I got the Makeup Revolution Flawless Palette as a present from my mom quite a long ago, but couldn’t make my mind on it, so I’m coming with a review pretty late.
As usual I will start with the packaging. It is a rose gold carton package with a name of the palette and eyeshadow demos on the back.
Flawless Ultra 32 Eyeshadow Palette is made of black plastic with minimalistic inscriptions on it. It is hard to tell by the picture, but the packaging is glossy. If you want to avoid any scrapes and scratches on it better keep the palette inside the carton packaging.
Inside the palette you have a mirror and pans with eyeshadows. The mirror is just huge, which is super comfortable for eyeshadow application. With it you can easily check if eye makeup looks well with the rest of the face. Just so you understand the palette is 17,5 x 10 cm in size and the mirror is just about the same. The pans with eyeshadows are not big – around 2 cm in diameter. However, with this size you get quite an amount of colors in one palette – 32 shades, to be exact.
Shade range really got my eye when I just saw Makeup Revolution Flawless palette. Huge selection of colors allows for a variety of eye makeup: natural, shimmery, smokey eye or cut crease eye.
Neutral tones Paper, Almost There, Soft Glow, Uncover, Barely Pink can be used as a base color; and the lightest ones of those – Paper and Soft Glow – for the brow bone area. Slightly darker shades Smudge, Raw, Universal and Tarnish are great for crease. Shimmery shades right in the middle (some of them look just like foiled shadows) – Highlite, Angfel, Lowlite, Golden Night, Copper Shimmer, Medal, Molton Chocolate are amazing for making accents. As to the darket shades I love using Pure Chocolate, Cheerless, Tarnish and Cafe Noir for adding depth. The darkest colors Green Stars, Cafe Noir, Night, Blue Stars and Black Tie in the right bottom corner of the palette are amazing for creating smokey eye look.
Usually when I do my eye make up I apply dry eyeshadows with dry brush. However, I figured out that this is not the best way to use these eyeshadows. I love using the brush mostly with the shades in the left, because they are not different in texture from the eyeshadows you get from many other brands. As to the other shades in this palette, they are dense and well pressed, so the brush doesn’t pick them well, like with Highlite and Angel. Some other shades are dusty and with them you may get fallouts. This refers mostly to the darkest shades in the palette like Green Stars, Blue Stars, Black Tie and Night. Besides, they don’t look as vibrant and pigmented when you apply them with the brush. I could see less of a difference
Swatches below show how different some of the shadows from the palette look, when applied dry (bottom swatch), fingerswatched (middle swatch) and wet (top swatch).
Top row: Highlite, Angel, Gold Digger, Copper Shimmer
Bottom row: Red Night, Green Stars, Blue Stars, Black Tie
Some other shades from the palette which I usually apply using brush:
Much better results can be achieved when applying eyeshadows with fingertips and they look gorgeous when you apply them wet.
As to blending all those shades, I did not have much of a problem with it.
I love how versatile Makeup Revolution Flawless palette is and how many looks you can create with all those shades. Personally I prefer it mostly for my evening makeups when I have a little bit more time to play with the palette.