One of my most read blog posts of all time is my post on the Freedom HD Eye Foils. They don’t exist anymore since Freedom was axed and Revolution Pro was introduced but when the HD Eye Foils launched they were described as being HD foiled eyeshadows in sets of five pans which were magnetic and could be used in a Z-Palette. I bought five of the six sets of Foils on offer as foiled eyeshadows are my favourite but I couldn’t have been more disappointed with them as they were patchy, lacking in pigment and more importantly not actually foiled. Out of the five packs I bought (25 eyeshadows in total) only three were true foils which I found very disappointing and I only kept four of the twenty five shadows as the rest weren’t great (you can see the swatches for yourself in my post). So when Revolution Pro launched and I spotted they’d got packs of individual shadows again I did wonder whether they’d just repackaged and renamed the Freedom HD Eye Foils, so I played it safe this time and just bought the one pack incase they had the same formulation as the Freedom Eyeshadows and I decided to buy the Revolution Pro Neutral Ground Eyeshadow Refill Pack as my first pack.
Superdrug had 3 for 2 across all makeup and I decided to get the Revolution Pro Neutral Ground Eyeshadow Refill Pack as my ‘free’ item in my order so it wouldn’t be a massive disappointment if they weren’t great. The packaging is identical to the Freedom HD Eye Foils with a square cardboard box with a clear acetate window, and a black plastic tray containing five circular eyeshadow pans and just like the Freedom shadows they’re £5 a set from Revolution Beauty and/or Superdrug.
The shades are all very safe neutrals but I liked that it contained both matte and shimmer shades in very wearable tones, and neutral shadows are typically the easiest to nail formula wise. I can definitely confirm the formula of the shadows within the Revolution Pro Neutral Ground Eyeshadow Refill Pack is not the same as the Freedom HD Eye Foils, and this new formula is infinitely better. There are no claims of any foil finishes but the shimmers are very metallic and are almost bordering on being foils so I really wish they’d used this formula for their foils as they’re beautiful shadows.
Each of the five pans are individually named which I appreciate and they are magnetic so you can use them in magnetised palettes. At just £5 for each pack, it works out at just £1 a shadow which I think is great value presuming the quality of the other packs is as good as the Revolution Pro Neutral Ground Eyeshadow Refill Pack. The two matte shades within this set are soft and buttery without any fallout issues, whilst the three shimmers are smooth and silky and not at all chunky and messy like the foils were.
Makeup Geek is my favourite brand when it comes to individual eyeshadow pans, but I would honestly say the formula of these five shadows in this particular pack isn’t far behind Makeup Geek. I’ve ordered a couple of other packs whilst Superdrug had their 3 for 2 offer now (which has now finished) so I really hope the rest of the range is consistent and the formula is the same as Ground Work as this pack has been a massive hit for me.
I’d love to know if you tried the original Freedom Foils? Are you tempted to try these Revolution Pro Eyeshadows?