I thought it’s about time to purchase a proper eyeshadow palette. I was improvising with my Naked contour palette before this. And the results were okay, but it doesn’t last very long, and I’m running out of my contouring powder. *insert more excuses to buy a makeup product he he*
Of course the initial plan was to not spend too much money on a) something that I’m not very skilled in using and b) something that I haven’t swatched in person. But this palette made me purchase it because a) the Makeup Revolution brand is known for Naked eyeshadow palette dupes and b) the colors are beautiful and wearable for me.
I bought this at Beauty Shop PH for PhP 450. I think it’s reasonably priced for a 12-shade palette. But I’ve seen this palette being sold for lesser prices.
Off the bat, I hated the packaging because it feels flimsy, but it does click when being shut. The palette I got had scratches on the cover, which the shop attributed to improper shipping. But I have a feeling that this might be a dupe or that it wasn’t QA-ed prior to shipping. See how the label in the front has already faded off? I don’t know. -.- I feel like if I drop it once, it’s going to break into two or just entirely fall apart. It comes with a sponge applicator, which I never use because sponges are like greenhouses for germs.
I got the Iconic 1 palette, which is said to be a dupe for Naked 1. I don’t have the Naked 1 palette so I can’t compare, but based on images on the web, the colors are pretty close. Seen above from top to bottom are dupes for Virgin, Sin, Naked, Side Car, Buck and Half Baked.
I had a hard time swatching and getting pigmentation out of these lighter shades. I mean, Buck and Naked were practically invisible on my skin. These on my arm took about 3 – 5 back-and-forths on the palette. Out of these, I experienced the most fallout and even a little fallout-clumping from Buck. I have used Sin to strobe, and with a light hand, it works wonderfully. Out of the lighter six, my favorites for the eyes are Side Car (a Naked 1 favorite as well) and Smog, and they are the most pigmented as well.
Look at how beautiful the darker colors are! Seen above from top to bottom are dupes for Smog, Dark Horse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal.
Swatching wasn’t a hassle at all, although I did experience some fallout from Creep. I have used Toasted on my lids and they creased a bit. Out of these, the most pigmented was Gunmetal — it only took one go over the palette to achieve this color. But I have yet to wear it out because it’s such an out there color. #GiveMeCourage
Of the twelve shades, only Buck and Naked are matte, Hustle is a satin, and the rest are shimmers. Some of these do have micro-glitters in them, like Half Baked, Side Car, and Gunmetal. Somehow, without any primer on, some shades last me the whole day so that’s a thumbs up!
It’s a nice palette, but I don’t like that most of it are shimmers (lack of research on my part he he) because heavy shimmers make my protruding eyes more protruded. But I do love how pigmented the darker shades are and that they somehow have earthy tones in it.