Makeup Revolution Iconic 2: Metallic Eyes…

Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 Eye Shadow Palette


I’m in love. Sounds a bit over dramatic when it comes to eye shadow, huh?

Of course this past number of weeks I’ve been so wrapped up in pastels & pinks that I’ve almost managed to forget how beautiful a metallic semi-smokey eye really is… and how damn wearable whether it be day, night, summer or winter. Although I’m often intimidated by bold shades of lippy, a dramatic eye never fazes me. In fact, the bolder the better is quite often my motto when it comes to dressing up my lids. So this weekend I waved a dismissive hand to pastels and said hello to mesmerising metallic’s; all thanks to the pocket friendly Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 palette & it’s array of show-stopping shades…

MUR Redemption Iconic 2

Okay so the title may be a tad grammatically dramatic but it’s certainly in keeping with the pigmentation that’s simmering below the lid. But let’s start at the beginning gals = price. Everyone knows I LOVE a bargain, and what could be better than parting ways with a mere £4 for a medley of twelve cool toned shadows? For just short of fiver, Makeup Revolution have managed to create what I’d consider to be the closest dupe to the Naked 2 I’ve yet to sample. Crazy, huh?

MUR Redemption Iconic 2 palette



In fact, the pigmentation is so good it makes me question if high end offerings are indeed overpriced and over-rated in comparison. Are we unnecessarily paying an arm and a leg just for fancy schmancy packaging? Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE my pricier palettes, but for anyone who hasn’t yet invested in any I’d be pretty quick to recommend the Makeup Revolution as a worthy alternative equivalent.

Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 Palette Review

Taking a quick peek at the shade selection, it’s a sassy range of cool matte & shimmering metallic tones that will undoubtedly work well with pretty much any complexion. One thing I will say is that the lighter matte shades are slightly disappointing compared to the rest of the colours. The highlighter & base tones pale into insignificance against the mighty pop of the bold metal tones which are even more impressive if you decide to use them with a slightly dampened brush = a semi foiled finish that’s utterly multifaceted *swoon* The colour literally lights up the lid *more swooning* Check out a close up of the scrummy copper coloured look I created this weekend…

Copper and Gold Metalic Eye Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 Palette

Of course any cosmetic craver will more than likely agree that when you find something so damn fabulous in (almost) every way you can’t help but insist anyone with a pulse NEEDS to have it in their life. But what’s not to love? The pricing, pigmentation & consistency are all clear winners. Okay, so the outer casing is a tad uninspiring but I’d much rather have quality on the inside than pretty packaging containing shadows that pack as much colour punch as self-raising flour *sigh*


The finished look…

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So if there’s any pocket friendly treat you’re putting on your ‘pay day me spree’ this month make it the Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 2 palette. Your bank account & eyes will love you for it ❤

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Have you tried any of the Makeup Revolution eye shadow palettes? Is there any top of your current wish list? What been your favourite shadow shades recently? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by for a quick chatter 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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73 thoughts on “Makeup Revolution Iconic 2: Metallic Eyes…

  1. This and the Iconic 1 are definitely going in my Makeup Revolution cart when I get to doing an order. I’ve always wanted to try the Naked palettes but I’m pretty sure you can’t buy them here (or Urban Decay for that matter) and I’ve heard these are rather fabulous dupes. Love your look here Karen, which shades did you use from the palette? x

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    • Yep… you NEED them in your life Chanelle, and at such great prices you can’t go far wrong 🙂 Naked palettes are lovely though I’m wondering why I’m paying the hefty price after trying this little palette out! It’s THAT good!!
      Unfortunately the colours aren’t named or numbered but I used the 4th over lid, 8th blended out really well in crease & 11th outer crease (going from left to right on the palette) Though all the colours are so nice pretty much any combo would be gorgeous 😀 XXXX

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      • Phew! If it’s a fiver and I can buy it from a shop I can practically kid myself I’ve spend nothing but small change.

        On the Internet however, you have to justify that delivery charge so I keep filling my basket….makes it harder to pretend I haven’t spent anything……!

