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

NYX Love you so Mochi Eyeshadow Palette | Electric Pastels | Review and Swatches

I’m a bit of a sucker for all things Japanese inspired… Pokemon is a secret, excruciatingly nerdy love of mine. So these cool mochi inspired palettes from NYX really got me excited. Mochi are a squishy Japanese snack and do you know why NYX named their palettes after them? The products themselves are actually squishy too! There are two highlighter palettes and two eyeshadow palettes. I was drawn to the brights of this eyeshadow palette called Electric Pastels and just couldn’t wait to review it for you!

The colours are just so vivid and STUNNING and quite out of my comfort zone too. The other eyeshadow palette, called Sleek and Chic, is beautiful in its own right but quite muted and a lot like other palettes I already own.

The palette is a nice size and contains ten shimmer eyeshadows. It has a clear lid with the name of the palette written on the front in a eye-catching font. The word ‘Mochi’ is actually holographic which is a nice effect and goes well with the theme of the palette.

I love the range of colours in this palette – such a gorgeous variety of electric tones. Very eighties, very pretty.

I swatched each shade by swirling my finger over the shadow a couple of times and blending the colour down my arm. The shadows felt almost wet to the touch and very soft. I was quite impressed with the consistency actually and could tell they would be a dream to apply and blend.

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I tried the eyeshadows out on the eyes today, using brushes. Although they are not as vibrant when applied with the brush, this isn’t a bad thing. It meant that I didn’t apply too much and regret my decision! I could gradually build up the colours and control the pigmentation on my eyes. I went safe with the lighter colours and the peach – I’ll one day pluck up the courage to go bolder!

I suppose the main reason you came here was to see how squishy these shadows really are? Well here you go…

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There’s also a video of this on my Instagram highlights, in ‘Beauty Faves’.

I purchased my palette from Cult Beauty here, but you can also get it from the NYX website here. View the whole NYX Mochi range here.

Kerry x

I Heart Makeup Chocolate Orange | Review and Swatches

I am seriously loving the chocolate themed palettes from I Heart Makeup at the moment. An obvious dupe of the Too Faced ones, the I Heart Makeup range of palettes offer an affordable but very high quality alternative. The range of colours available in the varying themes is astonishing too. I love them and if you don’t own one yet, I promise you’ll fall in love with them too. This Chocolate Orange palette is just made for me – take a look inside and you’ll see why…

All my warm tone dreams have come true! Every single shade in this palette is what I usually gravitate towards from multiple palettes. Having them all in one place is a real gem and super convenient. Another bonus? The palette actually smells like Terry’s Chocolate Oranges!

Inside the very bright orange topped case, is a large mirror and a mixture of 16 matte and shimmer shades. There are some dusty roses and pinks, orangey browns and then there are some pure orange tones! There is also a shimmery gold which swatched amazingly and looks stunning on the eyes. You’ll see what I mean from the swatches below.

As usual, the quality of this palette has not disappointed me. I’ve never had a dud from I Heart Makeup to be honest and I have to say that they’re getting more exciting with every one they release. The colours are once again, beautifully complimentary and also long-wearing on the eyes. Yes, some are more pigmented than others but overall the pigmentation is excellent for it’s low price tag.

I’m excited to see what 2018 brings for I Heart Makeup, as their products are always so quirky and exciting. The packaging is always fun and the products themselves are excellent quality and extremely popular. Some of my most searched reviews on Sparkle with Kerry are the I Heart Makeup eyeshadow palettes!

To buy your own I Heart Makeup Chocolate Orange palette, click here. You can also watch a tutorial by the gorgeous Tammi below.

Kerry x

Makeup Revolution Re-loaded Newtrals 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

Here’s a quick post on one of the beautiful and incredibly affordable new eyeshadow  palettes from Makeup Revolution. This right here is the Re-loaded Newtrals 2 palette and it is one of four to make a huge impact since it’s release last week. 

If you already own the original Neutrals vs Newtrals eyeshadow palette, then you’ll know that it is full of gorgeous pinks and reds all warm and lovely, with some cool tone colours thrown in. This Re-loaded Newtrals palette contains all warm tones and is so up my street. It comes with 15 shades, a mixture of matte and shimmers – some so subtle that you’ll sparkle under bright lights. There is a brown on the top row which has very pretty micro glitter in it and I love it! Took me a while to realise it was there though as it only appears in certain lights – so unique! 

