Thursday, 21 April 2016

REVIEW & SWATCHES | MAKEUP REVOLUTION & BRITISH BEAUTY BLOGGER 'FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE' PALETTE COLLBABORATION


I am finally writing a full, in-depth review for the Fortune Favours The Brave Palette (£10) from Makeup Revolution, created in collaboration with British Beauty Blogger (Jane). In this palette, you get 30 eyeshadows with a variety of finishes. If you read Jane's post on her own palette, you'll know her thought process and intentions behind this palette is she wanted to create a palette for every woman. With such a great range of shades, I think she succeeded. I am going to go quite in depth and discuss packaging, swatches and my own experience with this palette as I have been playing with it for weeks now, and I kind of just want to put all the photos I took to good use, truth be told.

BOX/OUTSIDE PACKAGING


The colour immediately catches my attention as MUR palettes are usually black. This gold packaging really makes you feel like you are holding something precious. It is almost like it is limited edition, but as far as I am aware it is part of their permanent collection, they really stepped away from their traditional packaging which I think was a good move. They have never collaborated with a blogger before, to my knowledge, so it seems fitting that the packaging should be extra special for this. 


On the back you can see the colours which is perfectly okay, I do like this feature. I just wish they had printed the names on the back of the box, because the plastic sheet inside with all the names is no longer in my possession. The sheet was blown away, by the wind, while I was taking shots in the garden on Sunday morning. I have tried looking for it, it's gone, forever. #bloggerproblems

THE PALETTE 



Beautiful matte gold packaging, unlike any other palette I own or have seen. I really love this, because it's so affordable (£10 for 30 shadows) I wouldn't even mind if the packaging was less impressive but the fact that they managed to make it look beautiful is such a bonus. I like that it is thin, easy to open and has a massive mirror also. One thing, again, I would appreciate is if the names of the shadows were actually written on the palette, like they are in Urban Decay palettes. It is such a simple thing, but I feel like this one key feature really separates the high end palettes from the low end palettes. For me the names are most of the fun (that would be my dream job to just name makeup products all day long). It also comes with an eyeshadow brush, nothing fancy but a nice addition.

SHADOWS 


There are so many shadows, I will go through them row by row with the swatches and then talk about the brush before giving my overall opinion. FYI, above is the only picture I have of the beloved plastic sheet and you can't even see all the shade names *sobs*, damn you sunlight. All of the swatches below are done in daylight on bare skin, just using my fingertips, no primer and no flash. 

ROW 1

L-R: Glimmer, Buffer, Peachy, Hope, Fortune, Skylight, Transformer and Midnight Rainbow.
Glimmer, Buffer and Peachy are really lightly pigmented. There is still some colour payoff, but you can see in contrast to the darker shades like Skylight and Transformer that there is a huge difference. I actually prefer lighter shadows to be less pigmented because I can use them to blend out other colours but that is just my preference. You could also achieve a richer pigment if you used these over a primer. Glimmer (pale iridescent, normal shimmer finish peach), Buffer (warm deep pink shade, matte), Peachy (peach, normal shimmer), Hope (beautiful warm, shimmery, foiled effect, taupe gold shade), Fortune (intense, foiled, true antique metallic gold), Skylight (pigmented, baked, royal blue shimmer), Transformer (rich green pigmented matte) and Midnight Rainbow (bluish green metallic/foiled shade).
ROW 2

L-R: Ice Cloud, Golden Coins, Cashmere, Tip Top, Yes Please, Green Machine and Smoothie.
The mattes, like Tip Top and Smoothie, tend to be less pigmented, and the foiled, Yes Please and Green Machine, and baked shadows, Golden Coins, are the most pigmented. Ice Cloud (intense shimmery silver white), Golden Coins (baked beautiful champagne gold), Cashmere (very creamy, taupe brown shimmer), Tip Top (matte khaki shade), Yes Please (foiled olive green), Green Machine (cool toned metallic/foiled leaf green) and Smoothie (a matte army green).

ROW 3 

From L-R: Caffeine Fix, Latte, Pink Diamond, Creme, Drama Queen, Lonely Planet and Blacqua
Again, the mattes, Caffeine Fix, Latte and Creme, swatch quite sheer and powdery, ideal for blending out other eyeshadows but alone will not create a striking look. This can be improved by using the shadows wet or over a good base, but they still won't be as pigmented as the foiled shadows which are really creamy and smooth in texture. Drama Queen and Blacqua, the darker mattes, are clearly more pigmented than the other mattes in this palette. Caffeine Fix (matte coffee-coloured brown, much better over a primer), Latte (very similar to my skin tone, a light brown matte), Pink Diamond (foiled, sugary pink shimmer), Creme (vanilla matte shade), Drama Queen (dark brown matte with purple undertones), Lonely Planet (baked dark purple shimmer) and Blacqua (matte, pigmented, black). Really impressed with the colour payoff of Blacqua, every palette needs a matte black.

