I’ve had a real love / hate relationship with Revolution Pro as a brand. Revolution Pro was a rebrand of Makeup Revolution’s Freedom sub-brand, and was created to offer luxurious beauty products at an affordable price. I’ve tried a lot of products from the main Revolution brand, and Revolution Pro and I can’t honestly say the quality is any better and the hike in prices is down to packaging and not formula. The Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Concealer is the worst concealer I’ve tried, but on the flip side the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops is one of my favourite foundations of all time. When I spotted the Revolution Pro Colour Focus Night and Day Eyeshadow Palette on Instagram, I knew I had to try it as it looked so unique to anything else in their collection.
The Revolution Pro Colour Focus Night and Day Eyeshadow Palette is part of a two palette collection. Night and Day is a white coloured palette, whereas the Earth and Stone Palette is black. The two Colour Focus Palettes are £12 each, contain only ten powder eyeshadows and each eyeshadow contains 1.5 grams of product. The packaging is nice, with a white, glossy faux snakeskin effect but the palette is cardboard which really surprised me.
Considering the majority of the Revolution Palettes are £4-6 cheaper than this palette, and packaged in plastic, I never expected their ‘luxury’ palette to be cardboard. Cardboard doesn’t equal luxury for me? For £12 you’d at least expect hard wearing packaging, but you do get a mirror inside the lid.
The Revolution Pro Colour Focus Night and Day Palette comes with an acetate sheet with the names on, and the names are printed on the back of the outer box. Weirdly, Revolution didn’t print the names on the bottom of the palette so when you’ve binned the box and acetate sheet – which let’s face it, we all do. You won’t have a clue which shade is which, as the shades are only numbered on the bottom of the palette. They really should have put the names on the outer box, and bottom of the palette.
“Makeup that does More. Discover our capsule Colour Focus collection, featuring a duet of luxury eye shadow palettes, Night and Day & Earth and Stone. Showcasing a glamorous array of luxury highly pigmented matte and shimmer eyeshadows, the Day and Night Colour Focus Palette will elegantly take your look from dusk until dawn. Each pigment has been finely milled & baked to provide the smoothest blend. From rich transition shades of brown to glitter filled navies, whites and golds, this palette is brimming with 10 breathtaking pigments to create your most breath-taking eye looks yet. Love this? Why not try our Revolution PRO Earth & Stone Palette.“
This palette contains matte, shimmer and duochrome finish eyeshadows. The standout shades are definitely the duochromes; Steel (shade 5) and Midnight (shade 9). They are beautiful. The four other shades on the top row are massively underwhelming, but the bottom row is the complete opposite – all five shades on the bottom row are amazing. The matte black ‘Blackout’ is one of the most blendable, intense matte blacks I’ve tried and Midnight is the most stunning metallic royal blue I’ve ever seen.
The first shade on the top row; Dusk is a light gold with a dusty texture, Wooden is a cool toned deep brown matte, Paved is a slightly lighter toned deep brown matte, Sunrise is a very chunky yellow gold shimmer and Steel is a beautiful green brown duochrome.
The Quartz shade on the bottom row is the prettiest taupey purple, Musk is a cool toned brown loaded with multicolour sparkle and Pearlised is a metallic white with a pinky blue shift. The name of this palette is confusing, as the ‘Night and Day’ suggests the top row is ‘night’ whereas the bottom row is ‘day’ but they should be swapped as the top row is definitely more suited for day time looks.
I don’t think the palette is worth £12, but Blackout, Steel, Quartz, Musk and Midnight are beautiful shadows. So five out of ten isn’t great, and I wouldn’t purchase the other palette in the Colour Focus duo as it’s just not worth paying double the price of most Revolution palettes to get five great shades, and five mediocre shades. I’d rather go for one of their Chocolate Palettes for £9, get sixteen shades in better quality packaging and a more consistent formula.
You can purchase the Revolution Pro Colour Focus Night and Day Palette right here.
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