I got this Makeup Revolution Mermaids Vs. Unicorns palette from my recent trip to Spain and I tried it out today.
As I’m writing this review my facebook notifications are going crazy with all the likes I’m getting from posting the photo at the end of this post in The Beauty Game facebook group. The girls there seem to be loving this colourful eye look on me. If you’re reading this and you came from The Beauty Game, Hiiiiiii, thanks for stopping by! if not, you should totally join the group.
So here’s the low down on this palette and what I thought of it while trying to achieve the final look.
This is what the palette itself looks like. The packaging itself is very similar to the Iconic 3 Palette that I reviewed recently. I’m personally not a big fan of having the shadow pans being so long and narrow. The best way for me to get these shadows on my eyes are by using my fingers and my fingers are wider than the pans. This also comes with a double ended sponge applicator that I don’t care for. I prefer brushes.
Here are the swatches of this palette. Most of these shadows are shimmery. When swatched, almost all of the shadows are quite pigmented and smooth but the leftmost shadow (light green) doesn’t give much of a colour payoff.
i started playing around with this palette and ended up using most of the shades and throwing them on my eye. I ended up with the look below. Unlike what I usually do, I did experiment with this eye look before putting on my full face of makeup. That means that I started with the eyes and I had a couple of attempts where i wasn’t happy with how it was turning out.
So first off, I will say that the shimmer in these shadows is the annoying type. If it falls onto your cheeks it’s quite difficult to get rid of because it will stick to the skin. Definitely work on your eyes first before doing the rest of your face makeup.
I also noticed two more things. The colour payoff is better when applied directly over concealer. I usually apply concealer on my lids to conceal any darkness then I apply a base shadow. These shadows don’t look so vivid if applied over a base shadow.
That said, the pink eyeshadows that are in my crease did need some powder to blend into. So after applying my concealer, I applied a light coloured powder on my brow bone and brought it down to where that pink shadow ends.
Now for the pink shadow. I first applied the fourth shadow from the right with a blending brush then the fifth from right a bit further down to deepen up that first pink. My problem with these shadows is that they’re very shimmery and I absolutely hate shimmer in the crease. I was a smart ass, and picked up another brush and blended that pink more and noticed that the shimmer was falling out (onto my cheek). Perfect, just what I wanted. So I knocked off as much shimmer from those pink shades as much as I can.
On most of my lid I used those middle to blue shades and for the corner of my eye I used the green that’s second from the left on the palette. I made sure that I blended those blue and green well and that both shadows blended into that pink nicely.
For the outer corner of my lid, I used the purple and dark blue shades (2nd and 6th from the right) to deepen my outer corner. I placed the blue closest to the lighter blue shade and I place the dark purple at the outer corner to blend into those pinks.
On my lower lash line I’m wearing both of the pink shades and I put on some of the green shade in the centre, then didn’t quite like it and went over it with the pink shades again. There’s still a hint of green there. (lol)
After I was done with applying the shadows, I cleaned up my whole face with makeup remover, applied my liner, mascara, lashes, brows, foundation, concealer (under my eyes and where I needed it) , setting powder, bronzer, blush, lipstick and anything else that I probably forgot to mention.
Woo… that’s a long post! Comment with the word “Unicorn” or “Mermaid’ if you made it till the end. 🙂