Makeup Revolution New Release – The ‘Affirmation’ 32 shade Eye shadow palette

It’s Makeup Revolution time! I’d say, easily, Makeup Revolution post is always a highlight for me, I love to find out what’s inside and when there’s something stunning it just puts a smile on my face (hint, this one is stunning). 

Today the ‘Affirmation’ palette, which is the newest of the 32 shade Ultra Eyeshadow palettes, popped through the letter box. When I saw swatches of this, yesterday, I hoped I’d be lucky enough to get this one so I was very, very pleased when a palette shaped package arrived! 

The box of this, even, is rather beautiful, it shows as brown here but it has a lovely bronze sheen to it, it’s got a good quality feel, as I’m used to from Makeup Revolution (especially for something that costs £8!). 

It’s rather nice, in a palette of this size, to get a sheet with all of the shade names on it – Obviously it’s not a necessity but little details to add to a product and this one definitely does. 

And here are the shades in all their glory. I have a lot of Makeup Revolution neutral palettes (I feel like I say this a lot) but I’m definitely intrigued by the balance of shades in this one; where most palettes lean towards cooler or warmer toned shades you can see that this one has distinct cooler areas and warmer areas. As well as that it has those, oh so popular, pinky/rosy shades along with some beautiful purples. It’s a palette I look at and just say ‘yes’ – A simple statement, I know, but it’s true. 

As always, from a couple of different angles so that you can see different levels of shimmer – Here’s the first six shades. L-R ‘Pledge’, ‘Forward’, ‘Affirmation’, ‘Morale’, ‘Approve’ and ‘Hope’.
As you’ll expect the paler matte shades are very very pale and are hard to pick up on photographs, that said you can just about see it on this picture, it blends in very well with my skin tone. The rest of the shades are quite self explanatory, three gorgeous shimmers followed by two more mattes, all of which are really nicely pigmented and have a beautiful depth.

Some gorgeous metallic shades up next, some very warm colours as well as a couple of paler shades. We have L-R ‘Advance’, ‘Truth’, ‘Positive’, ‘Vouch’, ‘Accept’, and ‘Time’. 
Again, very well pigmented, though ‘Positive’ isn’t one that shows up too well in a photograph; it’s a very pale cream shade but what the camera doesn’t want to pick up is the really soft, very very beautiful sheen that it has. I think ‘Vouch’ is going to be the perfect pinky toned champagne for me, this could be a favourite of the palette, I know it’s simple but it’s very pretty.

The light started going, as I took my photographs, but I think they still represent the shades just nicely. This next 6 shades are ‘Reliance’, ‘Confidence’, ‘Blaze’, ‘Light’, ‘Vow’ and ‘Reveal’. 
We’re edging towards some of the cooler toned shades, now, and there’s some real beauties in here – These are really starting to be the shades that I can pull off so I love them. (I love the rosy shades and the coppers but with my skin tone I can’t pull them off as well). 

And here are my favourite shades from the palette – We’ve got the coolest shimmers along with some beautiful purples: L-R ‘Oath’, ‘Rely’, ‘Consent’, ‘Willing’, ‘Vouch’ and ‘Promise’. 
I am already picturing some looks that I’ll put together with these, they remind me of another favourite palette that I have – In fact… when I think about it, this palette brings together shades from a lot of my favourite palettes and puts them all in together. It could’ve been made for me, and I think a lot of people will feel the same way. 

Towards the end of the palette we have a number of mattes and some of those subtler shimmer/sheen shades that I love. We have L-R ‘Announce’, ‘Convey’, ‘Assure’, ‘Disclose’, ‘Slate’ and ‘Insist’. 
Not much to say about these, they’re staples of the palette, a few last neutrals along side some really lovely smoky and black shades.

32 doesn’t divide by 6, so there’s two left at the end, the light had really gone by this point and this last two shades did not want to photograph but here we have them. ‘Bold’ and ‘Declare’. 
Bold was a nightmare to capture because it’s a shade that’s actually very soft and smoky, but it has this gorgeous golden shimmer in it that brings it to life and that shimmer did not want to co-operate! I hope you can see it in the second photo (sorry it’s blurry but you can see the shimmer!) 
And that’s the newest palette from Makeup Revolution! I do love this one, and I know I say that a lot. I can see myself using the pink shades, the cooler neutrals and definitely some of those purples. I also think that, last shade, the very pigmented matte black, could make a great liner shade. There’s endless looks hidden amongst these shades and I can’t wait to start putting them together! 
It’s available now, here, for only £8!  

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  1. Sandra June 14, 2015 / 9:47 am

    Thank you so much for this extensive review! Most I could find had only 5 – 10 shades swatched and be done with it, going, like: "Oh, and all the other shades are great too!" Which doesn't help me one bit. Your swatches DO, especially what with them being photographed from different angles to show all the nuance and shimmer. Thanks again, and keep up the good work. ♥

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