ROW 4

L-R: Soft, New World, Favour, Sunset Hour, Super Gold, Winning, Brave and The Revolution.


The last row: Soft (matte light pink, more pigmented than most of the other light matte shades), New World (baked white gold, reminds me of the MUR white highlighter in their contour palette), Favour (foiled/metallic yet warm barbie pink), Sunset Hour (lovely warm gold with amber undertones), Super Gold (metallic copper gold), Winning (matte plum purple), Brave (matte purple with pink shimmer) and The Revolution (essentially a sparklier version of Brave, not very pigmented). 

Overall, my favourite shades out of this entire palettes are: Skylight (first row), Yes Please (second row), Pink Diamond (third row), Sunset Hour and Super Gold (both fourth/last row). My least favourite shade is The Revolution (fourth/last row).  I have been using this palette for a while now and surprisingly I have been reaching for the mattes quite a lot, just to blend out the crease and for my daily work makeup, I love using Latte as a transition shade and use Ice Cloud as an inner corner highlight. Creme makes a great brow bone highlight. I will definitely play with it a lot more.


Moving onto the brush, which for me is unnecessary just because it is so small. I have used it only out of convenience because it is in the palette already, but wouldn't mind if it didn't come with this palette. For the price, I do wholeheartedly believe this is an exceptional product and variation in colour payoff makes me like it even more. The mattes can be a little powdery, but the texture of the baked and foiled shadows are sublime, they remind me of the Zoeva shadows and they are some of my favourite shadows of all time. I would 100% recommend this palette. It is beautiful,with so many beautiful colours that even if you only used a few shades you would still get your money's worth our of it, plus it contains something for everybody. Thank you so much for reading this (really) long post, congratulations you made it to the end! Don't forget to please comment and follow my blog, I really appreciate it, thank you so much. Take care.
Have you tried (or do you want to try) any products from Makeup Revolution?

Love ♥
Kiran 
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22 comments

  1. Great post Kiran! I really love this palette and I agree the texture of baked, shimmery and foil shadows is just so good.. Most eyeshadows are buttery and so easy to apply. Really like the work done by Jane x

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    1. Thank you! Completely agree so many gorgeous shades.

      Kiran x

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  2. Great post Kiran! I really love this palette and I agree the texture of baked, shimmery and foil shadows is just so good.. Most eyeshadows are buttery and so easy to apply. Really like the work done by Jane x

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  3. I've ordered this and can't wait to try it - sadly mine showed up broken so waiting for a replacement :( excited for the baked and foiled shades especially though xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Damn girl, you are not having much luck with palettes lately, are you? First the 35O and now this. I can't stand it when stuff like that happens, but glad they're replacing it for you. It truly is a stunning palette, definitely worth the wait.

      Kiran x

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  4. I really want to try this palette out! I saw somebody use this in a makeup look on youtube (can't remember who, I watch too many videos daily haha) and I instantly fell in love with it. I mean £10 for 30 eyeshadows is just brilliant even if they're not all top quality.

    Saara Sofia - A Happy Little Blog 

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    1. Completely agree, and there are some really pretty shades. Thanks for commenting, Saara.

      Kiran x

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  5. What a beautiful palette! So many pretty colors :) I haven't tried this brand yet so thanks for the review!

    xo Raina
    www.themamaqueen.com

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    1. You should check them out, they have a lot of cool products; so affordable too. Thank you for commenting, Raina.

      Kiran x

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  6. Great post! So many really beautiful shades in there & a total bargain! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Me too, I have been using it every day since. Thanks for commenting, Gemma.

      Kiran x

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  8. This is such a gorgeous palette - it has everything!!

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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    1. It is beautiful, thanks for commenting Lu x

      Kiran x

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  9. This is a well written in depth review, Kiran. I was so tempted to purchase this palette two days ago but the shipping is just bonkers to Canada. I'm definitely waiting for free shipping promo code.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. It's a stunning palette, but yes definitely wait for a free shipping code. One thing I dislike about MUR is that they sporadically, but still quite often, run a lot of offers like free gifts and 20% off. I always seem to miss them when I am dying to buy something, and that low key annoys me. Thank you for commenting, Shireen x

      Kiran x

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  10. these colours are so pretty!

    love katy @ The Rawrdrobe x

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    1. They are lovely! Thanks for commenting, Katy x

      Kiran x

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  11. Thanks for tryting these products! they look amazing <3

    http://notforordinary.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is definitely worth it, a lovely palette. Thank you for commenting, Vane x

      Kiran x

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  12. The shades look great, it's a shame some of the shades aren't as pigmented but still its not that expensive for 30 shades - need to see this in store
    Kookii || Beauty By Her♥

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