Hey y’all! Hope your day is going well! Eyeshadow has been something I’ve dabbled in since I was 12 or 13. Of course, it was Mary-Kate and Ashley creme eyeshadows and whatever my mom had in her makeup kit. I still use drugstore brands because the price point is affordable and there are great pigmented eyeshadows you can find (although I’m very in love with my Tartelette in Bloom palette and find it hard to resist (it’s amazing!!!)). Some low end shadows are hit and miss (as are high end, just left often), but that’s what testers are for! Swatch that whole tester palette before you buy it. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve even opened some sealed makeup at the drugstore to test it out if there are no testers…I ain’t paying for disappointment!
Today I’m reviewing a low end eyeshadow palette: Makeup Revolution Iconic 2. Let me tell you, I was surprised because this cheap little palette here gives you more than you’re paying for. Pigment, shades, and texture are all very similar to the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, some shades are a little off but I actually found I liked some of these shades a little more and some a little less than the UDN2. I’m not really one for cool shades, so the shadows with ashy or dusty undertones aren’t really for me.
This palette is £4 online, which currently converts to $6.95 CAD. Very cheap for getting 12 long pans of eyeshadow. There are 3 matte and 9 shimmer shadows in beautiful neutral shades. This is my first time trying a Makeup Revolution product and so far I really like it.
The shadows are all very pigmented. One swipe of my eyeshadow brush down the strip of shadow gives me all I need to apply all over my eyelid. If you run your finger across the pressed powder it feels very smooth and soft, not chalky like I expected from a cheap palette. If you’d like to see a swatch and palette comparison to the Naked 2 palette, check out this blog post I found by clicking here.
The eyeshadow lasts on the eyelid throughout the day and night. With a primer or base it doesn’t crease. I actually use a very light beige creme eyeshadow as a base. I’ve had it on a few times without any base or primer and it stayed on without creasing as well, so that’s a thumbs up.
One thing I do wish this palette had is an eyeshadow brush. This palette comes with a double sided sponge applicator which is great for packing on the shadow but terrible for blending, as you can see I haven’t touch the sponge applicator at all and probably never will.
Thank you for checking out this #IYGAReview! I’ll write more blog posts on my favorite low-end and high-end products very soon. Have a great day!!
Disclaimer: If you want a fully negative review on a product, my blog isn’t the place to go. When I try something I don’t like, I immediately return it, give it to a friend, or just never buy it again. I don’t feel the need to give a bad product, that I used my money on, more of my valuable time (time = money). The only time you’ll see something negative is if I like the product but there are cons that I need to express also or if I was directly given poor customer service.