Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Redemption Palette Review, Swatches

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Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Redemption Palette Review, Swatches: Hey everyone so we are going to talk about the Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Eyeshadow Palette today. This palette has been a topic of conversation in the makeup world because of its unparalleled similarities with the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette. When I actually purchased it, I did not think that it would be so similar. But when you look at them together, you will notice they are undoubtedly the replicas of each other. We will do another post comparing the palettes. Today let us focus only on this palette as an individual. Therefore let us explore more and learn about my experience with this palette below.

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About Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Redemption Palette

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 2 Redemption Eye Shadow Palette is a perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. Sparkly champagnes and neutral taupes in this palette will inspire new looks, from smoky and sultry to dramatic and devilish.


  • Ultra high payoff
  • Collectable with other Redemption Eye Shadow Palettes
  • Pure sellout

How to Use Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Redemption Palette

Apply shadows to eyelid and crease, blending and shading for an ultra professional look

Ingredients in Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Redemption Palette

Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

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Price of Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 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. Sometimes around the holidays they offer free shipping worldwide as well.

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In Detail Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Redemption Palette Review, Swatches and My Experience

The palette comes in a very sleek yet basic packaging. There are 12 longitudinally aligned eyeshadow pans with a dual ended sponge tip applicator. The hinged top cover is actually see through. Basic details about the product are mentioned at the back labels. So while the packaging is nothing fancy, it is quite light weight. However, the material is not really sturdy and it feels like would break easily if dropped.

There are 12 eyeshadows in the pan consisting of pearls, metallics and mattes. There are 6 metallic shades, 3 pearly shades and 3 matte shades in this palette. This is a perfect palette if you’re into neutral eye makeup looks with a little bit of metallic goodness. In fact, this palette can be amazing for everyday makeup looks. While the metallics and pearls perform quite amazing in this palette, mattes are not as nice, although not so bad. While there are some shades that I absolutely love in this palette, some I do not reach for at all. We will talk about all the shades individually below.

Let’s talk about the pigmentation of the shadows in here. Most of the shades in this palette have good pigmentation while a few of them are quite sheer for example the matte black eyeshadow. However, the pigmentation is easily buildable and all the shades are very easy to layer. I do advise patting the shades on the eyelid with an applicator brush rather or using your finger tips to apply them for a lovely colour pay off.

Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Redemption Palette Individual Shades Description

MUR has not named these eyeshadows in the palette. Hence we are going to arbitrarily number them so that it is easy for us to refer to the individual shades when we talk about them. From left to right, we will number the shades as 1 to 12.

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1st Shade – This is a cream coloured matte shade. Slightly chalky in texture, this shade does have a lot of fall out. It has very sheer pigmentation, in fact this is the sheerest shade in this entire palette. Upon blending it almost diffuses into the skin. Hence, I usually use this to set my eyelid primer or base. I do not really use this shade as an eyeshadow. In the swatches below, I have layered it up 5 times so that it shows up on camera.

2nd Shade – This is a metallic golden beige shade. This particular shade is out of this world. Its super intensely pigmented and has the most buttery as well as soft texture ever. It offers 100% coverage in a single swipe. Upon blending this does not sheer out at all. This reflects beautifully and I honestly, can buy this palette for this one single shade!

3rd Shade – This is a light peachy shade with a pearl finish. This has decent pigmentation with a nice colour pay off. This comes out really pearly and has a wonderful sheen to it. If you want a subtle brow bone as well as inner corner highlight, this shade will look beautiful.

4th Shade – This is a pure metallic copper shade. Again like the 2nd shade, its extremely pigmented and has this beautiful buttery texture. It gives full opaque coverage in a single swipe. Also, does not sheer out upon blending. A total must have copper shade, this shade is another stand out in this palette.

5th Shade – This is a tricky shade. Its this cinnamon brown with purple undertones. This shade is quite pigmented when you swatch it. However upon blending, it sheers out to almost nothing. It basically blends with my skin and I feel like I applied nothing. So another matte which I do not reach for in this palette.

6th Shade – This is a beautiful bronzy brown metallic shade. With super intense pigmentation and complete coverage in a single swipe. This offers superb colour pay off. It does not sheer out when blended. This shade again, is one of my favourites in this palette.

7th Shade – This is a tan shade which is metallic as well as super frosty and reflective. It almost reflects white in filtered lights. Quite a unique shade, this offers good pigmentation as well as colour pay off.

8th Shade – This is a dirty ash grey colour which has a reflective frosty finish. I do not want to call this taupe because it has noticeable brown in it. This is again intensely pigmented with great colour pay off. The shade comes out better when patted on to the lids. It does blend well but sheers out a little.

9th Shade – This is a very light silver with lavender hints. This is very pearly and has somewhat frosted finish. In fact, this shade can be used as a lavender highlight if you’re into it. Quite a unique shade, it is very pigmented. Also, has a very smooth texture.

10th Shade – This one is a beautiful medium rose gold with signifiant bronze in it. Its metallic as well as very reflective. This again has a very buttery texture with a 100% colour pay off in a single swipe. The pigmentation is one of the best in the palette.

11th Shade – This shade is pretty unique. It is a deep brown with purple-burgundy tint and warm gold undertones. This again is very metallic. However it does feel a little stiff in the pan. Also, this shade sheers out quite a bit while blending. I so wish that it was more pigmented and did not sheer out because its a very pretty shade.

12th Shade – This is a pure matte black shade. It does offer good pigmentation, however not as intense as it looks in the pan. Also, this feels a little stiff in the pan. This shade again sheers out significantly upon blending. This does layer well though.

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Overall Verdict

Overall I have to say this palette has more hits than misses. The metallics are absolutely fantastic (most of them). Pearl shades are again beautiful. Metallics and pearls have an average stay power of around 4 hours. Matte shades however do need significant improvement in terms of texture, pigmentation and blendability. But when you look at the price of this palette i.e. £ 4.00 you don’t really mind the misses as long as you have pretty good hits in it. I do recommend this palette if you’re on a budget or if you’re a beginner. This palette works quite good in creating lovely neutral as well as smoky eye looks.

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PROs of Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Redemption Palette

1. 12 eyeshadows for £ 4.00 is a great deal.
2. Most metallic shades are superb.
3. Lovely palette for creating smoky as well as neutral eye makeup looks.
4. Great palette for beginners or if you’re on a budget.
5. Very inexpensive.
6. Easily available.

CONs of Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 Redemption Palette

1. Matte shades fail to perform well.
2. All the shades have fallouts. Some have more whereas some less.
3. Formula of the shades are inconsistent.
4. Packaging is not the best quality, applicator is quite useless.
5. Expensive when purchased from Indian retailers.

MBF Advises

1. If you feel like some shade is not showing up well, layer it up 2 or 3 times.
2. Use a good eye primer as well as set the eye base nicely before using this palette.
3. The colours show up well when applied with finger tips rather than a brush.
4. Use a fixing spray to make the shadows last even longer.
5. These shadows need a good oil based makeup remover in order for you to be able to remove them easily and completely.

MBF Rating

(great metallics, inexpensive palette)

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