I was sent the Revolution 1,000,000 palette after my mystery bag was missing from my order, so thanks to the good people at Revolution! I had seen this palette on Instagram and was pretty interested to see what it was like. All the looks everyone was making were very bold… and that’s not my usual make up style. So I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone yet again for you guys!
Seeing as it’s pretty hard to avoid pink in this palette, I went for a pink/purple smoky eye with a cut crease and some serious winged liner. Keep scrolling to see the look and how I did it.
Picture from the Revolution Makeup Instagram page (@makeuprevolution)
Here are the swatches against the palette itself
All of the shades are really nicely pigmented. What I will say, is that the foiled shades had a very odd consistency. You can see in the palette after I swatched it that there are dents that aren’t there in the middle pink shade. I found when swirling my finger (as I normally would in any shadow pan), the product would ball up and feel very clumpy on my finger (see left). This happened for every foiled shade, and it actually made it quite difficult to apply to the eyes, or to get a solid pigment without it going patchy. I had particular trouble with the darkest foil shade, which you can see in the above swatches on my arm (second from right swatch).
I already had a full face of makeup revolution products on (Fast Base Stick Foundation, Conceal and Define concealer and highlighter from the I Heart Makeup Surprise in Mermaid).
- I used a setting powder over my eyes just to set the concealer. Using the matte pink shade (the lightest pink in the palette), I put this in my outer corner and into the crease. I blended this out so there were no harsh edges.
- Then taking the magenta shade, I took a more tapered brush and concentrated this more into the lower outer corner and into the deeper part of the crease to add dimension and definition. Using bright and dark colours like this is pretty new for me and a bit out of my comfort zone, but it started to come together really nicely.
- At this point, I had planned to put the foiled shadow next to the light pink into the blank space on the centre of my lid. However, the foiled shadows are quite clumpy and do not come away smoothly onto the brush or the finger. They leave little balls of eyeshadow in the pan and don’t have much colour pay off with one swipe. I put the burgundy shade into the centre, but wasn’t happy with it, so removed it and went over it with concealer to do a cut crease. I then applied Shimma Shimma by Makeup Geek as a base, and then put the lightest shade in the palette on top. This had the same consistency as the others, but as I had already applied a similar colour, it went on a little more opaque.
- Using the Eyeko Eye Do liquid liner, I went for a hell of a wing (any wing is a hell of a wing for me lol) to give this look some real drama.
- I don’t do fake eyelashes so applied a few coats of Benefit Roller Lash.
- For the lower lash line, I took the magenta pink and dark purple down onto the lower lash to give a smooth gradient effect. Then topped it off with Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara.
- I added a more pinky lip using, NYX lip liner in Peekaboo Neutral, Maybelline Colour Stay lipstick in 725 and the Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in N13.
Overall, I was really happy with this look. I like how green the purples made my eyes look (a look I haven’t done in about 10 years lol). The palette was fun to use, though it did take a little more effort and work to get the most out of some of the shades. Regardless of this, Revolution is a great company that makes really fun, affordable make up. I will be using this palette again, most probably for a going out look rather than day time.
Let me know what you think on here or on insta!