Review: Makeup Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Palette


If you're not familiar with Soph, she's a UK based Youtuber that started off her channel as Soph Does Nails. She's since moved into beauty reviews and try ons and she's super adorable and down to earth. She's not a beauty guru or makeup artist...she's simply someone that enjoys makeup and likes to share her opinions and she doesn't pretend that she's anything beyond that. I find that she tends to lean towards warm shades, like me, and I enjoy watching her because she's down to earth and quirky.

The Makeup Revolution X Soph Extra Spice palette is actually Soph's second collaboration with Makeup Revolution and I started with this one because the warmer shades really spoke to me and I couldn't wait to try them out. The packaging on this palette is beautiful. It has a rose gold mirrored surface and a large mirror inside. There are 18 shades including 6 shimmers and 12 mattes. There are other products in her collaborations including a face palette, three nude lipsticks and some glosses.

Shades

Everyday - Shimmer/duo chrome. Very pale purple with a white shift that looks a little champagney.

Running Late - Matte. Deep carrot orange.

Infinity – Shimmer/metallic. Bright silver but looks amazing on top of other shadows.

Cheesecake - Matte. Warm chestnut brown.

Cookie Dough – Matte. Soft brown. Makes a great transition shade.

Dreams – Shimmer. Warm champagne.

Vitamin C - Matte. Warm yellow.

Sweet N Sour - Matte. Vibrant orange.

Twenty One - Matte. Wearable cherry pink.

Romance - Shimmer. Burgundy with a subtle pink shift.

Enchanted – Matte. Warm wine purple.

Lakes – Matte. Deep olive green.

Brownies - Matte. Dark brown. Chocolate Orange - Matte. Sienna brown. Mulled Wine - Matte. Red violet. LA Sun - Shimmer. Bright gold.

Aurora – Shimmer. Khaki green.

Reputation – Matte. Charcoal black. Not very deep/dark.

Performance

The shades for the most part are pretty pigmented. I had no issues with any of the looks I created. Some of them are a bit more powdery or chalky than others, but I was able to get them all to work really well on the eyes. The shimmers are lovely...some are a bit more vibrant and some are a little more muted. Like most Revolution shimmers they tend to really pop and come alive when using the finger or when using a damp brush. The majority of the shades blended well. Some require adding a bit more pigment after blending just to add the vibrancy back, but overall I was really happy with how the palette performed. The shades lasted throughout the day and I didn't notice any fading. I used my usual eyeshadow primer (Wet n Wild Photofocus) and a setting spray as I usually do. The only shade I wasn't happy with was Reputation because I prefer a really deep black in my palettes. I tend to use them as a liner and this one just didn't cut it for me.

Below are three different looks I created using the Makeup Revolution x Soph Extra Spice palette exclusively. I didn't use any other palettes to complete the looks.

Overall, I'm quite happy with this palette. I think it has perfect shades for Fall and I've been more than happy with every look I've created so far with it. Of all the Makeup Revolution palettes I've tried out so far, this is by far my favourite both in terms of quality, performance and shade range. It has a variety of shades that are versatile and that allow me to create completely different looks. The palette retails for $15.00 US or $20 CA (although at this time it's out of stock in Canada). You can pick it up directly from Makeup Revolution HERE.

Makeup Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Palette Rating: 4/5

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