Makeup Revolution – ‘Iconic Elements’ palette with swatches

I haven’t, yet, posted about the last palettes that Makeup Revolution, kindly, sent me but slump and loss of mojo blah blah (not to be dismissive of my own issues but I don’t want to keep starting all my posts in the same way!) – I’m working on the other post but when the ‘Iconic Elements’ palette arrived I wanted to get it out to you as soon as possible, especially seeing as the other palettes aren’t so new, now, and this one is brand new. 

This is the Makeup Revolution ‘Iconic Elements’ palette, it houses 11 mattes and one shimmer (though some of the mattes also have a beautiful sheen to them) – It’s £4 and is available on the Makeup Revolution website and now that we’ve done the technicalities, on to the pretty! 

The palette ranges from the palest of pale to super dark shades, as you can see. 

As expected the pale shades don’t show up as much on my skin – They’re as pigmented as I’d expect but they’re pale shades so they’re never going to pack a huge punch. As you can see the third shade is the shimmer and it’s the perfect shade to add to a matte look to give it an extra dimension and it would be perfect for highlighting under the brow bone, inner corner etc. Even though there’s only one shimmer some of the mattes do have a really beautiful sheen to them, rather than just being flat – As you should be able to make out in the photos, the second shade in is one of those; it’s matte but it’s just a little bit more.

The mid tone shades next and there’s a nice balance between warmer and cooler tones. The palest shades would be best for evening out the skin tone on the eye lid whereas these shades would be great for adding shade and contour or for being a wash of colour over the whole lid; there’s so so many looks that could be made with this palette, no doubt about that.

And lastly, the darkest tones in the range – These would add much more depth for a more contoured look, or would be ideal for a matte smoky eye and then there’s that black! This is possibly the most pigmented black I owned, it’s amazing. I think, for the next eye look I do, I’ll be using this to line my eyes, it’s been a while since I lined my eyes with powder but it’s a look I used to really enjoy doing and this would be amazing for that.

So, that’s the palette. I know I’ve not gone in to a lot of detail over each shade but you can see them all, you can see the pigmentation. Although they’re powdery, because they’re mattes, they’re also soft and they apply to the skin beautifully in a way that’s buildable for intensity or softer, to be more smoked out.

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I was sent this palette for my consideration for review purposes – All opinions are honest and are my own


  1. Laura Rose Wade March 20, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    Looks like a dupe for Urban Decay's Naked Basics 1 & 2 Palettes, the darker shades look good, especially for the price tag.

  2. Sherry K March 20, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    such a nice pallate ! Its always a pleasure to read your honest reviews !

  3. beautyqueenuk March 20, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    I love the look of this palette, it has every shade on it that I would definitely use x

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