The four new Makeup Revolution Life on the Dance Floor palettes have been teased on their Instagram for months, with the majority of people assuming it would be a pressed glitter palette. When the first three launched on Superdrug’s site and in stores, a few customers were disappointed to see that although the palettes had glitter packaging, the eyeshadows were standard mattes and shimmers. Although pressed glitters would be something new to Makeup Revolution which is always great to see, I was actually pleased that they were standard palettes, as I don’t wear glitter!
This is the ‘Guest List‘ palette, but there are three others to buy on TAMBeauty.com called VIP, Sparklers (currently not released but you can preview it on the website) and After Party. These palettes are bigger than the other palettes we’re used to (it’s slightly bigger than the Flawless palettes and Soph’s collab palette but not as big as the Amplified range) and has larger, rectangle pans rather than circular ones. At first glance, I thought that the Guest List palette looked very similar to the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, but with double the shades, so this might be something to try if you like the colour range of Urban Decay’s palette but like the £10 price of Makeup Revolution’s.
You get way more mattes than shimmer shades in the palette, but the other palettes have different amounts of each. I do prefer matte shadows so this was a huge selling point for me. Each palette also comes with three matching lipsticks if you’re into the matchy-matchy makeup aesthetic!
Row One: Cha Cha, Spin (shimmer), Slide (shimmer), Lock It, Jive, Shake It, 2 Step, Light Up, Neon, Get Down, Loose, Crew
Row Two: Hip, Roll, 2AM, Throw Back, Bold (shimmer), Lose It, Lean Back, Grind, Stop, Dark Corner, Black Light (shimmer), Stop
I think this palette swatches beautifully; there aren’t any shades that need building up or are too sheer. I’ve been very impressed with Makeup Revolution recently and this palette is by far my favourite formula we’ve had so far; I’m not sure what they’ve done differently but the shadows are so soft and pigmented and feel so much more luxe than 42p per shadow. I like that there’s so many more mattes than shimmers in the palette as I only tend to use one or two shimmers per look (on the lid and as a highlight) but four or five mattes.
For this look I used the shades 2 Step and Hip in the crease, Lean Back and Dark Corner in the outer corner, Slide on the lid and Spin as a highlight shade on my inner corners. The only thing I will say is that there’s no very light matte to use as an all-over lid colour to set my primer (or to use as a matte highlight) and no pale highlight colour. The shade I used ended up being a little dark.
The palette blended out like an absolute dream, even the darker shades which are usually trickier to work with. They were also very pigmented, with only the lighter shades requiring building up at all. Despite there being some darker shades which are often fairly difficult to work with, everything blended beautifully and applied just as they swatched. The palette definitely feels… well, better than the usual formula we’re used to from Makeup Revolution. Let’s hope they continue with their streak in the coming releases!
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