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by Tanya S
As you all know Urban Decay’s Naked Palette is world famous and almost every girl wants to have it, but unfortunately due to its unavailability in India not everybody can have it. Also it is very expensive, not everybody can shell out Rs3360 for an eye shadow palette. So what’s the alternative for it? Well, it’s the Makeup Revolution London, Redemption Palette in Hot Smoked. It’s easily available on online for half the price.
Anyways, everything comes with a price and so is this eye shadow palette, I mean obviously you have to pay for it but what I mean is that you have to pay for the degraded quality, as compared to the Naked Palette as well. Read on and you’ll see what I mean.
My Experience with Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette in Hot Smoked:
Well to start off with the packaging it is not completely same as the Urban Decay palette because copyright issues, duh! 😛 But yeah, it is somewhat similar and it is quite sturdy. The palette contained a double sided latex sponge applicator, to be honest I don’t even know why are they even made now days, they are pretty much useless. So there was the first difference between both the palettes. Naked Palette has a proper double faced brush, whereas the cheap Makeup Revolution has a latex sponge applicator.
How about pigmentation? These shadows contain average pigmentation. Nothing to be too excited about. As you can see in the swatches even with flash or under daylight you can’t see a few shades, so that’s that. Staying power is really bad. The only shade that works well is black because of its strength as a color. I tried to put on gold and had to put layers and layers of the product in order to make it a little visible. Blending power however is good, nothing to complain about because blending depends mostly upon your technique and the brush you’re using. Usually palettes of any kind don’t have large quantity of shades and that’s normal with this palette as well.
Pros of Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette in Hot Smoked:
- Claims to be a dupe for the highly appreciated Urban Decay’s Naked Palette
- Blending power is good.
- Cheap and easily available.
Cons of Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette in Hot Smoked:
- Pigmentation is poor
- Staying power is not good
- Double sided sponge applicator is useless
- Nothing compared to the original Urban Decay palettes.
Would I Repurchase Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette in Hot Smoked?
Would I Recommend Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette in Hot Smoked?
Nope! Don’t go for it, you’ll end up burning your money like I did. I was excited to buy my first eye shadow palette and got my heart broken by this poor quality palette, but it’s okay, it’s just my first. Also, if you’re new to eye makeup and want to play and get something just for experimenting then you can buy it.
2.5 / 5.
Also, if you guys could help me out a little it would be great. It says on the back of the product that it is best before May’17 but the little pot like icon says 12M, which means it will be good for use till 12 months after the product has been opened. I’m confused as to what to follow.
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