Revolution Pro Diamonds & Pearls Eyeshadow Palette | Review + 2 Eye Looks

Hey everyone! Back at it again with another review. Last week I was feeling extremely unmotivated so I mostly took a break from blogging, so I don’t have a lot of content prepared for this week. My motivation level changes every day. However, I did have this adorable little palette from Revolution come in, so I decided to give it a try this last weekend. 

I first saw this line of palettes announced right when quarantine was beginning, so I decided to treat myself, even though I had just been laid off from one of my jobs. My first thought was that the packaging of these palettes was very cute. Some were covered in pearls, where others were covered with other stones like turquoise, rose quartz, etc. I doubt any of the stones are genuine, but you have to admit the packaging is pretty cute. I can see how some may think it’s perhaps gaudy, but I err on the side thinking it is adorable.

I also know that some people take issue since other brands have done similar packaging first. I honestly don’t care, unless the packaging is an exact copy. Clearly here they have taken inspiration from other products, and that doesn’t bother me. We all know the game Revolution plays with duping more expensive products. I’m kind of ambivalent, personally. I don’t think they are hurting anyone with this kind of move, taking inspiration from other packaging on the market. It is not an exact copy. Everyone has a right to their own opinion though, so if you feel differently, by all means do!

Packaging and First Impressions

This palette comes in a metallic gold compact. The top is covered in iridescent faux crystals and pearls. The packaging is so incredibly sparkly and pretty. I think it may have looked a little less cheap if the crystals weren’t iridescent, but it still looks pretty to me. The pearls could be more securely attached, as some of them wiggle a bit, so I plan to be very careful with this palette. I definitely wouldn’t put this in any kind of makeup bag.

Inside you have a mirror the size of the lid, and four shadows that have all been pressed with a wavy design. The colour scheme of this particular palette is all neutrals, with two mattes and two metallics. The other palettes in this line all had different colour schemes that went with their outer packaging. These shadows have no scent.

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Claims

“Makeup That Does More. Introducing our NEW Revolution Pro Ultimate Eye Look Palettes, these quads are the perfect harmony of colours to create flawless eye looks. These hand bag friendly palettes are great for travel and on the go glam looks! Diamonds and Pearls is the perfect everyday essential palette, featuring glistening gold pigments and matte browns to create a easy but elegant look.

Featuring a mesmerising Diamond and Pearl encrusted case, this palette is the perfect luxury addition to your make up bag!

Shades

The shades in this palette are not named or described, so I am going to do my best to describe them for you.

Top left: Light tawny brown matte
Top right: Deep cool chocolate brown matte.
Bottom left: Deep gold metallic
Bottom right: White champagne metallic

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Price and Quantity

This palette is priced at $14.40 CAD (€ 12,99) and has 0.08 oz of product. This is a VERY small amount of product. Perhaps the smallest weight per pan I have ever seen, but perhaps the formulas are very light.

While I usually include price comparisons in my makeup reviews to other popular items on the market, I do not with lower priced items that would typically appear in a drugstore. This is because prices are not standardized between drugstore retailers.

Pigmentation and Performance

Overall, this is a fairly solid drugstore palette. You have a good combination of neutrals, with a deeper shade to add depth, which is always a must have for me. The pigmentation is pretty great. I do wish they had included a slightly deeper matte than the tawny brown, but I think it mostly looks light on me because I have quite a tan at this point. The shade is buildable and I still find it does work alright for my skin tone. But I do think it would look better on people lighter than I am currently.

As for formulation, the mattes are pretty good. They blend very well, and like I said, they are buildable. The deep brown doesn’t build the best on top of the other shade, but it can add some depth that way. The deep brown adds a ton of depth, if that is the first shade applied on the lid. You do have to be careful with your technique, however, as the deeper brown is almost too blendable. So you need to be careful to first place it where you want it, and then blend around the edges, so as not to blend the entire colour away.

The gold and champagne metallics are fine and great, in that order. Both are blinding, but the gold metallic is just fine because it is quite flaky. I think a glitter glue would help it along a lot, but I have only used it with tacky concealer as a base so far. Once packed on, however, it is very metallic and blinding. The best shade in this palette by far is the white champagne. The texture of this metallic is very smooth, and it is very blinding on the eye. I love it!

Below are two eye looks that I created, listing where each shadow was used.

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Shades Used
Top left:
Crease and lower lash line.
Top right:
Outer corner.
Bottom right:
Inner lid and inner corner.
Bottom left:
Center lid.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” is on the waterline.

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Shades Used
Top left:
Crease, inner lid and lower lash line.
Top right:
Outer corner and outer lower lash line.
Bottom right:
Center lid and inner corner.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade “Lucky” is on the waterline.

Final Thoughts

Like I said, this is a solid drugstore palette. My first instinct here is to compare this palette to Colourpop, since that is the “drugstore” brand I have used the most when it comes to eyeshadows. Colourpop’s formula and value is almost always superior, but here it might be evenly matched? Colourpop can be a little inconsistent, and so can Revolution, so it’s really a coin toss. With this palette in particular, I think it is a cute little quad with great packaging, so I don’t regret the purchase at all.

Have you tried any palettes from Revolution? What has your experience been? Which palette from this line would you try? I think my next choice would be Quartz Crush, which has all pinks.

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Originator of SUPERNOVABEAUTY. In order to escape the 9-5 life of a graduate student slave, I have devoted myself deeply to beauty products. I am very passionate about trying the latest and the greatest and can definitely say that I am an addict. At all hours of the day you can find me watching beauty tutorials and reviews by some of youtube's most influential, such as Tati, Kathleenlights, Roxette Arisa, jeffreestar and JAMbeauty89.

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