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      • YES!!!!! Oh my gosh someone who also thinks like I do with the internet shopping justification too!!! Honestly, it’s a rarity I even order online… unless it’s from Amazon at Christmas as most of Steve’s goodies are found on there and it saves me carting bags around the high street *sigh* lol xxx


    • Awwh thank you so much huni – glad you liked the look!! And wow and award too, why thank you – delighted you thought of me! Chuffed to bits 🙂 Will check it out pronto ❤ Thanks for stopping by huni *hugs* XXXX


    • Ingrid this has made me smile soooo much! Thank YOU!!! What a compliment!! I must’ve got lucky with the camera cause it’s a rarity I get a decent close up shot lol Thank you huni, you’ve made my day 😀 *huge hugs* XXXXXX


  2. Love this Karen! So beautiful! Your whole makeup look is so pretty and fresh too, love it! The swatches are incredible, they look so pigmented yet it is so affordable! Amazing stuff and you can never go wrong with a gold-y metallic eye look!

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  3. I lovre it!! Those colors are definitely good for everyday wear because they’re neutral colors. Mix and match them and get creative with the colors. Yayyy for Makeup Revolution! Metallica are so pretty on your eyes and they add shine and sparkle and glam to any look. Happy Monday!! Xoxo

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    • Thank you so much wee chum!!!! Funny I was thinking of you when applying them as I’m sure you mentioned before that you love these palettes too and find them a great dupe for the UD naked. So darn impressed with the price, pigment and longevity – they’re really giving the high ends a run for the money ❤ XXXX

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  4. I love this look! A metallic semi-smokey eye is my all-time favorite. Understated glamour all the way 🙂 Such amazing color payoff with that palette, too!

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  5. What an amazing look Karen! I absolutely adore this one, it is my favorite MUR palette so far because the colors are all just so easy to use.
    The quality of these is amazing. How would you compare this to your UD naked palette? I love these so much it has always stopped me from splurging on more expensive palettes because I am afraid to be disappointed.
    xo Anne – Doves & Roses

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    • YESS! I thought that too Anne, so versatile and not at all intimidating! It’s a gorgeous palette for sure, one of my absolute favs – and to answer your question about the UD… honestly, pretty much on power. I know, I know, sounds crazy right as the UD gets raved about – and don’t get me wrong I LOVE it/them. But I can’t find a huge difference at all. Apart from the packaging, it’s up there – which in a bizarre way kind of disgruntles me considering that the UD are £40 a pop. Honestly, save your money if you have this as it’s far too alike and you’d struggle to tell them apart. Actually – you’ve given me an idea for a post… which one’s which. I could do a few looks and bloggers have to guess which is the high end and which is the budget. Sounds like fun eh?! hehe XXXX

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      • That sounds like an amazing blog idea! Definitely go for it!!
        That has been my problem with the UD ones. The counter only arrived here last year and by that time I had a cllection of these mur palettes. I went and swatched UD, but wasn’t that impressed by the quality or color choices…
        xo Anne

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      • If truth be told, if I was in your shoes I would have felt the same. They’re gorgeous palettes but MUR shadows are super similar and no where near the price. Kinda makes sense which one to stick too 😉 XXX

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  6. It’s been a while since I’ve stopped by to leave a comment but here I am, lol. I love the look you created with this and whatever lip product you’re wearing matches perfectly with this look. I hope you’re doing well Karen! xo

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    • Heeeeello huni! How are you? It’s so lovely to see you drop by for a chatter! Always chuffed to see your wee name pop up Stephie 🙂 Glad you like the look huni, I have to admit it’s an awesome palette – lovely pigmentation to it! Keeping as well as can be thanks lovely, are you doing okies? Hope you’re having a lovely weekend ❤ XXXXX

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      • I’m doing good Karen. I know I have been way behind in my normal blog reading but never think I forget about your blog. 🙂 I have yet to try anything from the Makeup Revolution brand but it gets stellar reviews so I may have someday soon. I’m hanging in there, lol. 🙂

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      • Oh gee I’m the same Stephie and the same applies to you, but the way I see it is with great blog buddies it doesn’t matter how much time passes from our last chatter as we always pick up like no time has passed at all 😀
        Hang in there huni and treat yourself one day – you will LOVE it! XXXXX

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