I’ve bought my fair share of Revolution palettes and I’ve had my fair share of disappointments with them. I thought I’d give the Pro side of the brand a try with this Trends Mischief Mattes. So far the two palettes (Visionary, and Iconic Fever) I’ve reviewed were from the regular Revolution Beauty range. It was time for a change (for the better?)
Price point, packaging, and quantity
Price: €8.99 on the Revolution website (but very easy to find in drugstores and on Beauty Bay)
Packaging: very basic. It’s a plastic palette with a see-through cover, nothing to write home about.
Quantity: There are 18 shadows (all mattes, that’s the point) of 0.8g each. That’s a total of 14.4g. Price per gram: 0.62€. That’s a bit more expensive than Morphe shadows and twice as expensive as the regular Revolution palettes.
The shadows were formulated in the UK and made in China.
There’s no mirror and no brush. The Trends Mischief Mattes palette is cruelty-free and vegan.
Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben [+/-] CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 15985, CI 16035, CI 42090, CI 15850, CI 15850:1, CI 77007, CI 77510, CI 77288, CI 19140, CI 77499
Review and swatches
Texture: most of the shadows feel really soft and creamy to the touch. This isn’t uncommon with Revolution palettes, but I feel like there’s more consistency in quality throughout this one.
Pigmentation: It’s more than decent, especially compared to other shadows from the brand. Since I have quite a few in my collection, I thought I’d look for dupes and see if they had different levels of pigmentation. Here are the results of my thorough investigations:
All the swatches on the right are from the Trends Mischief Mattes, whereas the swatches on the left are dupes either from the Iconic Fever or Visionary palettes. I obviously didn’t swatch them differently and it’s pretty clear that the Trends Mischief Mattes performs much better pigmentation wise.
Application: this is something I’ll never take away from Revolution shadows: no matter how much I happen to dislike some of their palettes, the shadows always blend beautifully. The major difference with the Trends Mischief Mattes is that they’re pigmented enough and will not blend away into nothing. I’ve tested them without and without a primer, but it didn’t seem to make much of a difference.
Staying power: it’s really decent although it doesn’t beat its higher-end competitors (and for €8.99 we don’t expect it to).
Would I recommend the Revolution Pro Regeneration Trends Mischief Mattes palette?
Well, first off, I wouldn’t recommend saying the name of that palette with your mouth full.
I was comparing it to the Morphe 35M in terms of price earlier, but realised when I was trying to look for dupes that they are very different despite the obvious “Oh, look colours!” feeling you get when you look at them. The Morphe 35M is a lot warmer in tone and, more importantly, has a bunch of metallic shades that simply cannot be beaten.
Other than that, I think the Trends Mischief Mattes a great affordable palette if you’re looking to dive into the world of colourful mattes without coughing up €125 for a Viseart palette. I know, apples and oranges, but you catch my drift.
Based on this review alone, I would definitely recommend the Pro range over the regular Revolution eyeshadow palettes.
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