Makeup Revolution – Iconic Pro 2 palette – First thoughts and swatches

It’s endless isn’t it? In the best way, Makeup Revolution are endless, their product releases are relentless, they just keep coming! Another new release to share with you, today, two new palettes were released yesterday; the ‘Iconic Pro 1’ and the ‘Iconic Pro 2’. I’m really pleased to be able to share the ‘Iconic Pro 2’ with you today, when I knew I was going to be sent one of them I was hopeful it’d be 2, and it was!

Also, before I get started, I’d love to know if any of you had noticed that these seem to be a good dupe for a brand we can’t, easily, get in the UK?

Oh yes, that rose gold packaging again, just look how beautiful it is, if you walked past this in a store you’d be sure to stop and pay attention, it stands out and will definitely draw people in. And if the packaging doesn’t captivate people then the surprising price definitely will, these are only £6.99 which is fantastic.
The ‘Iconic Pro’ palettes have the same shiny plastic on the bottom half of the casing but on the top it’s a beautiful, high quality looking matte which works really well against the rose gold script.
There’s 16 shades in the palette, 8 matte and 8 shimmer/sheen shades which work together to make this beautiful colour set. The palette also holds a huge mirror and a fantastic double ended brush – Thank goodness, a brush rather than a foam applicator! One end of the brush is a flatter one for application and the other is a fluffier, blending brush.
The other ‘Iconic Pro’ palette is beautiful, too, but I’m so pleased to have this one as it contains some more different shades which I wouldn’t normally go for but which I really want to play around with. 
But let’s move on to those shades, on to some swatches.
I was really surprised at how pigmented this first four matte shades were – From left to right we have ‘Paper’, ‘Chase’, ‘Smooth’ and ‘New-Tral’ which are a great selection of neutral mattes which would be great for contouring the eye. I did build these up a little, so that you could see the shades well, but it really didn’t take much to get this intensity of shade, honestly amazed. 

This four weren’t quite so, naturally, intense, they have a more smoky quality to them which is quite fitting when you consider the types of shades that they are. These are ‘One Way’, ‘New Rules’, ‘Grey Day’ and ‘Sudden’ and ‘One Way’ and ‘New Rules’ are just amazing, I love the tone of them as they’re bold, jewel shades but they’re soft enough that they’re really wearable. The grey and black are great additions, too, as they’d be perfect for that standard smoky eye. 

Next up we have ‘Only’, ‘Silk’, ‘Awaken’ and ‘New Day’ – This four, paler, neutrals are all beautiful formulas and have an amazing amount of sheen to them but without too much glitter. All of them look fantastic but the pale gold/cream and rose gold/copper of ‘Silk’ and ‘Awaken’ are my two favourites, I think I’ll be able to use both of these easily. Though that paler bronze shade of ‘New Day’ is really wearable too. 

The last four shades are ‘Steal-Er’, ‘Echo’, ‘Ambition’ and ‘Faith’ which are all stunning. I love the shimmering taupe of ‘Steal-Er’, I think that might be the first shade I wear as the cool tone is much easier to work with on my skin tone. The silver of ‘Echo’ is just stunning, I’m not sure how I’d use it but I definitely want to try. The last two shades have a lot less shimmer but it’s still there, the khaki/gold is one of those shades I always want to try but still haven’t, maybe this will be the palette that finally gets me to do it. And, oh, the beauty of ‘Faith’, without too much shimmer this’d be great for a crease shade, though would obviously need a lighter touch.

Oh yes, this palette. It has everything I think I’d want from a palette, I can already picture so many shade combinations that I want to use… yes this is a real winner for me and I can imagine it would be for many other beauty fans. Would love to know your thoughts on it, too? If you want to try them out you can look at them both here:

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I was sent this product for my consideration for review purposes but all thoughts are honest and my own. 


  1. Kirsty x February 6, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    I actually really love the shade choice in this palette. Makeup Revolution are so on fire with their releases right now. I'm glad they seem to have ditched the foam applicators and replaced them with proper brushes. I think another order will need to be placed very soon! xxx

    Kirsty – Effortlessly Excessive

  2. beautyqueenuk February 6, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    I love the look of this palette too eeeee…… I wonder if I could have them all 😉 x

  3. beautybyalicee February 6, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    This palette looks amazing, as does the Iconic Pro 1, definitely going to treat myself to both! I've had my eye on the Lorac Pro palettes for such a long time, great dupes.

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

  4. Jessica Edmunds February 7, 2015 / 12:27 am

    Only, silk, awaken and new day are my favourites so stunning! I love their constant releases as it gives me lots of options although makes me buy more too hahah xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

  5. Sophie February 7, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Ive been looking for an affordable nude palette which contains many mattes – most other palettes mostly contain shimmer. And Ive not seen an affordable one that actually has a proper make up brush vs a sponge one. Plus a mirror! I have the make up academy (not the same but similar) one that is supposed to be a dupe for urban decay naked but was looking for more mattes and wanted one with a good layout so its easier to know how to use them. Also I need a blending brush. Perhaps this is the answer. All the other palettes are either shimmery or the mattes are apparently not very pigmented (including mur in the past – I wonder if the formula has changed or not?) I think it would be great if they came out with smaller quads/5colour palettes or something too even though a lot of brands do this. I will look at the other new one too.

    • admin February 7, 2015 / 2:37 pm

      This is a new formula, yes, which is why I think the mattes are so amazing.

    • admin February 7, 2015 / 2:38 pm

      This is a new formula, yes, which is why I think the mattes are so amazing.

  6. Jade Wimsey February 9, 2015 / 12:10 am

    such beautiful shades; not that I actually need another neutral palette haha! I really want to try the Naked chocolate palette by MUR

    Jade x

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