Revolution have launched a crazy amount of new products this year, and we’re only seven weeks in. I used to try and keep up with their launches but I have given up as it’s just too much now they’re launching new products multiple times a week. I decided to purchase the Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette as I had £10 worth of points on my Superdrug loyalty card so I thought it would be a good thing to spend the points on, as it’s not a palette I would have bought with my own money.
The Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette launched alongside the Shook Highlighter Palette, and the eyeshadow palette is £15.. yes £15. I honestly couldn’t believe it when I saw the price. I’m not liking how much Revolution are upping their prices recently, like their new ‘rose’ makeup brush they launched recently which is also £15 for one single brush although interestingly that’s now been knocked down to £10 which says it all.
The Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette is £15 but for some reason both Revolution and Superdrug are selling it for £10 as a special ‘offer’ but I can’t help thinking the offer is just to entice people into thinking they’re getting a good deal as there’s money off when it’s actually £10 to start with.
The reasons why I didn’t want to spend cash on this palette is a) the name and b) the packaging. The name is unbelievably cringe and I imagine it’s aimed at teenagers but I feel like the palette is visually underwhelming for a palette which is supposed to leave you “shook”. Revolution have definitely launched more exciting looking palettes such as the Creative Palette, so the name doesn’t fit this palette in my opinion.
The packaging is awful and I can’t dress it up anyway. It has metal casing, with has a raised shard design with a rose gold name plate in the middle. As I said, I ordered mine from Superdrug and my raised lid is battered, dented, scratched and horrible. I paid with points so I’m not overly bothered but for £15, the packaging is not suitable for a product which you can order online as it’s so easily damaged, and my Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette arrived in bubble wrap.
The reason I decided to get the Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette, was mainly down to curiosity as the layout inside the palette is very obviously inspired by the Morphe 39A Dare to Create Palette which features large transition shade pans, and slightly smaller pans for the other shades.
The shades are in no way similar to the 39A so there’s no chance of it being a dupe, but for £15 I expected the Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette to be a lot bigger than it is.
I’m also really disappointed with the size of the pans, I’m actually surprised that Revolution would give such tiny pans for a £15 palette. The six large pans contain 1.4 grams of product which is fair enough, but the thirty small pans contain just 0.6 grams – that’s only just half a gram of product per shade which is awful.
The pans are the size of a 5 pence piece, and it means for £15 you’re only getting 18 grams of product for the thirty shades, and 8.4 grams for the transition shades.
Just to put that into perspective, the Reloaded Palettes contain 16.44 grams for £4, and this palette is £15 for 26.4 grams. OK the amount of product doesn’t necessarily matter if the quality is there right? Well standby for the swatches…
The first row within the Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette are designed to be the shades you use most often and are transition shades except for Chic which is a shimmery light gold shade.
The quality of all six shades is spot on, they’re smooth, soft, buttery and high quality, and in my opinion are on par with the quality of the shadows within the Chocolate Elixir and Rose Gold Chocolate Palettes which are their best quality eyeshadow palettes they’ve ever launched. After trying this top row I had really high hopes for the rest of the palette.
So they are the swatches of the thirty tiny pans within the Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette. The quality is so inconsistent across the palette and normally with every eyeshadow review I do on my blog, I use a dry finger and circle my fingertip once around the pan and and do one swipe on dry and unprimed skin.
With this palette however I just couldn’t do that and all of these swatches are from circling my fingertip three times and swiping twice on my skin and I can’t believe how poor most of the swatches are even with extra product on my fingertip, and multiple swipes on the skin.
Some of the shades are really good like the first eight on the top row, but after Date the quality dive bombed almost across the board. The middle row is terrible apart from one shade; Nightclub which is an amazingly pigmented metallic brown, but the other nine are dusty, dry, seriously lacking in pigment and stiff to blend. The bottom row is slightly better than the middle as Fanatic, Vixen and Dynamic are good, but the other eight really poor.
I am only ever 100% honest in my reviews and I’m not one of these bloggers that have the “I only feature positive reviews” mindset as my blog is a review blog. It’s not a blog for magazine quality photos and articles, I purely review products and I have absolutely nothing to gain from lying about a product – either lying about a product being good when it’s not, or lying about a product being awful when it’s not.
The Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette is possibly the worst Revolution Palette I’ve ever tried, although it’s a close call with the Unicorn Love Palette which was also terrible. As a brand you cannot charge £15 for a palette with quality as poor as this regardless of who you are, it’s not fair on your customers.
The swatches they’ve regrammed on their Instagram are absolutely applied with a wet brush, with a primer and heavily concentrated using swatch stencils and nobody applies makeup to their eyes like that. If you concentrated a shadow on your lids as intensely you’d end up with very sore eyelids.
Please don’t buy this palette without swatching it yourself instore as £15 is a lot of money to waste if you end up really disliking it, and for £15 you could almost buy two of their I Heart Makeup Chocolate Palettes which as a whole are a lot more consistent in terms of quality.
The packaging is really not the best if it arrives heavily damaged, the pans are super tiny, the amount of product you get is very small, the quality is very inconsistent and poor as a whole and in my opinion it’s not worth £15.
I’m very glad I didn’t pay for this palette and just used my points, and I really hope this isn’t how the Revolution palettes are going to be from now on with the higher prices, and poorer quality but it’ll be interesting to see what they release next.
What do you think of the Revolution Shook Eyeshadow Palette?
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