If you have been living under a rock, you’d have missed Soph’s (from sophdoesnails fame) launch of her collaboration with Makeup Revolution. I don’t think anyone was surprised when she announced her palettes as Soph works with Makeup Revolution on their social media sites, including YouTube and Instagram. Her own channel has lifted off considerably since I’ve been subscribed – this time last year she was pushing 60,000 subscribers, now she’s fast approaching 500,000. As soon as the palettes dropped on TAMBeauty.com I snapped them up, not just because Soph is my favourite YouTuber, or that I wanted to do a review of them, but because the palettes looked stunning.
The collection consists of a highlighter palette and an eyeshadow palette, with all the shades chosen and named by Soph and the packaging designed by her as well. The eyeshadow palette retails for £10 (24 shades at 1.1g per pan) and the highlighter palette retails for £8, which is the same price as their other highlighter palettes, but you do get 0.5g less product per pan. Let’s look at the highlighter palette first!
The highligher palette consists of 4 baked highlights and 4 pressed highlights and has a spectrum of colours from a white-gold to a pink-bronze, which means it will suit a range of skintones. However, if you have deeper skin, this probably won’t be the highlight for you, as even the darkest highlight still shows up ashy on the skin (check out Tammi Clarke’s video about the palettes on her channel for what I mean).
They swatch beautifully, with a variety of finishes – some are more sheer, glittery, subtle or blinding than others – and the picture doesn’t give it justice. My favourite is the icy lilac as I suit cool-toned highlights more than warm-toned, but unfortunately most of the highlights in this palette are warm. That doesn’t negate the fact that they’re stunning highlights, but again this is just my personal preferences with highlighter!
Now onto the eyeshadow palette, which is my favourite part of the collection. There are a tonne of warm shades, which is obviously on-trend and happens to be what suits me, so it feels like this palette was made with me in mind! However, this palette screams Sophdoesnails to me; all the colours are very suited to the looks she gravitates towards and the shade names are all personal to her too.
- Penguin: matte white – swatches well for a white!
- Pancakes: matte beige – the colour of a perfect pancake
- Fairy Lights: shimmery white-gold – super pale and not very intense but pretty
- Pink Champagne: pale pink shimmer – so pretty for the inner corner!
- Iced Coffee: matte light tan – perfect transition for warmer looks
- Cuppa Tea: matte light warm brown – the colour of tea!
- Grow Old: copper-gold shimmer – so pigmented and beautiful
- Sparks Fly: gold shimmer – a classic for the eyelid
- Smokey Bronze: …smokey bronze shimmer – not as shimmery as the others
- Mixed Berries: berry-purple shimmer – really pretty for a bright lid colour
- Tiramisu: matte neutral brown – a standard brown for the crease
- Peaches: matte warm peach – darker and warmer than the peaches we usually see
- Cloudberry: bright orange shimmer – this has a lot less shimmer than the others
- Pumpkin: deep matte orange – this reminds me of the Kylie Pumpkin lipstick shade
- Pine Tree: deep emerald green shimmer – this is Christmas in an eyeshadow!
- Petrol: blue to brown shimmer – such an interesting shade; I’m in love
- Pug: matte taupe – perfect for your crease in any look
- Danger: deep matte red – I’m obsessed with reds and oranges on the eyes
- Strawberry Sweets: a deep matte warm pink – such a gorgeous shade
- Festive Flame: warm red-copper shimmer – another Christmassy colour
- Copper Coin: warm orange-copper shimmer – similar to Festive Flame but orange
- Mug Cake: matte dark neutral brown – swatches well for such a deep colour
- Rosewood: matte dark cool-toned brown – similar to Mug Cake but cooler
- Nightmare: matte black – not as pigmented as the black in the Flawless 4
All the swatches were one or two swipes, so you can see how pigmented the palette is! A few of the lighter shades need more building up, but that’s the same with any drugstore palette. It’s very easy to build them up in swatches or on the eye as the shadows all blend out really nicely. There are so many different looks you could go for from these 24 shades; there’s such a great variety of colours, especially with the shimmer shadows.
I do really recommend both of these palettes – the highlighter palette for pale to medium skin tones and the eyeshadow palette for those of you who like warmer-toned palettes – and you can get them both from TAMBeauty.com and now in-store and online at Superdrug as well. If they’re out-of-stock, hang tight because both palettes are permanent additions and will be restocked!
If you want to see the highlights and eyeshadows on my skin, I demonstrated the palettes in the video below! Don’t forget to subscribe if you enjoyed it.
Let me know your thoughts on the palette! Will you be getting the collection?