Soph X Revolution Extra Spice Eyeshadow Palette and Syrup, Cake and Fudge Lipsticks – Full Review and Swatches!

I am really loving the Revolution collaborations at the moment – you hopefully would have seen my recent review of Carmi’s palette with them last week (if not, read it here). I was very excited that SophDoesNails was releasing a second palette with Revolution, as her first palette is one of my faves and is one of my most used palettes (I also reviewed that one here!). It was fab to see that she was releasing lipsticks too – after all, she is the nude lipstick queen! I have to say, on first look, I am pretty blown away by the packaging. The palette’s outside design is a reverse of the original palette – with a rose gold lid and matte nude writing. I really like that the lipsticks match this too.

The Lipsticks

Aren’t they just beautiful to look at? I love how these look and also how Soph’s signature is engraved into the lipstick itself – such a sweet little touch. There are three nude shades to choose from – suitable for all skin tones.

Syrup is the lightest shade and is your everyday peachy/brown nude. Cake is the medium toned shade with a pink undertone. This is my personal favourite as I love a nude with a hint of pink. The darkest shade is called Fudge and is just as gorgeous as the other two. I’ve been wearing it today actually and it is very flattering on my skin tone.

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Top to Bottom – Syrup, Cake, Fudge

The lipsticks aren’t a matte finish – which is probably my only issue with them. You know I love a matte, but the formula of these is very nourishing and moisturising so that’s a good thing. They do last well, but not all day. For £4 each, you really can’t go wrong. To buy yours, click here.

The Palette – Extra Spice

This is an eyeshadow palette full of gorgeous summer tones and hot, chilli vibes. There are also a few cool toned shades in there – including a silver called Infinity, which is pretty incredible and a dark brown called Brownies. There are some khaki colours too – really not my thing, but I know some people will love these! My current favourite shade is the deeper orange shade called Sweet N Sour, which is perfect through the crease or all over the lid. For a simple look today, I paired it with Dreams all over the eyelids and it looked really pretty!

Some of the eyeshadows are definitely more pigmented than others. The one I struggled with most to swatch was Vitamin C (the light yellow), but it picked up surprisingly well on a brush. The shimmers are all very good, especially the yellow gold called LA Sun. Overall, I’m impressed once again with the Soph collab – is it as good as the first? Ask me in a few weeks… To buy your own, click here.

Here’s a look I created yesterday, using the palette and lipstick in the shade Cake.

And here’s a photo from when I met the woman herself! ♥

Kerry x

Revolution X Carmi Kiss of Fire Palette | Review and Swatches

 

Last year I reviewed the Soph X Revolution palette which was an eyeshadow palette in collaboration with SophDoesNails of YouTube fame. Revolution have collaborated a couple more times since and one of them has been with the wonderful Carmi, also of YouTube fame. I’ve met Carmi at a Revolution party and he is just the most lovely guy, very approachable and just as stunning in real life. His palette appealed to me massively and I just had to share it with you today!

Can you see why it appealed? Just look at those colours!

I love the size of the pans and the fact there are also two highlighters inside. The first highlighter is a remix of an original from Revolution called ‘Flash‘. It has a green shift to it, which sounds strange but it is honestly beautiful. The other highlighter is more suitable for deeper skin tones and is a gorgeous gold. There are four matte eyeshadows – an orange, a yellow, a cranberry and a black. I’m obsessed with the yellow! There are six shimmer shades too, which are very pigmented and super shimmery.

Overall, I’m in love with this palette – it’s very pigmented and very bold. The colour selection is gorgeous and they look perfect together in the pan.

To buy your own, click here.

Kerry x

Obsession Warm Up Eyeshadow Palette and You Got This Face Palette | Review and Swatches

Obsession, as mentioned before, are a sister brand of Revolution. I absolutely love their products and actually believe they are totally underrated. They’re advertising campaigns aren’t in your face and I think they get missed because of this. I highly rate everything I’ve bought from them – I’ve never had a dud product!

These palettes were launched last week – once again with little to no promo, that I could see, beforehand.

I purchased two of the four palettes which were released – Warm Up and You Got This. The other palettes consist of a cool toned eyeshadow palette (so not my thing!) and a very neutral nude eyeshadow palette. The two I bought were the most exciting of the four.

Obsession You Got This Face Palette

This palette contains setting powders, contour shades, blushers and highlighters. The perfect palette for travelling. The highlighters are super pigmented and just stunning. I was blown away by the pigment of the whole thing to be honest. Its incredible!

Obsession Warm Up Eyeshadow Palette

The eyeshadows in this eye palette have my name written all over them. They’re warm, red toned and just stunning. Once again, the pigment packs a punch. The shimmers are beautiful and could be used for the most elegant of eye looks.

As you can probably tell, I’m really blown away by these palettes. For £5, you’re getting more than your money’s worth. You must see for yourself!

Get your own, here.

