Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Review: Make Up Revolution Salvation Palette in What You Waiting For?

make up revolution what you waiting for palette

The hype around Make Up Revolution isn't going away any time soon, and following on from my previous haul and reviews of the Ultra Blush and Essential Matte palettes, I thought I'd show you another one of their bargain beauties. The new Salvation palettes caught my eye immediately, as I could instantly see a massive improvement in the look of the packaging (bonus points for the nice big mirror!), plus I love the quirky palette designs and names. 

The What You Waiting For?* palette is, brilliantly, named after the Gwen Stefani song that fourteen-year-old me loved a whole ten years ago. When I reviewed the Essential Matte palette, I wished that Make Up Revolution would give individual shades names - it's a touch that just adds personality and appeal for me - and they seem to have answered my pleas, as all eighteen shades have fun names based on lyrics from the song. It's such a random thing to dedicate a whole palette to, but I am so not complaining! All they need to do now is ditch the foam applicators (seriously, just don't include an applicator at all, we all have brushes!) and they will have fully met all of my requests. 

make up revolution what you waiting for palette
make up revolution what you waiting for palette

The Salvation palettes include twelve shimmer shades, so if you like a bit of subtle sparkle, these palettes could be for you. What You Waiting For contains such a fabulous range of shades, from golds to neutrals, pinks to chocolate browns. My favourite shades are Scary Conversation, Shut My Eyes and Can't Find The Brake (which, oddly enough, go together to make a whole line from the song!). There's definitely a whole lot of different looks to be created with such a variety, so this palette would be perfect for a weekend away or short break, when you would want a good selection in one place. 

I really like that the palette includes not only twelve shimmer shades, but six mattes too. I often think good matte shades get overlooked, but they are really important and perfect for a bit of crease-contouring. The matte formulas in this seem better overall than in the Essential Matte palette, and although they aren't as buttery and soft as the shimmers, they are not too far off and well-pigmented. Unlike with the Essential Matte palette, you can clearly see every shade in the swatch, and they were not too powdery or dusty at all. Hot Track and Million Dollar Contract are my favourites, though I can see Brand New Fans being a handy one in the Autumn when I love a chocolate-smoky eye. 

make up revolution what you waiting for palette swatch swatches
make up revolution what you waiting for palette swatch swatches
make up revolution what you waiting for palette swatch swatches

 I am far more in love with this palette than I expected to be, and now really want to check out a few more of the Salvation palettes. They just appeal to me so much more than the Redemption palettes. I keep hearing excellent things about Girls on Film, but the packaging of Dia De Los Muertos really catches my eye, even though the colours are out-of-my-comfort-zone bright. 

Have you tried any of Make Up Revolution's palettes? Did you think it lived up to the hype?

Available for £6 from Make Up Revolution.





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