I am normally someone who likes to stick with brands I know when it comes to make up but I have decided to take the plunge and try something new. I decided to go for a Revolution Palette and I will tell you why as I go on. For the review I will go through each element and then give you an overall view at the end.
I have been seeing the I Heart Revolution Palette on my Instagram for ages. They have always looked so pretty and effective. I decided to go for one of the newer revolution palettes, something that I knew I would be able to get a lot of wear out of. This is because I don’t like to waste money on products I wont use. In the end I went for…the Cherry Chocolate Palette.
My first impression when I first saw the product was that the packaging is beyond beautiful. The melted chocolate effect on the case and the smell when you first open up the case it just amazing, like I could actually eat the whole thing. The colours of the outer box were pretty and really made an impression. Its so bright I don’t think I will ever misplace it and the box was matching, which was quite effective. The only thing I would say was a disappointment was the size of the main box that it came in. I felt that it was a bit over the top and could have been smaller and easier to dispose of. However, it was recyclable so that was a redeeming feature.
I would normally go for a palette that is more natural in colour and for day to day in work these colours and swatches are suitable but I have found at a weekend I want something brighter and more out there so that when I go out with friends I can experiment a bit more. The Cherry Chocolate is the perfect go between for day and night, they shades like All Gone, Pair and Bakewell are great to match with my workwear and shades like Jubilee and Maraschino that are great for an night out.
When I try a new product I will be at a weekend. This is so that if I do have a reaction I can recover before the week begins. I tested the shades out on my arms first and then used the favourites on my eyes. So far I have had no problems, which means that these should be fine for those of you with sensitive skin to use. The colours are beyond beautiful and so bright on my face, they are so smooth and easy to blend with each other to get the smoky effect and bring out the features you want showcased. They don’t feel grainy and heavy on my eyes. This is key for me as I wear make up all day and I don’t want my eyes to feel dry and itchy. The colours lasted really well, I sometimes find that they can fade throughout the day. However, these have stayed put and stayed bright despite the ongoing movement.
Overall, I have to say that this is a brand I fully intend to purchase more products from and I am already looking at what other palettes they have coming out soon. I think the next one I’m leaning towards is the s’mores revolution palette or potentially a Unicorn Highlighter. I also love that these products are completely cruelty free and incorporate people from all walks of life. Their products seem to be quite high quality without the high price tag. This palette was £8.99 directly from their website.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my Revolution Palette. If you have made it to the end please let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear if you have bought anything from Revolution. If you would like to see how I style my make up daily, give me a follow on Instagram.