Kerry x

Models Own Cheat Day Eyeshadow Palette | Review and Swatches

This palette caught my eye as soon as I saw a photo of it in an email from Models Own. Donuts? And eyeshadow? Yes please! This is the latest special edition offering from the very quirky Models Own – Cheat Day Eyeshadow Palette.

The palette comes in an icing covered cardboard box. The product itself has a plastic, clear lid with the donut icing decorations printed on it. The eyeshadows themselves are particularly unique – a large round pan which a contrasting colour in the centre of them. One of my friends pointed out that they look like boobs (she has a dirty mind!) but I, of course can only see donuts.

I swatched the outer rings of the pans in natural daylight, using my finger. The pigment didn’t blow me away to be honest. I was a little disappointed whilst I did this. However, when I used the colours on my eyes, they did show up much better. The shimmer shades are definitely more pigmented than the mattes.

I like the selection of colours – nice, can’t-go-wrong nudes. I’d love it if Models Own brought out a vibrant colour version though!

To buy your own, click here.

Kerry x

Sample Beauty The Cult Palette | Review and Swatches

Hey Everyone!

Sorry I’ve been so quiet on here recently – I have had a lot of MUA gigs and have also been working hard on my qualification. I’ve been having a think about the blog and my posts and have decided to trial keeping them short and sweet!

So here we have the Sample Beauty The Cult Palette!

This is an original offering from Sample Beauty, which had input from fans and followers.

There are 18 extremely pigmented shadows with can also be mixed together to create custom colours. It’s very clever and very magical!

I love how random the colours seem in the packaging – there isn’t a theme, just a selection of beautiful colours that will please everyone and just get my creative juices flowing!

To buy your own, click here (affiliate link)

Kerry x

Revolution Pro Regeneration Goldmine Eyeshadow Palette | Review and Swatches

This is the first of many Revolution Pro product reviews on the blog, as I was very kindly sent a large selection of products from the range. As my regular readers will know, I feature Makeup Revolution (now just Revolution) products a hell of a lot on here because I really believe in the brand. I also feel like the brand believe in me too – I’ve been to two of their epic event parties now and met some amazing people whilst there. The head honcho of the brand, Adam Minto, has also had a lot of time for me and it is thanks to him that I have been sent these amazing products from the new Revolution Pro range. He knows about the Makeup Course I have just enrolled on and he has supported me by helping build up my MUA kit. For all of this, I am extremely grateful.

Back to the product itself! Meet the Revolution Pro Regeneration Goldmine Eyeshadow Palette! Revolution Pro was launched on the 28th March and there has been a lot of hype online about it. The new releases have come in their hundreds – foundations, eyeshadow palettes, brow products, highlighters, lip pigments and lipsticks – so. much. stuff.

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This palette contains 18 richly pigmented eyeshadows along a gold/orange/brown theme. This is my ideal palette for everyday makeup looks and I can see it being a staple in my MUA kit – perfect for Mother’s of the Bride and more mature ladies.

To be honest, I swatched these eyeshadows terribly! I think I was having an off day! I just wanted to get this post up as quickly as possible as I know a lot of people are searching for reviews on the Pro range. I found that generally the mattes took more work to swatch than the shimmers did. They were nicely buildable on the eye, but some were quite patchy. The darker shades actually performed pretty well, and I created a smokey eye look using the shades Lavish and Private Jet. I usually struggle to blend darker eyeshadows, but these were pretty good!

The eyeshadows were swatched with my fingers, on no primer in natural light.

Overall, the palette performs pretty well. It’s not my favourite palette produced by Revolution – but that is mainly due to personal preference. I prefer more bold, statement colours, whereas these are quite safe. As I said before though, it’ll be a fantastic addition to my kit.

To buy your own, click here.

Kerry x

Blush Tribe | Blossom Eyeshadow Palette

 

Are you, like me, looking for an injection of colour into your makeup routine? Do you want to wow passers-by with your rainbow eyelids and creative makeup? Well, you’ve come to the right blog post. This palette from Blush Tribe will not disappoint in the pigment department – bold, bright, floral and gorgeous – the Blossom Palette is a stunner in its own right.

There are 16 flower-theme shades – all mattes and all unique. I own nothing like this palette and I wonder what I was doing before I did! It really has opened up my mind and creative juices to colourful eye looks and ideas. I have been scanning Pinterest for inspiration and even had a go myself at something pretty bold (for me anyway!) yesterday – but more on that later.

The eyeshadows are soft to the touch and easy to blend and apply. I would definitely recommend placing down a white liner on our eyelid first so that the colours really pop and stick.

When I swatched the shadows, I didn’t place down a primer or white liner, so this is them in all their glory.

Just look at that blue!

Even though there are some very bright and potentially intimidating colours in this palette, there are also some which are perfect as crease and transition shades and for all over the lid for every day wear.

I had a go at a sunset eye yesterday using this palette and the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’ as a base.

