We all know that warm shadows are in right now, and I’m a really big fan of them. I use the Urban Decay Naked Heat a lot (although the Petite Heat hasn’t enticed me as much as I thought it would), and definitely reach for warm shadows more often than cooler tones. When I made a few Revolution purchases last month, I spotted the Revolution Reloaded Newtrals 2 Palette and knew it had to be mine. I started testing it out straight away, and have been loving playing about with this this month.
This palette is just £4 in Superdrug, and is full of rich pink and red tones with a real mix of matte and shimmers (including one of the most decadent shimmer shadows I’ve ever used, but I’ll get onto that shortly). T and you can get a full look out of just one palette. It sounds like a daft comment to make, but I’ve got so many palettes with 10 or more shades that are lacking either the perfect transition shade or a sheer matte shade to set with. The only shade this palette is potentially missing is a really deep outer V shadow, but this doesn’t bother me as I have so many blacks and deep browns in my stash already.
Now £4 could lead you to believe that it’s poorly pigmented, but like most Revolution products, the Revolution Re-loaded Newtrals 2 Palette is intensely pigmented but doesn’t kick up too much product unlike the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. They shadows also blend out brilliantly…for a drugstore palette. Okay, they’re not as good as Zoeva or Tarte as some matte shades are on the chalky side, but if you just want a decent warm palette without spending an arm and a leg them I’ve found your number one.
My main quibble with this palette are the lack of shade names, and how many are just so similar – think the Morphe palettes on a smaller scale. But for a budget, I suppose you can’t complain. The best shades in the palette for me are the top left shade, the very centre shade, the bottom left shade. They’re not shades I’d use together in an eye look, but every time I pick this palette up I’ll use one of these shadows.
I definitely didn’t need yet another warm palette in my collection but this is a very welcome addition. It’s easy to use, there isn’t a lot of fallout (even on the more shimmery shades) and it’s made me excited about drugstore eyeshadow again. And with the use of a primer, this stays all day. Something I often find with beautiful drugstore palettes is that the shimmers wear off after a couple of hours, but these shadows are on par with some of my higher end shades. I was so impressed with the formula after just one use, I even picked up the Revolution Iconic Division palette. I’ll definitely be giving that a whirl next month since I’ve banned myself from buying anything new this month!