I was so excited when I got this palette back in October for my birthday because I had seen it was a dupe for the ABH Subculture palette. However, I must be honest with you guys right off the bat: this is the WORST palette I have ever purchased!
Product Description from Revolution Beauty London:
Time to get RELOADED! Our 15 shade eyeshadow palettes that are bound to pack a punch at an affordable price. Warm burnt shades for lovers of neutrals, cool tones and pops of greed, in a variety of matte and shimmer shades. Highly pigmented, long wearing, smooth and blendable eyeshadow shades that will keep you on trend all year round.
Price: $7.00 USD
Very cheap, plastic packaging. I don’t like it.
I think I prefer the cardboard palettes with magnetic closure. Let’s move on..
Formula & Application
Where to start?
Ok. I thought they swatched okay, some took time to build up the pigment. I think the most pigmented are the darker shades, especially the lower right shades, browns and black. The lighter shades needed way more build up to even get close to their swatches when applied on the eyes. The greens looked muddy and not really green at all but gray?… I didn’t like that.
Out of all the 15 shades, I thought 6 of them were good. And as I said, it was mostly the darker shades. With those you don’t need to build them up that much anyway. The ones I cared about the most were the lighter ones and they didn’t live up to their description. They were not pigmented, and they blended terribly, almost muddy. The best were the browns.
I don’t even want to do a shade breakdown because most of the palette was terrible and I didn’t like the inconsistent formula at all. I will show you the swatches that took a long time to swatch because all the pigment stayed on my fingers..
Maybe I’m not being super fair. Some shades are okay, as you’ll see. But after trying it two times, AND trying the shades I was really drawn to the most… It was disappointing.. It literally makes me NOT want to reach for this palette anymore I might just throw it in the trash.
As I mentioned, the darker shades work the best but I don’t care for the darker shades as much. I got this palette because I like the orange/yellow/green shades in this palette, but it was kind of a let down. Wet n Wild has better palettes than this and theirs go for $4.99 as opposed to $7.00, just saying.. This palette swatches better than it wears!
Pros & Cons:
- Cruelty free
- Gluten free
- Applies patchy
- Formula inconsistent
- Some shades look muddy
- Some shades apply better than others
- Lack of pigment
- Can’t work with shimmers at ALL
I don’t have any looks with this palette because I really really tried to make this palette work and couldn’t. I tried both wet and dry techniques with the lighter mattes and it didn’t make a difference.
Greens blend into a muddy mess. Some applied patchy and are not “highly” pigmented. The shimmers were a nightmare, and the lighter mattes take FOREVER to build up. I just decided I didn’t want to waste my time with it any longer..
I don’t mean to be such a downer, I just want to be honest. I feel like I haven’t written many negative reviews but this one takes the cake! The worst palette I’ve ever tried and now I’m not so sure I want to give any of their palettes a shot now..
I’d love to know if anyone has tried their palettes and if they worked out for you or if you’ve had the same problems as me? At this point, I can’t even be sure if it’s the batch or not, but it’s just so bad..
In my opinion, save your money and buy something better.
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Disclosure: this review is a personal opinion and is honest. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. Product(s) was/were purchased by me, unless noted otherwise.