I am the one that loves make up but doesn’t like to spend £40 in a foundation neither £50 on an eye shadow palette. I know that you get what you pay for but there are so many amazing drugstore make up products out there that I just think “Why bother getting something so expensive when you can get similar for less?“.
So I am always on the hunt for good dupes or new products that are affordable and worth having in my little makeup collection.
You may have heard of the brand MakeUp Revolution and if you didn’t, you must leave your little world and go and explore the many beautiful thing that they have.
I am a huge fan of MakeUp Revolution but unfortunately here in Blackpool, they don’t stock half of what the brand supplies to us! And it is so frustrating because I don’t like to buy makeup online because I always think that the photos of the products don’t do them justice. Anyways, this time I decided to just ignore my fear of buying makeup products online and I just went for it. I bought three makeup revolution products: Iconic Pro 1 , Iconic Pro 2 and the Ultra Professional Blush Palette. This last one, I wasn’t really too sure about. What I really wanted was a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit but as I couldn’t find any (if you know about some, just let me know) I decided to buy this blush palette as I don’t have that many and I don’t regret doing it!
So I went away and took some photos as soon as I got them in the post to share with you and give you my opinion. Bare in mind that I haven’t tried any makeup look with them. I just swatch them on my arm. So.. here we go!
ICONIC PRO 1
This one is the Iconic Pro 1 and, has you can see it has 8 matte and 8 shimmery eye shadows – and so has the Iconic Pro 2 that I will show bellow.
I would say that this is more like a nude eye shadow palette even thought it has a couple of shades “out of the box” that I absolutely love: Stage and Addicted – the 6th and 7th eye shadows on the second row.
I just loveee this palette. You can get some amazing looks with this one either for an everyday basis or a night out thanks to the beautiful shimmery colours that this palette provides.
I am obsessed with the 3rd shimmery eye shadow “Getter”. Don’t you just love it?
The eye shadows are very pigmented and there is no fall out. They seem to be quite easy to blend and work with. I am very excited to try it out!
ICONIC PRO 2
I have to say that I much prefer the Iconic Pro 2 than the previous one just because you have neutral but also a pop of colour in this palette. I have seen many makeup plum looks that can be achieved with this palette and that look amazing in brown eyes – just like mine! So I am really excited to try it out.
Same as before, we have 8 matte and 8 shimmery eye shadows that are very pigmented and easy to blend. Oh.. and I forgot to mention that both of the palettes come with a double ended eye shadow brush that I still have to try to then say something about it.
And here are the swatches again. I think that my photos don’t do this palette or the other any justice. I still need to improve my “swatching” technique ahah.
But in conclusion, I love both of these palettes. I know that they were released a while ago but I just had the courage to buy makeup online very recently. Now that I got the hang of it, I am afraid that I won’t be able to control myself!
Ultra Professional Blush Palette | Sugar and Spice
As I said, buying this blush palette was not in my plans. I wanted a contour kit but I couldn’t find any that I loved and, again, buying it online didn’t help,
So, not finding the thing that I wanted, I saw this one and I was quite in love with it. I loved the shades, and I thought that I could maybe make it work for some contouring with the two shades on the first row. I don’t own many blushes. I actually just have one that I wear all the time and sometimes I feel like I need some more for different looks. I was in need for a peachy one and this blush palette filled that need of mine. So this comes with six blushes and two highlighters that are absolutely stunning I must say. You have to swatch it to believe me!
Let’s see if I can do them justice..
Can you just see how stunning these are? I am in love with the pink highlighter. I need to make it work! Do you have this palette? What do you think about it?
I am in love and can’t wait to try it out. If you have any looks that you want me to try with either Iconic Pro 1 or 2 just let me know. Comment with the photo or link and I am more than happy to recreate it. I am trying to start YouTube Makeup Videos and I need some encouragement and also inspiration! So.. let me know !
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