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This kit contains 45 matte shadows in a rainbow of shades, mostly more saturated shades with a few brighter shades. There are a few soft shades, and a handful of neutrals, as well as some deeper, almost-autumnal colors. It’s a good complement, shade-wise, to both Dream Big and Large It Up. I love that MUR decided to release a palette full of mattes! I like shimmer shades, but having good solid mattes is equally attractive (for one, you can layer a shimmer shadow over a matte eyeshadow and either add an effect-layer to the matte, or punch up the color in the shimmer.) The right half of the bottom row contains most of the shades that I dislike: the supersoft pastels that don’t have great color payoff and are buildable but you really have to pack it on.
As with all of Makeup Revolution’s matte shadows, I prefer to use brushes with a flatter, blade-like brush head and gently pat the first layer in place, then lightly stipple to make sure that the color stays in place better and has less fallout.
One thing that I’ve seen other beauty-community folks mention is that if they swirl a fluffy makeup brush through a matte shadow and there’s a visible amount of product kicked up, they know that shadow will apply smoothly and will have good color payoff. I see the logic, but that’s also effectively sending product into the air to be lost forever…or at least lost to cosmetic uses, as it will get all over your vanity surfaces, float through the air and end up as dust on nearby surfaces, be drawn into your HVAC system. (You will also inevitably breathe some of that in. I prefer to have my shadows outside my body where I can see them!)
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