Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette


I purchased the Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette just a few weeks after it launched in the states earlier this year, yet it's taken forever to get this review up. Well, better late than never especially since the second version of this palette, the Revolution Soph X Extra Spice Eyeshadow Palette, will arrive in the states soon. Here are my thoughts, I tried my best to keep it short and sweet!


The Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette is $15, which means you can automatically use the $3.50 off coupon at Ulta. This palette contains 24 shadows in a mix of mattes and shimmers and one metallic. The packaging of this palette is really nice - in fact I think it's the best packaging Revolution has done to this point. It is slim and super practical while being quite easy on the eyes, I really like the creamy packaging and rose gold lettering, which speaks of a more high-end palette. 


But the best part about the Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette has to be the beautiful mix of shades. Sigh...it's such a beautifully put together palette. I will admit that I don't know who Soph X is, but the girl obviously has good taste and a good eye for makeup! I love me some earthy toned shadows and this palette definitely delivers a lot of those, especially in the two columns on the right hand side. Plus the names are super cute - I do love it when an eyeshadow has a name that is appealing to me, for some reason it just makes it more special. 



After using this palette extensively I definitely enjoy it a lot. The mattes are my favorite and super solid performers - a few need more building than others but they do build and I found them easy to blend and work with. 

It's the shimmers that actually didn't perform as well as I had hoped. Shades like Pine Tree and Petrol that I was so excited for are not as easy to work with. Pine Tree, for example, needs a lot of layering with the finger in order to get a really nice payoff, and Petrol wants to be a stunning blue brown pigment, but it does not quite hit the mark. 

Grow Old is another that looks beautiful in the pan but this is a chunkier metallic that has fall-out. When I tried wetting this one it just looked more textured, especially on my older lids. Luckily, I don't really wear gold shadow so not being able to use that shade is not a total buzz kill for me. But I know that Grow Old is one of the more exciting shades in the palette so it's sad that it's so thick and chunky. 

Oh yes and the shade Nightmare is not the best black shade ever, in fact as you will see in the swatch, it is quite sad. On the eyes it does perform better, but it's more of a buildable shadow for sure.


Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette Top Row: Penguin, Pancakes, Fairy Lights, Pink Champagne, Iced Coffee, Cuppa Tea


Swatches of Penguin, Pancakes, Fairy Lights, Pink Champagne, Iced Coffee and Cuppa Tea in direct sunlight



Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette Second Row: Grow Old, Sparks Fly, Smokey Bronze, Mized Berries, Tiramasu, Peaches



Swatches of Grow Old, Sparks Fly, Smokey Bronze, Mized Berries, Tiramasu and Peaches in direct sunlight




Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette Third Row: Cloudberry, Pumpkin, Pine Tree, Petrol, Pug, Danger 



Swatches of  Cloudberry, Pumpkin, Pine Tree, Petrol, Pug and Danger in direct sunlight



Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette Fourth Row: Strawberry Sweets, Festive Flame, Copper Coin, Mug Cake, Rosewood, Nightmare



Swatches of the Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette Fourth Row: Strawberry Sweets, Festive Flame, Copper Coin, Mug Cake, Rosewood and Nightmare in direct sunlight


I love high-end palettes as much as the next gal, but I love finding more affordable options even more. While I don't recommend this palette for those of you who prefer high-end shadows, I think it's a great palette for anyone looking for a nice variety of neutrals that isn't going to cost the moon and the stars. I am truly enjoying my palette and can't wait for the second version which is filled with tons of fall-like tones, which are my fave!


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