Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked Redemption Palette Review, Swatches: Hey guys, we all have heard about the brand Makeup Revolution. It is a UK based makeup brand which is known for making decent quality makeup and their rates are really affordable. I actually used to use this brand a lot when I was just out of college and presently I have been rediscovering my love for it. I had ordered a bunch of MUR products a while back and have been using quite a lot of them.
The MUR Hot Smoked palette was allegedly released as a dupe or Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette. However we all know that Urban Decay discontinued their Smoked palette. But this one by MUR is still available everywhere. I do not have the Urban Decay smoked palette so I cannot compare them side by side. But I have been using this palette very often. Hence let’s dive in to the review below and explore more about this product.
About Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked Redemption Palette
- THE ultimate palettes with ultra high payoff.
- A perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. Totally collectable and a pure sellout
How to Use Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked Redemption Palette
Apply shadows to eyelid and crease, blending and shading for an ultra professional look.
Ingredients in Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked Redemption Palette
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum liquidum , Ethylhexyl palmitate,Polybutene, Dimethicone,Methylparaben ,Propylparaben
(+/-); CI77891, CI77491,CI77492,CI77499,CI15850,CI16035,CI42090, CI77742, CI77510, CI77007, CI19140,CI15985,CI45410
Price of Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked Redemption Palette
$ 7.00 for 0.375 oz in USA
£ 4.00 for 14 g in UK and Scotland
€ 6.90 for 14 g in Europe
CHF 14.00 for 14 g in Switzerland
Kr 49.00 for 14 g in Sweden
$ 12.00 for 14 g in Australia
S$ 13.90 for 14 g in Singapore
RM 32.00 for 14 g in Malaysia
₹ 1050.00 for 14 g in India
Makeup Revolution isn’t available at any authorised reseller in Canada, New Zealand etc. The good news is, you can buy products directly from their website because they offer worldwide shipping. In fact, I buy all my MUR products directly from their website because the products cost the least on their website. For example, this palette is priced in India at INR 1050/- however I got it from their official website where I had to pay only INR 331/- (plus shipping). I purchase a bunch of products at one time and the shipping comes to around INR 500/- which is quite fine.
In Detail Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked Redemption Palette Review, Swatches and My Experience
Makeup Revolution is known to have this really basic plastic packaging on most of their products. Its not a very strong or sturdy material hence, you have to be careful that you do not drop the palette on a hard surface. Also, after a while, even the slightest scratches on the surface because 100X visible. So I am not a fan of the packaging definitely. Also, it comes with a sponge tip applicator which I do not use like ever. It just sits there, chilling.
There are 12 shades in the palette consisting of metallics and mattes. To be precise, there are 7 metallic eyeshadows and the remaining 5 are all mattes. The shades in this palette are beautiful and very usable for everyone. If you’re into colourful smoky eyes makeup looks, this is a great palette to play with. However, I feel some shades in the palette are more stiff than the others. Some are super nice and buttery while some are not. So there is a lot of inconsistencies in the formulas of the shades. We will talk about each of the shades individually below.
Speaking of the pigmentation, I feel the pigmentation is quite decent. Its not super intense, but not very sheer either. Some shades are definitely more pigmented that the others. However the good thing is, all the shades are readily buildable. They also layer well.
Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked Redemption Palette Individual Shades Description
The palette has no names to the shades. So we are going to number the shades to make it easy for reference when I describe them individually. I really wish MUR started naming the shades. In my mind, when eyeshadow shades have names in a palette, it just adds so much authenticity.
1st Shade – This is a creamy white matte eyeshadow. The pigmentation is quite sheer and I felt this was very stiff in the pan. It was very difficult to get the product on a brush. Moreover, even with fingers, this gave a very sheer colour on the skin. I do not use this shade as an eyeshadow. I just use it sometimes to set my eye primer over the lids and that’s it. This and the 2nd shade are kind of the lest used shades in my palette.
