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MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days: Unicorns Unite

Well my friends.  The final day is here.  No sad words.  It has been fun, but it is time for the final hurrah before we move on to the next adventure 😉  Welcome to day 7, the final instalment of my MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days and we are going to round up this series with the ‘Unicorns Unite’ palette.

DAY 7: Unicorns Unite

I thought it would be good to finish up this Salvation series with a bit of a bright, colourful bang.  The ‘Unicorns Unite’ palette is definitely the most colourful Salvation palette that I own and to be honest, most of these colours are outside of my comfort zone.  The outer packaging of this palette is extremely cute – that purple card is extremely flash!

MR Salvation Palette: Unicorns Unite

MR Salvation Palette: Unicorns Unite

The quality of these shadows is on par with all the Salvation palettes I have tried – very soft, pigmented and they blend well.  The colours here are certainly in keeping with the unicorn theme but I am disappointed to report that a number of the colours are very similar.  More on that below.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Unicorns Unite - left of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Unicorns Unite – left of palette

Swatches: legend, grace, medieval, spiral, fortune, fantasy, pure, buttercup and unite.

Swatches: legend, grace, medieval, spiral, fortune, fantasy, pure, buttercup and unite.

On the left of the palette we have two of the stand-out colours for me in this palette which are ‘medieval’ (swatch 3) which is a really metallic, copper colour and then ‘spiral’ (swatch 4) which is a really beautiful blue.  I love ‘spiral’ on the lower lash line to make my blue eyes pop a bit.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Unicorns Unite - right of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Unicorns Unite – right of palette

Swatches: Unicorn, believe, symbol, beauty, spiritual, creature, horn, special and history.

Swatches: Unicorn, believe, symbol, beauty, spiritual, creature, horn, special and history.

The right of the palette offers a black, gold glitter shade (‘creature’ – swatch 6) as well as the standard mattes and shimmers.  ‘Symbol’ (swatch 3) is a very metallic silver, but the stand out colour for me here is ‘spiritual’ (swatch 5) which is a lovely lavender colour.  I really enjoy ‘spiritual’ all over the lid.

My only issue with the ‘Unicorns Unite’ palette is that there are a number of colours in the palette that are extremely similar.  In particular ‘Believe’ (5th shadow, top row) and ‘Fortune’ (2nd shadow, 2nd row) are almost identical shades of purple.  The slight difference lies in the reflective colour which in ‘Fortune’ is dark purple and in ‘Believe’ is pink.

Swatches comparing 'Fortune' (left) and 'Believe' (right).

Swatches comparing ‘Fortune’ (left) and ‘Believe’ (right).

The other two colours that are very similar are ‘Fantasy’ (shade 3, 2nd row) and ‘Beauty’ (shade 4, 2nd row) which are both green eyeshadows.  ‘Fantasy’ is more of a satin formula and ‘Beauty’ is more of a shimmer formula but the tones of the colours are indistinguishable on the eye.

Swatches comparing 'Fantasy' (left) and 'Beauty' (right).

Swatches comparing ‘Fantasy’ (left) and ‘Beauty’ (right).

Perhaps as I am not a makeup artist I am missing something here, but I would consider this kind of double up a bit of a waste.

So, that is ‘Unicorns Unite.’  This is a very unique palette and I do like the selection of colours even though there are a couple of double-ups.  This palette is certainly a lot of fun.

Plus, I am all about unicorns.

Well, that brings my MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days to an end.  If you have followed along with me this week – thank you!  If you haven’t read the rest of the posts from this series, I encourage you to do so.

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Have a wonderful day!

MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days: ‘What You Waiting For?’

We are up to day 6 of MR Salvation Series already which kind of makes me sad.  It has been too much fun to be swatching and playing with these palettes every day.  If you haven’t read the rest of the posts in this series I encourage you to do so 🙂

DAY 6: What You Waiting For?

‘What you waiting for?’ is also in my top three from the Salvation palette range.  This is the best neutral palette in the range in my opinion and perfect for work wear.  It has a really nice mix of rose, taupe and brown tones and I think they are just so wearable.  It is one of those palettes that makes it really difficult for even a makeup novice like myself to stuff it up.  Everything I do with this palette looks pretty because the colours are all so complementary.

MR Salvation Palette: What You Waiting For?

MR Salvation Palette: What You Waiting For?

