Hope all of you had a great Holi! I am still not over the mad Holi spirit yet and thought about reviewing an eyeshadow palette which is chock-a-block full of colors!
Price: £8.00 (INR 1750)
Mermaids are Forever, with our Palette that you can create looks that must come only from Folklore!
The Mermaids came ashore to bring us their aquatic beauty in this mesmerising palette.
Containing 32 shades in our ULTRA Professional Formulation, with our huge mirror.
Be Legendary. Be Revolutionary.
My Take on Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette – Mermaids Forever:
Much as I love eye makeup, I am not too fond of experimenting with colors on eyelids. I stick to safer neutrals, blacks, browns, and rose golds. I have been using Zoeva baroque liner/shadow pot and Cocoa blend palette for quite a long time (read forever!) and had no plans of trying something new until I saw this Mermaids palette by Makeup Revolution.
The first thing that attracts you is the packaging! I mean just look at the metallic blue carton. Isn’t that beautiful? The 32 shadows are packed inside a sturdy black palette which looks equally droolworthy. The palette has got a huge mirror inside and closes with a tight click, completely travel friendly packaging I must say.
As the name suggests, Mermaids Forever has some really cool blues and aqua greens along with many other vibrant shades. Some equally beautiful highlighting shades and earthy colors are also present making this a versatile palette.
There are total 8 color families in the palette. I like that the shades are organized in a gradient format. First column belongs to the nude/pearly/highlighting shades. Then we have oranges, pinks, purples, blues, greens, brown/bronzes and finally grey/blacks. The finish is a mix of metallics, shimmers and mattes with visible shimmers in a few shades (mineral, seabed, whale, etc) and finely milled shimmers in the rest. The shimmers actually look beautiful, nothing in your face here.
The texture was actually a surprise as I thought such glittery shades would feel a little gritty and chunky. The colors are actually pretty smooth and blend seamlessly. But there is a little fallout with the shimmery shades (especially mineral) while blending.
The color pay off is also good; I won’t say brilliant. If you just look at the palette, you’ll want all the shades to be outstandingly pigmented because the colors look so bright. Isn’t it? Few colors are actually bang on but few (creature, princess and future, urchin) from the pinks and purples hardly show up on my eyes. I had a really hard time swatching them. Maybe using an eye primer would intensify the color. Or maybe they can be used as base shadows. There are a lot of ‘maybes’ here I know but like I said I have just started experimenting with eye colors!
At the same time, the color intensity can be built up and you’ll never have a hard time blending as the texture is really soft.
The colors stayed on my eyes for good 3-4 hours (it can be more but I removed the eyeshadows after that so can’t comment). And during that time, there was no creasing or fall-out even without a primer. I believe a good primer would definitely increase the longevity of these shadows.
I have used sea, waves, ocean land, mineral and magic in the eye swatch. With such a huge array of colors, I think you can create many mesmerizing eye makeup looks (which clearly I am not capable of as you can see!).
Things I loved about Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette – Mermaids Forever:
• With so many brights together, this palette is a color riot!
• You get 32 metallic, shimmers and mattes all at the same place at a good price.
• From the lightest pearl shades to pinks to blacks, you have so many colors to choose from.
• Shimmers are nongritty.
• Texture is smooth and colors easily blend.
• Most of the shades are nicely pigmented.
• Packaging is really attractive and travel friendly.
Things I Didn’t Love Much about Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette – Mermaids Forever:
• Few colors, especially mattes, don’t show up.
• A little fallout with shimmery shades.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Recommend Makeup Revolution* Ultra 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette – Mermaids Forever?
Yes! Highly recommended! If you are looking for a palette with brights, pastels, neutrals and coppers all in one place, get this. If the word Mermaids and everything related attracts you, get this! If you like playing with colors on your eyes, just get this!
*Do check this MUR dupes post by Saloni if you haven’t!
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