Makeup Revolution’s Maxi Reloaded Palette in Baby Grand review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: Makeup Revolution
  • Availability: released in November 2019
  • Contains: 45 eyeshadows
  • Cost/Amount: USD$18.00
  • Would you purchase again: yes
All of the entries for the year 2020 were completed before March 2020. Most items were bought in, or before, 2019. And so, despite the pandemic where buying makeup is definitely a lower priority, I'm still publishing these posts.
Makeup Revolution’s Maxi Reloaded Palette in Baby Grand

Initially, when I saw these, I thought: I am not going to need a palette that large! Then the pandemic hit, and after seeing the whole lineup…I caved and bought them all. Baby Grand is palette of purples, fuchsias, cabernets, browns, and a few neutrals. There are four metallics, half a dozen quasi-shimmers, and the rest is evenly split between mattes, satins. Once applied, they stay in place fairly well but will last a little longer and be a bit more vibrant if you use a primer or cream base. There are purples in some of the other Maxi Reloaded palettes, but if you love purple eyeshadows you’ll want to take another look at this one.

There are also a handful of creme-to-powder shadows in this palette. I dislike those. I have a really hard time picking them up or applying them if I use one of my regular eyeshadow brushs, but they do apply well if I use my fingers. (I don’t like using my fingers to apply color cosmetics.) Along with that, since there is more liquid in there, those shadows could go off faster than the other colors in the palette. (I may pry those out of the palette and make sure to use those up quickly…or just toss them, I’m not quite sure which.)

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

The entire Baby Grand palette. The first two rows, minus the last column. Row 1 - four shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 1, 2, 3, and 4. Row 1 - four shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Row 2 - four shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 10, 11, 12, and 13. Row 2 - four shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 14, 15, 16, and 17. The second two rows, minus the last column. Row 3 - four shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 19, 20, 21, and 22. Row 3 - four shadows swatched dry over primer: 23, 34, 25, and 26. Row 4 - four shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 28, 29, 30, and 31. Row 4 - four shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 32, 33, 34, and 35. The final row and the last column. Row 5 - four shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 37, 38, 39, and 40. Row 5 - four shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 41, 42, 43, and 44. Column 9 - three shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 9, 16, and 27. Column 9 - two shadows swatched dry over primer: shades 36 and 45.

The six Maxi Reloaded palettes that I bought were the first ones released. The first four - Baby Grand, Big Big Love, Big Shot, and Dream Big - were released in the first half of 2019, with Monster Mattes and Large It Up joining them in November 2019. After the initial swatches, I would recommend any of those six unreservedly except for Big Shot. There are so many paler colors, and those eyeshadows from MUR generally don’t perform very well. They don’t cover as solidly and they appear to fade a bit more quickly than the medium or deeper shades.

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