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Friday, 29 September 2017

My Go-To Drugstore Eye Palette

I have been using this palette for a while now, and it's definitely one of my makeup products that I've been wanting to review for a long time. Every time I use it I imagine what I'm going to say in my post. Blogger life, am I right?

It's common knowledge in the beauty blog/vlog world that the Iconic palettes by Makeup Revolution are dupes for the Naked palettes by Urban Decay. This one, Iconic 3, is said to be a dupe for Naked 3. As a blonde gal with semi-pale skin, pink and nude eye shades suit me well so instead of shelling out nearly £40 for Naked 3, I decided to go for the much less costly Iconic 3 as the colours are oh-so similar.
This palette features 12 pink/nude/bronze colours in a clear and black plastic case, with rose-gold lettering and a double-sided sponge 'brush'... That nobody really ever uses.

As you can see in the swatches above, the colours are pigmented for their low price - very impressive! However, I wouldn't say they're as pigmented (once blended out) as some higher-end shadows I've tried. The matte colours are particularly pigmented and I only really reach for the shimmer shades in this palette if I'm looking for a little glow in the inner corner of my eye, for example. The colours are blendable, however if I've packed a lot of product on my eyelid I do get some fallout beneath my eye. There are enough colours to allow you to create a whole eye look with only this palette, which is another reason I love it.

You can pretty much tell by the photos which colours have been loved the most but I'll give you a brief run-down of how I use this palette anyway: firstly, I apply the far left shade all over the lid (over eye-primer) up to the brow, then the 4th shade in from the left all over the lid. I then blend the 7th shade in from the right in the crease to deepen the look, then bring it down to the lower lashline. To finish the shadow look, I mix the 2nd with the 5th in from left and pack it on the inner corner of the eye for some brightening shimmer.

I adore the shades in this eyeshadow palette and for such a small price (£4 from Superdrug), you can't go wrong at all. I'd definitely recommend this palette if you want to experiment with some looks before bumping up to the Naked 3 if you can afford it, but unfortunately I can't compare the 2 as I'm yet to try out Naked 3.

What Makeup Revolution products would you recommend?


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