Do I need another eyeshadow palette? No. Did I buy one anyway? Yes.
Is my mum (and probably my readers, to be fair) judging me right now? Definitely.
Let’s cut straight to the point- I bought Imogenation’s collaboration with Revolution. I ordered this as soon as I heard it was being released, but I wanted to give it a good test before I wrote this review. I couldn’t resist! I’ve mentioned before I’m a massive fan of Imogen. I think she’s a great role model, and I am so pleased she received this opportunity.
I’ve seen a lot of criticism of Revolution online. Some people think that they are releasing too many collabs a short time period, and the collabs are too similar. Personally, I think the collaborations are a good thing. There’s so many YouTubers and bloggers that I’d love to see release makeup. And of course some palettes will have similar shades. It would be silly to expect that every single palette would be completely unique. Some people are claiming it is too similar to Sophie’s palette. Although there’s definitely some shades that are similar, they don’t look alike when compared side by side.
Anyway, that’s my rant over! Let’s get into the good stuff!
First, let’s talk about the packaging. It’s really pretty, and I am a huge fan of it! Both palettes are purple and iridescent on the outside. They both have large mirrors, which is really handy. The eyeshadows are all named after things that Imogen says. Of course one is called ‘Huns’!
Here are some swatches of the eyeshadow palette. As you can see, it’s a very warm toned palette with lots of orange and brown shades.
In a video, Imogen said that the centre shades are transition shades, and the other shades are extras. I think this is great for beginners with limited makeup experience. I do wish this was printed on the over-sheet, as those who do not watch Imogen would not know this.
The shadows blend nicely and it’s easy to create a pretty look. They’re really pigmented, and definitely worth the money! The one shade I have an issue with is the black. When I apply it onto my eye it seems to be slightly patchy. I don’t plan on using this shadow a lot though, and it has no effect on my opinion of the palette.
I also wish there was a few more shimmery shades. I’d love to see a darker gold shadow, and maybe some shimmery browns.
Now, onto the highlighter palette! Here’s some swatches!
I do like this palette, but I don’t think it’s suitable for dark skin tones. A few of the shades would make pretty eyeshadows, but they would not work for highlighter and contour. I understand not every face palette can be suitable for everyone, but it’s something to bear in mind if you’re considering buying it.
I’m very pale, but I think if I use a light hand I can get away with it! ‘Slay my life’ is too dark for me, but the other two are fine! They’re super metallic and pigmented!
So, what’s my final verdict?
Although I like the contour and highlighter palette, I don’t think I’ll get much use out of it because I’m always doing my makeup on the go and I prefer to carry one palette. I do like the eyeshadow palette, although it’s not beaten my sophdoesnails one to the top spot. I’ve brought it to uni with me as it’s good for everyday looks. I think this palette would be good for beginners, probably more so than the Extra Spice palette. There is a good mixture of neutral shades and pops of colour, and they blend well, with the exception of the black. I’d recommend this palette to beginners and fans of Imogen.
Do you have this palette? Let me know what you think of it!