So lets cut this baby in half for a close up look.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: What You Waiting For? - left of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: What You Waiting For? – left of palette

Swatches: we love you, tick tock, can't find the brake, now its only me, scary conversation, take a chance, your capable, super hot female, million dollar contract.

Swatches: we love you, tick tock, can’t find the brake, now its only me, scary conversation, take a chance, your capable, super hot female, million dollar contract.

I’m not sure what to say about the left side of the palette other than these colours are so pretty.  Unfortunately the swatch photo doesn’t really do the colours justice as it was a weird, cloudy day of strange lighting and I just couldn’t get a decent photo.  I love the combination of ‘now its only me’ (swatch 4) all over the lid with ‘take a chance’ (swatch 6) on the outer part of the eyelid, with ‘million dollar contract’ as a transition shade in the crease.  So soft and pretty.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: What You Waiting For? - right of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: What You Waiting For? – right of palette

Swatches: moving car, do it alone, sex chromosome, shut my eyes, stupid H..., life is short, hot track, brand new fans, wicked style.

Swatches: moving car, do it alone, sex chromosome, shut my eyes, stupid H…, life is short, hot track, brand new fans, wicked style.

The right side of the palette offers darker tones and again, I really like these neutral shades.  I am all about those mauve and rose colours.  ‘Sex chromosome’ (swatch 3) and ‘Life is short’ (swatch 6) are glitter shades but I feel like they have a satin formula base rather than matte base, so I think these blend nicely.  These glitter eyeshadows work much better for me than the glitter shadows in the ‘Hard Day’ Salvation palette.  In fact, I actually really like the cranberry loveliness of ‘sex chromosome’ and have used it a number of times to darken up the outer corner of the lid.  Very nice.

‘What you waiting for?’ is a really beautiful palette.  It is so neural which makes it great for everyday wear, and it is just so pretty!  If I had to choose just three palettes from the Salvation range I would pick ‘Run Boy Run,’ ‘What You Waiting For?’ and ‘Girl Panic.’  They are only AU$12 anyway, but at the moment Makeup Revolution are having a 3 for 2 deal so you could actually pick your choice of these Salvation palettes for a really good deal.  You can see for yourself here.

Have a wonderful day beautiful people and I will see you tomorrow for the last instalment of the MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days!

MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days: ‘Run Boy Run’

Welcome to another exciting instalment of my MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days.  Today we are shining a spotlight on the ‘Run Boy Run’ palette and I am excited because this is one of my favourites from the Salvation series.

DAY 5: Run Boy Run

I love the range of colours in the ‘Run Boy Run’ palette.  It brings together all my favourites: rich chocolate browns, a brassy gold, pinks and taupes, brown matte shades, a rose gold AND a shade called ‘break out from society’ which I can only describe as the most glorious peachy-rosey-coopery shimmer colour that I have ever seen.  I brought this palette for that colour.  It is really unique in my collection and I love it and it is hard not to use it every time I use this palette.

MR Salvation Palette: Run Boy Run

MR Salvation Palette: Run Boy Run

Again, I’m going to break the palette in half for a close up view.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Run Boy Run - left of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Run Boy Run – left of palette

Swatches: trying to catch you, running is victory, sun will be guiding you, world is not meant for you, hide behind me, dying to stop you, follow me, head to the hills and run boy run.

Swatches: trying to catch you, running is victory, sun will be guiding you, world is not meant for you, hide behind me, dying to stop you, follow me, head to the hills and run boy run.

The left of the palette is more neutral but I feel like the colour selection is really nice.  There are some cooler toned and warmer toned colours here and even though the tones are pale and light the pigmentation is really good – even in the matte shades!

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Run Boy Run - right of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Run Boy Run – right of palette

Swatches: Day is a phrophesy, another day, its time to run, break out from society, don't have to hide away, you will be my boy, girl on fire, you are finally mine and head start.

Swatches: Day is a phrophesy, another day, its time to run, break out from society, don’t have to hide away, you will be my boy, girl on fire, you are finally mine and head start.

