Makeup Revolution (or Revolution Beauty) is popular because they dupe well-known and (much) more expensive palettes (the last one I reviewed — a letdown — was rumoured to be a dupe for ABH’s Norvina palette) and this Makeup Revolution Iconic Fever palette is said to dupe Urban Decay’s Naked Heat colour story.
You have to admit that there are some similarities!
If you’re a lover of warm tones, deep oranges and burgundies, this Makeup Revolution Iconic Fever palette is something you might want to look into.
Price point, packaging and quantity
The palette can of course be bought from the Revolution Beauty website here. Price: €4.99 / £4 / $7. Delivery is offered across Europe for all orders over €45.
As for all the palettes of this collection, it has 15 shades of 1.1g each. There are 9 mattes, one satin and five shimmers.
It is vegan and cruelty free and gluten free.
Revolution Beauty is available in a lot of drugstores across the UK and continental Europe and they can be found at Ulta in the US.
Review and swatches
Texture: The shadows are very buttery and, with the exception of the lighter matte shades, swatch beautifully (not that it’s any use to anyone). They also feel soft to the touch.
Application: as usual with the brand, the application is easy, pleasant and seamless. There isn’t much fallout, but you have to be careful not to work the mattes too much, otherwise they’re blend away into nothing.
Staying power: I always expect (probably wrongly) cheaper palettes to have average staying power, as I suspect the pigments are more scarce or lower quality. Again, the lighter mattes are the weakest link of the bunch, but the shimmers do however perform extremely well and will stay on your eyelids for hours on end.
Pigmentation: The quality of the mid-tone mattes and more specifically the shimmers is indisputable. The lightest shimmer (the champagne-y one) is definitely chunkier and more sheer than the rest and works better as a brow highlight, a topper or even a highlighter!
For some of these shades (especially in the last row), it would be impossible to tell them apart from high end makeup.
The weakest shades are the light mattes whose butteriness doesn’t make up for their lack of pigmentation. But the darker shades are so good that it’s easy to look past the first row.
The second and third shades (first row) are the ones I can’t see myself using all that much. The second one might work out as a soft brow highlight, but it’s too powdery in my opinion to do anything.
Would I recommend the Makeup Revolution Iconic Fever Palette?
Out of the three Revolution palettes that I own, this one is by far the best of all three. The value is amazing despite the bad performance of the first row. The shimmers alone are worth the price point.
All in all, it is reasonably well executed and I wish that quality was to be found throughout the Re-Loaded collection.
I would absolutely recommend this Makeup Revolution Iconic Fever palette to anyone, whether you’re a makeup beginner, enthusiast, hoarder or elitist.
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