Another week, another new release from Makeup Revolution 🙂 This time we have the I Heart Makeup Naked Underneath Eyeshadow Palette, comprising of 16 shimmer and matte shadows in a faux fur covered palette – yes I did just say FUR.
Ok so the lid of the case has a faux fur cover, around a 3D gem style heart. It’s definitely out there! Of course it’s unusual but I don’t hate the fur, it’s only slightly annoying because it tends to shed!
The eyeshadow shades on the other hand, look beautiful. There’s a fantastic range of warm browns, steel greys and burnt orange shimmers that would just look amazing on blue eyes. Sorry you can’t see it on the pictures but there is a double ended bush in there too, unfortualtely it’s the ‘standard’ brush with the sponge applicator ends (a pet hate of mine). So now my only concern is even though this palette looks fantastic, after experiencing one of the PRO Palettes a couple of weeks ago, with an updated eyeshadow formula and ‘proper’ brush, that I’m going to be left disappointed with the ‘standard’ formula of these shadows. Anyway let’s talk a look…
The first row looks pretty good – except for the very first shade which is a matte. Ahh what a shame! I LOVE the shimmers here though, and the black is more of a satin, but they were all a dream to work with, and it seems the darker the shade the better it shows up.
On to the second row – I’m officially in love with the orange shades, they are both very similar though. The shimmery steel grey is also gorgeous and again the only matte shade in this row is a bit of a let down, especially in comparison to the amazingly pigmented shimmers.
And oh dear, look at the third row. This row starts with three mattes and though they look great in the pan, they’re seriously lacking in pigmentation. I worked really hard going over and over to get them just to show up! It’s such a shame because I literally jumped for joy when I heard of the new formula in the PRO palettes, and saw for myself that the PRO matte shades are SO much better. So going back to a standard matte formula really feels quite disappointing. As usual I’m pretty much on the fence, as the shimmers and satins are fantastic (especially considering the price), but the mattes could be a lot better. I should also mention at this point that this palette is actually by I Heart Makeup (at Makeup Revolution) so it probably shouldn’t be compared to the MUR Iconic PRO palettes as they each have a different target market.
The Naked Underneath Palette is available now at Superdrug for £7.99.
I’d love to hear if you’d tried this or any other MUR palettes? What do you think of their mattes shades?
I hope you enjoyed my post xx
This post contains a sample provided for review
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