Makeup Revolution Mermaid vs Unicorn Eye Shadow Palette – Review, Swatches & Application

makeup revolution mermaid vs unicorn palette feature picture of full on eye look

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Makeup Revolution Mermaid vs Unicorn Eye Shadow Palette

 

Ah back to my favourite budget friendly brand! This time the spotlight is on the Makeup Revolution Mermaid vs Unicorn Eye Shadow Palette. Now if bright colours are not your thing, then look away now 😉 Only joking, don’t, makeup is supposed to be fun and for experimenting and this palette retailing at €5.99 is the perfect price to test out your skills or just to have some fun. You can always use the colours in this palette with more neutral colours, for example at the inner corner of the eye if loud colours are not your thing.

 I got this palette from Sash in my local shopping centre. Sash is a clothing store, however, they also stock accessories and now Makeup Revolution. Now you can get everything you need for your night out in the one place, not that is handy!. I covered Sash on another post HERE their clothes are out of this world, so check them out, if you’re not from the area you can order online.

Makeup Revolution Mermaid vs Unicorn Eye Shadow – The Details

 

Like all the other eye shadow palette I have used from Makeup Revolution the colour payoff of the mermaid vs unicorn palette is amazing for the price point. I loved playing around with this palette as the colours are so much fun. The palette has a clear see through plastic cover so you can see the eye shadow through it.  On one side you have 6 greens and blues shades representing the mermaid and then on the other side you have dark and light purples and a pink moving into darker blue/black shades to represent the unicorn side.

Overall I really liked this palette especially for creating some fun looks. They majority of shades are pigmented, they blended well, but I did have to take a bit more time to get it the way I wanted. The case is nice and thin which makes it handy when travelling with it and the clasp is good and strong.

 

makeup revolution mermaid vs unicorn eye shadow palette

 

Makeup Revolution Mermaid vs Unicorn Eye Shadow – Swatches

 

Below are the swatches starting from left to right based on the picture above:

makeup revolution mermaid vs unicorn eye shadow palette swatches

 

 

I did not use primer or any other product under the swatches. As you can see the first two swatches of the greens are quite light and not as pigmented as the others. You can however, use a white eyeliner or highlighter pencil underneath them so that the colour will pop (I did this when creating the eye look). The rest of the colours are more pigmented except for the lilac colour 4th in from the right. It is so much easier when the shadows have names when going into the detail lol.

 

Makeup Revolution Mermaid vs Unicorn Eye Shadow – The Look

As you can see by the feature picture, I did a very colourful look, combining both sides of the palette. In this palette you do not have a transition shade or a base shade so I used another Makeup Revolution Palette; Fortune Favours the Brave – you can read my review HERE. I used crème as a base once I applied my eye shadow primer, followed up with buffer in the crease and then darkened up with Latte.

I moved on to applying a white eyeliner on either side of my lid and a highlighter crayon on the center of my lid. I applied the white eyeliner to make the lilac colour more prominent and the highlighter crayon to make the greeny/blue spotlight pop. I just patted on the lilac on either side first and then the green shade 3 rd from the left,  in the middle of my lid. I applied the shadow with a dry brush, however, you could use a wet brush to make the colours  even more intense.

I darkened up the lilac a small bit with the dark purple shade 7th in from the left and in my outer corner. I also added some of the blue (5th from the left) over the green on the middle of my eye lid. Instead of using a black eyeliner, I used Blacque from the Fortune Favours the Brave Palette to sweep above my lashes and to bring it out into a small wing. I then used a black kohl pencil on my bottom waterline and tightlined the top waterline and to finish the look I used a pair of Kiss Lashes in Vamp.

I followed all the same steps above for my under eye area. I have shown the look below from various different angles:

makeup revolution mermaid vs unicorn palette straight on picture of eye application

 

 

makeup revolution mermaid vs unicorn palette feature picture of closed eye look

 

 

makeup revolution mermaid vs unicorn palette feature picture of side eye look

 

makeup revolution mermaid vs unicorn palette feature picture of close up eye look

 

In my opinion the look is not too out there, it’s giving out a nice colourful energy!

Overall, I was impressed with the Makeup Revolution Mermaid vs Unicorn palette. There is fallout when applying the shadow, so I do this first before I apply my foundation or concealer. I will use this palette mainly to add a pop of colour to a more muted look but I have used it to also create a ombre lip look (checkout my instagram account to have a look, link at the end)

I hope you found this review helpful, please let me know if you did. If you have any question pop them below in the comment box or contact me on my social media channels listed below.

P.S. If like me you love Makeup Revolution you will find other reviews HERE

Yvonne xx

 

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