Makeup Revolution Ultimate Lights Feathered Jewels Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Since trying and loving the Makeup Revolution Game of Thrones 3 Eyed Raven Eyeshadow Palette, I’ve had a bit of an obsession with the brand. I didn’t buy anything from them for like three years so I’ve been making up for lost time and buying everything that interests me😅 I was very curious about their multiple holiday palettes but I settled on one, the Ultimate Lights Feathered Jewels Eyeshadow Palette

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The Feathered Jewels Palette is $9.00 and contains nine shades: six shimmers and three mattes. The packaging is made out of very cheap plastic and the insert that holds the shadows wiggles around when you put your finger/brush into the pans. The palette does have firm clasp closure, though. I have very conflicting feelings about this tiny palette so let’s get into the pros and cons. 

😄Pros:

  • I love the color story of this palette. I think the olive, gold, blue and green color story is perfect for the holidays while not being super overdone. 
  • The mattes are very easy to work with. They’re creamy and basically blend themselves. 
  • The shimmers are SO shimmery. They are just beautiful. 
  • I found that all of the shades blended and layered well together. You can create a multidimensional look by layering up the different shimmers. 

😣Cons:

  • These shimmers HAVE to be applied with a finger. They will create massive amounts of fallout and barely show up on the eyes if a brush is used.
  • Almost all of the shimmers in this palette are topper type shades. The second and third shades, seafoam green and olive gold, are the only ones that have a decent amount of base pigment. The seventh shade, bronze gold, can be built up to be opaque but it would take a ton of work. 
  • The eighth shade, matte mint blue, has almost no pigment. It’s basically the most pastel mint blue you can imagine. I found it useful for layering with other shades but it’s pointless on its own. 
  • The ninth shade, shimmery blue, is absolute garbage. It has almost no pigment, no shimmer and doesn’t even make a difference when layered with other shades. It’s very hard packed into the pan and almost seems to have a film over it that keeps the color from being picked up. It looks beautiful so I was very disappointed. 
  • Somehow, despite using different shades, both the looks I created turned out to be VERY similar. This palette seems more versatile than it is. 
  • The first and fifth shades are way too similar. 

Swatches & Shade Descriptions:

These eyeshadows do not have names or shade descriptions so I will describe them to the best of my ability. I will call them shades one through nine and go from left to right, top row to bottom row. This photo was taken with flash to show off the sparkle.

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  • One– pale gold base with gold shimmer 
  • Two– seafoam green shimmer; more of a satin
  • Three– olive with gold shimmer
  • Four– matte emerald green 
  • Five– white base with gold shimmer
  • Six– matte brown
  • Seven– bronze with gold shimmer
  • Eight– matte mint blue
  • Nine– very pale blue with white shimmer

Eyeshadow Looks:

I created two looks using this palette. I almost always use an eyeshadow primer and set it with powder. I actually really like both looks but I had to do a lot of layering to get the appearance I wanted. I’ll explain what I did step by step.

  1. I blended Shade 6 into my crease and on to the outermost part of my lid. I also applied it in my water line and smudged it on my lower lash line.
  2. I then blended Shade 4 into the deepest part of my crease and applied it on my lower lash line.
  3. I went back in with Shade 6 and blended over Shade 4 in my crease and on my lower lash line. I wanted the brown and green to be really well blended to create a more olive toned look. 
  4. I then applied Shade 3 all over my lid.
  5. I applied Shade 1 in my inner corner. 
  1. I blended Shade 8 above my natural crease.
  2. I blended Shade 6 into my crease and on to the outermost part of my lid. I also smudged it on my lower lash line.
  3. I applied Shade 7 on my lid.
  4. I applied Shade 2 on my lid.
  5. I applied Shade 9 on my lid. 
  6. I applied Shade 5 in my inner corner.
  7. I mixed Shade 4 with Shade 6 on my lower lash line. 
  8. I applied the L.A. Girl Shockwave Liner in Blackout on my water line.

Brushes Used:

If you are curious about any of the other products on my face, you can find these looks in my recent posts on Instagram.

Final Thoughts:

If you like topper type shimmers and olive tones, this palette might be worth buying BUT I would wait for it to go on sale. It’s worth about half as much as they’re charging. I wouldn’t consider it to be a total dud because I did like the two looks I created but I could see myself decluttering it in the future. Let me know what you think about it! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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