Not only is it the season that is filled with joy and celebration, but its also the season of the smokey eye. One thing that I've always loved about December is that it is officially party season. Not only is it my birthday this month, but we also have Christmas (duh of course!) and New Years Eve, so there is plenty to celebrate. One thing that always compliments a sparkly dress or a not so flattering Christmas jumper is a smokey eye. I feel you can really go dramatic with your eyes this time of year, which I love.
The smokey eye palette which has been on everyones radar this year has to be the Urban Decay Smokey Palette. Now whilst I've wanted to get my hands on this since its release, I've not been able to go out and splurge, especailly with a baby on the way. However I really don't need to as Makeup Revolution have brought out a dupe that you all need to get your hands on! It's the Makeup Revolution Smokey Palette.
Now if you've been eyeing up the UD palette you will notice that both of these palettes look pretty identical, so I was pretty excited that I didn't have to go out and splurge anything extra and the Makeup Revolution Smokey only costs £6.00 - WOW!
The palette comes with 12 different eyeshadows and a double ended eyeshadow brush - And of course huge mirror to smoke your eyes out perfectly. I really love how the palette has a good mixture of warm and cool toned shadows as its really nice to be able to mix things up a little bit. So often I find that palettes are either one or the other, never both. I personally prefer warmed toned eyeshadows, but having said that I think cool tones work perfectly for the party season, especially if you're wearing something silver or sparkly.
I've been testing this palette out non stop since I got it and I have to say I'm really impressed; Each of the shadows are really pigmented and blend out really well, which is just what I look for when I create a smokey eye. I love how theres also a good range of matte, satin and shimmery shades in the palette as it gives me the option to go for a natural smokey eye or something much more full on. Whenever I think of a smokey eye, I always think really dark dramatic eye, but actually this palette does have a lot of lighter shades to play around with so I can create a look for anytime of day which I love.
This is such a perfect palette to have in your makeup collection, especially for this time of year. I've been using mine daily and I've already fallen in love. I just love creating different types of smokey eye looks and I feel that I can go a bit more out than what I usually do just because its Christmas! The only downside to this palette is that it does have a little bit of fallout, which is to be expected these super pigmented eyeshadows. However I've found that if I create my smokey eye first and then go back to do the rest of my makeup, I have no problems or issues with any smudging.
You can pick up the Makeup Revolution Iconic Smokey Palette straight from the Makeup Revolution site here. Like I said it's only £6.00 which is such a bargain!
If you've picked up this palette let me know, I would love to know what looks you love creating with it?
Lots of Love