Makeup Revolution’s Hot Smoked Redemption palette review

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  • Manufacturer: Makeup Revolution
  • Availability: available through UK drugstores (and, in the US, Ulta)
  • Contains: 12 eyeshadows
  • Cost/Amount: USD$10.00
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Makeup Revolution’s Hot Smoked Redemption palette

Becky brought this to me on her most recent visit to America, starting yet another obsession with UK-brand drugstore palettes smile The colors are a nice balance between deeper jeweltones, midrange saturated shades, and a few neutrals; and most are shimmer or pearl finish. (There are a few matte shadows in this palette, but they’re not the majority.) I love the overall color palette and range! The colors apply best, for me, when I use a stiffer brush like elf’s C Shadow brush and stipple the shadows over primer. They lose a lot of their oomph when I try to sweep them on. (That much is similar to how the Sleek palettes’ colors behave.)

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Four shadows in the pan, close-up: 1 (cream matte), 2 (medium-light tan matte), 3 (silver shimmer), and 4 (soft brown satin) Four shadows in the pan, close-up: 5 (black satin), 6 (medium warm brown shimmer), 7 (dep rose shimmer), and 8 (medium periwinkle shimmer) Four shadows in the pan, close-up: 9 (deep green shimmer), 10 (medium cool grey shimmer), 11 (light pink shimmer), and 12 (deep purple shimmer) Four eyeshadows, swatched:  1 (cream matte), 2 (medium-light tan matte), 3 (silver shimmer), and 4 (soft brown satin) Four eyeshadows, swatched:  5 (black satin), 6 (medium warm brown shimmer), 7 (dep rose shimmer), and 8 (medium periwinkle shimmer) Four eyeshadows, swatched:  9 (deep green shimmer), 10 (medium cool grey shimmer), 11 (light pink shimmer), and 12 (deep purple shimmer)

Makeup Revolution doesn't name the colors in their Redemption palettes, so I simply refer to the number, from left to right.

  • 1 — off-white matte
  • 2 — pale cream-brown satin
  • 3 — silvered brown pearl
  • 4 — softened medium brown satin
  • 5 — black satin
  • 6 — metallic medium brown shimmer
  • 7 — metallic burgundy shimmer
  • 8 — metallic medium navy blue shimmer
  • 9 — blackened dark green shimmer
  • 10 — blackened grey shimmer
  • 11 — soft mauve-pink satin
  • 12 — blackened violet shimmer

I'm somewhat safe in these waters because while Makeup Revolution has lots of palettes, they have different sizes and arrangements of the palettes...and I'm just finicky enough to want everything to match. This GREATLY limits the other potential palettes that I'll buy from this brand. (And my wallet breathes a sigh of relief.) Ulta has just started carrying this brand stateside, though they don't yet have the full line either in-stock or on the site.

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