On my recent trip to Spain I picked up this Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette from Primor for just under 5 Euros.
This seems like it was developed as a cheaper alternative to the very popular Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I’m not a big fan of how cool tones look on my so I don’t own the Urban Decay Naked 3. I won’t be comparing this palette to the Urban Decay one.
Here are the swatches of all the shadows. I’m quite impressed by the pigmentation of these shadows and although some of them feel a bit chalky, they go on very nicely. It’s 5 EUR, what more can you ask for?
So far I’ve tried a couple of eye looks with this palette but I only have a picture of one of them below. I found that the matte shades blend very nicely but when picked up with a brush and blended over the lids, they do seem to lose a little bit of the colour intensity.
To get the look below I used the second and third shadows from the right. They look quite dark when swatched on my hand but on my eyes they seem quite light and wearable. The all over lid colour is the leftmost shade mixed with the 5th shade from the right.
The colours that look similar to each other when swatched on my arm, look almost identical when on my lids.
Another look that I tried with this palette (and didn’t get a photo of) was one where I put the shimmery pink shade (second from left) all over my lid. I had some fall out when I was applying the shimmery shade and when I tried brushing off the fall out with a fluffy brush (as I always do) I was left with shimmer all over my cheeks. The shimmer wasn’t budging.
For under 5 Euros, this palette does the job. I can get a few pretty eye looks with this and the shadows blend very well and last all day on me. I wish that the colours looked more similar to the hand swatches when blended over my lids rather than turning into shades that are very similar to each other. But hey, I can’t complain really.