Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements

Makeup Revolution Iconic ElementsPIN IT

As soon as I heard about the newly launched Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements palette I knew it would be something I would love and I made a note to pick it up as soon as I was near a Superdrug (I try really hard not to order online from the Makeup Revolution site as I’m not capable of ordering just one thing) but thankfully I was lucky enough to be sent it at the end of last week.

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The moment it arrived I got snapping as I wanted to use it immediately.  It’s a palette of 12 nudes, 11 of which are matte and 1 token shimmer.  When I read about the shimmer shade I was a bit disappointed as I wanted a full matte palette, but having tried it out for myself it works beautifully and is actually a very clever addition to a matte palette.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements ReviewPIN IT

I’d say the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics is pretty much my all-time favourite palette since it contains six extremely easy to use, ashy mattes that allow for a contour effect on the eye; I often go for minimal make-up looks and these sort of shadow-like shades allow for contouring and definition without screaming that you’re wearing anything on your eyes.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements SwatchesPIN IT

The Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements offers these ashy, smokey nudes just like the ones in Naked2 Basics, plus an additional six shades that are equally easy and wearable.  The shimmer shade (3rd from the left on the palette) allows for the application of a little bit of light – either outer corners, brow bone or centre of eye – to stop the finish looking too flat which can happen with a matte-heavy eye.

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This is my favourite Makeup Revolution palette by far as it delivers a wide selection of amazing matte nudes, going from the very fair, flesh tones right to the deeper, darker smoky liners and including everything in between.  If you’re a fan of natural eye make-up then this is the palette for you, especially as the formula is slightly creamy and very blendable, meaning a quick eye look is very achievable, however you also have all the shades you need to do a really strong, smokey finish too.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements LookPIN IT

It’ll be interesting to see how it compares swatch-wise to the Naked2 Basics palette, so I’ll try and do a comparative post soon.  The Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements palette is £4 (!!) here – link.

*PR Sample



  • Sophie
    April 10, 2015

    Some of them look a bit rosy toned almost like the naked 3 -or is it just my screen/monitor? I cant keep up with the revolution palettes as! Or decide which to get!

    • Sascha
      April 12, 2015

      That’s a good point actually, in the palette pictures they look a little warmer than they are – I think the swatches are (hopefully) more accurate xx

  • Sophie
    April 12, 2015

    Ah – yeah the swatches dont look pink really. There is another one from make up revolution – essential mattes I think – that is similar but has two purples at the end.

    • Sascha
      April 13, 2015

      That’s another really good palette, although I think the focus of this one has been to create shadow and contour shades, so I think they would’ve had to keep them all quite cool and ashy xx

  • Ginby
    December 27, 2015

    My, my it looks quite lovely. I think the 2nd from the left looks a but satiny maybe a dupe for UD Skimp from the Basics 2? A swatch comparison would be really lovely

    • Sascha
      January 31, 2016

      That’s a good idea, I’ll definitely try and do that! It is a very good Dupe for the UD Basics 2, another of my favourite palettes – I struggle to say no to a neutral matte palette…

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