Wednesday, 8 July 2015

REVIEW: Makeup Revolution Mermaids Vs Unicorns Palette...

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed a fantabulous palette from Makeup Revolution - Give Them Nightmares. This UK company was recommended to me by my goddess friend (and regular enabler) IndieAna, and I'll be eternally grateful to her for putting me onto them - their eye shadows are amazing, and this is the second palette I purchased in the same order, Mermaids Vs Unicorns. Quite a contrast to the dark and broody Nightmare (which I adore), this collection of lighter and brighter hues will also be featuring in heaps of my EOTD's in the future 
Like Nightmare, the pans in this palette are also amazingly pigmented, deliciously creamy and super easy to blend. Most of them are shimmers, but there's a couple of mattes, and four contain the prettiest light-catching sparkles (the red, pinky purple, dark blue/purple and black). They're well compacted with barely any fallout, and the clear lid (love that I can see the shades!) closes with a very firm click. From what I can gather, the first six are the Mermaids, and the second half are the Unicorns, but don't quote me on that ha ha...


I'm probably the blogging world's worst swatcher, but above is a reasonably accurate portrayal of the colours and finishes. And below is the first look I've created...


To bring out the intensity of the hues, I used a base of essence White Kajal, blended the third green and second blue together to create a shimmery aqua, and then patted the matte indigo (third from right) into the crease. Waterliner was Chi Chi Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Caribbean Queen...

Sadly the colours of the pans vary from slightly from one of my pictures to the next (it's a lighting thing) but the hues in the photo below are probably the closest to actual...
Love it! You can probably imagine I'll be ordering more from Makeup Revolution, just as soon as I get through some of the other palettes I've scored in recent weeks (whoops!) 

Take care of you,
kats xxx

10 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I liked the "Give them Nightmares" palette, I'm definitely voting unicorn on this one. That purple & red jump right out at me. Hell yeah!

    I've got too many palettes now, then you show me these! I'll have to just go mad with my Chi Chi OMFG instead.

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    1. Golly neurotic - it's such a pleasure to read your comments, they're always so full of energy and passion hon ♥ Yep the purple and red are standouts - will be doing a look with those this week for sure xxx

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  2. So so gorgeous!!! That eye look is just perfection!! Honestly, you can carry off any colour combo!! Beautiful review and swatches!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much gorgeous gal - actually I don't think it's possible to have a fail with aqua, it has so much oomph and life in it ♥

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  3. What a divine look! I'm sure this palette was made with you in mind xx

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    1. Indie darling, you've put me onto some brilliant suppliers, and this is yet another one - thankyou thankyou THANKYOU!

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  4. What are you talking about? Those swatches are great!

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    1. You're very kind TP - you should see me with my trackies pulled down and my left leg covered in eye shadow! Actually NO ONE should see me when I swatch ha ha...

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  5. Oh lordy I LOVE that aqua look! Definitely appeals to this lover of all aquatic/mermaid shades that's for sure. So so beautiful. Makes me wish I were on a tropical island lapping up the azure waters...

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    1. Your wish is my wish too Seashells - this winter has been colder than the least one that's for sure, and I'm longing for the longer days and warmer temps, I'd go anywhere ha ha! You'd love this palette hon, I'm pretty sure it's only USD10, and they have specials all the time that compensate for the international shipping ♥

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