Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements Eyeshadow Palette Review / Swatches

19th March 2015

I was very excited by the newest release from Makeup Revolution, as the minute I saw it, I knew it was a dupe for two of my favourite Urban Decay palettes. The Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements Eyeshadow Palette £4* contains eleven matte shadows, and one shimmer shadow and in my opinion, is a dupe for BOTH the Urban Decay Naked Basics and Naked Basics 2 Palette after swatching them side by side. I love both of the Basics Palettes, but to find a dupe that’s only £4 as opposed to £22 is amazing. The Iconic Elements Palette is from the Redemption Palette collection, with twelve long, narrow pans and a double ended sponge applicator.

Image showing the palette closed, with twelve matte eyeshadowsMakeup Revolution Iconic Elements Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements Eyeshadow Palette Review / Swatches

Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements Eyeshadow Palette

 The first six shades are all relatively pale, which are quite hard to see on my pale skintone however when applied to a primer, they all become a little more noticeable.. if your skintone is a little darker than mine, you’ll be able to see all six of these shades as there’s no problem with the pigmentation, it’s just my whiter than white skintone.
 
The first shade is a matte pale beige, then there’s a satin pale beige, a shimmery off white, a matte pale yellow (great for cancelling out redness on the lids), a matte pale warm toned brown and a matte pale cool toned brown.
Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements Eyeshadow Palette
 The next six shades in the Makeup Revolution Iconic Elements Eyeshadow Palette are slightly darker in tone.. firstly a matte light taupe grey, a matte warm chocolate brown, a matte cool-toned brown, a matte grey-toned brown, a matte dark grey and a matte black. I imagine that the Iconic Elements Palette will be a huge seller for Makeup Revolution as it’s so versatile, and packed with wearable neutrals.
 
If you’ve been wanting to splurge on the Urban Decay Basics Palettes, but the £22 price tags has put you off for just six shades each, this is definitely worth a look as it contains dupes for all twelve shades with an impressive buttery consistency. The shades in the palette do cause a little fall out, but I even notice fall out with the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palettes too, so it doesn’t detract from the amazing quality.
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