By Alka Rao
Skin tone: medium with yellow undertones
Skin type: combination, oily around the T-zone
Today I am back with the second review from my favourite drugstore brand, Makeup Revolution. Tam Beauty is the mother brand of MUR which has other lines like ‘I Heart Revolution’ and ‘Revolution Pro’. Revolution Pro is their professional makeup line and this review is about Pro Amplified Shade and Contour. The idea of the product is to have this multi-purpose kit for contouring and highlighting the eyes as well as the eyebrows. Let’s see what this product has in store for us.
The biggest trend of the year, contour and highlighting. Get sculpted and chiselled with this Amplified collection containing 20 amazing shades for contour, bronzing, brightening and highlighting and can also be used for brows and eyes, in a mix of shades to suit all skin tones. The perfect all round palette! Also contains our Limited Edition Silicone Teardrop Sponge, Pro HD Flat contour brush and Pro HD Flat blending brush for a defined flawless finish.
My Experience with Makeup Revolution Pro Amplified Shade and Contour:
The packaging is sleek and minimalistic. A glass lid encloses the palette and has the name of the brand and product embossed with gold letters. The lid clicks into the palette nicely. This is the typical MUR packaging, which is also seen in some of their eyeshadow palettes. Even though the packaging is not very sturdy or travel-friendly (the glass lid may develop cracks), I love the minimalism.
Now, when I bought this product (a few months ago), the limited-edition brushes and silicone sponge were still a part of the packaging; I just checked their website, these ‘limited edition’ brushes and sponge are still on sale along with the palette. Now, I don’t know when they are going to discontinue them, so they won’t be a part of the review (apart from the fact that the brushes are amazing for contouring).
Contour Powders and Eyeshadows:
Coming to the palette, it has 20 gorgeous brown, taupe, black and nude shades. One of them is a highlighter (row 1, last shade) and one is a beautiful shimmery champagne shade (row 3, second from left). The first row of shades is a mix of ivory nudes, one brown shade and the highlighter. All these shades accentuate fine lines and pores (except the brown shade).
In rows 2,3 and 4 – all the shades have a matte and very soft finish. They don’t accentuate fine lines or pores. Row 2 contains some two yellow toned powders (first and fourth shade); I use them for setting my under-eye area after applying concealer. Apart from these yellow toned powders, row 2 also has a grey colour (slight khaki tone, second shade) and two contour powders in dark brown and light brown. These contour powders have a slightly pink undertone.
Row 3 contains a nude shade (first shade), a contouring brown powder (slight yellow undertone, second shade), taupe coloured powder (third shade), a grey-brownish powder for eyebrows or eyeshadow (fourth shade), a shimmery champagne colour powder (fifth shade) and again a contour powder (darker than the last shade in row 2 and has a slightly yellow undertone).
Row 4 contains a nude shade (first shade, pink undertone), a brown contouring powder (second shade, red undertone), a black powder (third shade, for eyebrows or eyeshadow), a light brown contouring powder (fourth shade, my favourite for creating natural depth on skin) and finally a dark brown contour powder (same undertone as last shade on row 2 but a darker tint).
Now, I have used this product in multiple ways. I use the bottom two rows sometimes for nude eyeshadow looks, sometimes for a more natural contour and to give more depth to my eyebrows. I use the top two rows mainly for highlighting and as setting powders. I love the customisability this product offers. It has contouring powders for every skin tone and every undertone. You can create a nice nude base with this palette for your eyelids before applying your eyeshadow (in any undertone). You can also mix and match powders to create your own setting powders in any tone.
I bought this palette when I started learning basic makeup and I have never stopped using it. The possibilities are endless with this palette and I think that’s what makes it a must-have for every makeup artist whether professional or hobbyist (like me). Now, it’s a bit difficult to summarise the staying power of the entire palette, but if you use a primer and a nice base, everything will stay in place for up to 8 hours.
Pros of Makeup Revolution Pro Amplified Shade and Contour:
• Great customisability.
• Shades work for every skin tone and undertone.
• Can be used in multiple ways.
• Most shades don’t accentuate fine lines or pores.
• Perfect starting kit for any kind of makeup artist.
• 8 hours of staying power (with a good skin prep).
Cons of Makeup Revolution Pro Amplified Shade and Contour:
• Affordability can be an issue for some people, but it’s worth every rupee.
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Would I Recommend Makeup Revolution Pro Amplified Shade and Contour?
Yes, I will recommend it to everyone who does makeup – either as a hobby or as a profession.
Would I Repurchase Makeup Revolution Pro Amplified Shade and Contour?
No, because I won’t be running out of this palette soon.
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