Thursday, 10 September 2015

Make Up Revolution Iconic Pro 2 Palette

I love a good eye shadow palette. They're so easy to store. It means my make-up area is kept a whole lot tidier than if I had loads of individual shades all over the place - God I can't imagine how messy it would be, it's a mess as it is! 


Organisation aside, a palette means I have a lot more shades to choose from, leaving me spoilt for choice and it often means I can try out a shade I wouldn't usually think about.

I was kindly sent the Make Up Revolution Iconic Pro 2 Palette and I couldn't help but 'oooh' and 'ahh' when I saw the gold box it comes in. I'm such a magpie, anything slightly sparkly and you've got my interest!


Inside the box is a really sleek and ultra slim palette full of 16 (mainly) neutral shades that I think are perfect for the transition into Autumn. There's also a lovely big mirror and a double ended synthetic brush. Now the brush is nothing special but it does the job. I'm really happy that palettes are moving on from those foam applicators and the fact that there are two ends keeps it all very simple. There's one flatter end to pack on the colour and the rounded fluffy end is perfect to blend blend blend! There's no excuses for unblended eyeshadow now! I always kept a palette in my desk at work for when we'd have work nights out (all the time) and the struggle of doing a decent smokey eye with a foam applicator is real!


It has really similar shades to the Lorac Pro 2 palette but is a lot more affordable and accessible so it's great if you're always chopping and changing between palettes and don't want to waste spend loads of your hard earned cash.  

The palette consists of 8 matte and  8 shimmer shades which all have an Autumnal feel about them. I love all of the neutral shades, I always get a lot of wear out of neutrals as they are so versatile. 


I'm going to start with the bottom row because I'm a rebel like that. The first two shimmers 'Only' and 'Silk' are perfect for highlighting, 'Silk' having a pink tone to it and 'Only' being a pearly white. I love the four middle shimmers, particularly 'Steal-er' which is a lovely golden brown which works with pretty much every other shade in the palette. The moss green colour 'Ambition' is perfect for this season with all the Khaki around, I'm definitely going to be playing about with this one! 

From Top to Bottom 
(but left to right in the palette, I like to keep those cogs working!)
Only, Silk, Awaken, New Day, Steal-er, Echo, Ambition, Faith. 

On to the top row of matte shades. Usually I'm a little worried about matte eyeshadows as they can be a little chalky and need a lot of work, and it's usually the shimmer shades I stick to. But I was pleasantly surprised with the pigmentation of these. The top left shade 'Paper' looks really pale on my swatches but that's due to it being an almost identical shade to my arm! However, swiped across my eyelid it's really pigmented and shows the shade really well without the need to build it up. They really take no effort at all to apply which is great it saves me a lot of time in the morning!

Paper, Chase, Smooth, New-Tral, One Way, New Rules, Grey Day, Sudden. 

The brighter plum ('One Way') and teal ('New Rules') are great for adding a little pop of colour and trying something a little different. Adding a little teal to a gold eye looks lovely and plum looks gorgeous on brown eyes.

I can see this being my go-to palette and I'm looking forward to trying out a few looks with it. 

The Iconic Pro 2 is £6.99 at Superdrug or available Online 

*this was kindly gifted to me but as always  all views are 100% my own



  1. Lovely post hun! Love the big mirror in the Iconic palette, I never seem to gravitate towards neutral palettes and I really should because they are perfect even just as crease colours or transition colours. They swatch really nicely! hmm MORE to add to the buying list :P

    Lucie xx

    1. Haha! I'm always adding more to the buying list - bloggers just encourage my spending!