Revolution seem to have a revolving door when it comes to collaboration palettes. As soon as one launches, along comes another the following the week with similar shades in a different layout. I used to buy a lot of the collaboration palettes but this year I’ve really taken a step back as the quality of Revolution products has declined, yet the prices have increased. Whenever they launch something a little more unique, I still like to try it as some of my favourite products are from Revolution. The Revolution Alexis Stone The Transformation Eyeshadow Palette is a collaboration with Alexis Stone, and is part of a two palette launch, but it was only this palette I was interested in.
The Revolution Alexis Stone The Transformation Eyeshadow Palette is £10 and only contains seven shades, which really does show you how much their prices have increased. Especially if you compare it to the Petralovelyhair palette which is £12 and contains 36 eyeshadows, so 7 shades for £10 is a little crazy to be honest.
The only reason I was tempted by this palette was that it was marketed as being an eyeshadow topper palette, and I love eyeshadow toppers. I have never seen an eyeshadow topper palette before, so I felt like £10 was reasonable for seven however it’s a disappointment in multiple ways..
Imagine my surprise when my Revolution Alexis Stone The Transformation Eyeshadow Palette arrived in the post and on the back of the palette, it had a warning that three of the seven shades were not for use on the eyes, indicated with a cross through an eye as they’re ‘pressed pigments’. However the whole premise of the palette was that it was an eyeshadow topper palette, but you can’t use them on your eyes?! I have no words to be honest, and feel it’s very deceptive as people will purchase it because it’s an eye topper palette as described by Alexis Stone themself.
If you can only use four shades on your eyes, what would you do with the other three? They’re not exactly the kind of shade you’re going to want to wear on your face or lips. Another disappointment is the quality of the shades too. These are two swirls in the pan, and swiped on unprimed skin, and you can see how sheer, and underwhelming they are. The first four are almost invisible, and the only shade that has decent pigment is shade 6.
I am so disappointed in this palette and I’m gutted I wasted £10 on it. As they’re eyeshadow toppers, if you use a wet brush with them, it’s so difficult to smooth the shadow across the lids (the ones you are allowed to use on the eyes) as it just sticks to the eyelid so they’re a nightmare to use. I’ve even tried lightly scraping the surface of the pan incase there was perhaps a coating on the top but there isn’t.
If you’re tempted by this palette, please swatch it instore first as the swatches done with stencils on Revolution’s social media platforms are very deceptive and not a true indication of the pigment and quality. If you’re looking for true eyeshadow toppers, you’d be better off with something like the Lottie London Eye Foils as they’re good quality and £5 per shade.