Then when we get to the right of the palette the colours are much more vibrant and are really rich and warm.  I adore all these colours.  You can see my favourite peachy-roses-coppery shade in all its glory in the swatches (swatch 4).  I like to put ‘Day is a phrophesy’ (yes, that is how it is spelt on the name card but I am presuming that they meant prophecy… but as it was spelt ‘phrophesy’ on the card I am going to run with it.  If you know what ‘phrophesy’ means please comment below) I like to put ‘Day is a phrophesy’ (swatch 1) all over the lid and then layer ‘break out from society’ (swatch 4) on the outer corner and it looks lovely!

I adore this palette.  ‘Run Boy Run’ really does take all my favourite colours and brings them together in one place.

Swoon.

If you are all about those warm, rich colours, this is a must have.

Have a fantastic day!!

MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days: ‘Hard Day’

Welcome to day four of my MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days.  If you haven’t read the other blogs in this series then go check them out after you have had a read here 🙂

DAY 4: Hard Day

I like the concept of the ‘Hard Day’ palette.’  It seems to cover the makeup wearer on those hard days where you need to transition from work to evening events and have to touch up your makeup accordingly.  The left side of the palette provides some very pretty, neutral taupe colours while the right side presents more smokey purples and greys and offers up some black glitter shades into the mix.

MR Salvation Palette: Hard Day

MR Salvation Palette: Hard Day

Like all the Salvation palettes ‘Hard Day’ is amazing quality.  It offers a great range of eyeshadow formulas including shimmer, satin, matte and glitter shades.  While the range of formulas is fantastic, I think the range of colours is a little lacking.  Let me explain.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Hard Day - left of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Hard Day – left of palette

Swatches: say yes, its what we do best, had such a hard day, eyes can't find us, without you, I may as well just, to make you love me?, sweet little boy, with such a big mouth.

Swatches: say yes, its what we do best, had such a hard day, eyes can’t find us, without you, I may as well just, to make you love me?, sweet little boy, with such a big mouth.

The “day” side of the palette is very neutral and pretty.  There are lots of taupe colours here, and that is part of the problem.  As you can see in the swatches ‘Had such a hard day’, ‘Eyes can’t find us’ and ‘Without you’ are VERY similar shades (swatches 3, 4, & 5).  While these three shades are certainly lovely, on the eye these three colours are almost indistinguishable which is a bit of a bummer.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Hard Day - right of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Hard Day – right of palette

Swatches: not one for playing games, words sound just the same, take me where, don't bring me down, give me a break, what will it take?, gets you into hot water, I am always here for you, never bring you down.

Swatches: not one for playing games, words sound just the same, take me where, don’t bring me down, give me a break, what will it take?, gets you into hot water, I am always here for you, never bring you down.

The “night” side of the palette is smokey and dramatic.  The purple and mauve shades here are delicious.  I also love the matte shades here.  The darkest shade called “Never bring you down” is a dark grey and blends really nicely without the harshness of a straight black.  Now the two colours that I am not in love with here are the two glitter shades called “Not one for playing games” which has gold glitter, and “What will it take?” which has silver glitter (swatch 1 and 6).  Firstly, my bias here lies in the fact that 1) I don’t really love black eyeshadow and 2) I don’t really love glitter eyeshadow.  When those two powers combine a palette that offers two glitter shadows with a black, matte base probably isn’t going to be winning in my personal preference.  I must be clear though, my dislike for these shades is based on my personal preference so if you do like that kind of glitter shade I am sure you will love these 🙂

So, to wrap this one up, ‘Hard Day’ has some really lovely shades.  In fact, I wore a combination of the very similar taupe shades out to lunch today and got complemented a number of times on my eye look, so even though the palette lacks in variety a little, it does perform well.  If you like glitter shades you have a selection here, but for me, those two shades are ones that I just won’t wear.

Overall, this isn’t my favourite Salvation palette but the quality is definitely there and even with four shades that aren’t amazing (two that I won’t wear and two that are a double-up), this is still fantastic value when you consider that there are 8 shimmers and 6 mattes that I really do love.

Have a fantastic day!

MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days: ‘Girl Panic’

Welcome to day three of my MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days.  If you haven’t read the first two blogs in this series I recommend you go and take a look 🙂

DAY 3: Girl Panic

‘Girl Panic’ was the second salvation palette that I ordered after falling in love with its soft pinky and coopery goodness.  The other thing that really drew me to this palette is that it DOESN’T have a black matte shade.  I am not a great wearer of black, smokey eye looks so it was nice to see some softer matte colours on offer here.