The best part? This palette is only £4! That’s right, you heard me correctly, £4! Don’t think that this low price brings low quality either – the pigment from a majority of the shadows is unreal. I’ll say that a couple of the mattes are quite pale and patchy – but those shimmers pack a real punch! They are so buttery too and blend like a dream. 

As I was swatching this palette this morning I knew that it would cause real problems for me – I wanted to use every single shade on my eyes there and then! You’ll probably feel the same if you get yourself one. The colours are just so pretty and so complementary to each other, you’ll be overflowing with ideas on how to use it. I went for a very basic and as usual, boring look today. 

To buy your own Makeup Revolution Re-loaded Newtrals 2 palette, click here. Check out the other palettes in the collection too (there are some incredible dupes in there)! 

Kerry x 

Sample Beauty Kismet Palette | Review and Swatches

After receiving the beautiful Coax Palette from my husband for Christmas, I decided to treat myself to another palette from Sample Beauty. I fell in love with the bold colours and fantastic pigmentation, so went with another palette containing bright and unique shades – the Kismet Palette.

Inside the palette are 16 beautiful shades – 11 shimmers and 5 mattes. Once again, the mattes are absolutely incredible. So so pigmented and bold – use sparingly! The shimmers are stunning – I’m blown away by the brightness and beauty of the light blue shade on the bottom row, far left. I just had to use it on my eyes last night, even though my eyes are already blue, I couldn’t let that colour go to waste. The shimmers transfer to the eyes beautifully, I didn’t once have to wet my brush or use my finger for better pigment. Check out the swatches for yourself –

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Kismet Palette – Top row in natural light
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Kismet Palette – Bottom row in natural light

This palette also contains a very fair matte shade which matches my skin tone exactly (it doesn’t show up in the swatches). This eyeshadow is perfect for setting the primer on my eyelid and produces a nice, even base. My only downside to this palette is that there isn’t a suitable transition/crease shade for my skin tone. The browns are just a bit too dark to use in my crease – I’m really not brave enough! This wouldn’t be a problem for everyone though. Plus, I have plenty of eyeshadow palettes with neutral transition colours in them, so I’m really not fussed.

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An eye look created using the palette – just look at that light blue in my inner corner!

I have to mention the packaging for this palette too. I love it! I love its simplicity – just a white outer cardboard case with the brand printed in black. It is also super slim-lined, without compromising the size of the pans – you get a lot of product for your money! There is a mirror inside the lid too – which you all know by now, is something I really appreciate.

To buy your own Kismet Palette, click here. You will not be disappointed. Be sure to check out other items for sale too – they even do clothes and phone cases!

Kerry x

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Barry M Meteor Storm Eyeshadow Palette | Review and Swatches

I swatched this palette months ago in store and instantly fell in love. I didn’t buy it at the time because it was sold out and has been ever since. I couldn’t buy it on Superdrug online either. This week in Boots however, I was pleasantly surprised to see some on the shelves! I also had enough points to buy the palette which is £9.99. Who doesn’t love a freebie? 

The Barry M Meteor Storm palette contains eight metallic and duochrome shades – all stunningly unique and like nothing I already own. The more I get to know this palette the more amazed I am with the quality and its beauty. 

The packaging is a simple cardboard box with a magnetic closing and a mirror inside. It is extremely lightweight and portable. 

I swatched each shade lightly on the back of my hand. 

The first four shades swatched in natural light
The final four shades swatched in natural light

The colours swatched beautifully and the pigment was impressive. I said an ‘Ooo’ with each one, it was like I was watching a fireworks display! The duochrome shades are especially eye catching as they’re so unique. They look amazing on the eyes too and stayed put all day.

The only downfall to the palette (for some people), is that there is no matte shade to use as a transition shade. This didn’t bother me in particular because I have so many palettes each with a decent enough shade for this purpose. To be honest, it’s nice to have a palette completely dedicated to metallic and duochromes – who wants a boring matte chucked in there too in place of a more unique colour?

Overall I absolutely love this palette and I’m so glad I managed to get myself one. I’ll be sharing my looks over on Instagram, so keep your eyes peeled. I would say that these eyeshadows work best and are way more intense when you apply them with your finger or a wet brush. 

To buy your own online, click here

Kerry x