revolution light & shade palette | review & first impressions

After spending way too much money in Superdrug on my birthday weekend, I came back with a tonne of makeup, including the Revolution Ultra Eye Contour Light & Shade palette. I thought I’d review it for you, especially as it’s actually my FIRST Revolution eyeshadow palette! I love other products by the brand, so I have high hopes. I haven’t even swatched it yet as I write this so it’s also a ‘first impressions’ post as well. Exciting!


The palette looks like this (see below, taken from the TAM Beauty website) and the first thing I noticed was how much it resembles the Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette (and, erm… the name is literally the same). I’ve included a picture of that palette as well, which I found on the Debenhams’s website.

They look IDENTICAL. The only difference in my opinion is the price – the Revolution palette is £8 on TAM Beauty and the Kat Von D is just over £32 (on sale) in Debenhams. £8 is such a great price for 12 shades.

The palette is 14g and feels quite light so I think each pan is fairly shallow but they’re a good size, especially the large pans.

Each quad is an eye look in itself which is nice to have for simplicity, and you could also use the larger pans as highlight, contour and blush so you can use the palette for your whole face at a push – great for travelling or newbies!

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The brush that came with the palette is a little too soft for me to use for its purpose but I will be doing the swatches with it for the review purposes. It’s double-ended and has a flat brush for packing on the colour as well as a small blending brush! Again, it’s good for newbes and if you don’t want to take two extra brushes when travelling.

Let’s get into some swatches! My skin is so pale so it’s difficult to see the lighter shades. If you want to see the swatches on darker skin head over to instagram – there’s so many beautiful ‘grammers there which have swatched the shades on various skin tones. I’ve swatched with the flat brush and then my finger.

First quad:

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Second quad:

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Third quad:

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As you can see, the lighter shades on my arm are practically invisible! But on my eye you can just about see them. In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have swatched them on the lightest part of my body.

There was some fallout but not excessive amounts and it went away with a little brush with a big brush (or just by blowing it) so it wasn’t an issue to me.

Lastly, I wanted to mention that the whole palette is talc-free which is a huge plus!

8/10

I gave it an 8 because it’s such a beautiful palette and a great & cheap dupe for the KVD palette BUT some of the shades are a bit less pigmented than others and I found it a bit toooooo easy to wipe off my arm just using a dry cotton pad.

Keep an eye out on my youtube channel for the looks I create with this palette! You can subscribe here: click me!


Hope you enjoyed the review!

hollife

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