On the weekend I reviewed the Pro Looks – Big Love palette so I thought I would follow that up by reviewing the other palette that I own from this range called Stripped and Bare.
I find this palette way more useful for everyday, firstly because the colours are a little softer and more neutral and secondly because the palette offers a mix of mattes and shimmers. There are three matte colours that work well in the crease and then a cream and very light peachy colour that work well for blending out other shades and for highlighting the brow bone.
Again, the shadows are arranged in groups of five shades that are complementary. I think that this palette is perfect for travel and generally really versatile, particularly because it comes with a big mirror.
The first third of the palette is light and soft with pinks and golden tones. I love the matte pink in the crease and the highlight shade called Layers is a pigmented matte cream. These colours are brightening and flattering to my pale skin.
The rosy third is extremely pretty and feminine in tone. You can see from my photos that the taupe colour called Naked Nights (swatch 4) is really interesting; it looks quite grey in the picture of the pan but when swatched it looks much more mauve. This is a beautiful shade. Super Cool (swatch 5) is also quite dynamic with a very dark base and then heaps of pink and purple micro glitters. The highlighter in this third is a really stunning satin shade. (You will also find this shade in the Pro Looks Palette – Big Love). These shades really complement each other well.
Lastly, we have the bronzed and blue-toned third of the palette. The highlight shade is quite peachy and actually works well as a transition shade because it has gentle warmth. The soft, brown matte is perfect in the crease and complements the other shades well. Desired (swatch 2) and Bare 2 (swatch 5) both contain micro glitter. I feel like the glitter doesn’t look like ‘too much’ if you use a brush to apply them but if you want that glitter to pop you will probably need a bit of a tacky base and to then apply them with your finger. Even though they are glittery they are still smooth to the touch – no gritty eyeshadow here!
Overall, I really enjoy this palette. I often pack it for weekends away. I feel like there is such a nice mix of colours and finishes here and they are presented in such a user friendly fashion! Like all Makeup Revolution products these are really budget-friendly at GBP6 which is about AU$12, and of course, they are cruelty-free.
There is actually a third palette in this Pro Looks range called Eat Sleep Makeup Repeat which has some very vibrant coloured shadows. I don’t own this palette because I am a bit scared of super bright colours (I’m such an amateur!), but if you own that palette I’d love to know your thoughts on it!
Have a glorious day beautiful people!