Etos has a make-up brand newly available in their stores called Makeup Revolution. This brand offers a range of eyeshadow palettes, blush palettes among other make-up products. I’ve received two palettes to try out, the Makeup Revolution Highlight and Flawless Ultra Eyeshadow Palettes.
Makeup Revolution is an UK based brand and a part of TAMBeauty, which ownes several drugstore brands like I ♥ Makeup and Freedom. Since this is a drugstore brand, all products are available for an affordable price and best of all, cruelty-free.
I’m going to start with the Ultra Eyeshadow Palette in Flawless. The palette comes in a gold box which has all the details of the shades on the back. The size of the pans on the back are the same as in the palette. The palette itself is made of plastic and has a glossy black finish with gold details. The palette has some weight to it and feels sturdy, which I personally find important because it makes it feel less “cheap”. It actually looks quite good for a drugstore palette, simple and modern! The only thing that I don’t like is that the finish is glossym because you can see fingerprints everywhere.
The palette opens with a simple, regular “clicking” system. When opening, it reveals 32 Eyeshadow Shades and a huge mirror, which is the same size as the complete top. The size of the pans are about the same size as a 10 Euro coin. It says on the palette that it contains 16 grams of product, which I assume is in total so each pan would contain 0.5 grams of product. You get less product than average but I don’t mind. I rather prefer more shades and less product since I have so many eyeshadows already.
Each shade in the palette has a name which is on a separate, plastic sheet. The shade names were not described on the back of the box so this is the only way to know what the shade names are. I really don’t like that, because I always lose these sheets!
Like mentioned before, there are 32 Eyeshadow Shades inside this palette, eight shades per row (which makes four rows in total). There are several finishes available like matte, metallic and foil. I’m not super good at pinpointing the exact finish for the more shimmery shades. I always get confused between satin/pearl/frost etc. but I will try to explain it as much as I can in the swatches below. I mostly looked at the description on this website for the finishes.
The first row of the Ultra Eyeshadow Palette in Flawless contains mostly soft nude shades. The shades are Paper (matte), Soft Glow (frost), Buff (metallic), Highlite (lustre), Angel (metallic),
Unlimited (metallic), Brew (metallic) and Silver Smoke (frost). The metallic type of shades have nice pigmentation and feel soft, the only matte shade, Paper doesn’t have a lot of pigmentation and feels a bit chalky. It’s still an okay shade to use all over the lid.
The second row also contains mostly nude shades but also has some smokey, darker shades. The shades are Almost There (matte), Uncover (satin), Barely Pink (satin), Lowlite (metallic foil), Golden Night (metallic foil), Gold Digger (metallic foil), Cheerless (metallic) and Blue Stars (shimmer). Love this row, I really like the foil shades. They feel really soft, buttery and give an intense pigmentation, perfect for the eyelids. Again, the matte shade is not very good. I think (light) matte shades are one of the most difficult type of eyeshadows to do well. I think it’s still usable as a transition shade though. The metallic shades are less intense compared to the foil shades so that is the difference between those if you were wondering!
The second row also contains darker nude and more reddish/copper shades and also includes a smokey shade. The shades are Smudge (matte), Shimmer Heart (frost), Universal (metallic),
Copper Shimmer (metallic foil), Medal (metallic foil), Darkest Shimmer (metallic foil), Tarnish (metallic) and Black Tie (shimmer). Also really love this row, I think it’s my favorite one. Again, the metallic foil shades feel amazing and the matte shade, not so much.
The fourth and last row contains darker, reddish/copper and smokey shades. The shades are Pure Chocolate (matte), Raw (matte), Red Night (metallic), Molton Chocolate (metallic foil), Burgandy Nights (metallic), GreenStars (shimmer), Café Noir (satin) and Night (matte). Pure Chocolate and Night are actually the first mattes that in my opinion have good pigmentation! I think the shades in this row are very usable to create more depth and are nice to use for an evening look.
For my first look, I used Paper (all over shade), Raw (crease), Barely Pink (upper and bottom lid), Soft Glow (highlight) and Tarnish (outer V).
All shades that I’ve used blend really well together. The only problem that I have is that the intensity of the shades fade really quickly on my eyes, so a good primer and base is a must. Also, the shades turn out looking really similar when blended together, so there isn’t a lot of contrast between them but overall, I like how soft the look turned out.
For my next look, I used Paper (all over shade), Smudge(transition), Pure Chocolate (crease), Copper Shimmer (upper and bottom lid) Buff (highlight) and Pure Chocolate (outer V).
With this look, I had the same results as the previous one, shades blend well together but fade quickly. I think you can create some beautiful looks with this palette but I do miss the contrast, since a lot of shades will look similar on my lids.
I feel like the Ultra Eyeshadow Palette in Flawless is one of the best drugstore palettes I’ve tried so far, but I have to say that I’m not super familiar with drugstore eyeshadow palettes. Most shades in the palette are decent and the palette itself is very sturdy.
The Makeup Revolution Highlight Palette comes the same gold shaded cardboard box like the eyeshadow palette. Instead of showing the available shades on the back, it has a sticker on the front that shows how the palette looks like inside. The highlight palette also has the same style and feel as the eyeshadow palette.
The palette contains three Highlighter Shades and a mirror that has the same size as the top. The size of the pans are huge! It will probably take a very long time before you hit pan with these. The back of the box shows that there’s 15 grams of product, which I again assume is in total so each pan would contain 5 grams of product.
Here are swatches of the Makeup Revolution Highlight Palette. The shades don’t have a name so I’m going to refer them as left, middle and right shade. All of them have the same frosty, metallic type of finish. I love the finish, it’s my favorite type. I don’t like shimmery/glittery highlighters because in natural daylight, I feel like I look like a discoball. The type of finish that these highlighters have is much more natural looking and gives more of a “wet” glow than a sparkle. The powders feel super soft and are highly pigmented.
Left shade before/after:
The left shade has a champagne gold, yellow tone and matches perfectly with my skintone. I love this shade. I can easily do subtle highlight or build this shade up by applying more product.
Middle shade before/after:
The middle shade has a peachy pink tone. This shade looks very intense on my skin. When swatched on my hand, the peachy tone comes out better. You don’t see the shade very well when applied on my face. I thought that it would look ashy but because it’s slightly warm due to the undertone, it looks good!
Right shade before/after:
The right shade has a violet blue tone. This shade is very cool, undertone way and shade way! I think I just can handle the shade on my skintone, it is super intense. I think would use something like this as an inner corner highlight or for something more artistic rather than a cheek highlight, but that’s just my personal taste.
Here are all the shades together for a full comparison. I’m wearing no highlight on the upper left picture, the left shade in the upper right, middle shade in the bottom left and the right shade in the bottom right picture.
I’m very impressed and amazing about the Makeup Revolution Highlight Palette. I don’t own any of the more high-end palettes that offer the same type of highlight shades but I wouldn’t be surprised if this palette was on par with any of them.
I think that Etos can pat themselves on the back for bringing this brand to their stores. Looking at the products that I’ve tried, I think really get some good products for the price they offer. Especially if you’re starting to get into make-up, this is a great brand to check out to further expand your collection. The Makeup Revolution Highlight Palette had definitely made me curious about what other products the brand has to offer.
The brand Makeup Revolution is available at selected Etos Stores. You can look up which store using this list. The Highlight Palette is available for €6,49 Euro and the Flawless Ultra Eyeshadow Palettes for €12,99 Euro.
Have you already tried something from Makeup Revolution?
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