The Revolution x Soph Eyeshadow Palette launched in September last year and it was an instant sellout, and took me weeks to be able to get my hands on it as it kept selling out. The palette launched alongside the Revolution x Soph Highlighter Palette but I never bought the highlighter palette as the shades were very similar to past Revolution baked highlighters.
When I got my Revolution x Soph Eyeshadow Palette back in October, I decided not to review it as the internet was seriously saturated with reviews. However I dropped my palette and the lid broke off so I decided to repurchase it whilst Superdrug had their 3 for 2 offer on, and seeing as Soph has just launched her second Revolution Palette I thought I may as well review this one now I have a brand new one.
The Revolution x Soph Eyeshadow Palette is £10 and contains 24 powder eyeshadows, and every single shade was chosen by Soph (Soph Does Nails) including the design of the palette itself and the box. I hate it when a brand works with a blogger/YouTuber and you can tell they’ve just put their name to a product without any input but that’s not the case for this palette, as Soph chose everything herself as well as the shade names.
The new Revolution Extra Spice Palette recently launched and is £10 too, but the shades are printed on the palette whereas this palette still has the old style acetate name sheet which falls out everytime you open the lid so I’m pleased Revolution have decided to print the names going forward.
The palette is a pale beige colour with a matte finish which might look aesthetically pleasing but it’s a magnet for fingerprints and makeup, and the hinges on this palette are awful as I only dropped my palette maybe one metre and onto carpet and the hinges broke. I’ve never had an issue with any of my other Revolution palettes before but I’m pleased to have a new one with the lid still attached.
“We have collaborated with the amazing SophDoesNails to bring you this stunning eyeshadow palette! The perfect mix of 14 matte and 10 shimmer eye shadows to create everything from a natural daytime look all the way up to full glam. The 24 versatile shades give you everything you need to create your look no matter what time of year, whether you’re looking for light shimmers, warm browns, rich golds, rusty oranges, dark smokey shades or even a pop of colour – this palette is for you! – Soph x“
The palette contains a really great mix of mattes and shimmers, and are mostly warm toned overall. When I first tried/swatched the first row of the palette, I had a sinking feeling as they aren’t great in all honesty and they remind me of the powdery, lacking in pigment shades from the Unicorn Love Palette but thankfully the shades definitely improve in the three bottom rows. I don’t know why the shades in the first row are below par as the other eighteen shades are so much better, but I guess as they’re lighter tones they’re perhaps meant to be very subtle.
My favourite row within the Revolution x Soph Eyeshadow Palette would have to be the third row as the shades are more unique, and I particularly like Pine Tree, Petrol and Pug. Overall I really do like this palette but it’s not my favourite Makeup Revolution palette, but I do prefer this palette to the Extra Spice palette which I’ll feature on my blog very soon.
Out of all of the collaborations Makeup Revolution have done, the British Beauty Blogger palette is my favourite (I wasn’t interested in the other Revolution YouTuber collaborations palettes except PetraLovelyHair) but I do hope Revolution create more collaboration palettes as good as this one in the future.
Have you bought either of the Revolution x Soph Eyeshadow Palettes?