I was impressed with the pigment of the eyeshadows and the way they blended so well, even on a tacky base. This palette is also cruelty free – overall, a big thumbs up from me!

To buy your own Blossom Eyeshadow Palette, visit the Blush Tribe website here.

Kerry x

SZYGZY Comet Crush Chameleon Glow Eyeshadow Palette

I was very kindly sent this beautiful palette by SZYGZY to review for you guys and I’m more than happy to do so. This gorgeous ‘chameleon’ eyeshadow palette is available on Amazon and when I opened the package it arrived in, I gasped at how pretty the packaging was! The outer cardboard case is purple with a holographic shift that kept me entertained for a good ten minutes. The lid of the palette itself has one of those images on it that changes when you tilt it (not sure what they’re called, but they’re so cool!).

Inside the sturdy cardboard case are six large pans of eyeshadow – all unique and pretty colours. When I posted photos of the palette to my Instagram, it got a lot of love mostly because it just looks different to so many palettes out there.

On first glance, the eyeshadows look like your regular shimmer shades. However, upon swatching you’ll notice that the eyeshadows are actually duochrome and incredibly pretty! I was impressed with each one and also amazed at how very little product was needed to get good pay off. Although the shades are all unique in their own way, they still manage to compliment each other.

I decided to play around with the colours some more and see what other uses you can get out of them. Firstly, they can be used as very ‘out there’ highlighters – if you’re feeling brave! The other pretty and more practical way of using them is to pat them over a black eyeshadow or eyeliner. I loved how doing this completely changed the look and feel of the eyeshadows and just made them stand out even more! You could even try them over other colours of eyeshadow and see what happens!

To buy your own SZYGZY Comet Crush Chameleon Glow Eyeshadow Palette, visit Amazon here.

Kerry x

I Heart Makeup Chocolate 24k Gold Eyeshadow Palette | Review and Swatches

Let’s be honest here, I had absolutely no idea this eyeshadow palette was even being released. I happened to stumble upon it on its release day whilst browsing the TAM Beauty website (when I really should’ve been doing something else!). I have to say that it really was a pleasant surprise though! You already know I’m a huge fan of the I Heart Makeup Chocolate Bar palettes and have built up a lovely collection of them – I just had to add this one to it!

As usual, the packaging is STUNNING. I love the pure gold on this one, it’s so shiny! Inside you get a big mirror and 16 eyeshadows. There are six gorgeous mattes and ten beautiful shimmers. The shades range in warm undertones of peach, yellow and bronze which partner perfectly with golds.

I would say that this is a pretty subtle palette colour wise. These are great shades for every day wear. The colours are buildable. Some appear patchy at first, as you can see in the swatches and this is mostly the matte shades.

To buy your own I Heart Makeup 24k Eyeshadow Palette, click here.

Kerry x

Obsession Obsessive Eyes Eyeshadow Palette | Review and Swatches

I posted on Sunday about the new releases from Obsession and in particular the Matte Naked Lip Kit in the shade Strip Tease. Today it’s all about this glorious eyeshadow palette and trust me, you’ll want to hang around for the swatches.

The Obsession Obsessive Eyes Eyeshadow Palette comes in a really cool, dark midnight marble printed tin and is actually a pretty decent size. Inside is a HUGE mirror and 24 beautifully complimentary eyeshadows. The top row are the mattes, the bottom row the shimmers, merged and baked shades. I love the layout of the eyeshadows – sleek, slim-lined pans each with a trendy name printed below it. Yep, I just said trendy (I’m 31 next month, give me a break!).

There are plenty of colours here to create dramatic warm toned looks and the shimmers are pretty enough to wear alone during the day. You literally don’t need another eyeshadow palette when you have this one. There are awesome base setting colours, transition and gradient shades, smokey eye shadows and inner corner glows. The possibilities are endless with this one! Does it not just get you excited? Or is that just me?

To swatch, I used my finger and ran it up and down the pan once and then swatched down my arm. I did the matte shades on the top row first, in natural light.

The mattes were really interesting to swatch actually. I began with the neutral, light shades and wasn’t really blown away by what I was seeing but as the swatching went on, the colours got more intense, more buttery and more beautiful! I was particularly amazed by the shade ‘Rebound’ – a beautiful cherry red which had some of the best pigment I’ve seen in an eyeshadow of that colour.

I next swatched the shimmers and baked eyeshadows in the same way.

I had to swatch them six shades at a time because well, I couldn’t believe how gorgeous each eyeshadow was in its own right. Not one of them was a let down or disappointment. Each one packed a punch and just looked stunning. Each one pairs with at least one matte (usually the one above it in the palette) so it is super simple to create a quick eye look.

I’m sure you can tell from what I’ve written above that I already absolutely adore this palette. I can tell it’s going to be a staple in my makeup artist kit as it gives me everything I need in an eyeshadow palette. I may need to buy a second as a back up!

This palette is also vegan and cruelty free.

To buy yours, visit TAM Beauty here.

Kerry x