The latest make up brand to make a stir in the blogging world is Make Up Revolution, a new cheap make up range that reminds a lot of people of MUA. There has been a bit of conversation about the brand and whether it is anything to do with MUA as it's at the same price point and the packaging is incredibly similar. To be honest I've no clue and did ask the brand but haven't heard back, so I'm just going to review the products as they are!
The Make Up Revolution Redemption Iconic 3 Palette obviously is a 'dupe' of the Naked 3 by Urban Decay, I can't compare the two as I don't own Naked 3 (unfortunately) but I do have the original Naked palette so know how excellent Naked 3 must be. The casing feels the same as MUA, maybe slightly sturdier, and I much prefer the Make Up Revolution strip layout of the shadows.
My inital impression of Iconic 3 wasn't great, the first half of the palette really lacked in pigment the first few times I used it. Since using it a few times the shadows have improved in quality and are slightly more pigmented but don't really show up that strong on me unless I really layer them. It might be because I am really fair skinned though. The second half of the palette with darker shadows is much more pigmented.
It takes a bit of time to get the pigmentation to be strong with some of the shadows, but the shades are gorgeous and worth the effort. The shadows blend well but there is a fair amount of fall out so definitely make sure you remove the excess before applying so you don't end up with shadow all over your face, (I made this mistake the first time!) The shadows last around 6 hours on me which is great for such a cheap palette!
This might sound like a slightly negative review but for £4 this palette is so worth picking up, of course the quality doesn't rival Urban Decay but if like me you don't fancy spending almost £40 on a palette or aren't sure if the shades will suit you then go and get this! It's a great mix of shimmer, pearl, satin and matte finishes that dupes the Naked 3 shadows really well. For £4 it's an utter bargain and you'd be a fool to not give it a go!
Definitely go and get the Make Up Revolution Redemption Iconic 3 if you don't have Naked 3!
Have you tried anything from Make Up Revolution?
*pr sample, review 100% honest as always