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By Grisha Gupta
I wanted to have a new eyeshadow palette for a really long time. I already had one from Maybelline, but it was too glittery. I researched and researched, and was left confused between Makeup Revolution Matte 1 and Matte 2. With the help of fellow IMBBans, I bought the Matte 2 palette. Before I say anything more in the introduction, let me get to the review.
• Return of The Matte!
• Matte lovers here is the Return, Essential Mattes 2
• The Redemption Palettes deliver again 12 super-pigmented mattes, that are essential for your collection
Rs 1050 (but, I got it for 880)
My Experience with Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Redemption Palette:
It comes in a classic black palette that consists of 12 shades. The top is transparent and it looks really attractive. This palette can be easily be carried around in your bag while travelling. There is no mirror along with it, so for people who need a mirror too, might get disappointed. Also, the sponge applicator along with it is pretty useless; so use your own brushes for application.
Now getting to the eye shadows, the quality is pretty decent. For my first palette, I am happy. This palette is all matte. The shadows are not chalky at all. The only problem I have is with their color selection. A similar problem was there with the Matte 1 palette. The first few colors are barely noticeable. Instead of all four of them, we could have just managed with two of those shades and a couple of shades from Matte 1. If you’re fair-skinned, you can pull off all the colors. I haven’t tried all the shades on my eyes, but the ones that are not visible on my hand, are slightly visible on my eyes.
The staying power is 4-5 hours without primer which is pretty good, at least for me. The fallout is minimum. If the quality of your brush is not good, there will be wastage of product when you pick up some shadow. The shadows are powdery but the overall texture is good.
1: Cream shade, can be used for highlighting your brow bone.
2: Pale yellowish color.
3: Darker shade of cream
4: A light shade of peach
5: Light pinkish shade
6: Light brown shade
7: Medium brown shade
8: Darker brown shade
9: A shade between 3 and 4
10: Chocolate brown shade
11: Rose brown shade
12: Khaki brown shade
The lighter colors can be used as highlighters and also as a great base for blending the darker shades. The lighter shades are not highly pigmented, but the darker shades have great pigmentation.
For my eyes, I have used 1 as a highlighter for my brow bone and as a base. I’ve then used 6, 7 and 8 to get a well-blended look. I haven’t used a primer. After the shadow, I have used Colorbar Kohl Intense Kajal for waterlining and tightlining. To complete the look, I have used the natural look wand from Zoom and Whoosh Mascara (Colorbar). The makeup brushes I have used are also from Colorbar (eyeluring eyeshadow brush, blending brush and angled eyeshadow brush).
Pros of Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Redemption Palette:
• Good price for the quality
• Colors are great for a nude palette
• Blend well
• Good staying power
• Minimal fallout
Cons of Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Redemption Palette:
• Pigmentation may be a problem
• Color selection
• No mirror
• Sponge applicator is useless
• Contains parabens
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Redemption Palette?
• Recommend – Yes. I would definitely recommend it to beginners.
• Repurchase – No. I want to try their other palettes.
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