte products do you guys love?

Felicia x