So, that I’ve been following Make Up Revolution ever since they came on the market intensely is no secret:
And now, there’s another special palette in this ever growing list:
As with the Make Up Revolution I Heart Chocolate Palette before, the similarities with another, quite popular palette are uncanny: Make Up Revolution has done it and created spot on dupes for the LORAC Pro Palettes that are quite hard to get in Europe. The palettes are made up of the exact same shades in the exact same constellation as the original LORAC Pro 2.
What’s quite exceptional about these Make Up Revolution palettes is that the quality of the packaging does not match the bargain price at all – like with the Chocolate palette it is sturdy and well made, the surface feels mattified, almost rubberised. It has a good weight as well, which goes back to the fact that there is a huge=usable mirror inside.
Moreover, these Iconic Pro palettes seem to be the first ones in Make Up Revolution’s range that come with a brush, this duo ended brush is actually usable as well, quite dense with a small blending side too, in case you are without any other tools.
As mentioned before: The colours and arrangement in the palette are exactly what you get in a LORAC Pro 2 as well – I have been wanting to order this palette for ages, but as always with pricier items I thought about it three
hundred times and so I settled with the dupe in the meantime?.
There are 16 shades in total, the top row is completely matte, the bottom row contains frosty shimmers.
I always very much appreciate the effort of brands naming single shades in palettes, however, as per usual with “more affordable” make up, the names are not printed in the palette itself but the plastic sleeve, which is fine, I guess, just not as handy in my opinion.
So, eight of the 16 shades are flat-matte:
- Paper, a yellowish beige, perfect for blending and highlighting
- Chase, a warm midtone brown, great for the crease
- Smooth, a purpletoned taupe, absolutely marvelous to use as a wash of colour as well!
- New-Tral, a peach, one of the shade I was most curious about if I’m perfectly honest.
- One Way, a warm purple, the first “colour” in the palette
- New Rules, a bright midnight blue, the next dash of colour
- Grey Day, a midtone grey, perfect for shading without going black
- Sudden, a grey-ish black, not the blackest black ever but good for bringing smokey in
The eight shimmer colours are:
- Only, a very cool-frosty white
- Silk, a warm beige with tiny silver flecks
- Awaken, a gorgeous rose gold
- New Day, a very pigmented bronze
- Steal-Er, a beautiful, almost duochrome mauve-grey-bronze (when blended), possible the best shade for me, I didn’t expect the dupe to match the original that well!
- Echo, a frosty silver, intensely pigmented
- Ambition, a lovely olive green, quite considerate addition in the shades actually
- Faith, a reddish, dark, rusty brown
The swatches don’t even do the shades justice in my opinion! Especially the rose gold and Faith are much much more intense and shimmery in real life, annoying.
I hope I can post a look with this palette soon, or maybe even better: Two looks with either the LORAC Pro and the Iconic Pro 2!
As expected, the quality is fabulous and does not display what the drugstore price would suggest! The matte colours are equally as soft and pigmented as the frosty finishes; yes, there can be crumbs if you loaded your brush with too much pigment, tapping it off helps, naturally.
When comparing the quality of the eyeshadows in this palette to my original LORAC Pro, I have to admit the latter are even softer, more pigemented – a mere touch with a brush is enough. However, the Make Up Revolution Iconic Pro 2 palette is absolutely ok and up to my standards of usability – matching the insane LORAC quality must be hard to achieve!
Mh, how to summarise this palette?
Yes, even this fairly “neutral” palette has its right to stay in my
vasthumongousridiculous eyeshadow palette collection, especially since I already have its sister palette, the LORAC Pro. The colours, the matte-frost arrangement might not be firework-worthy exciting but looking at some of the shadows individually you find little gems that are just worth your purchase!
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