2nd Shade – Its a creamy n*ude shade. Again with very sheer pigmentation and quite stiff in the pan. This one also had some major fall outs. I do not use this shade really. It is basically the sheerest shade in this palette.
3rd Shade – This is an medium deep silver grey metallic eyeshadow shade. Its very pigmented and offers 95% opaque coverage in a single swipe. This shade is buttery smooth in texture and is very easy to apply with a brush or finger tip. However it does have a ton of fall out, so you need to be careful while using it.
4th Shade – This is very deep smoked out brown with a matte finish. This has average pigmentation. it feels smooth in the pan, but the application is quite patchy and this shade does not bend well. You really have to spend a good amount of time trying to blend this out.
5th Shade – It is a matte black shade with really sparse fine silver shimmer particles in it. It has better pigmentation than the rest also more smooth. It offers 80% opaque coverage in a single swipe. Upon blending it out, this stays more pigmented on the original area of application.
6th Shade – This is a pure bronze shade with an extreme metallic finish. This shade is intensely pigmented with 100% colour pay off in a single swipe. Also, this blends out super nicely. The shade picks up well on a brush or you can use finger tips to apply the shade. It looks amazing all over the eyelids just by itself as well. However, the only downside is, it has significant fall outs.
7th Shade – This one is a gorgeous aubergine with a metallic finish. Very pigmented, this shade offers 90% opaque coverage in single swipe. Its smooth and picks up well on a brush. This is my 2nd favourite shade in this palette because I really love shades of violets.
8th Shade – Its a lovely cobalt blue shade with a metallic finish. This again is smooth and easy to work with. It offers 90% opaque coverage in a single swipe with some amount of fall outs. It is easy to apply with a brush or finger tips.
9th Shade – This is my favourite shade in this palette. It is a gorgeous deep emerald green colour with a metallic finish. Its super smooth and buttery as well as offers 95% opaque coverage in a single swipe. It picks up quite well on the brush, however there is some amount of fall out as well.
10th Shade – This is an ash grey colour with a very metallic finish. This again has intense pigmentation with 95% opaque coverage in a single swipe. It is very buttery and applies well on the lids with a brush or finger tips. The shade blends out well too. But it does have some fall outs as well.
11th Shade – This is a matte mauve-violet colour. This shade has poor pigmentation. Offers very sheer coverage. In fact feels quite stiff in the pan. Upon blending, it sheers out a lot. Not a fan of this shade.
12th Shade – The final shade in the palette is a violet with a characteristic sheen to it. Its not metallic, but has this really subtle yet nice sheen going on. This shade is decently pigmented with 90% opaque coverage in a single swipe. It applies well and is easy to blend out. Try to pack this shade on the lids rather than shading, it works well that way.
This palette is only good for its metallic shades because the mattes do not perform at all for me. I think the metallics are actually really good if you’re into such shades. The metallic shadows have a staying power of around 4 hours which is quite good. I mean for £ 4.00 this is a real good value for money. If you’re a beginner and want to play with some metallics for smoky eyes, do try this palette. Also I would advise you guys to purchase the palette during discounts to save even more money.
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PROs of Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked Redemption Palette
1. 12 shades for £ 4.00 is a very good value for money.
2. Metallic shades have a decent quality and perform nicely.
3. Its possible to create a variety of smoky eyes looks with this palette.
4. Easily available.
5. Staying power is quite okay for such an inexpensive drugstore palette.
CONs of Makeup Revolution Hot Smoked Redemption Palette
1. Matte shades disappointed me big time.
2. No shade in the palette has zero fall outs.
3. Inconsistency in the formulas of the shades.
4. Packaging is kind of fragile.
5. Comparatively expensive in India.
1. Layer the metallic shadows at least 2 times to reveal their true colour.
2. Always use a good eye primer and set the eye base properly before using this palette.
3. If you use your finger tips instead of a brush, the colours will show up really well.
4. Also, these shadows need a good oil based makeup remover to get off completely.
3/5 (The metallics are quite nice as well as this palette is really inexpensive)