MR Salvation Palette: Girl Panic

MR Salvation Palette: Girl Panic

As per my other MR Salvation Series blogs, I am going to cut the palette in half vertically for review.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Girl Panic - left of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Girl Panic – left of palette

Swatches: Panic on the street, by invitation, going on to somewhere, girlfriend, chelsea mayhem, random, going under, let it happen and naked through.

Swatches: Panic on the street, by invitation, going on to somewhere, girlfriend, chelsea mayhem, random, going under, let it happen and naked through.

The left side of the ‘Girl Panic’ palette offers some light pink and peachy tones plus a delicious cooper shade called ‘random’ (swatch 6) and a pretty rose gold called ‘Chelsea Mayhem’ (swatch 5).  The matte shades on the left side of the palette are a bit too similar for me.  Even though the swatches haven’t shown up that well in the picture as they match my skin-tone too well, you can see a slight difference in tone, but for me I would have preferred a greater selection of matte colours here.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Girl Panic - right of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Girl Panic – right of palette

Swatches: I am beaten, voices in my head, city trap, going nowhere, get closer, demolition, hypnotic, mesmerised and clever words.

Swatches: I am beaten, voices in my head, city trap, going nowhere, get closer, demolition, hypnotic, mesmerised and clever words.

The right side of the palette is a bit more colourful.  I love the mattes on this side of the palette, particularly the last purple-toned shade called ‘clever words’.  They are soft and pigmented and blend so well.  Looking at the six shimmer shades on this side of the palette, the pinky theme continues with the very pretty ‘I am beaten’ shade (swatch 1) , and ‘voiced in my head’ (swatch 2) which works really well dabbed in the centre of the eyelid to give a bit of dimension to the eye.

Across the ‘Girl Panic’ palette there are a few shades that are a satin formula and then others that are more shimmery and I like that variety very much.  Even though this palette does look quite pink-tone at first glance (which is compounded by the outer packaging which is a bright pink box), the looks I have made from this have varied from soft pink and girly, to warm, chocolatey and bronzy in style.  I really think the colour selection of ‘Girl Panic’ is unique while remaining wearable for every day.

I love this palette and it would be one of my top pics from the Salvation series.

So, that is ‘Girl Panic’ 🙂  You can find this palette at Makeup Revolution if you want to check it out for yourself.

If you would like to follow along, please subscribe to my blog and I will see you tomorrow for Day 4 of my ‘MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days.’

I hope you have a wonderful day!

MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days: ‘Girls on Film’

Welcome to day two of the MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days.  As this is going to be a week long journey focused just on this series of palettes I don’t want to repeat myself too much, so if you want to read a general review of the quality of these eyeshadows you can find it here in Day 1 of the series.

DAY 2: Girls on Film

This is a beautiful neutral palette.  Do I have similar colours to these in other palettes you might ask?  Yes, I am sure I do.  Do I love the combination of complimentary mattes and shimmers offered here for quick, daytimes looks or soft, romantic night looks in one single, convenient location?  Absolutely.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Girls on Film.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Girls on Film.

Again, I am going to cut this palette in half vertically and address the left 9 shades first.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Girls on Film - left of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Girls on Film – left of palette

Swatches: walking hand in hand, heads turning, camera rolling, bridge at midnight, lights flashing, frenzy all down your spine, give me shudders, shooting star and one in a million.

Swatches: walking hand in hand, heads turning, camera rolling, bridge at midnight, lights flashing, frenzy all down your spine, give me shudders, shooting star and one in a million.

These shades are what I would describe as subtle, brightening colours.  I think they create a romantic look and I love the way the three matte shades here perform in the crease or as transition shades.  The gilded gold colour called ‘frenzy all down your spine’ (swatch 6) is lush and offers a warm richness to this palette which I love.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Girls on Film - right of palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette: Girls on Film – right of palette

Swatches: take your picture, polaroid heaven, made a million, lipstick over the lens, smile wider, hold tight, so bright, she's falling and girls on film.

Swatches: take your picture, polaroid heaven, made a million, lipstick over the lens, smile wider, hold tight, so bright, she’s falling and girls on film.

