So today I’m blogging about the first ever eyeshadow palette I ever invested in – as you can see from the photographs, it’s been pretty well used!
Up until recently, I had one or two individual eyeshadows that I stuck to and that was that – a nice light brown tone and a darker brown glitter shade for special occasions. How exciting.
So, like I said, I decided that it was time for an eyeshadow palette and, after some quick online searches, I decided to opt for Revolution’s Ultra Eyeshadows palette because of the many different colours and the great value for money. At the time I bought it, it was only around £15 for 32 different shades but it’s since been marked down to only £8 at Superdrug which, let’s face it, is a bargain. And this bargain has since become my go-to eyeshadow palette.
Looking at the various colours included on the palette, it can be seen that there are many different colours – mainly matte, as it is classed as a matte palette. The colours range all the way from white/light pink tones right up to dark purples, greys and blacks, ensuring to incorporate some beautiful autumnal tones as well (which I’m sure will come in very handy soon!). Despite being a matte palette, however, there are also a few glitter eyeshadows too, in shades such as purple, grey, pink and amber so I find myself often blending these with the matte shades given that they’re so versatile.
Having used the palette for nearly a year now, I can definitely say that it has lasted well – each and every shade is still not showing any signs of being nearly finished and the many dents and scratches that you can see are purely down to my own clumsiness. The product lasts all day when applied too which is brilliant for when I’m on a night out or at work – no need to take it with me to reapply! The pigmentation is great too – one application is enough for a subtle yet noticeable look and it only takes one or two further applications for a bolder look. Having said that, many of the darker shades do only need one application to get the full desired effect!
Finally, it’s a big plus for me that the palette comes with a massive mirror that I actually use to apply most of my makeup with – quite frankly, I can’t stand eyeshadow palettes that have plenty of room for a mirror but don’t bother to have one!
I’ve loved this palette from the moment I bought it and I can still see myself using it, even though I am looking to invest in some higher end palettes as soon as payday comes around. It can’t just be me who has sentimental value attached to eyeshadows … right?