Thursday, 6 November 2014

Makeup Revolution: Redemption Palette Iconic 2 (Review+Swatches).










Swatches WITHOUT a primer.

Swatches WITHOUT a primer.
(Picture Credits: Faryal Pechuho/Curls & Cookies)

What does Makeup Revolution claim about this product?
THE ultimate 
palettes with ultra high payoff.

A perfect mix of pearl, shimmer & matte shades. Totally collectable and a pure sellout!


Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 2 has a total of 12 shades in it as you can appreciate in the picture above. The shades are not named or even numbered.
Comes in a plastic pan with a transparent lid. Packaging is not very sturdy and thus not travel friendly. It comes with a double ended sponge applicator for the purpose of application of the eye shades. 
This palette contains all earthy, neutral colors. From browns to nude to black, all in one palette. Starting off with the pigmentation, the colors are fairly pigmented. I wouldn't really say that they are packed with pigmentation. When applied without an eye primer/base they are fairly pigmented and when applied over an eye primer/base they appear slightly more pigmented. There's not much of the fall out in the pan to be honest. There is some fall out though, but considering the price this palette comes in and the other pros I think I can let that part go.
This palette consists of both matte as well as shimmer shades. Shades 1,5 & 12 (from L to R) are the only matte ones and the rest are all shimmery. This is a bit of a turn off for me since I am not someone who would like to wear shimmery eyes most of the times. So this might not be your to-go palette for a day time look. Although this is my current-to-go palette for an evening, night-out look. 
One thing I would want to mention here is that this palette is said to be the dupe for the famous Urban Decay Naked Palette 2! But since I don't own the latter, I can't really compare the two. 

Price & Availability: 

Currently you can only find Makeup Revolution products online on Just4girls.pk (If you live in Pakistan). If in any other part of the world, you may get the palette online from Makeup Revolution's Website here. This palette is worth PKR 950 or £4.00.

Points in favour:
  • Budget friendly. 
  • Contains all neutral, earthy colors which can create variety of different eye looks.
  • Fairly pigmented. 
  • Slightly more pigmented when applied over an eye primer/base.
  • Longevity is fairly good when applied with an eye primer.
  • Comes with a double-ended sponge applicator.
  • Amazing for people who love shimmery eye looks more.

Points not in favour:
  • Not available at local drug stores across Pakistan.
  • Packaging is not travel friendly in my opinion.
  • Has only three matte shades. Rest all are shimmer shades.
  • There is moderate amount of fall out in the pan, which can make the pan all messy. 





21 comments:

  1. such a detailed review :) i have naked 2 palette and i have used it couple of times and actual naked 2 palette is quite decent and good but this one looks differenf from it :)

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    1. Yes probably this ain't a very good dupe for Naked 2 :)

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  2. I wish there were more matte shades but oh well. Nice review! =)

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    1. True that, more matte shades would have been awesome.
      Thankyou :)

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  3. For that price, there's not much to complain. Great detailed review! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  4. some of these shades are really pretty .... I am yet to try iconic range :)


    Shumaila Jaffer
    Beauty Redefined

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  5. This was an honest review, shades are really tempting for me. I am looking for another budget friendly palette. Confused inbetween MUA and makeup revolution coz Both have almost same cons and pro.

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    1. True. except for the fact that I think MUA palettes has more fall out in the pan than these Makeup Revolution ones.

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  6. This is the one which is similar to ud naked 2? The shades are great!

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    1. Yes, apparently this is the dupe for Naked 2.

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  7. Nice swatches. Thanks for the review.

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  8. Great review and the swatches just surprised me :)

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  9. the black one looks miserable.

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  10. Nice review... I love the MUR palette that I got.. Can't wait to get my hands on more of their palettes

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  11. It appears to have good decent pigmentation. I also plan to get some eye palettes from MUR......

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