When Revolution launched the Revolution Pro Adorned Ultimate Crystal Palette back on the 25th of November, I knew I had to buy it as it looked so pretty, and the swatches looked very promising. I’ve had mixed experiences with Revolution Pro eyeshadows, but when they’re good, they’re really good, so I had high hopes that the formula would be as good as the images shared on social media by Revolution.
Revolution Pro Adorned Ultimate Crystal Palette
“The Revolution Pro Ultimate Crystal Palette in Adorned offers a stunning edit of 16 high-performance rose gold, copper, red, oranges, glitter, matte and neutral shades, creating our most glamorous palette yet. Formulated to have incredible colour pay off with a velvety-smooth finish, choose to create a gorgeously glam evening look, or simply swipe on your favourite shimmer shade for an effortless easy rose gold eye look.
Encased in the most gorgeous packaging yet, the Revolution Pro Ultimate Crystal Palette features the jewel encrusted casing of our sell-out Ultimate Crystal Eye Quads, but has been supersized for a high impact, head turning palette to add some serious sparkle to your makeup bag. This Extra Large palette is fully loaded to get glam your way.”
The Revolution Pro Adorned Ultimate Crystal Palette is pricey for a Revolution palette at £20, but I bought mine whilst they were running their 3 for 2 deal, which lowered the price a little. The Revolution Pro Adorned Ultimate Crystal Palette contains 16 shades, each containing 1.5g of product which is a generous amount of product for an eyeshadow.
This palette has the prettiest packaging I’ve ever seen from a drugstore makeup brand, which would explain the elevated price tag, but it’s actually a large palette in terms of size too. To give you a size comparison, this palette is the same size as my Tarte Tarteist Pro Palette.
The packaging design inside is a little similar too, with the same luxe, metallic gold finish. It feels and looks very luxe, and the cover of the palette is covered in lots of plastic crystals for a super sparkly effect. This same crystal effect features on their Revolution Pro Diamonds and Pearls Ultimate Eye Look Palette, except without the pearls.
Embellish / Captivate / Wish / Grace / Glamour / Charm / Allure / Victory
Fortune / Crush / Attraction / Style / Class / Aura / Worship / Promise
From the sixteen shades within the Revolution Pro Adorned Ultimate Crystal Palette, fourteen of them are amazing. The mattes are buttery smooth, and extremely pigmented. Whereas the shimmers are metallic, multi-dimensional and have almost a cream formula, they’re that creamy.
The two disappointing shades are the two pressed glitters, and I wish Revolution (and ColourPop) would stop putting pressed glitters in every palette, as not everyone wants to use them. The Aura pressed glitter is OK in terms of formula, but Allure is absolutely terrible.
It feels like foam in the pan, and this crazy lifting bubble effect happened after running my brush around the pan. I’ve never seen a pressed glitter do that before? It’s almost as if it had a strange chemical reaction in the pan, but the whole entire pan’s worth of product fell out when tipped.
If this palette didn’t have Allure or Aura, it’d be a massive rave post from me, but those two shades, especially Allure is a freaky weird formula, and I’m happy to no longer have it inside my palette, so I don’t have to worry about the glitter migrating into the other surrounding pans.
Overall I really like this palette, but I personally wouldn’t pay more than £15 for it, especially with the problematic glitter, but if you can overlook Allure and Aura, the other fourteen shades are really lovely, and have impressive pigmentation and blendability.
You can find the Revolution Pro Adorned Ultimate Crystal Palette right here.
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