The right side of the ‘Girls on Film’ palette is a still neutral, but it has a bit more punch.  The first two shades, ‘take your picture,’ and ‘polaroid heaven’ are the kind of warm, bronzy colours that I adore and are so pigmented.  You have everything you need here for a dramatic, smokey eye including a stunning gun-metal silver in ‘hold tight’ (swatch 6).  Again, the cream matte shade called ‘girls on film’ has not swatched well – it just matches my skin tone too closely!  The only disappointing shade in the whole palette is actually one of these shimmer shades on the right side called ‘lipstick over the lens’ (swatch 4).  I don’t know what the deal with this shade is, but it seems to be quite hard in the pan and I have a lot of difficulty getting it to pick up on a finger swatch or with a brush.  This is unusual because normally the MR shimmer shades are soft and buttery.  It is certainly an anomaly in my experience.

Overall, this is a lovely neutral palette with really wearable colours in a mix of cool and warm tones.  So pretty for every day wear.

So, that is ‘Girls on Film’ 🙂  You can find this palette at Makeup Revolution if you want to check it out for yourself.

If you would like to follow along, please subscribe to my blog and I will see you tomorrow for Day 3 of my ‘MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days.’

Have a fantastic day!

MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days: ‘Welcome to the Pleasuredome’

Welcome to day one of the ‘MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days.’  All of these Salvation Palettes from Makeup Revolution are EXCELLENT quality.  The first two rows of 12 rectangular shades in each palette are all shimmers and the 6 circular shades are all mattes.  To generalise, the shades are universally soft and pigmented.  The shimmer shades tend to be more buttery while the matte shades can be a bit more chalky, but I find that they all blend really nicely and last all day without creasing with a primer.  I find these Salvation palettes to be super practical because they offer such a nice balance of matte and shimmer shades… which may help to explain why I have ended up with 7 of these palettes!  (eek – don’t judge!)  Anyway – enough talk.  Lets get into reviewing the Salvation palette of the day!

DAY 1: Welcome to the Pleasuredome

I am going to kick off this series with ‘Welcome to the Pleasuredome.’  This palette offers an interesting mix of neutrals with some really pretty pops of colour.

Welcome to the Pleasuredome

Welcome to the Pleasuredome

For the purpose of this post I am going to divide ‘Welcome to the Pleasuredome’ in half and address the 9 neutral colours first.

Salvation Palette: Welcome to the Pleasuredome - neutral shades

Salvation Palette: Welcome to the Pleasuredome – neutral shades

Swatches: Welcome to the Pleasuredome, Xanadu, Moving On, Where Lovers Roam, Jungle Call, Moving at Million Miles an Hour, What a Push Over, Long Way from Home and Diamond by the Shower

Swatches: Welcome to the Pleasuredome, Xanadu, Moving On, Where Lovers Roam, Jungle Call, Moving at Million Miles an Hour, What a Push Over, Long Way from Home and Diamond by the Shower

The neutral colours in this palette are really pretty and so wearable.  My pick of these colours is called ‘Xanadu.’  It is such a stunning Champagne colour (swatch 2).  Unfortunately the first matte shade, called ‘What a Push Over’ hasn’t swatched well in the photo but that is mainly because it is such a close match to my skin colour.

Salvation Palette: Welcome to the Pleasuredome - brighter shades

Salvation Palette: Welcome to the Pleasuredome – brighter shades

Swatches: Using my Power, You Really Can't Afford Me, Even When They Reach the Top, Sell it by the Hour, Shooting Stars Never Stop, There Goes a Supernova, Love Your Body, I Can Do It and Never Doing What I am Told.

Swatches: Using my Power, You Really Can’t Afford Me, Even When They Reach the Top, Sell it by the Hour, Shooting Stars Never Stop, There Goes a Supernova, Love Your Body, I Can Do It and Never Doing What I am Told.

The 9 brighter shades in this palette are really lovely.  ‘Using my Power’ (swatch 1) is stunning, as is the next colour along (I have not idea how to described that colour… apparently I have no vocabulary for colours!) called ‘You Really Can’t Afford Me.’  I also adore the stunning teal colour called ‘Sell it by the Hour’ (swatch 4).  It is pulling a bit more light blue in the photos but it really does have a green undertone which makes it so unique.  I love it along the lower lash line; it really makes my blue eyes pop!

So, that is ‘Welcome to the Pleasuredome’ 🙂  You can find this palette at Makeup Revolution

See you tomorrow for Day 2 of the ‘MR Salvation Series – 7 palettes in 7 days.’