Honestly I find it exhausting trying to keep up with the new releases from Makeup Revolution, so I can’t imagine how the creators behind the brand feel! There seems to be newness on a weekly basis, with the most recent arrivals being the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro palettes, of which I was lucky to receive the Iconic Pro 1.
Makeup Revolution are most famed for creating affordable dupes and apparently these Iconic Pro palettes are impressively convincing dupes for the Lorac Pro palettes. I don’t have the Lorac palettes myself, but a quick Google tells me that people’s assessment is very much on-point.
The Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Palette contains 16 shades split across two lines, with the top line all being matte and the bottom line all being shimmer. Most excitingly, there’s also a brush included following on from the arrival of the brand’s brush collection.
Apologies for the rubbish swatches of the matte shades, it looked a lot better on screen and I’m not really sure what happened! A couple of the shades are almost exactly my skin match, hence why you can’t see them too well. As in the palette, the matte shades are at the top and the shimmer shades are at the bottom.
All my life I’ve liked shimmer shades but lately I’ve gone a bit mad for matte shades as I love the natural finish of just a simple ashy taupe smudged all the way around the eye. In the pictures I’ve used Fade (4th from the right, top row) as the main shade all around the eye with a little added definition in the outer corners on the upper and lower lash lines with Drama (right of Fade). I then added a bit of central light on both upper eyelids with Enigma (left of Fade) and blended it all together.
I absolutely love the shades in this palette, as even though there’s lots of traditional nudes and neutrals, I think there are some quite unusual shades too, such as my favourite Fade which is a kind of mauvey, purpley taupe that’s absolutely lovely and works really well with the pink-tinted bone shade of Enigma. My favourites in the shimmer shades are Too Grey – a very easy mid-to-dark brown and the lovely deep red/brown shade of Stage. The brush is actually really good – not amazing, but very good! It’s synthetic with one end being a flat, slender brush with a rounded edge that’s good for precise application and the other end is a round and fluffy buffing brush, the latter of which I really like and found handy to use. As you’d expect, the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Palette is ridiculously well priced at £6.99 here – link. Insanely good value for a very good edit of colours that any neutral lover will get a helluva’ lot of use from.