Oh, and you should know that the prices are teeny: £1 for a single colour pan containing 3.3g, and their 12 colour palettes cost a miniscule £4. FOUR POUNDS!!!!!
I decided on the Revolution Iconic 3 palette, and 2 singles shadows from the Full Insomnia collection: Insomnia and I Won't Be Alone. And yes.... how similar does Iconic 3 look to another cult classic that the beauty world went nuts for?! I'll review this in more detail in another post.
Despite wanting to go absolutely mad on the Makeup Revolution website, I ordered just three things. And I am kicking myself now for not ordering more. Shipping to Ireland costs £4.95 and my products arrived within 5 days of ordering (Ordered Sunday night, delivered Friday morning), well packed and padded and not a crack or speck of product out of place.
Iconic 3 contains 12 colours, housed in a cheap plastic palette with a clear cover so you can see the gorgeous shades. Its the kind of thing that I would be far happier traveling with as opposed to something that cost almost €40. This is a tenth of the price and I certainly wouldn't shed tears if I dropped it or if it got smashed. I would be interested in seeing and ingredient comparision between these and the colours and those in the Urban Decay offering...
A collection of pearls, shimmers and mattes (which tend to be a little chalky) I was surprised at how much fun I had playing with the "rose gold" toned colours. For the most part the colours are quite creamy and blend quite well. And I managed something very subtle (so subtle you can hardly see it) and something a little more dramatic that I forgot to take a picture of until I slapped my cleanser on. Doh!
The singles are bloody gorgeous though. These two applied and blended quite nicely with a little fall out when I was packing colour on. I think these would do even better on top of a primer. But my primer wasn't anywhere to be found when I was playing about. I know that Jane has said that the matte shades would definitely benefit from using a primer to decrease the chalk-factor.
As you can see I picked up a reddish purpley metallic colour in Insomnia and a gorgeous petrol blue shimmer in I Won't Be Alone. The swatches are a double swipe in the product and then a double swipe onto my arm. And just look at the shine!
If you decide to travel with these, you can do so safe in the knowledge that they wont come open during your travels. In fact you need a good strong grip to get them open. Also the pan is massive, you won't run through these in a hurry.
All in all I am really impressed. I spent a total of €13.76 (after converting it from pounds) and that included shipping. I have a few more things in my shopping basket on the website and I can't wait to get a few extra pennies together so I can play with more of their products.
*Products purchased with my own money and opinions are my own