Review: Makeup Revolution Reloaded Palette - Iconic Fever
Makeup Revolution has some very reasonably priced palettes and they're known for creating dupes to many higher end and luxury makeup products. The Revolution Reloaded - Iconic Fever palette is supposed to be a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, which is one palette that has been on my wants list forever. I just have never been able to justify picking it up because I have other palettes with similar shades and I know I can always get a warm look that I want out of them.
The Iconic Fever palette consists of 15 warm shades with a mix of mattes and shimmers. There is a range of lighter transition shades, to deeper reds, oranges and burgundies and a couple of really deep shades to add some dimension.
The packaging of the palette is pretty low key and cheap feeling. I think this is to be expected given the price of the palette usually hovers around the $10 Canadian pricepoint. I'm not sure how long the plastic packaging will hold out since it's just covered with a thin clear plastic lid. The pans of the product though are quite large and I can't imagine I'll ever hit pan on these.
The eyeshadows themselves swatch nicely. I do find that on the eyes, a few of the shades look the same and I think from the swatches, you can see how this would happen. Like other Makeup Revolution palettes I find that some shades need to be built up if you want a good colour payoff. The shimmers also perform better by using a finger or a wet brush. If you're intimidated by brighter colours such as these, it might be a good thing, because you can build up the look you want without being overwhelmed by a very pigmented shadow. On the other hand it can be frustrating if you want that colour payoff with one swipe.
I do think that this palette is better for creating a very simple look. Some of the shades can have a tendency to muddy when blended together, while others look great. I think that this is a palette you have to spend some time with and get to know how each of the shades perform. Some of the mattes can initially be a little patchy and some can blend away. Again, this means building up the shade. Overall, I think I managed to achieve a nice look, although I wish some of the shades used would have stood out a little more. It did tend to muddy a bit for me, especially above and in the crease. The shimmers layered well together, but didn't have a huge punch.
I wore the eyeshadows all day and they actually held up pretty well for me. I did use an eyeshadow primer as I usually do (Wet n Wild Photofocus Eyeshadow Primer). I didn't experience any creasing and the fading was minimal, although it was there. I wore the eyeshadows for about six hours and I don't have anything bad to say with how they held up over the day.
Overall, I have to say that this is definitely not a high end palette. The shadows take some building and most just aren't as vibrant as I would like. I think part of that is because the shades can muddy together at times. That being said, this is a much more affordable option than Naked Heat and you can create some very similar looks. If you're looking for a warm toned palette to get the red, orange, burgundy type looks and you need an affordable option, this one does work if you spend the time to build the shadows. They did wear well and the palette is generally around $10 for a 15 shadow palette. You can get the Iconic Fever palette in Canada and the US, HERE.
Makeup Revolution Reloaded - Iconic Fever Rating: (3/5)
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