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Makeup Revolution Pro Looks: Stripped & Bare (3 looks in 1 palette)

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.  

Makeup Revolution Pro Looks Palette - Stripped & Bare

Makeup Revolution Pro Looks Palette – Stripped & 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.

Stripped & Bare shadow names.

Stripped & Bare shadow names.

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.

Golden Third.

Golden Third.

Golden Third Swatches (top to bottom, left to right): Layers, Big Tip, Dignity, Whipped, Chain.

Golden Third Swatches (top to bottom, left to right): Layers, Big Tip, Dignity, Whipped, Chain.

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.

Rosy Third.

Rosy Third.

Rosy Third Swatches (top to bottom, left to right): Strip Me, Let Loose, Get Loose, Naked Nights, Super Cool.

Rosy Third Swatches (top to bottom, left to right): Strip Me, Let Loose, Get Loose, Naked Nights, Super Cool.

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.

Bronzed and Blue Third.

Bronzed and Blue Third.

Bronzed and Blue Third Swatches (top to bottom, left to right): Dollar Bill, Desired, Stripped all Day, H.O.T., Bare 2

Bronzed and Blue Third Swatches (top to bottom, left to right): Dollar Bill, Desired, Stripped all Day, H.O.T., Bare 2

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!

Makeup Revolution Pro Looks: Big Love (3 looks in 1 palette)

First up, this Pro Looks – Big Love palette is another Makeup Revolution dupe.  If you own the ‘Return of Sexy’ eyeshadow palette from Too Faced then you will recognise the shadows and configuration immediately.  I don’t own the Too Faced version to do a comparison for you – but the fact that Big Love is a dupe is the reason that I purchased it.  Elizamakeup has done an amazing youtube video comparing the two palettes and it is well worth viewing to see how the shadows compare.  For the purposes of this blog post I will just be focusing on Big Love.

Makeup Revolution Pro Looks Palette - Big Love

Makeup Revolution Pro Looks Palette – Big Love

I really like the idea of this palette as it is broken up into thirds with a configuration of five colours in each third that are designed to be used together.  Palettes which randomly splash colours across the palette without attempting to group them via colour tone drive me a bit nuts.  As I am such a makeup amateur I find those kinds of mixed-up colour configurations more difficult to work with as I’m not that savvy about what shades should be used together.  (I am also a bit compulsive about colour coding and for that reason alone I’m all about an orderly palette – lol).

Pro Looks - Big Love: Shadow names

Pro Looks – Big Love: Shadow names

The shadows are named and the names are well cute.  I think I have said it before, but I do wish that Makeup Revolution would print the names on the palette rather than on the clear film but that is just my personal preference.

The first thing you will notice about this Big Love palette is that there are satins, shimmers and glitter shades but no mattes.  For me, this means that I can’t travel with this palette which is a bit of a bummer as I really like to use mattes for transition shades in the crease.  I actually think of this as a special occasion palette as the shimmery shades are really beautiful, but not necessarily for everyday wear.

So lets have a look at the shades up close.

Neutral Third

Neutral Third

Neutral swatches (top to bottom, left to right: Looking out, Into the night, Into the light, Chameleons, Head over heals.

Neutral swatches (top to bottom, left to right: Looking out, Into the night, Into the light, Chameleons, Head over heals.

In the Neutral third Looking out (swatch 1) and Chameleons (swatch 4) are really quite sheer.  I would have loved for the gold of the Chameleons shade to be richer and more pigmented but it is still a soft, pretty colour.  The other three shades, however, are buttery and pigmented.  Into the night (swatch 2) has lots of micro glitter but I think that it is quite beautiful – and I’m not really about glitter shades!  I also particularly love Head over heals (swatch 5) which is just to die for.

Purple Third

Purple Third

Purple swatches (left to right, top to bottom): Romantic Moments, Absorbed, Lover, First Kiss, Last Kiss.

Purple swatches (left to right, top to bottom): Romantic Moments, Absorbed, Lover, First Kiss, Last Kiss.

The Purple third of this palette is my favourite configuration of colours.  These shades are just beautiful and work so well together.  The highlighting shade called Romantic Moments is a stunning satin shade – the swatch does not even begin to do this justice.  It is perfect as an inner corner highlight but I also love this all over the lid.  Absorbed (swatch 2) is also beautiful and I have used this all over the lid with a little soft, matte brown in the crease for a quick, everyday look.  When you wear this Purple third together you get a super glam, smokey look and it is the section I reach for when I use this palette.

Smokey Third

Smokey Third

Smokey Swatches (left to right, top to bottom): Stepping Out, Different Light, Weave Your Magic, Simply Stunning, Dreaming.

Smokey Swatches (left to right, top to bottom): Stepping Out, Different Light, Weave Your Magic, Simply Stunning, Dreaming.

Finally we have the Smokey third of the palette.  The highlight shade Stepping Out is thick and buttery (almost wet feeling) and is very bright.  The silver shade, Different Light (swatch 2) has a blue undertone and is very pretty with Weave Your Magic (swatch 3) to darken up the outer corner.  Dreaming is a very glittery shade but if you want that glitter to transfer to your eyes you are better off tapping it on the lid with your finger than with a brush.

Overall, these shades are shimmery, glittery and seriously glam.  I don’t use this palette on a day-to-day basis but for a night out it is perfect.  If you wanted to buy this configuration of colours from Too Faced you will pay about AU$70 for the Return to Sexy palette.  For me, particularly as this is a special occasion palette that I won’t use regularly, the Makeup Revolution Pro Looks version is a much more budget-friendly option retailing at approximately AU$12.  Plus, it is cruelty-free!

Have a fabulous day 🙂