Make Up Revolution and its many sub-brands do many different palettes. It is a bit of a headache trying to sort through their website looking for what might be interesting. I did just that when I was shopping for my full face of Make Up Revolution video. For that video I bought two of their newer (at the time) mini palettes and one of them I’d like to review for you today. Say hello to the Turkish Delight eyeshadow palette.
Review: Make Up Revolution/ I Heart Makeup Turkish Delight mini chocolate eyeshadow palette
This mini eyeshadow palette retails for €7.99 regularly but it is currently on sale for €5.59. It officially falls under the I Heart Makeup sub-brand, but I have long ago decided to call everything Make Up Revolution for any of the products sold on the official Revolution Beauty website. I think that €7.99 is a fair price for an 8 pan mini palette. I declutter many of my larger Make Up Revolution eyeshadow palettes in the past I wasn’t using them as they had too many repeat shades and the colorful palettes just weren’t all that colorful as you got mainly neutrals with a few pops of something interesting. So Make Up Revolution and myself: we aren’t always the best of friends. But I thought I could try something new for my video and so I did.
What does this palette have to offer?
In the end, this palette surprised me quite a bit. I had very low expectations going into it after having many experiences with Make Up Revolution eyeshadows in the past. I have mainly find them okay, just nothing wowing to write home about you know? When I got this palette home I was happy to find that it has plenty of interesting shades for this being just 8 pans. I love that chartreuse shade in the top right corner and it comes with a mix of browns, purples and greens. Right up my street!
What is the color story like?
I think this is by far one of the better curated eyeshadow palettes that Make Up Revolution has to offer. It certainly has a more unique color story with a few neutrals: a bronze and an orange, but then there are some purples, plums and lilacs. You also get a forest green, that chartreuse shade and pinky toned shimmer for the inner corner. I could see myself doing looks with this, but I think it’s not for everyone. There are only 2 mattes for instance: everything else has varying levels of shimmer.
How do these eyeshadow swatch?
In good Make Up Revolution fashion, the swatches had me a little bit worried. That matte green? Doesn’t look very pigmented now does it. The bronze shimmer is perhaps the best performing shade in the palette, but who doesn’t already own a bronzy gold shade like this in other parts of their makeup collections? The shimmers fared a bit better, but the lilac was a bit flaky and also the deeper plum shade and purple didn’t go on full on in a finger swatch. What surprised me though was that this came together in a pretty well turned out look with shades that were easy to blend and lasted all day.
How do these shades apply to the eye?
We just don’t know how shadows perform until we start putting them on our eyes. Therefore, in this look I have used all 8 shades together in a makeup look. The orange and the bronze are on the lid: first I applied the orange full on and I simply dabbed a bit of the bronze on top. I placed the matte green in the outer 2/3 of the crease. Not something I normally do, but I knew I wanted that pop of chartreuse somewhere in the look, so I put it in the inner 1/3 of the crease. I used the three purples on the lower lash line, starting with the deeper plum on the outer part, the brighter purple in the middle and the lilac shade in the inner 1/3. I then finished off the look with the light pink shimmer in the inner corner. The result: a pretty, wearable, neutral looking yet not boring look that worked surprisingly well.
My final thoughts
The Make Up Revolution Turkish Delight mini eyeshadow palette is one that I don’t think I’ll hang onto for ages, but for now it is offering me a fun pop of something different. This is not the brightest colored palette on the planet, but it has that murky, grungy vibe that I love in an eyeshadow palette. This was a fun palette to play with and I feel that for how badly some of these shades swatched, I feel I was able to build them up well. They play together nicely in a look even if that look features all 8 shades, however I can see myself doing a more green toned look with this or a more golden toned look or one that is only focusing on the pinks and purples. In short, for an 8 pan, I think this is also quite versatile. And we all know I like a versatile palette.
Would I recommend the Make Up Revolution Turkish Delight eyeshadow palette?
With this palette I don’t think you are far off the mark if you do decide to buy it. However, this color story is a bit more unique so this may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Therefore, before you make a decision on whether to buy this or not, bear in mind that this palette only features one true neutral and everything else is a color. Other than that the price point and the quality are very much aligned and I think this is a great palette for its price. So if you would like to try something more unique but without paying absurd amounts of money for an eyeshadow palette than this may be a good place to start.