Back in September 2015 I did a focus week here on my blog where I featured a different Freedom product every day for a week, and I’ve not done any other focus weeks on my blog for a long time so I’ve decided to bring them back for 2018. I have a few focus weeks planned for the year, but for my very first I’m going to be kicking off with my #MakeupRevolutionWeek where I’ll be posting a Makeup Revolution review everyday for seven days, with the odd extra post thrown in during the week from other brands too. Makeup Revolution are seriously on a roll right now with their new launches so I thought this would be a perfect way to showcase a selection of them and I’m starting my #MakeupRevolutionWeek with the Makeup Revolution Mega Matte Pro HD Amplified Palette £15.
The Makeup Revolution Mega Matte Pro HD Amplified Palette is part of their Pro HD Amplified Palette series which are all £15 each and there are currently 19 different varieties to choose from, with the Pro HD Amplified 35 Eyeshadow Palettes being the first products launched within the range.
The two newest additions to the Pro HD Amplified Palettes are the Mega Matte Pro HD Amplified Palette and the Get Baked Pro HD Amplified Palette, and I chose the Mega Matte Palette as I much prefer a matte blush and bronzer than a baked shimmery blush/bronzer. I have a fair few of the other Makeup Revolution Blush Palettes, but they’ve never done a palette combining face powders, blush, contour and bronzer all in one before so I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
The Mega Matte Palette is packaged within a large, plastic palette with a clear lid and there are eight large 4 gram pans of product which are all individually named. I love that Makeup Revolution have decided to name the shades on the palette instead of including an acetate sheet with the names, and I really hope they choose to do this going forward but I would rather they keep the prices low and include a name sheet rather than up their prices considerably for larger packaging to cater for names being printed.
Fair Affair – Pure white matte powder which can be used to brighten and highlight on fair skin tones.
Lace Chase – Light pink brightening matte powder.
Bananarama – Matte banana shade for brightening and highlighting on medium/dark skin tones.
Rosie Posie – Cool tone pink matte blush.
Peach Beach – Matte peach blush.
Lush Blush – Matte mauve blush.
Con-On-Tour – Light/medium cool toned contour shade.
Coco Loco – Medium/dark contour shade.
Matte formulas tend to be very hit and miss especially with more budget brands, and they can be very chalky and difficult to blend but all eight shades within the Makeup Revolution Mega Matte Pro HD Amplified Palette are incredible. Firstly they are all very soft and smooth, and are definitely the softest blush/powder formula I’ve tried from Makeup Revolution thus far. Although they’re soft, they don’t create masses of kick up within the pans when using a brush nor do they crumble easily so I think it’d be a great travel option.
With my skintone I can use every shade except Bananarama and Coco Loco, as they’re both too strong for my skintone but the other six shades work amazingly well. I can use Coco Loco as an eyeshadow crease shade so it’s only one shade I can’t use which I think is pretty good going but skintones which are slightly deeper than mine but still relatively light could possibly get away with using every single shade.
My favourite shades are the three blushes, and Con-On-Tour which is such an amazing contour shade. I’ve been begging Makeup Revolution to launch a cool toned contour shade like this ever since they launched and it couldn’t be more perfect so I really hope they launch a single shade as it’s amazing.
I know £15 is a higher price than what we’re used to paying for Makeup Revolution products but when you consider the Makeup Revolution Mega Matte Pro HD Amplified Palette has eight pans containing 4 grams each, it’s actually fantastic value as each shade works out at being £1.87 each which is incredible for powders of this quality.
I would even go as far to say that this is my favourite face palette Makeup Revolution have ever done, and if you too love a matte blush or bronzer I cannot recommend trying this palette enough. I’m seriously crossing my fingers that there are more matte palettes in the pipeline like this, as I’m so impressed.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried any of the Makeup Revolution Pro HD Amplified Palettes?