Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette Review / Swatches

16th October 2014

Makeup Revolution are on fire right now with their new releases.. I’ve never seen a brand churn out as many new releases in quick succession as Makeup Revolution, and it’s incredible to think that they only launched six months ago – incredible. To coincide with Halloween, Makeup Revolution have launched a brand new Salvation Eyeshadow Palette called the Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette which like all of their other products, is very purse friendly at just £6*. 

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette Review / Swatches
 
Even though the brand is relatively new, the quality of their products is seriously impressive.. so much so, I’ve found myself disappointed by other budget beauty brands, when their quality just doesn’t measure up to Makeup Revolution just like the Essence All About Nude Eyeshadow Palette.
 
Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette Review / Swatches
Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette Review / Swatches
 
The Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette is packaged within a sleek black plastic palette like the rest of their Salvation Palettes. The packaging is sleek, with gold writing and the name of each palette is written on the pack which is handy should you own multiple palettes like myself.
 
Inside the palette, there are a selection of twelve shimmery eyeshadows as well as six matte shades; eighteen shades in total, with a sizeable mirror in the lid which is amazing for only £6. 
 
The shadows in the Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette are all very dark and smokey with the exception of the matte white in the bottom row called ‘White Noise’, which suits the Halloween theme perfectly. I think the selection of shades in this palette is really quite unique, and it’d be perfect for those who love to wear smokey eyes.

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette Review / Swatches

Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette
 
Who’s There?: This is such a pretty, deep plum with great pigmentation and very little fall out.
Danger Coming: In the pan this is a rich, intense navy however it’s a little disappointing in terms of pigmentation and it needs to be built up over a primer for the best colour pay-off.
Lethal: This shade is a lot lighter that what it appears in the pan, and is a light turquoise green shade rather than the emerald you’d expect from looking at it in the palette.
Pretty Zombie: This is such a stunning purple-blue duo tone shadow which is so unique and I’d imagine it would look amazing if smudged along the lashline of those with blue eyes.
Bump In The Night: This is a very intense, creamy and pigmented navy blue shade that is so rich in colour it almost stains the skin so it’s perfect for using as a liner.
Poisonous: In the pan, this is a deep navy containing lots of silver glitter particles, however the glitter doesn’t translate onto the lid unless you wet your brush prior to application. I actually like it this way, as you can choose to wear it with and without the glitter so it’s a lot more versatile than a standalone glittery navy would be.
 
Image showing six of the powder eyeshadows within the eyeshadow palette
 
Lawless: This is a really pretty purple that looks as if it has a black base and contains lots of purple shimmer particles as it leaves behind a black shadow when it comes to removal.
The Hunger: This is the shade I thought Lethal would be.. a stunning, intense emerald green with amazing pigmentation and colour intensity.
I Am Watching You: This has to be my favourite shade from the palette.. the most incredible, intense deep purple.. just look at the beautiful colour?!
Beyond The Night: In the pan this is a black matte shadow containing silver glitter particles however just like Poisonous, the glitter just doesn’t translate onto the lid unless you use a wet brush. Regardless of the lack of glitter, it’s still a great and intense black but it has more of a satin finish than a shimmery one.
Wicked: My second favourite shade in the palette.. a seriously stunning petrol green, with amazing pigmentation, colour pay-off and lasting power. Wicked has almost a jewel-toned finish to it, which looks so pretty on the lid.
Friday 13th: a very intense dark grey which looks almost black. This is my favourite shade for using as a liner or for setting my gel or liquid liner as the shimmer is very subtle.
 
Image showing six of the powder eyeshadows within the eyeshadow palette
 
White Noise: this is quite a powdery white, which seems to disappear when applied with a brush so I’ve found that it’s better to apply with your fingertip and use it as a base for the other shadows.
Elm St: is another powdery shadow, but this applies slightly better than White Noise. The pigmentation isn’t great so it’d be better suited used as a crease shade.
Ash: This is one of the two only impressive matte shades, as the pigmentation is fantastic.. a bright inky blue shade that doesn’t budge all day long.
Boo: is a total miss for me sadly. It’s not very pigmented at all, and like White Noise it just disappears into nothing when applied with a brush.
Depravity: This shade looked stunning in the palette and was easily my favourite before using the shadows. However it lacks pigmentation, and again is very powdery.. even with a primer, the colour doesn’t intensify a great deal.
Darkness: This is the second of the two ‘good’ shades in the row of mattes.. a super intense black which is ideal for using as a liner. This black shadow is definitely on par with Urban Decay’s super intense Blackout shadow.
 
As a whole, I think the Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette is amazing value for £6 however the quality of the shadows does differ quite a lot. The second row of shimmers are all amazing, and there isn’t one disappointing shade whatsoever. In the very first row, the shades Danger Coming and Pretty Zombie aren’t particularly pigmented which is the same for four of the six matte shades.
 
Even though the Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette contains some disappointing shadows, I still believe that £6 is great value for the 12 shadows that are impressive – especially the beautiful second row of shimmers.
 
If the Makeup Revolution Give Them Nightmares Eyeshadow Palette is the first Makeup Revolution palette you’ve tried, I’d urge you to try another one of their palettes as the shades don’t differ in quality as much as this one.. this is still a good palette, but it’s not their best.
 
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