Makeup Revolution has gradually become well known in the makeup world and I got my hands on the “Mermaids Forever” palette by this brand. Since I live in Canada and Makeup Revolution is not available in any store here, my boyfriend just happened to be going to Detroit and was kind enough to go to Ulta for me. For those who don’t know, Ulta is probably the equivalent of a Shoppers Drug Mart for us Canadians. Although my boyfriend managed to get this palette for me, he did get the wrong one. I’m assuming he just saw the Makeup Revolution label and grabbed the first eye shadow palette he saw 😛
Immediately when you look at the packaging of this particular palette it is very sleek, all black with rose gold lettering. There are 32 colours in this palette and for only $15 (US) you can’t go wrong. The shades are not named, which isn’t too big of a deal. Opening up the palette, you see the massive mirror which is always a good thing. There is a great variety with the colours, you get neutrals, rose, copper and smokey shades. You can create a lot of different looks with this palette! There are a lot of shimmery shades, which can be good or bad depending on your personal preference. It is a very colourful palette. The eyeshadows apply smoothly and the texture is more on the silky side which makes blending much easier.
Of course this palette isn’t perfect. I found the shadows to have a good amount of fall out, especially the shimmery brown shade. I did not find all of the shadows to be as pigmented as some were which was definitely a bummer. I don’t dislike shimmery shades, but I would personally prefer the ratio to be more matte over shimmer. I didn’t find this palette to have a too many transition shades, which again is a personal preference. I tend to rely on my warm tones for a good transition, especially matte browns. The colour pay off for some eye shadows is amazing, but I would highly recommend using an eye primer or some sort of base because I did not find that these eye shadows are super long lasting.
Every makeup product has its pros and cons, such as this palette. All in all, I would definitely explore the brand more and see what the other palettes and products offer. I don’t regret buying this palette because some of shades are great and if you love shimmery eyeshadow you will love this palette. There are so many fun looks to be created and this palette would definitely be a good choice if you’re going out. A few of my favourite shades would be the browns, greys, rose, and coppers.
I chose a few colours to swatch here, of course not all 32. The third colour from the right was giving me trouble when swtaching, but the rest I chose were fine! The second and third from the left would be a few of my favourites.
Prices, without tax, for the products mentioned (CAD):
- Mermaids Forever Palette by Makeup Revolution: $19
Until Next Time!