Lately I’ve been on the hunt for my perfect palette. I came across a lot of beautiful palettes and I decided: why buy one expensive palette if you can have a few less expensive palettes with way more color variations!? You already saw a review on Weeks of Beauty on the Colourpop ‘You Had Me At Hello’ palette and I’ve been loving it!
I decided to place an order on the Tambeauty.com website (the company that owns Revolution) and it was so hard to decide on what palette I wanted. Revolution recently came out with four beautiful ‘Re-Loaded Palettes’. Because they are not expensive at all (only €4,99!!!) I went for both Iconic Division and Iconic Fever.
I am a sucker for everything warm toned so this palette (Revolution Re-Loaded palette in Iconic Fever) was an easy way to my heart, haha. I love that this palette has almost everything I look for in a palette. It has light and darker nude colors for the basic in a look, a pop of color (the orange and the purple) for if I want to play around a bit more. It has two colors that are a little darker than the others for a more heavy eye look or I like to use the matte color as a eyeliner. It has two light colors for my browbone highlight and inner corner highlight and it has beautiful rosegold shimmery shades for the eyelid.
The swatches are amazing because the colors are really pigmented and creamy. Some of the darker mattes tend to be a little bit chalky but nothing annoying for me.
I am happy with this palette for days that I want a warm & burgundy eyelook buttttt after using it for a few looks I do find that the three burgundy shimmers are so so similar that on the eyes they look the same. It’s basically just a waste of pans in this palette to me and that’s a bummer! The palette would’ve been perfect if it also had a gold shimmer and maybe a bronze shimmer.
The shades are really easy to work with: they blend really nice and are pigmented well. I do have to keep in mind to build the colors up because if I put too much product in once place then it can be a bit hard to blend it out.
The shimmer shades are amazing in use and look like beautiful metallics when they’ve just been applied.
I love this palette for it’s money value but I do want to highlight two cons:
– A lot of the shades are very similar and look basically the same when applied on the eyes;
– The shades (especially the shimmers) lose their shine intensity after only a little time of wearing it and also when I blend the shades after applying the shimmers.
I do recommend this Revolution Re-Loaded palette in Iconic Fever because of the pigmentation and creaminess of the shades and for it’s good price point. However, I like the Colourpop pressed shadows palettes more!
This is the Revolution Re-Loaded palette in Iconic Division. It is a nice dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette.
I like the color selection in this palette: it’s diverse and original (well, besides the fact that it’s a dupe obviously but compared to most warm toned palettes) and I use this one if I want to play with colors.
Unfortunately the quality of this palette is less compared to the Iconic Fever one. The shades are overall more chalky (you can already tell by just looking at the swatches) and the two light shimmer shades are really, really bad in quality. They don’t show up that much and it’s hard to pick up any of the shimmer. Also, the more pigmented shades do give a little fall out on the eyes. Nothing major but I wanted to mention it anyway.
All the shades are easy to use and blend though so it’s still a nice palette but lovely colors and perfect for some original eyelooks (I’m loving a cut crease with the army green colors in the crease and the matte orange on the lid) but it’s not the best palette in town I would say.
Revolution just released a whole bunch of new make-up products in the Revolution PRO collection and I fell in love with the Revolution Pro Regeneration Palette in Revelation (it’s a dupe for Huda Beauty’s Rose Gold palette). It is added to my wishlist so you will read about it on Weeks of Beauty in the future!