Hello my pretties :) Apologies for a little delay in publishing this post. My Blogger went mental and decided to test my patience yet again :) Neverthless it is here !!!
Makeup Revolution has outdone themselves again coming up with a palette that's so perfect for autumn months, it made me tear up a little, when I finally got my hands on it :) New-trals vs Neutrals gives out everything in the name alone. New-trals are bold, warm, red undertoned shades, whereas neutrals give you a bit more stability. These are the colours you know, ones that make you play safe :) I think a perfect palette is made, when you find yourself reaching for something other than safe canon. One making you get out of your comfort zone. This is exactly what you get here.
I found myself drawn to it as it presented me with an opportunity to update my collection with a simply beautiful palette full of warm toned shadows. For all the blue/green/grey eyed girl - this palette will make your eyes pop :)
Formula is great, shadows are creamy and easy to work with. There's a slight fallout from few shades and there are couple of shades that I find too neon to be able to play with for daytime makeup. I have found few new shades that I was lacking in my whole collection and for that I am greateful.
I'm glad Makeup Revolution decided to continue on Iconic Pro palettes trend and use the matte black packaging. It feels modern and more expensive. As always it comes with a mirror and a brush that's not terrible lol ;) Ok, it is not Zoeva or Sigma but there's a decent, small blending brush on one end. For someone who's just starting up, it's ok to learn the trade on. I would still recommend better quality brushes as they're easier to work with, if you have at least one, great quality blending brush :)
When I saw the packaging I hoped that the shadow placement would be the same as in Iconic Pro with mattes on top and shimmers in the bottom row. Unfortunately not. It's a shame because warm top shades scream with the need to be matte :)
I swatched all the shades for you below so let's just compare them all, shall we?
|From left: Bias, Neutral, Personal, Vogue|
|From left: Trend, New-tral, Tone, Custom|
|From left: Cool, Style, Partial, Mode|
|From left: Adapt, Buff, Suit, Strong|
Bias - semi matte light beige, perfect to set your primer with and to matte highlight, pigmentation needs building up.
Neutral - light mauve matte, great transition shade, in the crease or for you makeup, no makeup days.
Personal - peachy pink with gold shimmer through it, looks a little rose gold like on the lid, pigmentation needs a build up, can go on patchy.
Vogue - coral with gold shimmer satin, this one is quite neon and I'm not sure if I like that.
Trend - warm dark brown matte, great pigmentation.
New-tral - berry with little purple satin finish, again superb pigmentation.
Tone - burgundy brown matte, good pigmentation proving that darker shades have an amazing pigmentation, whereas lighter lack it just a bit.
Custom - Dark cooler toned brown, pigmentation is ok but needs building up if used to darker outer corners.
Cool - matte light beige again, just a tone different to Bias, again pigmentation isn't great.
Style - light pink shimmer, good pigmentation but you may experience fall out, great for application with a dampen brush
Partial - dusty rose foil finish shimmer, pigmentation is insane. It's such a beautiful shade
Mode - copper foil finish shimmer, again superb pigmentation and a beautiful shade.
Adapt - medium taupe matte, great transition colour, needs an extra layer to build the colour
Buff - dark taupe, slightly warm with satin to pearl finish, good pigmentation
Suit - cool toned satin dark taupe, nicely pigmented
Strong - duo chrome like finish, matte black with burgundy purple particles. Good pigmentation.
As you can see you can create a variety of looks from daytime to evening smoky. Playtime is unlimited here as you can mix the shades to create unique, photo shoot worthy looks or just a plain daytime. Go for neutral eye or finish in style with red smoky eye. It's all up to you.
With a good primer these shadows will last all day or night without fading too much (I recommend Urban Decay primer). Don't forget that mattes here are more of a semi matte finish. If that's not what you're looking for, you may be disappointed. In my opinion it's a great all round palette I can see it transferring, shade wise to summer looks as well but it's most definitely an autumn palette. Shades here reminded me of fallen leaves and I tried to incorporate this in the theme of today's post. I hope you like my take on autumn and Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals.
I want to know what you think? Is it worth the hype or did you envision it a little different? Let me know in the comments below if you'll be buying new palette from MUR or is that a miss for you?
You can buy New-trals vs Neutrals here for £6.99
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