PRODUCT REVIEW: Dark Reign by Makeup Revolution

Hello everyone. Can you believe that its October already? I think I speak for everyone when I say this year has flown by, but at least Halloween is right around the corner. I personally can’t wait to hone my pumpkin-carving skills in the coming weeks.

So last Friday I thought I’d have a look in my local Superdrug while I was on my lunch break at work. It was pay day, and if I’m honest I was looking to treat myself to some new makeup. Little did I know that I was about to purchase my favourite makeup palette of the year. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Dark Reign palette by Makeup Revolution…

I have always been a bit edgy when it comes to my image. I went through that slightly embarrassing emo-stage when I was in secondary school, and even now as a (sort of) fully-functioning adult, it only takes the first piano note of Welcome to the Black parade by My Chemical Romance to bring out that inner gawwwth.

When I saw this palette, it was on a promotional stand by the counter. I had already spent a small amount of money, but I just had to buy it. The first thing I noticed about this palette was its packaging. Even if Halloween is almost here, it isn’t every day you see a makeup palette that speaks to your 15 year-old, WiL Francis-loving self. The packaging shows a beautiful yet slightly unsettling woman covered in fake blood. I know this palette won’t be on the shelves for long as it is nothing like the brand’s usual style, and it is obviously a product aimed at the Halloween season. I personally think another reason why this product won’t be available for long is because at only Β£6 its a true bargain and everyone should own one.

Here is what the palette looks like:

The top row of eyeshadows are all matte, and live up to their description of being highly pigmented. This was the one thing that I was worried about, as I’ve bought several Revolution palettes in the past and found them to be a little weak in that department. This palette however is as bold as it claims to be, and I bloody love it.

The bottom row of eyeshadows are shimmery and glittery, and while they are indeed quite pigmented, they are not quite as bold as the selection of matte eyeshadows in this palette. Having both matte and shimmer eyeshadows however gives you a lot more freedom to play around with your preferred style. I’m rather fond of matte eyeshadows for daily use, but if I’m going out for a meal or if I’m going out for the night with friends I like to be as bold as can be. The glitter in these eyeshadows are perfect for this.

To show you guys how versatile this palette is, I played around with the colours to see how these looks contrast. I haven’t taken photos of all the looks you can do, but I will be posting pics on my Instagram in the next week if you guys are interested in having a look.

And here is a brief look at how you can wear bold eyes on a daily basis:

 

For this look I used the Poison Apple and Dungeon eyeshadows.
For this look I used the matte shades Dungeon and Poison Apple.

 

I have to admit that I am really in love with this particular palette. I wish more affordable brands were bringing out bolder products for those of us who are alternatively inclined. I will be using this product all year round, and for Β£6 this product is a total steal. If you are interested in purchasing this product you can find it here.

See you guys next week, where I’m going to be telling you all about my trip to London! Xoxo

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