TAMMI X REVOLUTION TROPICAL CARNIVAL PALETTE
MakeupbyTammi is back for round two with Revolution! There’s a brand new collab palette called Tropical Carnival (see her first palette review here, by the way) and I picked it up – of course – so I could see if it was as good as it looked.
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The palette is packed full of colour, as you’d expect with the name ‘Tropical Carnival’. Each colour is inspired by different aspects of a carnival, as well as Tammi’s love of colour! Don’t panic – the shade names are on the back of the palette too, not just on that flimsy plastic sheet that we all lose.
Tammi said herself that she tried to pair each of the matte shades with a similar shimmer version, so if you’re new to colour and just want something simple, you can pick a colour for the crease and a shimmer for the lid. There’s also a beautiful inner corner highlight in the form of a chartreuse – this is such a fun, unique shade.
As you can see, the pigmentation in this palette is excellent; if you didn’t know it was a Revolution palette you’d assume it would be a lot more expensive than a tenner. The shimmer shades are reflective and beautiful and the mattes – even the darker shades – swatched really well. The black is actually described as a dark grey on the RevolutionBeauty website, and I do agree that it’s definitely not a true black. This, however, makes it slightly more wearable and easier to use than a pitch black!
THE EYE LOOK
For this eye look I stayed on the green spectrum. I’m not entirely happy with this look (I’ve just got back from a month off, so I’m a little out of practice!) but I like the shades I used. In the crease I used the bright green, then deepened it up with the jade green. I put Navy in the outer corner, then put the chartreuse on the lid. On the inner corner (topped with some highlight) I put the lilac for something a little different.
The shades all blended really nicely, and were pigmented and not patchy at all (which is usually a problem with darker brights). The shimmer shades were actually surprisingly beautiful on a dry brush without concealer underneath!
So, as you can probably tell, I like this palette. I don’t often pick up a brights palette – I prefer working with neutrals and cooler tones like greens – but this is definitely a welcome addition to my collection that I’m excited about using again.