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The Palette I Can’t Live Without: Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1

May 18, 2015

The Palette I Can’t Live Without: Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1

May 18, 2015


My addiction for eye shadow palettes is getting more and more severe, but lately, I have a new favourite go-to palette for my everyday look – the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1. I have wanted a Lorac Pro palette for a long time and when I heard that this was an affordable dupe I knew I had to get my hands on one. Luckily enough Superdrug was holding a 3 for 2 event so I treated myself to one along with a couple of other Makeup Revolution must haves. I haven’t looked back since.

First of all, the packaging is a little bit different to their other palettes, but I love the change! Gone are the fingerprint smudges as the Iconic Pro 1 has a beautiful matte effect case. It still has the outer cardboard box which instead of an image of the shadows inside it features a small description of the product in the usual gold writing.
Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 palette
Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1
The palette itself has 16 eyeshadows which are a range of matte and shimmer. I definitely prefer the shimmer shadows but I have been using the matte ones a base, which seems to work really well. The palette also includes one of Makeup Revolutions 1989 Double-ended Eye Shadow brushes instead of one of the standard applicators. I don’t usually like change, but this one is definitely welcome.

The shadows are definitely some of the best budget shadows I have used and they are extremely pigmented and super easy to blend. The matte shades are a little less pigmented than the shimmers but as I use these mainly as a base it doesn’t really bother me. So far, I think my favourites are Getter, Breathe, Too Grey and Stage as they are stunning when on. I really love the rose gold and copper feel of them as these are two colours I am loving for absolutely anything at the moment, whether it’s makeup, furniture or jewellery.
Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 swatches
Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 swatches

I was so used to my nude palettes that I have definitely fallen head over heels with the shades in this palette and now I can’t imagine my daily makeup routine without it. I genuinely didn’t think I would be able to find a dupe that is of such good a quality. It’s definitely encouraged me to try the Iconic Pro 2 but it’s also made me a little bit excited to see what other dupes Makeup Revolution have in store for us in the future!

Have you tried the Iconic Pro Palettes? What were your thoughts? I’d love to know!

Kirsty Leanne


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  • TimeWithYana May 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Colours in this palette are stunning! I'm also loving the huge mirror it has. That's a lot comfortable than those tiny little ones some brands put in theirs eyeshadow palettes.
    Yana xx


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